Kitayamazaki Cliffs

Travel Guide - Kitayamazaki Cliffs


Kitayamazaki features 8 kilometers long, 200 meters high cliffs along the Sanriku-kaigan Coast.
The cliffs are also called "Alps of the sea" because of its splendid scenery.
You can go down to the edge of the water and look up the cliffs by walking on a trail which stretches from Kitayamazaki observation deck on top of the cliffs.
You can also watch the high-definition movie of the cliffs on a large screen at Kitayamazaki visitor center located near the observation deck.

Opening Hours

  • Open 24 hours


  • No closing days

Access / Public Transport

  • 20 minutes from JR Tanohata Station by the bus bound for Tsukue. Get off at Kitayamazaki Bus stop.

Address / Location

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GoNorth Japan @GonorthJ - 2021-07-21
@Myles_Delfin I think you mean the recent Michinoku Coastal Trail video- it's a bit to the south of there actually!…
Japan Consulate Miami @JapanCons_Miami - 2020-11-04
Sanriku Fukko National Park
This national park, which stretches along the coast of Iwate, is home to some incredibl…
Pixel Vixen (ピクセルヴィクセン) @LaPixelVixen - 2020-05-31
What a breathtaking sun down on the Iwate coast. I took a trip up to Kitayamazaki Cliffs. No further words needed m…
Gonorth Japan @GonorthJ - 2019-12-06
New video is up! Exploring Kitayamazaki Cliffs and Sannoiwa Rocks on the Sanriku Coast of Iwate in Japan!…
Wombat (Kyushu Trail) @kyushutrail - 2019-12-06
Exploring the Kitayamazaki Cliffs | Michinoku Coastal Trail 👀 via @GonorthJ 👍
Davide Soliani @DavideSoliani - 2018-09-08
Kitayamazaki Cliffs. 512 painfull steps to reach the sea level (good for my diet), and back. Japan is an incredible…
Japan Hoppers @JapanHoppers - 2018-07-24
Kitayamazaki Cliffs is a scenic spot located inside of the Sanriku Reconstruction National Park. These 200m-tall cl…
Anthony Hsieh @anthonyhsieh9 - 2017-11-12
Sea cliffs of Kitayamazaki, JP. [OC]. [4000x2600]
Lahiox~ @Lahiox - 2017-11-12
Sea cliffs of Kitayamazaki, JP. [OC]. [4000x2600]
PaisajesIncreibles @PaisajesIn - 2017-11-12
Sea cliffs of Kitayamazaki, JP. [OC]. [4000x2600] from the_rainman via Paisajes Increibles.
greg johnston @grregjoh - 2017-11-12
Sea cliffs of Kitayamazaki, JP. [OC]. [4000x2600] via /r/EarthPorn
Japan Hoppers @JapanHoppers - 2017-01-09
Beautiful Kitayamazaki Cliffs in #Iwate.

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The Green Balbo @greenbalbo - 2015-10-13
We Love Japan Tour 2015: Kitayamazaki Cliffs
Antonio Smith @YaBoiDaTruth1 - 2015-08-31
Family trip to Kitayamazaki cliffs last weekend. #family #love #happy #wife #sons #life