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Address: Rinkai, Nishimuro-gun, Shirahama-cho 649-2211, Wakayama Prefecture
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Good photo taking spot

It is a very good spot for photo taking, especially when you are on the jetty. You can also fish there - same as what locals do.

Reviewed 6 April 2017
Singapore, Singapore
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Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 6 April 2017

It is a very good spot for photo taking, especially when you are on the jetty. You can also fish there - same as what locals do.

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Hong Kong, null, Hong Kong
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25 reviews
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Reviewed 15 March 2017

It really needs luck to visit this place. I visited there for 2 days and the first day was blocked by cloud and second day was better, but still blocked by cloud. Even the sun is not really in the middle of the hole, but the view is fantastic.

Thank Forrest03
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7 reviews
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Reviewed 20 January 2017

We've spent so much time to visit the temples in wakayama, so we missed the magic 5 moment. what a shame! When we arrived there, it was already 6:30, everywhere was dark. Stars were so bright to been seen. We took few photos and then went back to Hotel. Next day, before we moved to another destination, we went back... More 

Thank 739pol
Bangkok, Thailand
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16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 20 December 2016

People come to see sunset. During certain month the sun set through the hole of the island but not during December when I visited.

Thank Pornchai W
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24 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 3 December 2016

The sun sets on the sea and with the right conditions, its possible to capture some stunning pictures for your photo album.

Thank Eddie T
Singapore, Singapore
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19 reviews
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Reviewed 2 December 2016 via mobile

I visited this attraction to capture what people often call the "sunset in the rocks". Definitely, I wasn't disappointed and the sunset is just amazing beyond words. A must go!

Thank Ng0110
Singapore, Singapore
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299 reviews
48 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

Nice rock formation along the coast and if timing permits in the late afternoon or before sunset, great camera shots - weather permitting. Parking is done along the side of the highway and a bit of a walk if you do not drive. Some local anglers also fish along the coast.

Thank Michael C
Hong Kong, China
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30 reviews
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Reviewed 23 October 2016

It's nice when you want to go for an evening walk with such a nice view near the coast. The place is easy to be reached by bus or drive. Many locals Japanese also visit this place as it is a sign of Shirahama. Worth to go and they have separate special photo spots for shooting.

Thank adalam2011
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688 reviews
348 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 4 October 2016

What can I say? Nice rocks. This is a small islet with a nearly round hole between them that allows you to see the sun set, if you're properly places. However, the entire Wayayama coast is cheek by jowl with amazing islets and rocky bits, so if you miss Engetsuto, no worries. You'll find something equally impressive wherever you end... More 

Thank hfulghum
Hong Kong, China
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Reviewed 22 September 2016

Engetsu Island is about 400 meters from the coast. If you want to take photo with the background of this sandstone arch, you have to come in the morning; the rest of the day would be impossible because you are always facing with the sun. Tips for those driving to this place is not advisable to park at the fee... More 

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