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Enjoyed checking out the "dragon's eyes"

These deep pools, produced by cave ins following erosion, are very similar to the Yucatan cenote... read more

Reviewed February 16, 2019
Tokyo, Japan
Interesting pair of ponds

These are two round ponds linked to each other under the sea. In the parking lot are a couple... read more

Reviewed November 9, 2016
Chicago, Illinois
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Feb 16, 2019
“Enjoyed checking out the "dragon's eyes"”
Jan 6, 2018
“Amazing ponds by the sea”
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Reviewed February 16, 2019

These deep pools, produced by cave ins following erosion, are very similar to the Yucatan cenote, and evoke the same sense of mystery. It was overcast the day I was there, so the water looked almost black--more mystery! Apparently locals refer to these two pools...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Banda-in-Japan
Reviewed January 6, 2018 via mobile

These ponds are located on the north of Shimoji island. It was raining,when we went,but pond's color was beutiful deep blue. One pond is 45m depth.It becomes convinience for long IRABU island bridge, You should visit.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank akikoi124
Reviewed July 7, 2017 via mobile

you can miss it or you can go to see it if you have time around the island. it is just another amazing things to see a nature.

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank darfianti
Reviewed June 13, 2017

Found this place by accident, but really glad we did! Wish we'd done the dive that allows you to swim into the pools from the ocean! Maybe next time!

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Drew B
Reviewed December 16, 2016

My husband remembered visiting this place when he was little. He said that you can swim under the rocks to the ocean. I probably won't be doing that in this lifetime, but it was quite lovely see the parts visible from land. For those that...More

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank VaAlleyCat
Reviewed November 9, 2016

These are two round ponds linked to each other under the sea. In the parking lot are a couple signs describing the local lore surrounding the creation of the two ponds, They are reached by a 10 minute walk along some heavy vegetation. One plant...More

Date of experience: November 2016
1  Thank chitownsam
Reviewed July 23, 2016 via mobile

Maybe next time I will scuba in these 2 pond like holes. Apparently these are connected to the ocean via a under water tunnel and it's fantastic for scuba diving. No admission fee, about a 75 meters walk in a shaded walk way to the...More

Date of experience: July 2016
1  Thank p4knyc
Reviewed February 6, 2016 via mobile

It was windy when we went (Feb) but an easy walk along paved roads and a partially completed boardwalk. The boardwalk doesn't extend all the way to shore and looks as if it's undergoing some sort of renovations. There are a few benches to sit...More

Date of experience: February 2016
Thank Zutaloo
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