Beautiful Scenery
Free Admission

Hotokegaura is a secluded place where you can see many rocks and cliffs along the coast. There are huge white-green rocks with mysterious shapes such as human faces and flower-like shapes. These were created from underwater volcanic eruptions and uplifted geological formations, which have been worn down by wind, rain, and waves. These strange rock formations continue for about 2 km. The site where they are located is a masterpiece of nature. The rocks were named after Buddha. Be sure to enjoy the superb view which was selected as one of the top 100 unexplored areas in Japan and is said to be “Gokuraku Jodo (Heaven)”.

 ※There are no shops at Hotokegaura, so please bring your own drinks.
 ※Wear shoes that are easy and comfortable to walk in.
 ※You can also walk to the Hotokegaura along the walking path, but it is recommended that you take a sightseeing tour by boat, due to the steep slope which has an elevation difference of 100m.
 ※Please make a reservation before boarding the pleasure boat.
 Please note that scheduled trips operate from April 25 to the end of October.

1.5 Hours
Telephone Number
Postal code
Sai-mura, Shimokita-gun, Aomori
Recommended season
April, May, June, July, August, September, October

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