BEACHES & OUTDOORS

Ocean Views

  • Onaru Burial Mounds

    Located on a high plateau that looks down upon Tateiwa Rock, the Onaru burial mounds are a series of 13 tombs dug into the hillside. Volcanic rocks from the Tateiwa Rock were used to line the tombs and construct the roofs. These ancient tombs were built from the end of the 6th century to the beginni…

  • Mt. Kabutoyama Observation De…

    From the top of Mt. Kabutoyama, this observation deck offers a magnificent view over Kumihama Bay, to Shotenkyo, and the Sea of Japan. Looking the other way gives you a birds-eye-view of the town of Kumihama. There is also the Kumano Shrine at the top dedicated to Kawakamino Masuno Iratsume. It's a…

  • Tango Matsushima Islands

    Tango Matsushima takes its name from its resemblance to Matsushima, one of the three great views of Japan. The view of the ragged coastline, which goes on until it reaches Cape Kyoga, creates a beautiful silhouette against the morning and evening light. There is an observation deck near Inugasaki B…

  • Kyogamisaki Lighthouse

    Kyogamisaki Lighthouse stands on top of a cliff 148 meters above sea level at the most northern point of the Tango Peninsula. Its chalk white color stands in stark contrast to the blue sky and sea. The lighthouse was built in 1898, and is one of five first-order lighthouses in Japan which use a rar…