Kitayamazaki Cliffs - Rikuchu Coast

Explore Tohoku's wild and rugged coastline

By Katherine Moore    - 1 min read

Far from the well worn tracks of the JR rail system, the spectacular Kitayamazaki Cliffs in Iwate are well worth the effort to get to.

Towering 200 meters above the scalloped coastline, you can use a number of esplanades to reach observation decks to view the wind and water sculpted pillars that decorate the Tohoku coast line for nearly 8km. Check out the visitors center for maps and details of boat tours.

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Katherine Moore

Katherine Moore @katherine.moore

I am a 30 year old engineer from Manchester, UK.I love traveling and being a keen anime/manga fan I was fascinated by the idea of going to Japan in particular. After much anticipation and planning, I spent 3 months there in early 2010 - and boy was I not disappointed! This fantastic country has so much to offer - in so many ways I was just not expecting and now I hope to share that with others thinking of doing the same.Please check out my Blurb book of my Japan travels in 2010.