Paths along the cliffs afford wonderful views of the rocks and the sea. (Photo: Larry Knipfing)

Fukui's Tojinbo Cliffs

Beauty and tragedy at the Sea of Japan

Larry Knipfing   - 1分鐘閱讀時間

The Tojinbo Cliffs are truly beautiful. Jutting out into the Japan Sea, they are at once, both beatiful and tragic. The beauty part is easy to understand. Just look and see and fall in love. The tragedy comes from the fact that it is a favorite suicide jumping spot for those who no longer care to live – 25 or so per year. The cliffs, situated near the sleepy town of Mikuni, are easily Fukui Prefecture's biggest tourist draw.


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Larry Knipfing

Larry Knipfing @larry.knipfing

Born on Long Island, New York in 1958, I have spent the last 30 years of my life living in Japan, and enjoying every minute of it! I especially love photography, and Japan is definitely one of the most beautiful places in the world to photograph! My other love is fiction writing and I have pub...