Sunkakuwan Bay Tassha Reviews
A Breath-taking Coastline in Japan Aug 24, 2009
Japan can be quite a rat race. Anyone who`s ever visited has probably spent a considerable amount of time in either Tokyo or Osaka.
For those looking to escape concrete jungles and enjoy some of the natural splendor of Japan, a trip to Sado island in Niigata prefecture is the perfect retreat. Don`t let the common Japanese misconception of a deserted island for castaways fool you. Sado is one of the few places in Japan that has been able to stay true to itself.
Although most of Japan`s coastline is now covered in concrete and there are no real beaches to speak of, the Senkakuwan coastline boasts one of the most magnificent rocky coastlines you`ll find anywhere. This coastline was reserved as Japan`s first national park. There are two points which one can view the coastline from sightseeing boats, one being the Senkakuwan Bay in Tassha and the other is at Ageshima, just past Himegi. Although the conconcrete tetrapods lie in the harbor of Tassha, once outside of the concrete, you will enjoy spectacular views of the surrounding mountains and magestic coastline.
From Tassha, one can either take a boat along the coast to observe the entire coastline, which usually takes 30 minutes or, take one of the shark boats, which has a glass bottom for observing the underwater marine life. If you prefer to see fish, take the shark, if you want to see the entire coastline, take the sightseeing boat named Hamanasu. This location is mostly visited by Japanese, so foreigners get a rare look at this natural wonder.
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