Uradome Beach extending 15 km at the eastern end of Tottori Prefecture is the most famous scenic spot along the Sea of Japan. Being called “Matsushima of the Sanin region,” it is selected as one of Japan’s 100 Beautiful Beaches and the Heisei Nippon 100 Scenic Spots. This is a ria coast formed by the erosion of granite stones, where various strange-shaped rocks, caves and steep cliffs continue. It is said that Toson Shimazaki, a writer of great literature in the Meiji through Showa periods, was once fascinated by the beauty of the landscape here. Especially beautiful is the area around Shirohara Beach, which is designated as a marine park by the Ministry of the Environment. The ocean along the coast is famous for its high transparency. You can see through up to the depth of 25 m. In summer, the beach is crowded with people enjoying swimming and snorkeling. Cruising on a tour boat around coast islands including uninhabited Natane Five Islands is also very popular.
- Iwami-cho, Iwami-gun, Tottori Prefecture, Japan
- Uradome Beach