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Kumejima-cho Ojima Tatami Rocks (久米島町奥武島の畳石)

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These rocks are on the coast of Ojima Island, east of Kumejima. This group of rarely shaped rocks are a nationally designated Natural Monument. There are over 1,000 of these pentagon and hexagon-shaped rocks also called “kamegoiwa” (tortoise rocks) that can be seen during low tide. Their surfaces are eroded flat from the waves, and they are a work of art produced by nature.

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Okinawa Pref. Shimajirigunkumejimachou Oku-jima (Kume Island / Kerama IslandsArea)

phone 0988517973
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Free to visit

Review of Kumejimacho Oshima Tatamiishi

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Reviewed:2019/08/17 Unique rock formation
Not to be missed when you are on Kume Island is a visit to the tatami rocks! Located on the south of Ojima Island, the hexagonal rocks are usually hidden at the bottom of the ocean. Hence, the best...
Reviewed:2020/08/12 亀の甲羅みたい
亀の甲羅のような石がずらっと敷き詰めてあります。海と一緒に見ると綺麗です。ヤドカリが沢山歩いていました。
Reviewed:2020/03/22 亀の甲羅のような奇岩。
砂浜の先から波打ち際まで、亀の甲羅のような形をした岩がびっしり。
直径1メートル以上の四角、五角、六角形の大きなタイルのようですが、薄い板状ではなく高さ100メートルにも及ぶ柱なのだそうです。柱状節理というらしい。国の天然記念物です。

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Address
Okinawa Pref. Shimajirigunkumejimachou Oku-jima [map]
Area
Kume Island / Kerama IslandsArea
Phone
0988517973
Hours
Free to visit
Closed
Free to visit
Fees
Free
Parking Lot
Available(20spaces)
Credit Card
Not available
Note
[Kumejima Town Tourism Association] 098-896-7010

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN

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