This group of rock formations in Sanriku Fukko (reconstruction) National Park that extends from southern Aomori Prefecture to the Oshika Peninsula in Miyagi Prefecture is one of its officially designated a Place of Scenic Beauty. The cove known as Ogama has been carved out of the rock in the shape of a rounded cooking pot, giving the landform its name (ogama means big pot in Japanese). There's a view of the waves continually breaking against it from Hanzo. Another formation in the shape of a slender stone tower is about 16 meters high. Two meters broke off due to the tsunami that resulted from the 1896 Sanriku earthquake, so it's known as the Oreishi, or broken rock. There is also a promenade between running between Ogama and Hanzo, a rest house, and a parking lot.
Karuwa Town, Kesennuma City, Miyagi ken [map]
- Parking Lot
Information Sources: NAVITIME JAPAN
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Miyagi Main Areas
Lying along the northeastern coast of Japan, Miyagi prefecture is home to lashings of natural parks, oysters, and hot springs. While the bustling city of Sendai offers some simple city entertainment, it's the Matsushima islands that deserve the most attention, having boosted the prefecture's reputation as one of Japan's most scenic views.