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Rinkai, Shirahama-cho, Nishimuro-gun 649-2211, Wakayama Prefecture
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Beautiful place to view the sunset

It's a beautiful place to look at and take photos of anytime during the day. It's not necessary to... read more

Reviewed 6 August 2017
Melinda G
Osaka, Japan
via mobile
Full moon hole island

An almost perfectly round hole makes for an interesting full-moon look alike. It is on the way... read more

Reviewed 12 June 2017
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  • Very good51%
  • Average17%
  • Poor1%
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“nice view” (5 reviews)
“the sun set” (4 reviews)
Rinkai, Shirahama-cho, Nishimuro-gun 649-2211, Wakayama Prefecture
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Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

It's a beautiful place to look at and take photos of anytime during the day. It's not necessary to take a boat out to have a closer look at it,

Thank Melinda G
Reviewed 12 June 2017

An almost perfectly round hole makes for an interesting full-moon look alike. It is on the way from Ezura beach to Shirahama Beach. A nice walk.

Thank DYA717
Reviewed 5 June 2017 via mobile

A little underwhelmed by this attraction. Strictly speaking it is just a natural structure in which at opportune locations the sun can be seen shining through the hole in the island and photographs beautifully. Otherwise, it is just an island. Sufficient parking spaces were located...More

Thank haroldgoh
Reviewed 7 April 2017

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.

Thank andrewyw_wong
Reviewed 15 March 2017

It really needs luck to visit this place. I visited there for 2 days and the first day was blocked by cloud and second day was better, but still blocked by cloud. Even the sun is not really in the middle of the hole, but...More

Thank Forrest03
Reviewed 20 January 2017

We've spent so much time to visit the temples in wakayama, so we missed the magic 5 moment. what a shame! When we arrived there, it was already 6:30, everywhere was dark. Stars were so bright to been seen. We took few photos and then...More

1  Thank 739pol
Reviewed 20 December 2016

People come to see sunset. During certain month the sun set through the hole of the island but not during December when I visited.

Thank Pornchai W
Reviewed 4 December 2016

The sun sets on the sea and with the right conditions, its possible to capture some stunning pictures for your photo album.

Thank Eddie T
Reviewed 2 December 2016 via mobile

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!

Thank Ng0110
Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

Nice rock formation along the coast and if timing permits in the late afternoon or before sunset, great camera shots - weather permitting. Parking is done along the side of the highway and a bit of a walk if you do not drive. Some local...More

Thank Michael C
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