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3Scenic Beauty of the Japan Sea Shorelines

A tour that takes you to shorelines of the Japan Sea, highlighted by the blue sea, rapid mountain stream current, the burning setting sun, and the daily life of people living close to the sea.

EShiosezaki Cape / Oga City, Akita

This reef jutting from the Japan Sea is known for its famous Godzilla Rock, especially impressive against a brilliant red sunset. You can almost hear the beastly roar of Japan’s most fearsome monster!

  • AMt.Iwakisan / Hirosaki City, Aomori

    The singular peak of Mt. Iwakisan (also known as “Tsugaru Fuji”) soars from the Tsugaru Plain. The sunset sinking behind the mountain ridge leaves a lasting impression.

  • BJR Gonou Line / between Aomori and Akita

    The railway running along the Sea of Japan coastline through the foothills of the Shirakami Mountains.

  • CJuniko Lakes / Nishi-Tsugaru District, Aomori

    The Juniko Lakes comprise many large and small lakes surrounded by beech forests. Of these lakes, Aoike is the most popular for its mysterious blue color like blue ink.

  • DNamahage / Akita

    Messengers and minor gods which appear in traditional Japanese New Year Events.

  • FSoma Rou / Sakata City, Ymagata

    A tea room perfect for enjoying good food and the dancing maiko of Sakata.

  • GKamo Aquarium / Tsuruoka City, Yamagata

    The Aquarium with the Guinness World Record for the Largest Jellyfish Exhibit.

  • HSasagawa Nagare (Great scenery)/ Murakami City, Niigata

    A gorgeous coastal region facing the Japan Sea. The uneven rocks and unusual stones jutting from the blue sea are just the beginning of the diverse and ever-changing view here, which you can enjoy from pleasure boats, too.