Sandambeki Rock Cliff, Shirahama-cho

#5 of 10 in Parks in Shirahama-cho
Geologic Formation · Lookout
See the handiwork of the Pacific Ocean during an exploration of Sandambeki Rock Cliff, a coastal stretch featuring attractive and impressive rock formations. Take in the sight of the ocean battering the 50 m (164 ft) tall cliff, eroded into tiers that appear both rugged and ordered. Head down the elevator to explore a cave said to have been a secret hiding place for the Kumano-suigun navy during the late Heian period (794-1185 CE), and take the time to scrabble around on the rocks to the north of the cliff, snapping photos of the interesting formations. Make Sandambeki Rock Cliff a centerpiece of your Shirahama-cho vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Shirahama-cho journey planner.
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  • I have to say this from the beginning itself... i love this place!!! It is a museum wherein you can actually hear, smell and feel the roaring waves. The place is just amazing, it took my breath away.....  more »
  • impressive when seen from above and undoubtedly even more so when overlooking the ocean from the bottom of the cave complex, which is accessible by special elevator (paid attraction at 1,000-1,200 or....  more »
  • Three very steep cliffs with a history of intrigue and pirates. Take a 36m lift down into sea caves to see a small but impressive shrine and learn about the local history and geological makeup of the area.
  • Must-go to the cave by elevator, ticket 1300 yen. You can see the power of wave downstairs.

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