What to See & Do


Rosoku (Candle) Island (Okinoshima Town)

Miracle Rock with the Setting Sun Turning on the Light

This is a small island located off Shiro Coast in the northwest of Okinoshima Town. At the moment when the setting sun overlaps the tip of the candle-shaped rock with a height of 20 m, the island sparkles as if a giant candle has been lit. This is a moment of a romantic and impressive miracle that can only be seen from on board a boat on sunny days with calm waves. This mysterious shape carved out by the raging waves of the Sea of Japan is a magnificent view of the Sea of Japan that will inspire you. (The departure time of Rosoku (Candle) Island Pleasure Boats changes depending on the season. You will need to reserve and confirm in advance.)

Basic Information
Address Shiro, Okinoshima-cho, Oki-gun, Shimane
Telephone Number 08512-2-0787 (Okinoshima Town Tourist Association)
Website http://oki-dougo.info/data01/room/broom/see_boat_ro-soku.html
Business Hours April 1 to October 31 (Rosoku-jima Sightseeing Boat)
Closed Days November to March
Price and Admission Adult: 2,600 yen / Child: 1,300 yen / Infant: Free (Rosoku Island Pleasure Boat)
Directions Approx. 40 minutes by car from Saigo Harbor