Michinoku Coastal Trail (Tanesashi Coast Section)

みちのく潮風トレイル(種差海岸区間)

A unique coastal trail!

The Michinoku Coastal Trail is a long trail stretching about 1,000 kilometers from Kabushima Island in Hachinohe City to Soma City in Fukushima Prefecture. It was developed as a symbol of recovery from the 2011 Tohoku earthquake and tsunami.

The Tanesashi Coast section extends a total of twelve kilometers from Kabushima Island, one of the starting/ending points of the trail, to Okuki Fishing Port. This section of the trail is gentle without many hills, making it easy for inexperienced hikers.

Walk at a leisurely pace to enjoy stunning and diverse sights such as beautiful rocky reefs blooming with seasonal flowers, a beach with rare “singing sand,” and a natural lawn stretching all the way to the water’s edge.

To explore the coast more conveniently, you can also use “Umineko” sightseeing buses and bicycle rental.

Information about the trail is available at the Tanesashi Kaigan Information Center, which sells official trail maps.

General Information

Address
青森県八戸市鮫町
Telephone Number
0178-51-8500
Opening Times
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Open until 4:00 p.m. from December to March)
Closures
December 29 to January 3
Website
Hike the Tanesashi Coast (Visit Hachinohe)Michinoku Coastal Trail Official Website (Ministry of the Environment)Tanesashi Kaigan Information Center Official Website (Japanese)

Basic Information

  • Multilingual
    Staff
  • Multilingual
    Signs
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Contactless
    Payments
  • Tax Free
  • Parking Lot
  • Barrier-Free
    Toilet
  • Barrier-Free

COVID-19 Prevention

  • Face Masks
    Required
  • Sanitizing
    Stations
  • Temperature
    Checks
  • Physical
    Distancing

MAP

Nearby sightseeing spots

Tanesashi Coast
Tanesashi Coast
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Pikapika no Yado, Minshuku Ishibashi
Pikapika no Yado, Minshuku Ishibashi
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Umi Café Tanesashi
Umi Café Tanesashi
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Tanesashi Kaigan Information Center
Tanesashi Kaigan Information Center
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