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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. To visit Engetsuto on your trip to Shirahama-cho, use our Shirahama-cho trip planner .
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南紀白浜の外れに有ります！ その穴に夕日が入る時節が有るとの事、多分混んでます！(笑) 写真を撮るだけです！空いてる時間で宜しいのでは！ more »It's on the outskirts of Nanki Shirahama! There is a time when the sunset enters the hole, and it is crowded perhaps! Just take a picture! It's all right in your spare time!
如果當日好運的話可以看到日落從島中間穿過，但我到訪的當天多雲，看到最後竟然被雲遮擋了。附近有一個停車場可以泊車，不過不便宜，一次需要1000日圓。可以選擇在白濱沙灘泊車再預時間步行前往。不同季節看到的角度都不一樣，需要自行選擇最合適的角度才能看到。 more »If the day's good times can see the sunset through the middle, but I came to the day more than, see the last was covered up. There is a parking lot nearby that can be parked, but it's not cheap, it takes 1000 days at a time. You can walk in the White Sands and then take another time. Different quarters see different angles, need to make their own most appropriate angle to see.
Very beautiful place. It’s quite nice to see it during the sunset and if you’re lucky enough you can see it set within the opening on the island(from the right angle) It’s a short walk from the bus centre to see it, but about 15-20 mins to the most popular place to see it set. If you come for a day trip bus bus from Osaka, the last bus leaves at 6:24 (I think) so keep an eye on the time and you can see it these days before you jump on the bus back. There is also a foot bath and small beach really close to the bus centre, so if you don’t want to do the walk you could always relax there and watch the sun set from there too. Curry shop nearby is really good too (near the fishing shop)
Beautiful at any given time of the day. It's fun to listen to locals talk about how this island is connected to couples and their happy ever after. Sadly, you won't be able to go near it but only view it from a distance. You would also surely love to brinf your sweetheart along woth you and view this during the sunset.
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