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PLEASURE BOAT CRUISE

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SAN'IN MATSUSHIMA PLEASURE BOAT CRUISE

A member of the Global Geoparks Network
A pleasure boat cruise around

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Enjoy a relaxing cruise accompanied by gulls around a world-class geographical and geological heritage

The natural San’in Kaigan Geopark is a member of the Global Geoparks Network. It is an extraordinary area, and a valuable geographical and geological heritage, showing the progression from the age when the Japanese archipelago was a part of the Asian continent to the present day.

With the San’in Kaigan National Park at its center, the San’in Kaigan Geopark stretches
approximately 120 km from Cape Kyogamisaki in Kyotango City, Kyoto Prefecture in the east, to Aoya-cho, Tottori City in the west, and up to 30 km north to south.
The Uradome Coast Pleasure Boat travels through the geopark area, taking you up close to magnificent oddly shaped rocks and amazing sights as it winds its way between islands and reefs.

Boarding takes place at Ajiro Port, where the official character of Iwami-cho, “Iwamin,” greets visitors as they embark on the 40 minute cruise.

Visitors are given a shrimp snack called Kappa Ebisen when they board the boat. Thrown into the air, the snacks are caught by gulls in no time at all. The boat leaves the port accompanied by the flock of gulls.

The first sight to appear is Sengan Matsushima Island, which is one of the symbols of the Uradome Coast. In the center of the island, which has a circumference of 50 meters and a height of 10 meters, is a tunnel with a depth of 20 meters. A splendid pine tree with connections to the lord of the Tottori domain stands on the summit.

Next is Oshiroi-no-dangai, a 70 meter-high precipice which appears to have been painted white. However, it is wild cormorant droppings that have colored the cliff white.
The trip is one of continuous amazement, with so many sights, including islands of different sizes, caves, and oddly shaped rocks, appearing before one’s eyes.

Water clarity at Uradome Coast extends to 25 meters,
deeper than the sea around Ishigaki Island

“Water clarity here at Kamogaiso Coast extends to 25 meters. We can see down to the seabed,” says the boat captain, his words echoing around the boat.

“Someone said it was clearer than the sea around Ishigaki Island. The clarity is truly amazing!” says Captain Uchiyama, in admiration.

This luxurious island cruise offers views of natural works of art, created over an extremely long period of time by the rough waters of the Sea of Japan, the wind and the snow. On the 40 minute cruise, you also experience a time slip, as you are taken right back to the primitive era.

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  • ●Approximately 15 minutes by bus bound for Tottori Station from JR Iwami Station. Get off at Shimameguri Yuransen Noriba-mae stop.

  • ●2182 Otani, Iwami-cho, Iwami-gun, Tottori Prefecture

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