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Tojinbo Cliffs

  Oct 25th, 2010

The Tojinbo Cliffs are a natural collection of jagged rock faces about 30 meters tall. A popular sightseeing spot, there are also many regular suicides here (it is said to have the highest rate of suicides with about 25 per year).

Tojinbo Cliffs

Lots of people took a look over the edge. I was happier to stay back at a safe distance and watch the watchers

The rather lonely looking walk up to the cliff area

The rather lonely looking walk up to the cliff area

Lots of good food to enjoy on the walk up

Lots of good food to enjoy on the walk up

This area has the look of a town that has seen more prosperous times

This area has the look of a town that has seen more prosperous times

The view of the ocean and the cliffs starts to appear

The view of the ocean and the cliffs starts to appear

On a cold windy day you might be in danger of being blown off the coast line

On a cold windy day you might be in danger of being blown off the coast line

A look out across the ocean

A look out across the ocean

There are boat tours that take you out looking at the view

There are boat tours that take you out looking at the view

A model of the cliffs looking back from the sea

A model of the cliffs looking back from the sea

The scenery looked a little desolate, although the weather was not the best. Maybe on a sunny day things look better

The scenery looked a little desolate, although the weather was not the best. Maybe on a sunny day things look better

Notice the absence of any railings here to stop people accidentally falling over the edge

Notice the absence of any railings here to stop people accidentally falling over the edge

not sure if someone is being held back here or pushed forward

This is as close as I could get could without feeling like I was going to throw myself over the edge

This is as close as I could get could without feeling like I was going to throw myself over the edge

The boat tour takes you inside the small inlet. Better hope nobody is jumping off the top when your boat is down there

The boat tour takes you inside the small inlet. Better hope nobody is jumping off the top when your boat is down there

A salaryman checks out the sharp drop

A salaryman checks out the sharp drop

This might look easy, but when you get close the vertical drop even lying down gives a sensation that you might fall over

This might look easy, but when you get close the vertical drop even lying down gives a sensation that you might fall over

Looking back to the shops and marine tower

Looking back to the shops and marine tower

There were lots of people walking around in high heels. I was surprised no one fell over on the rocks, or worse still over the edge. Just watching other people running around near the edge was scary enough for me.

Are you afraid of heights?

9 thoughts on “Tojinbo Cliffs”

  1. Nick says:

    Yes. You wouldn’t catch me up there!

    1. Shibuya246 says:

      or down there, presumably 🙂

  2. katiemuffett says:

    I am incredibly bad with heights, so I don’t know if I could handle that experience. What is it about our screwed up human brains that causes that split-second desire to hurl ourselves off a precipice??

    Those are some Lord of the Rings rock formations – very spooky place, especially considering the tainted associations. Kudos to you for getting as close as you did!

  3. perdomot says:

    Funny how these streets are always lined with shops eager to sell you stuff.

  4. perdomot says:

    Would love to be out on the water watching sunset on this boat.

  5. perdomot says:

    Love the view of the ocean from places like this. I can imagine sitting on the rocks during sunrises or sunsets.

  6. Ryudo says:

    That is a great view you had there.
    And I appreciate your efforts for getting so dangerous shots 🙂
    I am a bit afraid of heights myself. If I look down my brain keeps telling me “it’s dangerous”.
    But on the other hand it is an awesome view you get if you are brave enough.

  7. MarijnRongen says:

    The heights would definitely give me the creeps, but the scenery is amazing. The coastline in the Netherlands is just beach and walls, nothing as spectacular and steep as these cliffs, aside from some man-made water defenses.

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