Tojinbo is a one kilometer long stretch of rugged, precipitous cliff eroded by the raging waves on the coast of the Sea of Japan in northern Fukui City. It is designated as a precious natural monument.
The coarse, pillar-shaped rocks look like bundles of hexagonal and pentagonal rods are a unique geologically formation that can be seen in only three spots in the world and nowhere else in Japan.
Tojinbo can be explored via walking trails. Visitors are free to walk right up to the unmarked edges of the bluffs. It is also possible to feel the ambiance of the place by a 30-minute long pleasure boat cruises. Take note that the boats do run when waves are high or during bad weather. From the bus stop and the parking lot lined many restaurants, food stands and souvenir shops. Many of which offer local crabs and other seafood. About halfway along the approach stands the 55 meter high Tojinbo Tower that let the visitors see a 360 degree panoramic view of the area. Note that you cannot see the cliffs from the tower.
Ride a train from the Mikuni Awara Line and get off at the Mikuniminato Station. From there, take a bus to Tojinbo. It is also recommended to travel with a rental car.
Sightseeing Cruises opens at 9:00 to 16:00 and until 15:30 from November to March. It is closes on December 29 to January 31. The admission fee is 1300 yen only. The Tojinbo Tower opens at 9:00 to 17:00 No closing days. Admission fee is 500 yen.
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