Cape Tappi

龍飛崎

Cape Tappi is the northern most point of the Tsugaru peninsula. The name, Tappi, which literally means “as dragon flies”, was named after the strong winds that blow in the area, just as if a dragon flew. Near the lighthouse, there are stone monuments for various prominent figures with connection to Tsugaru such as Osamu Dazai and Shoin Yoshida.


A Highway for Pedestrians? The Highway Route 339

The section of Highway Route 339 that runs through Cape Tappi is actually a stairway of 362 steps, from the coastal line to the lighthouse. It is the only stair highway route with a total of 388.2 m (1273 feet) in Japan.
The stairway is openly exposed to the strong winds from the Tsugaru Channel, and it has become a popular tourist spot. 


Cape Tappi Tourist Information Center Tappi-kan

Tappi-kan was remodeled from the Okuya Inn, which hosted famous figures such as Osamu Dazai and Shiko Munekata. In addition to artifacts of Dazai and Shiko, there are also photographs and paintings of Cape Tappi exhibited at the center.

Address59-12 Minmayatatsuhama, Sotogahama-machi, Higashitsugaru, Aomori 030-1711
Contact0174-31-8025
Hours of Operation9:00~16:00(Final Admission 15:30)
Dates ClosedNone
Admission FeeFree
URLCape Tappi Tourist Information Center Tappi-kan Blog (Japanese) 


Area
Tsugaru area
Category
Nature
Trip Category
Summer Guide
Nature

General Information

Address
青森県東津軽郡外ヶ浜町字三厩龍浜
Contact
Cape Tappi Tourist Information Center Tappi-kan
Telephone Number
0174-31-8025
Directions
[April 25th ~ November 10th]
JR Aomori Station
Tsugaru Line 1 hour 30 minute ride(¥1,140)
JR Minyamatatsuhama Station
Sotogahama Town Loop Bus 30 minute ride(¥100)
Tappi Lighthouse

[During Winter]
JR Aomori Station
Tsugaru Line 1 hour 30 minutes(¥1,140)
JR Minyamatatsuhama Station
Sotogahama Town Loop Bus 25 minute ride (¥100)
Tappi Port
5 minute walk
Stairwell Highway Route 339
Website
(Japanese) Cape Tappi Tourist Information Center Tappi-kan BlogSee 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

MAP

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Nearby sightseeing spots

Hotel Tappi
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Seikan Tunnel Memorial Hall
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Tatsudomari Line
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Gongenzaki
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Notice


As of August 9, 2022, intense rain has been falling intermittently in Aomori Prefecture, and the risk of landslides, flooding, and flood damage is rapidly increasing, so please exercise extreme caution. In addition, warnings and advisories have been issued in many cities, towns, and villages. For more information, please refer to the "Aomori Disaster Prevention Portal".

Aomori Prefectural Tourism and International Strategy Bureau


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