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Tahara-City Hii no Sekimon Island

  • Hii no Sekimon Island
  • Hii no Sekimon Island
  • Hii no Sekimon Island
  • Hii no Sekimon Island

The Stone Gate of Sunrise

Watch the rising morning sun framed by two quaint pieces of rock carved by wind and waves, one on the shore and another slightly distant in the sea, but both providing an uplifting and spiritual experience. The best days to watch are between mid-October and mid-February. On New Year's Day, many locals flock to this spot to see the first sunrise following a ancient Japanese tradition.
The location of each gate allows guests to watch the framed rising sun from two special, distinct locations on the shore.


Location : 〒441-3623
Hii-cho, Tahara-City, Aichi Prefecture, Japan
Parking : Available
Restrooms : Available
Phone number : 0531-23-3516 (Atsumihantou Visitors Bureau)

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  • Access by public transport
    Access by public transport
    Ride from JR Nagoya Station or Meitetsu Nagoya Station to Toyohashi Station. Take the Toyotetsu Atsumi Line and alight at Mikawa-Tahara Station. Transfer to the Toyotetsu Bus Irago Main Line (伊良湖本線) and alight at Koijigahama (恋路ヶ浜) bus stop. Walk approx. 5 min.
  • Access by car
    Access by car
    Approx. 1 hour and 30 min. southwestwards from Toyokawa I.C. of the Tomei Expressway via routes 151, 247, 23, 2 and 259.

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