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Rinkai, Shirahama-cho, Nishimuro-gun 649-2211, Wakayama Prefecture
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Catch the sun setting through a hole in the rocks

A unique 20 minutes watching the sun go down and eventually catching it through the hole in the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Fantastic !!

This is a must see!! We reached about 4.45pm & waited for the sun to set. As we self drive, we... read more

Reviewed 6 November 2017
Singapore, Singapore
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“the sun set” (4 reviews)
Rinkai, Shirahama-cho, Nishimuro-gun 649-2211, Wakayama Prefecture
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A unique 20 minutes watching the sun go down and eventually catching it through the hole in the rocks. Not something that I thought can be done but if you stand in the right direction, some nice photos can be taken.

Thank TravellerfromSIN
Reviewed 6 November 2017 via mobile

This is a must see!! We reached about 4.45pm & waited for the sun to set. As we self drive, we just park the car at a car park along the road but we later realised that lots of cars just park along the road...More

Thank SoHengHeng
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
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