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It is the most beautiful seacoast in Japan, and is the only scenic place awarded an AA ranking by JTBF. There is a 718-step staircase leading from the observatory to the beach just below the cliffs, but the scenery there is well worth the hard walk to get there.
Kitayama, Tanohata-mura, Shimohei, Iwate
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There is the Kitayamazaki Visitor Center adjacent to it. You can enjoy movies on HDTV screen free of charge. You can also experience handicrafts.
- From the "Tanohata Station" on the Sanriku Railway, take the Tanohata Sonmin Bus for Tsukue for 20 minutes, and get off at the "Kitayamazaki" bus stop which is situated within a short walking distance from the destination.- From the "Fudai Station" on the Sanriku Railway, take the Fudai Sonei Bus for Kitayamazaki Tenboudai for 15 minutes, and get off at the "Kurosaki Tenboudai" bus stop which is situated within a short walking distance from the destination.
3-hour drive from Morioka-minami IC on the Tohoku Expressway via National Routes 106/45.
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