Hotokegaura

仏ヶ浦

Nearly 20 million years ago, deep sea volcanic activity created a precipice of green volcanic tuff around the current village of Sai in the Shimokita peninsula. Over many years, the rough waves of Tsugaru Channel eroded the precipice turning it into a fantastically shaped rock formation that goes on for 2 km (1.2 miles) along the coast.
The rocks have been named after Buddha, thus the name Hotokegaura (Buddha’s Cove).
In 1934, a stretch along the coast of Hotokegaura was designated as an Aomori Natural Monument, and additionally as a national place of scenic beauty and a National Natural Monument in 1941.
A Jizodo (a hall dedicated to Jizo Bosatsu) is built on the Hotokegaura beach, where the Hotokegaura Festival is held for worship on July 24th every year.


Tsugaru Channel Cultural Center “Arusasu”

Arusasu is a tourist, cultural and industrial spot in Sai village. The regular ships and tourist boats to Hotoge-ga-ura depart from here, from Arusasu.


Address112 Osai, Sai-mura, Shimoita, Aomori 039-4711
Contact0175-38-4513
Hours of Operation6:00~17:45(April-October) 8:30~16:30(November-March)
Closed DaysNone
Admission FeeFree
URLBlog(Japanese)
Area
Shimokita area
Category
Nature
Trip Category
Summer Guide
Nature

General Information

Address
青森県下北郡佐井村長後 縫道石国有林地内
Contact
Sai-mura Industry Construction Section
Telephone Number
0175-38-2111
Directions
JR Hachinohe Station
JR Ominato Line 1 hour 40 minute ride (¥2,480)
JR Shimokita Station
Shimokita Kotsu Bus Sai Line 2 hours 10 minute ride (¥2,450)
Sai-mura Tsugaru Channel Cultural Center “Arusasu”
Tourist boat 30 minute ride (¥1,250)
Hotokegaura

[Regular Ship]
JR Aomori Station
10 minute walk
Aomori Port
High Speed Ship “Polar Star” 2 hours and 30 minute ride (¥3,560)
Sai-mura
Website
Sai-muraSee trip advisor

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

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