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Beauty like a painting

A masterpiece of natural beauty

Please enjoy the natural beauty that shows different expressions depending on the season.

Sightseeing information

  • Immediately from "Arafune Resort"

    • Sea Fog at Tawara

      On the coast of Tawara, you can see a fantastic fog that spreads like a sea of clouds on the surface of the sea, called "Sea Fog at Tawara" in the early morning of December to January.
      When the temperature is particularly low from December to February, the cold air at dawn turns into water vapor and becomes fog. The golden sea fog illuminated by the morning sun is mysterious and moving.
  • About 20 minutes by car from "Arafune Resort"

    • National Natural Monument Hashigui-iwa Rock

      From Kushimoto to Oshima, there are about 40 large and small rock pillars standing in a row of about 850m.
      Legend has it that Kobo Daishi and the evil spirits of the heavens used to bet on this strange rock, where only the hard parts of the rock remained due to the erosion of the sea, and it looked as if only the stakes of the bridge were standing. I am.
      Located in the Yoshino Kumano National Park area, it is designated as a national natural monument.
    • Whale Museum

      The world's largest whale museum.
      Inside the museum, the center part from the 1st floor to the 3rd floor is a colonnade, and about 1,000 items such as materials related to whale ecology and whaling are exhibited.
      A dolphin show is held at the "show pool" next to the museum, a whale show is held at the "natural pool", and you can see the world-rare "bottlenose dolphin" at the oceanarium.
  • About 30 minutes by car from "Arafune Resort"

    • Kushimoto Marine Park

      Japan's first marine park designated in 1970.
      It is a facility where you can easily enjoy the sea of Kushimoto where the tropical and subtropical underwater world spreads.
      The Marimbillion has a 24m long underwater tunnel where you can enjoy sharks and stingrays swimming leisurely overhead.
      The underwater observatory located 140m offshore is famous.
    • Shionomisaki Lighthouse

      A chalk lighthouse built on a 30m cliff that has been illuminating ships going offshore as a key point of maritime traffic for more than 100 years since it was first lit in 1873, it is a symbol of the southernmost tip of Honshu.
      Designed by British engineer Richard H. Brunton, climbing the 68 spiral staircase opens up the Pacific Ocean in front of you.
      There is also a museum under the lighthouse.
    • Turkish Memorial

      In 1890, the Turkish warship Ertururu was wrecked off the coast of Oshima Kashinozaki in a storm, killing 580 out of 650 crew members.
      At that time, 69 people were rescued by the devoted rescue activities of the local residents, and the Turkish Memorial was established as a proof of their friendship.
      Currently, Turkey and Kushimoto Town have formed a friendship sister city tie-up and the circle of exchange is expanding.
    • Kashinozaki Lighthouse

      It is the oldest stone lighthouse in Japan, standing on the cliff of Kashino at the eastern end of Oshima.
      It is still active and serves as a lighthouse, and although the interior is not open to the public, you can climb the spiral staircase and enjoy the magnificent view.
      Narcissus planted by an English engineer who was designed by an Englishman and was resident at the time of its founding is still clustered around.
    • Nachi Falls

      Nachi Falls, which has been awe-inspiring for a long time as a shrine of Kumano Nachi Taisha Shrine and Hitaki Shrine, is also called "Ichinotaki" and is one of the three major waterfalls in Japan.
      With a head of 133m, a width of Choshiguchi of 13m, and a waterfall with a depth of 10m, it is the most famous waterfall in Japan.
      It is also called "Misuji no Taki" because there is a cut in the bedrock of Choshiguchi and it is divided into three lines and flows down.