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The sun miss the hole

Was there on a cloudy date but the sunset is still very pretty. However the sun cannot appear on... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Good view for sunset

I didn't go during sunset but the morning. It was slippery while walking toward the sea during low... read more

Reviewed 11 March 2018
Hong Kong, China
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Rinkai, Shirahama-cho, Nishimuro-gun 649-2211, Wakayama Prefecture
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Was there on a cloudy date but the sunset is still very pretty. However the sun cannot appear on the hole of the island. Be there in the summer if you would like to have the postcard photo taken.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank BobBobGolden
Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

We go there in summer if we go in spring or Autumn the sun will fall in the hole according to the description in the signage. Easily accessible if you are driving

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank D5927AOdavidl
Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

Nice view but a bit hard to reach. I have to transit in one of the station to reach there from my hotel

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank abbeyl111
Reviewed 16 May 2018 via mobile

Even under gray skies at sunset, this natural arch rock formation is a lovely sight. It makes a nice destination for a walk from the hotel.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank conifer_doc
Reviewed 8 April 2018

This rock formation is the symbol of Shirahama and we spotted it all over Wakayama Prefecture. There are boat trips that sail around it. Otherwise, we enjoyed a picnic at the shore and soaking our feet in the nearby free public foot onsen!

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Saranger
Reviewed 11 March 2018 via mobile

I didn't go during sunset but the morning. It was slippery while walking toward the sea during low tide. You better wear suitable shoes with it.

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank Casey_An
Reviewed 6 February 2018

My wife and I visited this place around 4 pm. No entry fee. Easy to reach by road signage or GPS. Some free parking slots provided. It is much romantic and beautiful if visit during sunset. As I need to back hotel to enjoy the...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank German C
Reviewed 27 December 2017

Please check what time the sunsets cause you ;ll want to see the sun slowly dropping exactly into the point in between the rocks. Our guide was super responsible. Need to also exercise caution when taking photograph as the area is near the road and...More

Date of experience: December 2017
1  Thank Audreyhw
Reviewed 8 December 2017 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.

Date of experience: December 2017
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

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank SoHengHeng
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