A walking tour to feel “Sanriku Fukko (reconstruction) National Park” with all five senses
The highlight around the Tanesashi Coast is the natural lawn that spreads all the way to the shoreline. The southern region of Aomori Prefecture, to which the Tanesashi Coast belongs is a horse breeding area. It has provided support for the lives of the Japanese people as a means of transportation and for agricultural work, as well as for military power during the samurai era. This lawn was part of the “Myono Pasture”, grazing land for raising horses. This grazing continued until around 1965, and the lawn was maintained by the trampling and the grazing horses, which combined with the unique environment of the Yamase wind descending from the mountains, sea fog, and minimal snowfall in the winter has created this unique landscape.
There are eateries in the area where you can enjoy dishes using fresh seafood landed at local fishing ports. Walking along the “Michinoku Coastal Trail” while feeling the sea breeze and smelling the ocean will give you a better sense of the charm of this land.
A tour that includes a walk along the “Michinoku Coastal Trail” with a guide, and a “fisherman’s hot pot”, prepared by local fishermen for lunch, is also highly recommended.
Continuing north, with stops at “Yodo-no-Matsubara” Pine Grove, the “Osuka Coast” where you can walk along the white, sandy beach enjoying the sound of singing sand, or the “Nakasuka”, home to alpine plants that are rare along the ocean, you will arrive at the “Ashigezaki Scenic Lookout” observation point.
There is also a cafe offering popular soft-serve ice cream, as well as eateries and restaurants where you can enjoy local specialties from sea urchin and abalone, located close to the “Ashigezaki Scenic Lookout” observation point.
It is a route recommended for those who rarely have a chance to walk, as it provides an opportunity to experience beautiful scenery with all 5 senses while also taking time to rest.