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.
With gently revolving wind turbines and 18,000 azalea blossoming, this knoll makes for a lovely photo spot!Read more
Motonosumi Shrine was selected by CNN Travel as one of the "31 Most Beautiful Places in Japan."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