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Address: Kujinogawa, Higashimuro-gun, Kushimoto-cho 649-3511, Wakayama Prefecture
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Interesting Rock Formation In A Poor Setting

The Hashigui-iwa rock formation on the water front of Kushimoto is very interesting and unlike any other formation. It juts out into the bay pointing to Oshima lsand , the... read more

Reviewed 20 December 2016
Greater Melbourne, Australia
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Greater Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 20 December 2016

The Hashigui-iwa rock formation on the water front of Kushimoto is very interesting and unlike any other formation. It juts out into the bay pointing to Oshima lsand , the southern most point of Hoshu , the main island of Japan.The rocks are very intersting and a great tourist place but the shoreline where the rocks are has some factories... More 

Thank Oldjack
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Reviewed 3 December 2016

Located just about a 10 minutes drive away from the lovely sandy beach of Shirahama. You can walk along the rock formations during low tide and is supposedly a very nice venue to capture the sunset. Its a popular rest stop amongst the locals to take in the beautiful scenery. Lots of parking space, clean toilets and a couple of... More 

Thank Eddie T
Macau, China
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Reviewed 20 November 2016

I have ever been Osaka with my family in August 2016. I took this picture in Osaka Wakayama. This beautiful landscape is called Hashigui-iwa(橋杭岩). When I arrived there, I were shocked because of limpid water, the solemn of rocks, and the sky. Hashigui-iwa has amazing story. However, the story you can search in the internet, so I do not mark... More 

Thank sherrycheang
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 May 2016 via mobile

Very easy to reach, free huge parking lot, nice shop with various food and souvenir. Recommend to try Arida orange, not expensive.

1 Thank Wichuta R
Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2016

Interesting natural rock formation, located a couple of km NE of Kushimoto, on National Highway 42 on the way to Katsuura. Fascinating legend of how the rocks came to be, lined up straight and stretching 850 metres towards Oshima Island. It is a designated national monument, and was created by the effects of wind and waves over a long period... More 

1 Thank LCWW
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Reviewed 19 March 2016 via mobile

Reminds me of the 12 apostles along the Ocean Road near Melbourne, Australia. Comparatively smaller in size, but more accessible. We spent some time clambering around the rocks and enjoying a close-up view. Not worth a specific trip, but would make a nice stop if you are in the Kii peninsular.

Thank J00lsC
Hong Kong
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Reviewed 18 February 2016

We only stayed there for 1 night for tour of the Hashikui-Iwa Rocks which was very near to the Hotel (about 5 mins. drive). We went to the Beach, the Dock and then to The Rocks. It was fun walking among some of the debris and taking photos. Do allow to spend more time there, maybe stay one more night... More 

Thank bkpkwok
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Reviewed 7 October 2014

"Hashi" is a Japanese word which means "Bridge", "Gui" means "Pillar". The rocks line up straight toward Oshima Island for 850m, just like rock pillars of a bridge. The unusual scenery was made by the waves and winds over a long period of time, and it's designated as a national natural monument. Also the Hashigui-rocks are famous for the fantastic... More 

2 Thank GAN L
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Reviewed 7 June 2014 via mobile

Whether as a half way stop or purpose visit, you will not regret. Really nice view plus you can also advance close to the rock if you dare. There is a rest area for refreshment and souvenir. Not to forget, you can cross the road and get some famous mochi from this area 平仪馒头。

1 Thank Cheong O
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Reviewed 11 June 2013

This stretch of rocks made for a scenic road-side stop. I'm not sure that I would travel a long way specifically to see them, but we were on a driving tour of the Wakayama coast and were very pleased to stop and look at them. They are an example of the beautiful coastline scenery in general.

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