100 selected views of Japanese sunsets and sunrises In the year 2000 Kaike Onsen was selected as one of 7 viewing spots by a committee put together to select 100 spots to view the sunrise in Japan and a committee that promotes Japanese sunrise tours. The committee then added 100 selected views of sunsets in Japan, which are currently being narrowed down to 100 selected spots to view sunsets and sunrises in Japan. Sunrises, as seen from Kaike Onsen, are from the direction of the Daisen national park, thus resulting in a magical atmosphere which is highlighted by grand silhouette of the mountain in the background. In particular, the view of the sun rising over the top of Mt. Daisen every November and January makes for a mystical scene that very much suits the name of the diamond Mt. Daisen. The view of the sun setting in the direction of Izumo, the country of the gods, is also well worth seeing. We recommend checking in before sunset. We also provide an official sunset cruise tour.

The Yumigahama peninsula that stretches from Kaike Onsen, Yonago City, through to Sakaiminato City, has been acknowledged as one of the “100 selected places to view Japanese beaches” , an award which was set in memory of the enactment of “Marine Day” of July 20th in 1996. As the name suggests Yumigahama consists of an enormous sandbar with a total length of 17km that creates a unique vista together with Mt. Daisen along its extended coastline. The beautiful topography is best expressed with a metaphor comparing it to the rope of Kunibiki in the myth of Kunibiki from the “Izumo Fudoki” (description of the culture, climate, etc. of Izumo province). Black pine trees planted to prevent the sand eroding are lined up all along the coastline. It is also a rare autogenesis area of false bindweed and beach silver tops, which are both valuable sandy area plants. In summer the beach throngs with tourists who have arrived to enjoy marine leisure activities such as bathing, camping, beach seine fishing, and rod fishing.

The Yumigahama peninsula was also acknowledged as one of “the 100 selected views of Japanese white beach and green pine vistas” in 1987. The sandbar and backdrop of pine tree woods stretching along the coastline of the Sea of Japan create a fantastic vista that indeed suits the name of a white sand and green pine vista. Kaike Onsen also plays a part in looking after the landscape of black pines as they are a symbol of the hot spring town. The pine trees all lean inland, thus revealing the strong wintery seasonal winds they have been exposed to over time. Come to Kaike Onsen, and you too can enjoy these naturally created pieces of art.

The scenery around the Kaike Onsen hot spring district was acknowledged as one of the "100 selected views of Japanese cities" in 1999 by the then Ministry of Construction (currently the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism) and other organizations, thus providing the area with its representative value as a city with an excellent urban view in Japan. What was most highly acclaimed was the fine balance between the natural environment, being backed by the Sea of Japan and Mr. Daisen, and the functional yet scenic seawalls along the coastline and urban spaces. The geography of the hot spring district is easy to understand as the streets running from south to north are named “1 Jo” to “9 Jo” streets, respectively, while those running from east to west are named “Triathlon street” , “Onsen central street” , “Shiosai street” and “Nagisa no sanpo-michi (shore promenade) street” , with a number of poles indicating the street names being installed at a variety of points along the streets.

100 selected views of Japanese sunsets and sunrises In the year 2000 Kaike Onsen was selected as one of 7 viewing spots by a committee put together to select 100 spots to view the sunrise in Japan and a committee that promotes Japanese sunrise tours. The committee then added 100 selected views of sunsets in Japan, which are currently being narrowed down to 100 selected spots to view sunsets and sunrises in Japan. Sunrises, as seen from Kaike Onsen, are from the direction of the Daisen national park, thus resulting in a magical atmosphere which is highlighted by grand silhouette of the mountain in the background. In particular, the view of the sun rising over the top of Mt. Daisen every November and January makes for a mystical scene that very much suits the name of the diamond Mt. Daisen. The view of the sun setting in the direction of Izumo, the country of the gods, is also well worth seeing. We recommend checking in before sunset. We also provide an official sunset cruise tour.

The Yumigahama peninsula that stretches from Kaike Onsen, Yonago City, through to Sakaiminato City, has been acknowledged as one of the “100 selected places to view Japanese beaches” , an award which was set in memory of the enactment of “Marine Day” of July 20th in 1996. As the name suggests Yumigahama consists of an enormous sandbar with a total length of 17km that creates a unique vista together with Mt. Daisen along its extended coastline. The beautiful topography is best expressed with a metaphor comparing it to the rope of Kunibiki in the myth of Kunibiki from the “Izumo Fudoki” (description of the culture, climate, etc. of Izumo province). Black pine trees planted to prevent the sand eroding are lined up all along the coastline. It is also a rare autogenesis area of false bindweed and beach silver tops, which are both valuable sandy area plants. In summer the beach throngs with tourists who have arrived to enjoy marine leisure activities such as bathing, camping, beach seine fishing, and rod fishing.

The Yumigahama peninsula was also acknowledged as one of “the 100 selected views of Japanese white beach and green pine vistas” in 1987. The sandbar and backdrop of pine tree woods stretching along the coastline of the Sea of Japan create a fantastic vista that indeed suits the name of a white sand and green pine vista. Kaike Onsen also plays a part in looking after the landscape of black pines as they are a symbol of the hot spring town. The pine trees all lean inland, thus revealing the strong wintery seasonal winds they have been exposed to over time. Come to Kaike Onsen, and you too can enjoy these naturally created pieces of art.

The scenery around the Kaike Onsen hot spring district was acknowledged as one of the "100 selected views of Japanese cities" in 1999 by the then Ministry of Construction (currently the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism) and other organizations, thus providing the area with its representative value as a city with an excellent urban view in Japan. What was most highly acclaimed was the fine balance between the natural environment, being backed by the Sea of Japan and Mr. Daisen, and the functional yet scenic seawalls along the coastline and urban spaces. The geography of the hot spring district is easy to understand as the streets running from south to north are named “1 Jo” to “9 Jo” streets, respectively, while those running from east to west are named “Triathlon street” , “Onsen central street” , “Shiosai street” and “Nagisa no sanpo-michi (shore promenade) street” , with a number of poles indicating the street names being installed at a variety of points along the streets.