TOJINBO / AWARA
Tojinbo, a series of steep cliffs along a 1-km coastline, is one of the weirdest sites in Japan. Gigantic rock pillars tower like forbidding walls ? or monsters. You will surely freeze when you look down at the sea from a 25-meter high cliff. The landscape of this type of rock formation is geologically rare and can be seen at only three places in the world. Sightseeing boats are enjoyable and sunset over the edge of the horizon is a must-see. In wintertime, you can see “wave flowers”; on extremely cold and windy days, waves breaking on the rocks become like soap bubbles and the bubbles drift in the air on the cold wind currents.? To the south of Tojinbo, there is fishing port Mikuni, a port famous for catching of Echizen-gani crab, sweet shrimp and buri (yellow tail).
Awara Onsen is nearby. With a history dating back to 1883, it is a relatively new hot spring town, but is known as one of the largest hot spring towns in the Hokuriku area and has been a favored spot of literary figures.