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Engetsuto, Shirahama-cho
(3.9/5 based on 280+ reviews on the web)
Just off the Rinkai shore sits Engetsuto, a small rock island famous for its circular hole formation. Waves and wind have caused the siltstone, sandstone, and conglomerate rock to erode, over time creating the hollow section. Clear blue water surrounds the island, where the hole perfectly faces out toward the horizon. Many people come here for the sunset experience, as the sun pierces through the island when it is perfectly aligned. Make sure you bring your camera. Plan to visit Engetsuto during your Shirahama-cho vacation using our convenient Shirahama-cho trip itinerary maker.
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  • Car running, "Oh! It's that! "And you can see right away. However, no parking. Stopped the car in front of the shop has the shutter. And across the road, the curves have the car so come, so caution is required. At sunset, sunset was great and it was just watching this interesting form of natural sculptures, even without the 10 minutes.
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  • See the island sunset on my way downtown and take out meal and was very lucky. If should we at sunset on the island falls exactly is?
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  • It's nice when you want to go for an evening walk with such a nice view near the coast. The place is easy to be reached by bus or drive. Many locals Japanese also visit this place as it is a sign of S...  more »