Sunsets in the land of the rising sun are just as mesmerizing as its sunrises. Deep reds, vibrant oranges and seamless blues, Japan has a sunset to nourish every soul and bring every mind to peace. Whether you’re thinking of travelling to Japan or are here just to see some heavenly sunsets, our list of most beautiful places in japan will make sure you get your fix.
Ogon Misaki (Cape Ogon), Rumoi
The winner of Japanese sunsets is undoubtedly the one in Ogon ,Misaki, in Rumoi, Hokkaido. This spectacular cave faces the Sea of Japan. Lose yourself in the ethereal sight of the sun setting into the ocean. The shore, remembered for its interestingly-shaped rocks and the murmur of the waves which hits them, reflect the colour of the evening sky and is truly a sight to behold. The name ‘Ogonzak’ means ‘golden cape’ and is a tribute to the color and light of the setting sun and its reflection.
The Godzilla Rock, Oga
The perfection of the Godzilla Rock looks like it’s straight from the world of motion pictures!
This local landmark resembles Godzilla and leaves spectators in awe. For a strikingly memorable view, visit during sunset As the sun comes down, it goes behind the rock and creates an otherworldly image of a fire-blowing Godzilla. If you’re lucky enough to visit during April or October, you’ll find that sun is completely enclosed in Godzilla’s mouth.
Ningyo-iwa is known all over Japan for the exceptional experience of being able to watch the sun dip into the East China Sea.
Sculptor’s heaven are two rocks on the coast that resemble a mother hugging her child, which gave the place its name of ‘Ningyo-iwa’, roughly translating to ‘doll rock’.
Gyobumisaki (Cape Gyobu), located at the northern end of Kujukuri is where you’ll witness an unbroken view of the Pacific Ocean.
If you look from the observatory, you’ll get a panoramic view from Inubozaki up to the Boso Peninsula. Stay a bit longer and you can enjoy one of the most stunning nightscapes in Japan. On clear days, you will be able to see Tokyo Skytree and Mount Fuji!
Shiudeyama, or Mt. Shiude, sits at the core of the Shonai Peninsula that faces the sea in three directions. A sundown scene from its summit is as breathtaking as it can ever be. On the 352metre-high summit is an observation deck from where you can get an uninterrupted view of the islands floating in the Inland Sea of Japan, the glistening sea, and Seto Ohashi (the Great Seto Bridge). Dusks here are even more enthralling than sunsets. What’s remarkable about the skies at this place is that they vary according to the season, the time and the temperature. Not a boring sunset here!
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