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Rinkai, Shirahama-cho, Nishimuro-gun, Wakayama Prefecture 649-2211, Japan
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Marinas, Beaches, Bodies of Water
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

It's a nice rock formation to admire and if you are there at sun set you can get an amazing shot of the sun trough the hole in the middle of the rock(if the whether allows it). Got some great shots and a clear sky for the sun set till the very end when some clouds got in the way... More

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Milan, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

This is another of Shirahama symbols and worth a visit if you are in town. It's a must-see at late afternoon and especially at sunset when the sun appears in the rock's hole. Unfortunately, you can only see it from distance or sail around with glass bottom boats, but not reach it.

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2013

Most of the tourists go there for the view of sunset and I was one of them. Cant take the hot that the sun passing thought the hole of the rock. Though, still a place worth going. Easy to access, can drop off there by bus.

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2011

We were there in Feb 2010. The unique looking rock set up a very beautiful picture at the sea. The hole at the center of the rock when view during sunrise and sunset was supposed to be extremely gorgeous. However, it was raining almost whole day when we were in Shirahama so no chance to see it with our own... More

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