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Yui Maenosu Intertidal Shore Platform

  • Genre

    • Nature & Scenery
  • Area

    • Okinoshima Town
A highly recommended spot for enjoying spectacular sunset views.
The waters along the coast here are very shallow, and with good weather conditions the water surface becomes a natural mirror, reflecting the sun. This platform is composed of sediments from the time when the land forming the current island was located at the bottom of a large lake (about 20 million years ago). The land was later eroded by wind and waves, and continues to be eroded today.
Maenosu forms the largest wave-cut platform on Dōgo Island, with an expanse of 170 m by 220 m. Bring your sandals and take a leisurely walk through the shallow waters while enjoying the sunset.

    Basic information

    Yui, Okinoshima-cho, Oki-gun, Shimane
    From Saigō Port:
    50 min by car
    *Watch out for shells while walking as their edges are sharp.

    This sightseeing spot is one of the sites of the Oki Islands UNESCO Global Geopark.

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