In the summer, Noheji Kaihin Park bustles with people who come to enjoy Tofugaura Beach facing Mutsu Bay. Enjoy views of the Shimokita Peninsula from this family-friendly beach, with shallow water and gentle waves that even small children can play in. The rest facility Marine House Tofugaura, located adjacent to the seashore, is open throughout the beach season. This is convenient and clean swimming beach is equipped with changing rooms, hot water showers (for a fee), and toilets. The grassy area in the park can be used to set up tents, so you can also enjoy a real camping experience or barbeque while swimming at the beach. Noheji Kaihin Park and Tofugaura Beach are great places to create summertime memories with your family and friends.
This area was once famous for producing sugagomo (woven sedge mats), so much so that it was even recited in Japanese classical waka poetry as “Tofu no Sugagomo.” It is said the mats were even dedicated to the Imperial Court, and since then this area has been called Tofugaura. Inside the park is a stone monument inscribed with “Tofugaura”; it was erected to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the area becoming a town. You can feel the long history of the area just by gazing at the seashore lined with pine groves. Even in other seasons, you can enjoy a luxurious time here relaxing in the slow-paced and serene atmosphere, which offers a contrast to the bustling summer.