This beautiful spot on the Sea of Japan coast is famous throughout Japan and beyond. Because of the dramatic and picturesque cliffs and views, but unfortunately more because of the location's reputation as a great place to end it all. If it's permissible to call such a place such a thing, then I suppose it really is. The beauty of the scenery is impressive, sadly, so too are annual suicide statistics.
On such a gorgeous day, I didn't get the unnerving feeling (Glencoe syndrome?) of being surrounded by the tormented souls of a thousand spirits from the wild beyond, but I could easily imagine how on another day I might.
Here are some of the shots I took:
|Through the trees|
|Old iron ring|
|Exit through the gift shop (as always)|