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Shiriyazaki is the cape located on the north-east edge of Shimokita peninsula in Aomori prefecture and designated as Shimokita Hanto Quasi-National Park. One of the feature of the cape is the location between two ocean streams which are Tsugaru-Kaikyo Line on the north side and Pacific Ocean on the east side. Because of its unique location, in summer and fall, fishing fire for squid can be seen here. Since there was a farm of Nanbu-han (one of the Japanese samurai clan in Edo period), there are still “Kandachime,” a Japanese horse breed which is very strong against extreme cold climate, out feeding. We recommend you go to this scenic cape when you come to Aomori.
- Shiriya, Higashidori-mura, Shimokita-gun, Aomori
- Contact No.
- 10-min bus ride bound for Ohata from Shimokita Station on JR, transfer at Mutsu Bus Terminal and change to a bus to bound for Shiriyazaki, followed by a minute's walk from the last stop
- Opening Hours / Holidays
- 7:00-16:45 (In April 8:00-15:45)
Closed from December to March
- Time Required
- 90 minutes
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Shiriyazaki-todai: illuminating the channel by one of the brightest lights in Japan
The Shiriyazaki-todai (lighthouse) illuminates the channel by one of the the brightest lights in Japan at 530,000 candela on the edge of Shiriyazaki. This lighthouse is located in the junction of Tsugaru-Kaikyo Line and Pacific Ocean, and is the symbol of Shiriyazaki, which is the highest brick-made lighthouse in Japan.
Have a good time with “Kandachime” up close
There is a grass field park around the lighthouse and Kandachime graze here. The body of the horses are strong against extreme cold winter. They have distinctive short legs and a long and wide body. This is a rare spot where you can see friendly horses taking a nap and eating grass up close.
Shiriyazaki Doro selected in Japan’s Top 100 Roads
The scenic road which extends to Shiriyazaki is called Shiriyazaki Doro and is selected in Japan’s Top 100 Roads running along the shore. You can enjoy a relaxing drive with open grass fields all around. If it is sunny, you can see Hokkaido across the sea, so this is the prime course for walking as well.