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Piers of rock cluster for 850m. Visitors call this unique scenery as Wakayama’s No.1.

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Scenic spot

The magma, poured out about 1500 years ago, has been eroded by the sea to form these rocky pillars in the ocean. 40 of them stand along from south to east in a 850m-long line.

The name derived from the appearance of bridge piers without the deck. The artistic scenery created by nature can be called Wakayama’s top tour spot and is designated as a national natural monument.

You can enjoy the view from the shore or walk up close to the rocks when the tide is low. Around the center of the row of rocks, there is Benten Island covered by a grove with a small shrine gate cueing where the god of the sea, Hiruko Daimyojin, is honored.

The rock piers are not only an interesting tour spot, but also have a variety of legends. One of the unique stories is that Reverend Kobo competed with a demon in building a bridge. Kobo created the rock piers overnight, but the demon’s trick prevented him from finishing the deck and he walked away unfinished.

After exploring, stop by Michinoeki Kushimoto Hashiguiiwa, a souvenir shop, by a parking lot and look at local products.

Highlights

  • 40 rock piers in the sea that were created by marine water erosion.
  • The artistic scenery created by nature is designated as a national natural monument.
  • Reverend Kobo’s legend.

Photos

  • During the low tide, you can almost walk to the rocks

    During the low tide, you can almost walk to the rocks

  • The morning glow is very touching

    The morning glow is very touching

  • Benten Island covered by a grove (Hiruko Daimyojin)

    Benten Island covered by a grove (Hiruko Daimyojin)

  • When going near the rocks, dress in clothes you don’t mind getting wet.

    When going near the rocks, dress in clothes you don’t mind getting wet.

  • One of a kind art of rock piers in the sea

    One of a kind art of rock piers in the sea

  • Michino eki is by a parking lot

    Michino eki is by a parking lot

Reviews

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  • natumeちゃん

    退潮時候可以嚇到岸邊走在石頭上,要注意鞋子有沒有防滑效果。

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Details

Name in Japanese
橋杭岩
Postal Code
649-3511
Address
1549-8 Kujinokawa, Kushimotocho, Higashimurogun, Wakayama
Tel
0735-62-5755 (Michinoeki Kushimoto Hashiguiiwa)
Closed
None
Hours
Free to come any time
Admissions
Free
Access
From JR Kisei Honsen Line, Kushimoto Station, ride Kushimoto-Cho Community Bus for 3 min
Credit Cards
Not accepted
Official Website
Official Website (Japanese)