Cruise along the Uradome Coast and explore its cliffs and caves in a way that sightseeing boats can never match! A multilingual guide will take you to hidden coves, mysterious tunnels, and stunning rock formations in a solo, double, or clear kayak.
The Uradome Coast in Tottori Prefecture is a rias coast, a landform that brings the sea and coast together in stark contrast, with dramatic cliffs and rugged inlets in abundance. On this kayaking adventure, you’ll weave in and out of these fascinating features as no other tour can. In the San’in Kaigan National Park, itself part of a Global Geopark, this coastline is rich in sights to discover. The waters of the coast are the clearest of Japan’s main island, with visibility up to 24 meters. Beaches, coves, and inlets are home to a variety of colorful marine life. And above it all, the rugged rocks are sprinkled with hardy pine trees that give the impression of a giant bonsai garden — most notably the hollow, pine-topped, pyramid-shaped Sengan-Matsushima Island. The regular Uradome Coast Sea Kayak Tour lasts about 2 ½ hours, cleaning tours about 2 hours, and clear kayak tours about 1 ¾ hours. Tours are available every day from April to October, and roughly follow the below schedule (this example is for the 09:00 Uradome Coast Sea Kayak Tour): 08:50 — Optional: Pickup from Iwami Station 09:00 — Gather at the community center; get changed for the tour 09:10 — Transfer to Ajiro Port (or other departure point, depending on the course) 09:20 — Arrive at the port; briefing and warm-up exercises 09:30 — Kayak along the Uradome Coast — weave in and out of caves and inlets, cleaning the coast as you go 11:20 — Arrive back at Ajiro Port 11:30 — Tour disbands at Ajiro Port; drop-off at Iwabi Station or the community center on request