Sanriku Fukko (Reconstruction) National Park
The Sanriku Fukko National Park was built as part of the effort to revitalize Sanriku, the coastline struck by the Great East Japan Earthquake. All along the Tanesashi Coast in Hachinohe City, Aomori, one finds gigantic, oddly shaped rocks and sandy beaches, as well as over 500 types of wildflowers and plants including Nippon daisies. From the shore, one can see Kabushima Island, a famous breeding ground for black-tailed gulls. Mt. Hashikami in the town of Hashikami is also a popular spot for torch azaleas.