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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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  • Great is the mystery of nature was the place I feel. Made this way how do you feel strange. Sorry you got off the island ago the sunset! I think more next to plan and would like to view.
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  • The sun sets on the sea and with the right conditions, its possible to capture some stunning pictures for your photo album. 
  • I visited this attraction to capture what people often call the "sunset in the rocks". Definitely, I wasn't disappointed and the sunset is just amazing beyond words. A must go!