Shirakabe (White Wall)

Shirakabe (White Wall)

    • Nature & Scenery
    • Chibu Village
Abstract-art-like rockface, a remnant of a volcanic activity that created the Dōzen Islands
Shimazushima Island is part of the outer rim of the Dōzen Caldera. The trachyte that has intruded into the sandstone rock, rare in the Oki Islands, creates a beautiful wine-colored gradation pattern on the white rock surface. These patterns have many shapes, such as those that spread out like wings, and those that look like ripples after a water drop falls. Dendrites, which resemble seaweed fossils, are mineral crystals that form in a similar way to snow crystals. Many dendrites are dark in color and have a fuzzy shape, and it is quite rare for them to have such a distinct shape, making the well-formed ones prized as decorations overseas.

    Basic information

    Address
    Chibu-mura, Oki-gun, Shimane
    Access
    From Kurii Port:
    10 min by car and 10 min on foot from the car park
    Inquiries
    TEL
    08514-8-2272
    Remarks
    This wall is located on the coast behind Watatsu Shrine. Please watch your step and do not go close to the cliff.

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