Noritabana Coast Columnar Joints [Okinoshimacho]
A natural work of art from which legends are born
At the tip of the coast there are rock formations called Kabuto-iwa (Helmet Rock) and Yoroi-iwa (Armor Rock); they were given this name because lava that spewed forth from the Earth formed into a shape resembling a samurai's armor and helmet. According to legend, it is the petrified armor of a fallen soldier. Also, this place is a designated Natural Monument and a place of scenic beauty. Along the promenade you can see a variety of plants, including northern and southern ones.
"30 min. by car from Saigō Port
Free of Charge
Open all year round
Nakamura, Okinoshima-cho, Oki-gun, Shimane Prefecture"
- Columnar Joint ,Noritabana Coast