- About 3 minutes drive from Sanriku Expressway Goishi Kalgan I.C.
- 15 minutes walk from Shimofunato Station (JR Ofunato Line)
(Bus Rapid Transit is available now.)
Guests arriving by train
- From Ichinoseki direction
- Ichinoseki Station – JR Ofunato Line (bound for Kesennuma) → Kesennuma Station – JR Ofunato Line BRT (bound for Sakari) → Shimofunato Station
- From Kamaishi district
- Kamaishi Station – Sanriku Railway Minami-Riasu Line (bound for Sakari) → Sakari Station – JR Ofunato Line BRT (bound for Sakari) → Shimofunato Station
Guests arriving by car
- From Ichinoseki direction
- From the Tohoku Expressway Ichinoseki IC, take Prefectural Road 19, National Route 343, and the Imaizumi Highway, then travel three minutes towards Marumori from the Sanriku Expressway/National Route 45 Ofunato-Goishi Coast IC.
- From Morioka direction
- Take the Kamaishi Expressway from the Tohoku Expressway Hanamaki JCT bound for Tono and Kamaishi, then from the terminus of the toll-free section, take National Route 107 and National Route 340, then travel three minutes towards Marumori from the Sanriku Expressway/National Route 45 Ofunato-Goishi Coast IC./dd>
Sightseeing Guide for Ofunato
- Ofunato Tourism and Trade Association Ofunato Kanko to Bussan
- Rikuzentakata Tourism and Trade Association Takata Tabinavi (Takanavi)
Goishi Coast Anatoshiiso
About a ten-minute drive away is the Goishi Coast. Designated as part of both the Sanriku Fukko National Park, and the Sanriku Geopark, it is filled with picturesque scenery.
The area’s most magnificent sight is perhaps Anatoshiiso, a stunning rock formation with three caves carved out of it.
Goishi Coast Pleasure boat
You are invited to come aboard for an adventure, touring the jagged rocks, huge crags, and harrowing cliffs of the Goishi Coast by boat.
- Duration: about 40 min.
- Meeting place: Goishihama fishing harbor
- Fee: ¥2,000/person (operates with 2 more more passengers)
Children 12 and under: ¥1,000/person
*Reservation required, accommodates up to 30
Beautiful flower a camellia. TSUBAKI-KAN
Roughly 600 species of Camellia from Japan and 13 other countries around the world are grown and exhibited.
- OPEN: 9:00~17:00
- CLOSED: Mondays (next day if a holiday), New Year’s holiday
- Blooming Season: early Oct. ~ late April
- TEL: 0192ｰ29ｰ4187
Rikuzentakata Miracle Pine
Rikuzentakata was ravaged by the earthquake and tsunami of March 11th, 2011. Most of the estimated 70,000 pine trees in the Takata pine grove, which in that past had protected the town from tsunamis, were washed away. But among them a solitary pine tree endured, and came to be know as the “Miracle Pine”.
Located in the parking area of the Miracle Pine is the Miracle Pine Tea House, a facility filled with restaurants and shops selling local Rikuzentakata products. Please pay it a visit when you go to see the Miracle Pine.
Mt. Hakone / Kesen Daiku Sakanden Shokan
This facility celebrates the excellence of the Kesen Daiku plaster construction method. The Kesen Daiku Group originated in the area of Otomo in the city of Rikuzentakata in the early Edo Period, and were considered to be superbly skilled at building everything from homes, to Shinto shrines, furniture, and sculptures.
Houses and storehouses built as private homes for the people of the region in the early Meiji Period still stand.
- Admission: free admission
- OPEN: 9:00~16:00
- CLOSED: Wednesdays (next day if a national holiday)