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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.

BJR Gono Line / JR Higashinoshiro Sta. (Akita) to Kawabe Sta. (Aomori)

A train weaves its way across the rough, rocky shoreline and the World Heritage Shirakamisanchi range as it runs along the coastline.

  • AOirase Stream in winter / Towada City, Aomori

    Oirase Stream showing the different expressions in each of the four seasons.

  • CGodzilla Rock / Oga City, Akita

    The strange rock that looks like "Godzilla" is even more photogenic when the sunset turns the sky red.

  • DAgariko the Great / Nikaho City, Akita

    The malformed Japanese beech tree. It was named for the way the trunk divides into smaller trunks as it grows upwards.

  • EMt. Chokai / Yuza Town, Yamagata

    The highest mountain in Tohoku with an elevation of 2,236 m. The scenery that gives you a vivid feel of the colorfulness of the four seasons makes it one of the top 100 scenic views in Japan.

  • FSankyo rice granary / Sakata City, Yamagata

    It was also the location used for the Japanese drama "Oshin", the place where the special rice is stored.

  • GSalmon and local sake / Murakami City, Niigata

    Salmon perfected by the local climate has excellent compatibility with local sake.

  • HNodoguro (blackthroat seaperch) Don / Niigata

    This is "Nodoguro", a rice bowl of topped with the high quality blackthroat seaperch which is also known as the toro (fatty tuna) of white fish.