Jodogahama Beach

Jodogahama Beach, Miyako: Address, Phone Number, Jodogahama Beach Reviews: 4.5/5

Jodogahama Beach
4.5
Bodies of Water • Beaches

4.5
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Christina L
Virginia5 contributions
Jun 2020
I love this beach. The water is so clear and lovely. I saw several small fish in my time there. It truly is a lovely beach!
Written January 27, 2021
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WanderingW
Singapore, Singapore284 contributions
Jan 2020
We visited in January and were the only ones on the beach. It was lovely and peaceful and such a beautiful view.
Written February 21, 2020
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unescotravelbug
Wooster, OH4,201 contributions
Aug 2019
After I read about CNN Travel’s review that suggested Jodogahama as one of 36 Japan most stunning places for the next vacation, I then checked off the listed places I had visited in the past and then decided to add Jodogahama on my 2019’s Japan journey plans. I had to work out my logistic matters since public transportation is the only way of travel for us. This time we bought JR East Tohoku Flex Pass that allows five non-consecutive days of travel within 14 days period using JR East system. We focused on Tohoku Region's Pacific Coast where 2011 tsunami affected and Hachimantai, Hakkoda National Parks. Weather was nice till one week after and typhoon-like weather began to affect our second part of the travel. We arrived at Morioka from Aomori by Shinkansen then JR rapid train (still took more than 2 hrs.) to Miyako Station. From the station we had arraigned pick-up by Park Hotel, that took another 20 min. The afternoon rain dampened our hope to see the picture-perfect views of clear blue sky and majestic formations of seacoast along with Jodogahama Beach. We stayed only one night at Jodogahama's Park Hotel, spent a gloomy afternoon at the beach. There were fewer visitors there because of weather.

Weather affected our plans, but for what it is worth, there are many reasons to appreciate nature's beauty through viewers' sensory connections and soul searching: the majestic views of Pacific Ocean's coastal line; the white pebble beach; the weather eroded volcano rocks in various formations of size and shape; roaring sounds of waves constantly splashing against the rocks; the bubbling white sea foams shoot up and recede; the unique black-tailed seagulls seeking enthusiastic visitors' attentions for foods. It's the nature's paradise at its best and given the name Jodogahama (Buddhist Western Paradise) is certainly appropriate. We missed the good weather photo opp; and our plans to take a scenic coastal cruise; riding on Sanriku Railway to visit tsunami recovery sites; all of these would have to wait till our next vacation travel.
Written September 19, 2019
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tRust_7
Singapore, Singapore78 contributions
Jul 2019 • Friends
I have been to Jodogahama more than 5 times. We used to be able to drive all the way down near the beach when the tsunami reconstruction was going on. Now, we have to park the car at the visitor centre and take a stroll (by the museum) or skip. The stroll along the beach took around 15mins slow walk. Alternatively there is a public bus to go all the way down to the beach. Now, you are advised not to feed the sea gull. They used to be very enthusiastic when you have a pack of chips. Swim is possible in summer. I tried the restaurant once. Typical japanese menu. But they have a special curry rice in the shape of the beach, which is interesting. Worth a visit and learn about the tsunami.
Written September 18, 2019
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Rabindra
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia22 contributions
Jul 2019 • Family
One word, stunning. First time in this part of Japan, however, have traveled to various beaches. This is definitely a must visit if you have the time.
Written July 24, 2019
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PickyBaer
Portland, OR289 contributions
May 2019 • Couples
It sounds as stupid as looking at a big ditch in the desert-- but a million people visit the Grand Canyon and never see this serene beauty. Jodogahama Beach is peace and heaven. Take the rickshaw just for the heck of it. The guy will point out the sleeping Buddha. If you have to take a nap on the sand... they will completely understand.
Written May 26, 2019
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Alissila
Cham, Switzerland580 contributions
May 2019 • Friends
Take a boat ride or a hike along the trails around Jodogahama Beach. Luckily, the rocks withstood the tsunami of 2011 for the most part. Except for the city of Miyako nearby, little damage can be seen.
Written May 25, 2019
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20x30
Luzon, Philippines109 contributions
Apr 2019
The museum at the visitor center is great.

The bus back to the Miyako train station stops at the Visitor Center every hour. It also passes by Jodogohama Beam but not as often. The friendly guides near the Miyako station or at the beach shop can tell you the schedule.
Written April 27, 2019
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nyotista
Indonesia109 contributions
Nov 2018 • Friends
Clear water, stunning coast line, friendly people. It's easy to walk around here and enjoy the view. Might be a tad slippery when raining but on clear days, the view is spectacular. You can hire a boat to peek into the caves under the rock formations. We spent about 3 hours around here just leisurely walking around. Highly recommended!
Written November 28, 2018
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Emman O
Misawa, Japan18 contributions
Jun 2018 • Friends
Really accesible if you are in Morioka, the water is clear and there is a restaurant by the beach. There is a lot of walking path with the view of the beach. The beach is exceptionally calm due to the rocks breaking the waves before it reaches the shore.
Written June 23, 2018
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