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Tojinbo is one of the best scenic beauty spots in Japan and one of the most popular tourist destinations in Fukui. Rugged basalt cliffs stretch one-kilometer-long along the coast of the Sea of Japan. These precipitous cliffs create a magnificent view. Tojinbo was designated as a special natural treasure. You can see these dramatic cliffs not only from the top of the rocks, but also from a tour boat on the sea. The boat cruises around the cliffs. If you visit Tojinbo Tower at 55 meters tall, which is even higher than the cliffs, you can enjoy a panoramic view of the area, including Fukui Plain and Sangoku Port.
- Mikuni-cho Anto, Sakai-shi, Fukui
- Contact No.
- From Awahara Onsen Station, take Keifuku bus to Tojinbo for about 40 min. 3 min-walk from Tojinbo Stop.
- Official Website
- Time Required
- 1.5 - 2.5 hours
- Other Information
- *Additional fees for boat ticket and tower entrance will be required.
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Dramatic and Powerful Precipitous Cliffs
The tallest cliff of Tojinbo raises to 25 meters above sea level. Many visitors are astonished and frightened by its dramatic scale. It is definitely worth seeing the beautiful ocean stretching to the horizon and the white splashes of waves hitting the cliffs. When you visit at sunset, you can view the descending sun coloring the Sea of Japan orange.
A tour boat, cruising around Tojinbo, takes you right under the cliffs, so you can appreciate these magnificent cliffs from up close. You can also enjoy viewing unique details among the shapes of the cliffs created by the raging waves, including a beehive and a back view of a lion. These cliffs are natural art. You will definitely discover new charms when studying the cliffs from up close.
Tojinbo Tower, standing on the south side of Tojinbo, offers visitors a 360-degree panoramic view from its glassed-in observation platform. Please enjoy this breathtaking view from a different angle, including the endless ocean, Tojinbo cliffs that look smaller than their actual size, Oshima Island, known as a legendary island, and Sangoku Port, where tour boats arrive and depart.
Tojinbo Shopping Street
After exploring the rugged basalt cliffs, Tojinbo Shopping Street is the best place to fill your stomach. It’s only a three-minute walk from Tojinbo. A number of restaurants and shops are lined up along the street. It is a perfect place to walk, shop, and eat lunch. Yamani Suisan, which is well-known for its giant crab sign, is one of the most famous and recommended restaurants among them. Kaisendon （seafood rice bowl） at Yamani Suisan is unbeatable. The rice bowl is filled with plenty of fresh seafood from the ocean nearby.