The World Heritage Site of Mont Saint-Michel in France is adored by people all over the world in addition to Japanese people. However, have you heard about another Mont Saint-Michel that you can visit in Japan? Mt. Takamoku - also known as Amakusa Fuji - off the coast of Sun Pearl Beach (Hiai Swimming Beach) can be reached by a mysterious road at low tide. A small shrine stands here in place of a castle. It is a location thought to be flowing with mystical energy just like the former leader of this region.
Mt. Takamoku is an uninhabited island covered with greenery. It is also fun as a light climb. It does not have a high elevation, so you do not need full-fledged mountain climbing gear. This means you can enjoy it with your children. You can experience the mysterious feeling with the sea extending out below your eyes unlike with normal mountain climbing! The time of the ebb tide changes daily.
Accordingly, check this on the website of the Japan Meteorological Agency.
In addition, the sea unfolds out in the background to Mt. Takamoku that you can see from Pearl Sun Beach. If the weather is nice, Mt. Unzen and Mt. Fugen are also visible. This is a place you won't be able to resist capturing with your smartphone or single-lens reflex camera. Mt. Takamoku, which reveals different faces just by capturing it from various angles, is brimming with mysterious charms that cannot be conveyed just by photographs.
Why don't you visit the Kamiamakusa version of Mont Saint-Michel in Mt. Takamoku which is said to be close to being the first area in Kamiamakusa to be listed as a World Heritage Site! (Rumors suggest that there are other islands like this in Kamiamakusa. Why don't you see for yourself when you get here!)
|Shop or Facility Name||Pearl-Sun Beach (Hiai Swimming Beach)|
|Address||Aitsu Matsushima-machi, Kamiamakusa-shi, Kumamoto|
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