Sea of Japan Photos

Audrey and I decided, at the advice of a friend, to drive to the Sea of Japan. The Sea of Japan is on the western coast of Japan and about 2 1/2 hours west through the mountains from Yonezawa. 

Audrey with the Sea behind her. Jagged rocks right up and in the ocean were common. Small towns are usally in the flatter places. 

A little of the strong surf's handywork. 

The sand where we visited was very coarse with small pebbles and larger smooth rocks. 

This is a closer image of some of the beach rocks. 

The sea waves pounded all along the coast. Care to go surfing?? 

Here's me letting Audrey take over the camera for a bit. 

This is a little shrine right next to the ocean. There are shrines everywhere in Japan. You can see the red gate leading to the shrine and the shrine itself on top of the rock. 

This is down on beach level with the land silhouetted against the sky. 

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