3 Pulse-Pounding Sheer Cliffs

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A stunning view of cliffs, formations shaped by nature itself, is a huge draw to many people, often leading to the cliffs’ use as a location for filming, including suspense dramas.
This article will introduce a selection of carefully chosen pulse-pounding sheer cliffs.

1. Fukui Prefecture, Tojinbo

Tojinbo has been designated as a Natural Monument of Japan as well as a scenic spot. Rough waves smash against the cliffs, which stand 20 meters tall or greater. There are no handrails, so just being on the cliffs is thrilling. The cliffs have been frequently used as a location for filming suspense dramas.

Tojinbo
Tojinbo

2. Chiba Prefecture, Mt. Nokogiri, “Jigoku Nozoki”

Mt. Nokogiri’s “Jigoku Nozoki,” or “Hell Peek Point,” is a popular pulse-pounding location where visitors can look down at a terrifying angle from atop a sheer cliff. Photos taken from a side view are sure to be thrilling! The summit is easily accessible by ropeway.

Jigoku Nozoki
Jigoku Nozoki
Address
Nokogiriyama, Kyonanmachi, Awagun, Chiba
Official Website
Official Website (Japanese)

3. Tokushima Prefecture, Iya Valley, “Mannekin Pis”

The “Mannekin Pis” statue is an iconic point of Iya Valley. The statue is located atop a rock that juts out from a cliff, a height of about 200 meters from the bottom of the valley. The area combines a thrilling view with beautiful nature. The statue originates from a tale that says that children once used the cliff as a test of courage.

Mannekin Pis
Mannekin Pis
Address
Ikedachomatsuo, Miyoshi City, Tokushima
Official Website
Official Website (Japanese)