福井県の東尋坊から望む日本海の絶景

珍しい奇岩と、一面に広がる日本海の景色を楽しむ

福井県の東尋坊は、日本海にそびえ立つ高さ20メートルもの柱状節理の断崖絶壁で知られており、訪れる人はみな大自然の壮大さに圧倒されます。岩肌に荒波が打ち付ける様子は、まさに息をのむ光景です。安山岩の柱状節理は地質学的にも重要で、これほど大規模にこの地質現象が見られる場所は、東尋坊の他に世界で2カ所しかありません。
崖の上にある4キロメートルの遊歩道を散策すると、多くの作家や詩人を魅了してきた日本海の景色を一望できます。遊歩道の途中では、文豪たちの記念碑を多数見つけることもできるでしょう。
この地ならではの自然の美しさをさらに深く味わいたければ、断崖を見上げることができる観光遊覧船がおすすめです。景観を楽しんだ後は、海岸沿いに並ぶレストランで、地元の名産の肉厚なカニを堪能しましょう。
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Spectacular Ocean Vistas from the Tojimbo Cliffs in Fukui
Enjoy panoramic views of the Sea of Japan set amidst striking rock formations

Marvel at Mother Nature's magnificence at the Tojimbo Cliffs in Fukui Prefecture, a sightseeing destination famed for its 20-meter-high column-shaped cliffs that loom high over the Sea of Japan. Watching the waves crash against the surface of the rocks makes for a truly breathtaking sight. The formation of andesite cliff rocks are of geological importance, as well—this particular geological phenomenon occurring on such a large scale can only be seen in two other places in the entire world outside of Tojimbo.
Walk along the 4km trail atop the cliffs, and you'll take in panoramic views of the Sea of Japan from all angles, so impressive that they've been known to enchant many a Japanese author and poet. Indeed, along the way hikers will encounter many monuments to these Japanese literary greats.
Those looking to appreciate the unique natural beauty of this location even more deeply can take a boat tour which will guide you to observe and enjoy the rocks from below. After seeing the sights, stop in one of the many restaurants that line the shore and feast on succulent crab, a regional specialty.

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