The tour will start with a visit to Sannoiwa Rocks. The giant rock that stands like a massive pillar is called Otoko Iwa (Man Rock) which is in the center of the Sannoiwa Rocks (Three Kings Rock). Onna Iwa (Woman Rock) and a Taiko Iwa (Drum Rock) are on its sides. You will have an impressive view as you walk down the promenade and look up at the Sannoiwa Rocks that did not budge even by a tsunami. This site is where you will be able to feel nature's dynamic powers up close. Your next destination will be Jodogahama Beach, or “Pure Land Beach,” one of the most famous places of scenic beauty on the Rikuchu Coast. The vivid contrast of the sharp, white rocks, green pines, and deep blue sea has been compared to the Pure Land or Paradise by a Buddhist monk named Reikyo, hence the name “Jodogahama.” There are facilities such as a bus terminal building, a marine house, a rest house, as well as a boat rental service. Look out for crabs and small fish in the tide pools along the esplanade from the beach to the marine house! You will take 40-minute Jodogahama boat tour around the islands of Jodogahama. You can enjoy the view of the uniquely-shaped islands as well as the beautiful coastline; you can also feed black-tailed gulls which follow the boat.
Please note: Bring sunscreen, a jacket, and local currency and wear a hat and comfortable walking shoes.
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