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“Beautiful & serene”
Review of Amaharashi Coast

Amaharashi Coast
Ranked #2 of 114 things to do in Takaoka
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 28 May 2018

We drove and park at the newly open Michinoeki Amaharashi. There are cafe, information center, toilets, shop for souvenir, viewing platforms and even shades for bicycles.
Information center is open from 9am-7pm whereas 1F-3F are open 24 hours a day. Enjoyed the view from the cafe’s glass panel. Great food too.

Thank DorothyCheong
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Reviewed 20 March 2018

We recently made a visit to the Amaharashi Coast Beach for a nice stroll along the beach and to take some photos. It is located right beside the railway station.

The view of the 3,000m tall Mt Tate Mountain range across the water was truly stunning, especially with the mountains still covered in snow.

Last Sunday, the weather was kind, the mountain view stunningly clear and there were lots of people walking the beautiful beach, fishing for sea urchins or taking photos of the mountains.

There are vending machines for drinks near the station, but I haven't noticed many open shops or restaurants along the street across from the railway line and beach. Mind you, both times I've been have been here were mid Winter and now, early Spring. Maybe Summer is a different story.

In any case, if you wake up and the day is a clear one, it is well worth heading this way for a half day to take in the scenery as you walk along the sand or around the rockpools.

You can catch a train right to the spot on the Himi-Johana line from either of Takaoka's railway stations, just head towards Himi for about 5 or 6 stops.

Thank 1966Jamo
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Reviewed 16 June 2017

On our way to Himi, we got off the train 2 stops early (at Amaharashi), walked about 8km, most of it along the beach, and had the pleasure of being able to regularly turn around and gaze at the beautiful snow-capped mountains in the distance. You have walk a few hundred meters back from Amaharashi Station to the small shrine on the beach to gain access to the beach. Great way to enjoy the coast (on a clear day).

Thank TokyoRory
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Reviewed 26 February 2017

The coast is accessible by public transport evident by the train station here. Though one needs to check on the frequency of service. If driving there are limited parking space around the station.

The way to the coast from the station is via a crossing further up from the station. Once across, one will be walking along the beach with the train line next to you. The waters are so calm and serene it is a good place for an late afternoon/evening walk. On a clearer day one can see the Tateyama mountains as the backdrop to the rocky little islet just off the coast.

It was all nice except when coming further up the beach we found so much litter and trash. That was a little disappointing.

Thank Melvin M
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Reviewed 21 February 2017

It was possibly the most unforgettable train ride I had.

The JR Himi Line (氷見線) is only 16.5 km in total, but the scenery definitely blew my mind, in particular the Amaharashi Coast.

The name Amaharashi comes from a legend whereby Minamoto no Yoshitsune (源義経), a nobleman and a military commander, waited under an unusually shaped rock until the showers stopped.

One day I will be here again to get a glimpse of the Tateyama Mountain Range.

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