The Goishi Coast is a popular tourist spot with a scenic 6 kilometer coastline of beaches, rocks, caves and cliffs along Ofunato City in southern Iwate Prefecture.
In 1937, it was designated as a national place of scenic beauty and a national natural monument. Aside from this, this place is also included in Japan's 100 best beaches, 500 beautiful roads for walking and 100 sound sceneries of Japan.
The most popular scenic spot in the coast is the Anatoshi-iso, a unique rock formation that sits off the coast 3 km north of Goishihama Beach. This spot can be seen from a viewing deck or from sightseeing cruise of the coastline. (cruises tours usually last for 40 minutes) From the southern point of the coast, there is also a walking path along the cliffs. The walking path offers views of waves on the rocky coastline below.
Take the JR Tohoku Shinkansen and get off at Ichinoseki Station. From there, take the JR Ofunato Line and go to Kesunnuma. Finally, transfer to the JR bus and get off at Hosoura Station. That said, the recommended transportation to the Goishi Coast is renting a car due to infrequent availability of the transportation
The walking paths is open everyday.
No closing days and no admission to the coast.
Cruises tours typically cost around 2000 to 2500 Yen and services typically opens at 9:00 and up to 16:00.
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