Tojinbo Tower, Sakai
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Tōjinbō is a series of basaltic cliffs on the Sea of Japan in Japan. It is located in the Antō part of Mikuni-chō in Sakai, Fukui Prefecture. The cliffs stretch for 1km.FormationThe cliffs' rocks were originally formed 12- to 13-million years ago during the Miocene Epoch due to various volcanic activities. Their shape has been formed through the years by erosion from sea waves.LegendsOne legend has it that a corrupt Buddhist priest from Heisen-ji, a local temple, so enraged the populace that they dragged him from the temple to the sea and, at Tōjinbō, threw the priest into the sea. His ghost is still said to haunt the area.An alternate legend says that the name Tōjinbō comes from a dissolute Buddhist monk. According to the legend, a Buddhist monk named Tōjinbō, who was disliked by everyone, fell in love with a beautiful princess named Aya. Tōjinbō was tricked by another admirer of Princess Aya and was pushed off these cliffs. The legend says that ever after that time Tōjinbō's vengeful ghost would go on a rampage around the same time every year at this place, causing strong winds and rain. Some decades later, an itinerant priest took pity on Tōjinbō and held a memorial service for him. After that, the storms ceased. SuicidesTōjinbō is also a well-known place in Japan to commit suicide. According to statistics, as many as 25 people commit suicide by jumping off the 70-foot-high cliffs annually, a number which has risen and fallen with Japan's national economic hardships and unemployment rates. In the 2000s, Yukio Shige a retired police officer, frustrated at having had to fish so many bodies out of the sea and the inaction of local authorities, began patrolling the cliffs for potential jumpers. As of 2015 it was reported that he and the volunteers at the NPO he founded have saved over 500 lives.To visit Tojinbo Tower and other attractions in Sakai, use our Sakai holiday planner.
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有料でここへわざわざ行くのはあくまで写真撮るためと休憩(居眠り)のためです。３連休明けの平日でもあり、閑散としていました。高さも今では「低い」方に入るタワーだし(地上５５ｍ、海からでも約１００ｍ)，古いし、売店も充実していないし、おまけに２階部分の店舗は(多分)廃業しているのか、積み重ねた椅子やテーブルが窓ガラス越しに見えているし・・・ただ、座る椅子だけは内部に沢山あるので・・・写真を一通り撮った... read more »It is to take photos in here go all the way in and for the rest (snooze). Had a quiet even during the week of the three-day weekend after the. And enters the high now that lower Tower (55 m, sea from approximately 100 m), because only the Chair or old and not equipped with shops as well, and second floor parts stores (maybe) out of business are stacked chairs and table looks through the window and I just sit there inside... one after you take pictures with a 20 minute NAP 洒落込mimashita.... Good now...show original
東尋坊にある、タワーとしては背の低い建物です。今回は外からの観光だけ。市街地ではないので、登る価値があるかどうかははなはだ疑問です。Is low as the tower building located in tojinbo. This is just out of tourism. Urban areas now is whether or not it is worth the climb, so not is very doubtful.show original
昔はそれなりの観光名所だったと思うのですが、高さもあまりなく廃れた感じです。あるいみレトロというか昭和の時代を感じるにはいいかなあとおもいます。It is obsolete I used was a tourist attraction in its own way, but not height. Feeling, or rather retro feel of the Showa era I think refreshing.show original
Dramatic rock faces facing the Japan sea. There's a great little market street with many seafood vendors.
Went in winter. Waves were massive. Huge chunks of rocky earth had cracked off into the sea and jutted out at angles into the sky. So wish I could have understood the geological explanations at the site, but I could only get some of the Japanese. Incredible sight and experience.
Nobu WatAnecdotes about tojinbo is something like the following. Hiraizumi Temple of MOSS is famous. Was in was in hiraizumi temple monks, unsourced "tojinbo". Monk thought in the vandalism against evil, people somehow want to hiraizumi temple monks and the makara sense just in case (Magara remember just over one woman tojinbo feud was), binge drinking and committed tojinbo, lured to the top of the cliff. And the victim albeit prospectus, Magara sense just in case their tojinbo sea a decided to kill them. Tojinbo just after the sea is furious (tojinbo hatred?? ), Makara sensation just swallowed it. Rough wind blows the sea in tojinbo was to kill them every year, 4/5 said. How far from hiraizumi Temple head and so on. In the early 8th century in hiraizumi Temple white shrine of the founder. Keeping hachirozaemon ago the restoration, the legitimation which is now located in Hakusan shrine is famous. Tojinbo and suit sights?. He dollar, Tantei night scoop, became famous for his fine would be I guess!? In tojinbo, dollar man says it is not. Can be injured, suffer from so many. Tojinbo can consult first of all facilities and activities. Talking to someone can feel easier. Not a recipe for disaster with anyone no matter how positive thinking alone. It is still to talk to people.show original
増田雅敏You can see the cliffs. Tension goes up to look good in the suspense. Look like detaining suicide, but did not seem suicidal attraction to tourist destination in the pay phone 10 yen ball and placed in a poster is affixed to a little cold came back. A front and back, light and darkness and feel the best I can.show original
Chan CoolyYou expect the spread to the grandeur of the scenery along the coast on the way any great cliffs and pretty touristy atmosphere may be losing momentum. You can go up close view of the cliff so not with special safety barriers. Would own you when you fall? Also because you may experience compared to the landscape visible from the vicinity of the Observatory just really go out with rock cliffs are quite disappointed at the Observatory, now go ahead and could be interesting. If you think about it real cliffs, so inaccessible are hard from.show original
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