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Model sightseeing course

A Light Stroll for the 100 Famous Views of Tanesashi Coast

Recommended time of year April to July (when Kabushima is full of black-tailed gulls)
Late May to October (when Tanesashi Natural Grass Area is green and beautiful)
Mid-June to mid-July (for viewing flowers from Ashigezaki Observation Deck, Nakasuka, etc.)
Recommended time of day During the day
Time required 4+ hours

Sanriku Reconstruction National Park and Tanesashi Coast offer a variety of sights to behold: the breeding grounds of black-tailed gulls, reefs, sandy beaches, natural grass areas, and so much more! Take advantage of the public transit system and take a light stroll along the Tanesashi Coast to experience all it has to offer.

Details

Hachinohe Station / Hon-Hachinohe Station (downtown)

Ride on JR Hachinohe Line (10 to 20 minutes)

Same Station

As the name Same (shark) suggests, there is a shark monument outside the station to greet you.

15-minute walk

Kabushima Island

Time required : 30 minutes

Observe black-tailed gulls nurturing their young from up close, then boost your luck by praying for your stock to increase at Kabushima shrine.

Walk

Get on at Kabushima Kaihin Koen Bus Stop

Ride Tanesashi Kaigan Sightseeing Bus Umineko for 10 minutes

Get off at Ashigezaki Observatory Bus Stop

Short walk

Ashigezaki Observatory

Time required : 20 minutes

This observation deck was used as a military facility during wartimes. Take in a view of the Pacific Ocean while enjoying soft-serve ice cream available at the vendor.

5-minute walk

20-minute walk

Osuka Beach

Time required : 20 minutes

Experience the singing sand, which squeaks under your feet on clear days. The large sandy beach and the sound of the waves will five you a sense of deep relaxation.

Short walk

Get on at Osuka Beach Bus Stop

Ride Tanesashi Kaigan Sightseeing Bus Umineko for 12 minutes

Get off at Tanesashi Coast Information Center Bus Stop

Short walk

Tanesashi Natural Lawn

Time required : 30+ minutes

The view of the vast greenery along the coast is like no other. Enjoy the view to your heart's content while resting at the Tanesashi Coast Information Center.

Tanesashi Coast Information Center Bus Stop

Ride Tanesashi Kaigan Sightseeing Bus "Uminekogou" for 28 minutes

Same Station

Ride on JR Hachinohe Line (10 to 20 minutes)

Hachinohe Station / Hon-Hachinohe Station (downtown)

Remarks

○Enjoy some Tanesashi delicacies at the restaurants near the natural grass area, such as nama uni-don (fresh sea urchin on rice), uni-don (steamed sea urchin cooked with egg), and iso ramen (seafood ramen).
○How about staying overnight at a bed and breakfast near the Tanesashi natural grass area and getting up early to explore the grassy terrain all by yourself before other tourists arrive?