Shiudeyama Romance Road
Spots to photograph
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Nearby sightseeing spots
Shiudeyama has an altitude of 352 m.The summit is a flat-topped mesa lava plateau.Although famous as a place for cherry blossoms, many people visit the mountain all year round for the splendid view afforded from the viewing platform on the summit.The summit has been selected as one of Japan’s 100 Most Beautiful Places to Watch the Sunset.
Niita Castle Ruins
It is said that there once was a castle here. The ruins of what appear to be a platform and a well built by the Taira Clan still remain.
The Hometown of Urashima Taro
In the Shonai Peninsula, especially in the Namari and Hakko areas, the legend of Urashima Taro is deeply rooted.A number of places mentioned in the Taro Legend, such as Namari, Itonokoshi, Hako, Shodeyama, and others are located here. Hako, is also known as the Grave of Taro and his son.
According to legend, Namari is the place where Urashima Taro was born.Sanbokojin, located on a platform, is the site of the Momote Festival, which has been designated as country’s important intangible folk-cultural asset.
Hakoura is a small port that faces Bisan Seto.The port is flanked by a forest of beautiful ubame oak trees and the chalk-white Hakozaki lighthouse. Amidst this, you can see fishing boats quietly leaving and entering the port.