Photo by Roger Smith

Photo by Miyagi Prefecture

Photo by Roger Smith

  • On a forested cape between Minamisanriku Town and Ishinomaki City lies Cape Kamiwarizaki. Its name comes from a legend in which villagers from the two towns were fighting over the bounty of a beached whale. This angered the gods, who cleaved the whale—along with the cape—in two. The cape remains split as two cliffs, allowing waves to surge and crash spectacularly between them. In late October and mid-February the sun rises mystically up the center of the chasm.

    Near the cape is Kamiwarizaki Camp Field, a campground with a beautiful view offering log cabins, tent sites, and meals.

  • Last Update
    August 8, 2019

    Area Sanriku Coast

Details

ADDRESS

Terahama Tokura, Minamisanriku, Motoyoshi District, Miyagi Prefecture 986-0781

ADMISSION

Free

LANGUAGES

Japanese only

HANDICAP ACCESSIBLE

No

HOURS

Always open, but unlit at night

OFFICIAL URL

https://www.m-kankou.jp/english/project/cape-kamiwarisaki/