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Hotoke-ga-ura, named after the resemblance to hotoke

Hotoke-ga-ura (仏ヶ浦 also 仏宇多?) is a series of rock formations naturally carved from the cliffs in the village of Sai on the west coast of the Shimokita Peninsula, Aomori Prefecture, Japan. These formations, along a fifteen hundred metre stretch of coastline, are a nationally-designated Place of Scenic Beauty and Natural Monument.[1][2]

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  1. ^ "仏宇多 (仏ヶ浦)". Agency for Cultural Affairs. Retrieved 10 February 2012. 
  2. ^ "Hotokegaura". Aomori Prefecture. Retrieved 10 February 2012. 
  • Teikoku's Complete Atlas of Japan, Teikoku-Shoin Co., Ltd. Tokyo 1990, ISBN 4-8071-0004-1

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Coordinates: 41°18′43″N 140°48′33″E / 41.31194°N 140.80917°E / 41.31194; 140.80917