Water Sports on the Uradome Coast
Kayak, snorkel and stand up paddle board in the San'in Kaigan National Park
San'in Tourism Organization
San’in Kaigan Geopark extends around 120km (75 mi) across three prefectures - Tottori, Hyogo, and Kyoto - and overlaps with San’in Kaigan National Park. Due to its unique biodiversity and geological features, UNESCO declared it a Global Geopark in 2010. Get out on the water to see granite outcrops formed when Japan was part of the Asian continent (70 million years ago) and to explore the geopark’s Uradome Coast with its oddly shaped rocks, cliffs and sea caves created through erosion by the rough waves of the Sea of Japan.
With ocean visibility up to 25 meters, you can see all kinds of fish and other sea creatures as you snorkel, kayak or stand up paddle board (SUP) along the coast. Another option, great for beginners, is ‘clear kayaking’ in a transparent boat.
Photo:Uradome Sea Kayak
How to get there
24 minutes from JR Tottori Station by car or 7 minutes from JR Iwami Station by car