Cape Tappi

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Cape Tappi
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Cape Tappi is the northern most point of the Tsugaru peninsula. The name, Tappi, which literally means “as dragon flies”, was named after the strong winds that blow in the area, just as if a dragon flew. Near the lighthouse, there are stone monuments for various prominent figures with connection to Tsugaru such as Osamu Dazai and Shoin Yoshida.

A Highway for Pedestrians? The Highway Route 339

The section of Highway Route 339 that runs through Cape Tappi is actually a stairway of 362 steps, from the coastal line to the lighthouse. It is the only stair highway route with a total of 388.2 m (1273 feet) in Japan.
The stairway is openly exposed to the strong winds from the Tsugaru Channel, and it has become a popular tourist spot.


Cape Tappi Tourist Information Center Tappi-kan

Tappi-kan was remodeled from the Okuya Inn, which hosted famous figures such as Osamu Dazai and Shiko Munekata. In addition to artifacts of Dazai and Shiko, there are also photographs and paintings of Cape Tappi exhibited at the center.

Address 59-12 Minmayatatsuhama, Sotogahama-machi, Higashitsugaru, Aomori 030-1711
Contact 0174-31-8025
Hours of Operation 9:00~16:00(Final Admission 15:30)
Dates Closed None
Admission Fee Free
URL Cape Tappi Tourist Information Center Tappi-kan Blog (Japanese)

Basic Information

Address Minmayatatsuhama, Sotogahama-machi, Higashitsugaru, Aomori 030-1711
Tel Cape Tappi Tourist Information Center Tappi-kan 0174-31-8025
Fax Cape Tappi Tourist Information Center Tappi-kan 0174-31-8025
Wi-Fi Not Available
URL Cape Tappi Tourist Information Center Tappi-kan Blog (Japanese)

Transportation

[April 25th ~ November 10th] JR Aomori Station Tsugaru Line 1 hour 30 minute ride(¥1,140) JR Minyamatatsuhama Station Sotogahama Town Loop Bus 30 minute ride(¥100) Tappi Lighthouse
[During Winter] JR Aomori Station Tsugaru Line 1 hour 30 minutes(¥1,140) JR Minyamatatsuhama Station Sotogahama Town Loop Bus 25 minute ride (¥100) Tappi Port 5 minute walk Stairwell Highway Route 339

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