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Engetsuto, Shirahama-cho

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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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  • Is the place I love taking pictures on a sunny day or sunset is best able to coast a little walk and walk good.
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  • Sunset is beautiful and famous seems to be a spot. Tourists flock at sunset time, including large-sized buses. Interfere with watching cars come by car transport too well not to do so. Sunset was beautiful.
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  • Sunset time, islets and the sunset is beautiful. Everyone pulled over parked cars, taking photos. Tend to be a backlight is a little disappointing
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