Otsuchi Town, Kamaishi City, Ofunato City, Rikuzentakata City, Kesennuma City
Ohama, Massakicho, Ofunato City, Iwate Prefecture, 022-0001
Open hours: 8:30 AM to 5:15 PM
Closed: End and beginning of year
Access: [By bus] About 50 minute bus ride from Sanriku Railway Sakari Station｜[ By car ] 三陸About 10 minutes from Sanriku Coastal Road, Ofunato-Goishikaigan IC
Pass over many prominent historic passes along the Sanriku Hamakaido, a historical road etched in memory by years of traffic. Walk enveloped in deep nature, surrounded by the ria coastline’s rich variety of scenery, with intricate inlets, fantastically shaped boulders, and caves. Enjoy scenes of industry that supported this region in the past, like the steel and gold mine remains, marble from Dairiseki Coast, and salt pan remains, as well as scenes made from local people’s livelihoods in the present, like the oyster cultivation in the bay and apple orchards, an unusual crop for the coast. The damage from the tsunami was severe here, and it’s an area where you can feel the menace of nature and the strength of reconstruction, with many boulders moved by tsunamis and other disaster monuments.