Explore the Dramatic Uradome Coast on a Guided Kayaking Tour

Overview

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.

Highlights

  • Explore the rugged rock formations and quiet caves of the rias coast
  • See the famous Sengan-Matsushima Island up close from aboard your kayak
  • Choose a clear kayak to feel like you’re floating in the crystal-clear waters
  • Cruise with confidence as you’re led by an English-, Chinese- or Korean-speaking guide
  • Give back to Mother Nature on the eco-tour option, cleaning the coastline as you go

Key Information

Important Information

- The route may vary depending on weather and wave conditions - You may leave luggage at our community center, in this case we will drop you off there after the tour - The community center also has showers and changing facilities (additional charges apply) - If arriving by car, please come directly to the address we will provide - The following measures are in place to protect against COVID-19 — Reception in your own car — Temperature check on reception — Health questionnaire for all guests — All equipment thoroughly disinfected — Guides and guests to wear a mask or face shield except when at sea - This tour requires at least two participants; solo guests may book by paying the two-person price - Children aged 0–9 must be accompanied by an adult - Do not take away any rocks or sea creatures found on the tour - If we have to cancel the tour due to unfavorable conditions, we will inform you by 07:00 on the day of the tour to refund or reschedule - Guests must comply with all COVID-19 prevention measures -Please understand that in booking this activity, we may share your booking information (but without individually identifiable data) to the Ministry of the Environment, with which this activity is affiliated. By making a booking, you signify that you agree to these terms.

Description

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

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