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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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  • Photo camera through time photo idea would, island rain does not hit Jo and. Just thinking about sight, island of the Sun and in a circle in the middle of the sun sets, I am thrilled. I want to be in the field at this time. "Lucky" was born, this has probably do.
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  • It is a very good spot for photo taking, especially when you are on the jetty. You can also fish there - same as what locals do.  more »
  • Is an island located shirarahama Beach, in the car about 10 minutes north of the hole. Such as the Observatory there but have not pulled over to the side of the road, a little look around, but worth a look
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