Toujinbou (or Tojinbo) is the very steep rocky coast facing the Sea of
Japan, and is about 6 km west of Awara hot spring resort.
The length of the coast is about 2 km, and the whole coastline has the cliffs over 25 meters high.
The rocks are andesitic, and were formed by activity of a volcano about
12-13 million years ago.
Many columnar joints are formed, and the scale of Toujinbou is one of the largest three places in the world.
So it is very precious from an geological viewpoint, so it is designeted as a national natural treasure.
There are several unique rocks along the coast, and we can view from
the pleasure boat.
It takes about 30 minutes to sail. We can board the boat near Toujinbou bus stop.
Around Toujinbou bus stop, there are some souvenir shops.
Also there is Toujinbou Tower which is an observatory with a restaurant near the shops.
From there, a walking trail along the coast is set up. It leads toward
northwest, and the length is about 4 km.
And Oshima Island is about 2 km northwest of the town.
Toujinbou is known for suicide place.
So the people around here set several signs saying to help prevent from committing suicide.
Run on Hokuriku Expressway, and exit at Kanaza Exit. Then about 21 km to Toujinbou.