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Jodogahama Beach

Soothed by the Ocean
Superb view created by the ocean and bizarre rocks

Jodogahama Beach

Jodogahama Beach, a center of Sanriku Reconstruction (Fukko) National Park, is a scenic spot representing Miyako City.

It was designated a national scenic spot in January 2012. The cave, with its sharp-edged white rhyolites, further accentuated by the contrast with the deep-blue ocean and green pines, shows us various seasonal faces. One theory holds that the name of Jodogahama began when a seventh generation monk of Miyako-san Joanji Temple, Reikyo Ryuko ( - 1727) visited this remote place, and marveling at the beauty, composed a poem saying the beach seemed like a reappearance of Jodo (Pure Land).

Jodogahama Beach

Jodogahama island tour with black-tailed gulls

Jodogahama Sightseeing boat and sea cucumber

Sightseeing boat
Enjoy the views of the beautiful coastlines from the ocean offering a variety of scenes. The sightseeing boat used for the beach tour provides round trip travel between Jodogahama Beach and Anegasaki Cape (required time: 40 minutes). Black-tailed gulls fly around the boat wanting the special seagull bread you hold out, take it from your hand, and fly away.
Northern Iwate Transportaion Inc., Sightseeing Boat Department
TEL +81-(0)193-62-3350

Blue Cave

Hachinohe-ana, also known as Blue Cave, shows various seasonal faces in blue or green and creates a fantastic space.

Required time about 20 minutes
Departure depends on the oceanic conditions
TEL +81-(0)193-63-1327
(Jodogahama Marine House)
Opening hours 8:30 a.m.~5 p.m.
Operation period March~November(closed in winter)


Facilities at Jodogahama


Iwate Fishery Science Museum
You will be introduced to the history of fisheries in Iwate, traditional fishing methods, modern fishing methods, and aqua-farming techniques and the future of the fishing industry.
Opening hours 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.(last entry at 4 p.m.)
Closed Mondays(or the next day if the Monday lands on a public holiday), and year-end through New Year holidays
Admission fee
  • General 300 yen
  • students 140 yen
    (Discount applied to groups of 20 people or more)
Address 32-28 Hitachihama-cho, Miyako, Iwate
TEL +81-(0)193-63-5353

Jodogahama Beachビジターセンター

Jodogahama Visitor Center
We inform you about the attractiveness of the natural environment and scenes of not only the Jodogahama area but also the entire Sanriku Reconstruction (Fukko) National Park.
Opening hours 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. (April to October), 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.(November to March)
Closed Year-end through New Year holidays
Admission fee free
Address 32-69 Hitachihama-cho, Miyako, Iwate
TEL +81-(0)193-65-1690

Jodogahama Beachレストハウス

Jodogahama Resthouse
You can enjoy meals in front of Jodogahama Beach, a scenice spot representing Miyako City. Local specialty products are also for sale.
Opening hours 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Closed Open 365 days a year
Address 32 Hitachhama-cho, Miyako, Iwate
TEL +81-(0)193-62-1179

Miyako International Association Facebook Official site

Miyako International Association
1-1-80 Miyamachi, Miyako, 027-0052 Iwate, Japan