A Solid-Rock Nature Walk

Cliffs, shallows, and life on Tsunoshima

By Tristan Scholze    - 1 min read

Near a lighthouse, between Ohama Campground and Cobalt Blue Beach on Tsunoshima, live some rocks. They are indeed alive; so close to civilization yet in an undeveloped area, they thrive with marine life and are home to osprey patrolling the shoreline grasses and beaches. Look closely, deep in their cracks and crevices and across their broad surfaces, and discover their character softly singing out to you. Their stories whisper a colorful, ancient melody.

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Tristan Scholze

Tristan Scholze @tristan.scholze

I'm also known as Faer Out. I love learning about people and nature. I've traveled around the world and throughout Japan, and I hope to continue seeing and experiencing the wonder of this planet as long as I live.Based in Japan for nearly two decades, I'm the Regional Partner here for Fukuoka and Saga Prefectures. In addition to my work at JapanTravel, I have a language school called Rainbow Bridges English Academy in Fukuoka and am very interested in teaching, languages, communication, and photography, among other things. Recently, I've been a guest host on NHK World's J-Trip Plan for Caving Adventures in Western Japan as well as Exploration for Black Gold.I love heading downtown to meet up with friends for a night out as well as being able to hop on my motorcycle and be riding through forest-covered mountains or to sandy beaches in 20 minutes. This area is very photogenic and even after years of exploration, there are still plenty of places to discover each weekend! My photographs are available for purchase on iStock, Shutterstock, and Dreamstime or by contacting me.Please contact me if you have any questions about travel in Japan. I'd also be grateful for any follows on social media!