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Jodogahama Beach

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Jodogahama Beach

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WanderingW wrote a review Feb 2020
Singapore, Singapore287 contributions82 helpful votes
We visited in January and were the only ones on the beach. It was lovely and peaceful and such a beautiful view.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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unescotravelbug wrote a review Sep 2019
Wooster, Ohio4,164 contributions630 helpful votes
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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.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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tRust_7 wrote a review Sep 2019
Singapore, Singapore79 contributions48 helpful votes
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.
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Date of experience: July 2019
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Rabindra wrote a review Jul 2019
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia21 contributions7 helpful votes
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.
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Date of experience: July 2019
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PickyBaer wrote a review May 2019
Portland, Oregon292 contributions56 helpful votes
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.
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Date of experience: May 2019
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