Genre : Shrines & Temples
Area : Yuya & Heki
The impressive structure of this pair of rocks faces the rough waves of the Sea of Japan from Tateishi Fishing Harbor, and is said to be only one of a few pairs of such great rock pairs in Japan.
On the summit is enshrined a wooden sculpture of the bodhisattva Kannon, ornamented with gold leaf. The shrine serves as a visual reminder of the intense faith of the simple coast peoples, as it is said to be a relic passed on after the Shimabara Rebellion of 1637.
Motonosumi Shrine was selected by CNN Travel as one of the "31 Most Beautiful Places in Japan."Read more
This tiny island is situated at the tip of the Mukatsu Peninsula, a nationally-designated scenic area and natural memorial.Read more
Nii-no-hama Spider Lily Field
The spider lilies here bloom alongside the ocean, and are prefecturally-designated as a natural memorialRead more