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Coastal Landscapes Rich with Life
A National Park in Tohoku rich in natural wonders and picturesque coastlines
The Sanriku Fukko (reconstructed) National Park was established to help the revitalization of the Sanriku region, a stretch of the Pacific coast encompassing parts of the northern prefectures of Aomori, Iwate, and Miyagi, the area hit by the earthquake and tsunami of 2011.
The park offers a variety of activities and scenic spots for outdoor lovers. Picturesque rock formations and a beautiful seascape mark the area. The inlets of the ria coast, caused when coastal river valleys are inundated by sea waters, are deep and almost too numerous to count. The coastal waters have been tailored by nature into a perfect habitat for numerous species of sea life. Rare birds such as the black-tailed gull and peregrine falcon soar along the coast, and make their homes on rocky islets.
Visitors might want to make a stop at the Miracle Lone Pine Tree at Rikuzentakata, which stands as a symbol of reconstruction and hope for future generations.
Sanriku Fukko National Park
6F, Sendai Joint Government Building No. 2, 3-2-23, Honcho, Aoba-ku, Sendai-shi, Miyagi-ken