The Dragon Spout | Visiter Nagato, Japon

Visit Nagato Yamaguchi Japan

Visit Nagato Yamaguchi Japan

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The Dragon Spout

Genre : Merveilles de la nature

Area : Yuya & Heki

A extraordinary sight in which the ocean waves strike the cliffside and rise up vertically before your eyes!

Best viewed in the winter, this water spout phenomenon is caused by the northern winds blasting a spray of ocean water up to a maximum height of 30 meters into the air, making it visible from a fair distance. The spout looks almost as though Ryugu, a dragon god living under the sea, had blasted a great spurt of water up towards the sky. The sight of the falling droplets reflecting like silver sand against the sunlight is also a treat for visitors.
The story of the undersea dragon has been popular with the local for many years, and during droughts many came here to pray to the dragon god for rain.


Due to weather conditions, the spout may not be visible every day. Motonosumi Shrine is in the same location.

Tsuo, Yuya, Nagato, Yamaguchi Prefecture 759-4712
Access via public bus or train is difficult.
Please access the shrine via rental car or taxi.

By car (from within Nagato):
20 minute drive from Nagato-shi Station on the JR San'in Main Line

By car (from outside Nagato):
60 minutes from the Mine Interchange on the Chugoku Expressway
*Please enter one of the following into your car's GPS navigation system.
- "Ryuuguunoshiofuki" In Japanese: 龍宮の潮吹(りゅうぐうのしおふき)
- "Shiokaze" (nearby restaurant) In Japanese: 汐風 (Telephone number: 0837-32-2003)
Open Hours