Uradome Coast

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Senganmatsu Island on the Uradome Coast
Uradome Coast, Iwami, Tottori Prefecture

Uradome Coast (浦富海岸, Uradome-kaigan) is a scenic ria coastal inlet located on the Japan Sea in Iwami, Tottori Prefecture, Japan.

Here is one of the major geosites of San'in Kaigan Global Geopark.

Geography[edit]

The Uradome Coast is made up of rocks formed by marine erosion,[1] white sandy beaches, and dense scrub pines. The coast stretches for approximately 15 kilometers (9.3 mi) to 16 kilometers (9.9 mi) along the Japan Sea on the eastern tip of Tottori Prefecture from Cape Kugami to Mount Shichiyama.[2] Marine erosion has formed distinctive natural sea walls, cliffs, tunnels, caves, and large rocks of unusual shapes. The Uradome Coast is an important part of the Sanin Kaigan National Park.[3]

The Uradome Coast is known as the "San'in Matsushima" due to its resemblance to Matsushima in Miyagi Prefecture. The author Tōson Shimazaki (1872–1943) was especially fond of the Uradome Coast. He praised the area with the quote "Matsushima is Matsushima, Uradome is Uradome".[4]

Etymology[edit]

Kamogaiso, Uradome Coast

The name of the Uradome Coast in Japanese is formed from two kanji. The first, , means "inlet" and the second, means "abundant" or "rich".

Transportation[edit]

The Uradome Coast is to the east in close proximity to the Tottori Sand Dunes. The coast is a 25-minute drive from Tottori Station on the JR West Sanin Main Line.

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Uradome-kaigan". Dijitaru daijisen (in Japanese). Tokyo: Shogakukan. 2012. Archived from the original on 2007-08-25. Retrieved 2012-03-26.
  2. ^ 浦富海岸(in Japanese)
  3. ^ "San'in Coast National Park". Encyclopedia of Japan. Tokyo: Shogakukan. 2012. Archived from the original on 2007-08-25. Retrieved 2012-04-12.
  4. ^ 浦富海岸(in Japanese)

Coordinates: 35°35′25.37″N 134°19′34.39″E / 35.5903806°N 134.3262194°E / 35.5903806; 134.3262194