"This enormous rock formation towering above the Kozagawa River has been designated a National Natural Monument. You can get a good view of it and the Kozagawa River from Roadside Station Ichimai-iwa on National Route 371. About 100 meters high and 500 meters wide, it's one of the largest single rock formations in Japan. The Edo Period (1603–1868) literary document known as the Kii Zoku Fudoki refers to it as ""The most wondrous and awe-inspiring formation under the sun."" The view changes with the seasons as cherry trees, the Kii Peninsula's yellow-flowered toad lilies, and other plants come into bloom. There's also a campground on the river that gets packed with visitors during the summer."
Wakayama Pref. Higashimurogunkozagawachou Aise [map]
Information Sources: NAVITIME JAPAN
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Wakayama Main Areas
Wakayama prefecture unites pilgrims, food lovers, and culture buffs in a tranquil corner of Japan at the base of the Kii Peninsula. The setting for many a Kumano Kodo pilgrimage trail, Wakayama invites those in search of spirituality from one side of the prefecture to the other, from the 100-plus Buddhist temples of the sacred Mount Koya in the west to the inspiring temples of the Kumano Sanzan set among breathtaking nature in the east. Once the grueling hike is complete, make a beeline for Wakayama city to savor some of the country's most delicious ramen noodles.