Shirahama Town

白浜町

この地図の作成に当たっては、国土地理院長の承認を得て、同院発行の2万5千分の1地形図を使用した。(承認番号 平25情使、第72-GISMAP32551号)

Engetsuto Island

Engetsuto Island

This island is an islet of northern and southern 130m, eastern and western 35m and the height 25m which float on a seaside inlet (for an official name, Takashima). The whole island continues from Bansho-no-saki Point on the north side, it’s done at new conglomerate relatively, in a central part, that a wave erosion cave entrance is gapingly, open. The landscape at evening on which the sunset is piled up in a wave erosion cave entrance has taste.

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Mudstone Dike in Shirahama

Mudstone Dike in Shirahama

The Mudstone Dike the lower part layer which is mud intruded into Tanabe Group upper part layer develops in Gongen-zaki Point. No mud liquefies underground deeply taking the earthquake as a start in Tanabe Group formation, and it’s thought the dike which interrupts and extends from the mud piercing fold which could be done in the upper stratum. It’s the valuable place where a Mudstone Dike can be observed in three dimensions from a wave cut shelf to a sea cliff.

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Shirahama Onsen

白浜温泉
This was originally called the Muro-no-yu from the Asuka period and is known as one of the Three Ancient Springs of Japan. It’s located on the northern extension in Karekinada arc-shaped dike and is the high hot spring where Tanabe Group upper part layer and make the sodium acid carbonate a major component. Most of the source is concentrating at Yuzaki area by artesian spring originally.

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Senjojiki RockPlateau

千畳敷

The flat bottom of the sea made from erosion of a wave (wave-cut bench) rises, and is the topography which became a coastal terrace. A terrace pellet layer is seen under the parking lot of the land side. The sedimentary structure and the trace fossil peculiar to stratum made from Asami can be observed in a sandstone bed in Tanabe Group upper part bed. Kinki-district in Japanese weasels is the only propagation cave for sea cave near Senjojiki RockPlateau.

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Sandanbeki Rock Cliff

三段壁

A sea cliff of about 50 m of height a thick sandstone bed in the Tanabe Group upper part bed where it accumulated makes forearc basin. Sea cave is formed into the lower part. Several mine marks are located in northern extension in Karekinada arc-shaped dike, and exists in the circumference. A deposit ingredient begins to soak from a sandstone bed in the cave, and there is a discoloring part in dark brown. A legend of the Kumano navy is left.

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Mushikui-iwa Rock in Horo

Mushikui-iwa Rock in Horo

This rock face is from thick sandstone and a stratum in conglomerate of Tanabe Group upper part layer, you can watch “worm-eaten spot” weathering carefully in a part in conglomerate. A lot of dents crowd like a bee hive in a rock face. This bee hive-like weathering is called Tafoni, and it’s thought that it’s done by saline dissolution and separation in the stratum.

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Tsunami Warning Plate in Nichi-jinja Shrine

Tsunami Warning Plate in Nichi-jinja Shrine

The means of escape which is at the time of the damage and a tidal wave raid of a Hoei earthquake (1707) was written down. A villager of Takase village (present Tonda, Shirahama Town) requested a tidal wave experience from a chief bonze in a thatched hut temple, and you wrote it, and it was offered up to Asuka-jinja shrine. It was transferred to Nichi-jinja Shrine in case of shrine joint worship in 1909.

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Shigarami-iso Stony

シガラミ磯

The exquisite stripes alternation of sandstone and mudstone of an accumulated Tanabe Group upper part layer interweaves with forearc basin are striking. Sand is carried by a tide and a wave mainly, and formed sedimentary structure develops, and it’s possible to observe the feature of the stratum accumulated at a shallow sea. Trace fossil is also seen.

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Mikusa-zaki Point

Mikusa-zaki Point

The upper part layer of the Tanabe Group which accumulated is distributed over forearc basin. It’s possible to see and observe the sedimentary structure peculiar to accumulated stratum in a shallow sea such as oblique bedding and a Ripples mark in Mikusa-zaki Point. A fossil of a shellfish, a whale and a crab is found. The inside which is a stratum formerly in an opposite shore in port, mud, several, it’s possible to observe 100 m of mud piercing fold which rose.

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Tsubaki Onsen

Tsubaki Onsen

The spa where you’re seeing a white heron curing a bruise of the foot in the middle in the Edo Period and are telling that it was found. Like Shirahama Onsen, it’s located on the northern extension in Karekinada arc-shaped dike, and I’m gushing from Tanabe Group upper part layer.

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Ichie-zaki Point

市江崎

Mudstone of the lower part layer penetrated into the upper part layer of the Tanabe Group which accumulated, and mud piercing fold was formed into forearc basin. An underground penetration substance like the pillar by which NO mud liquefies, interrupts in the upper stratum and has formed deeply is called mud piercing fold formerly taking the earthquake as a start. When it’s spouted in the bottom of the sea and the surface of the earth, this will be a mud volcano. A secular mud volcano is learned about at Kumano-nada (the bottom of the sea) and Hokkaido Niikappu (land).

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Shihara Coast

志原海岸

A stratum of Tanabe Group which accumulated in forearc basin exposes to a vast wave cut shelf, and it’s famous as Senjojiki RockPlateau in Shihara. The alternation of sandstone and mudstone piled on the occasion of sandstone and mudstone is distributed, and a coastal landform of a sea cliff, sea cave and a wave food shelf develops. Trace fossil is seen by a stratum much. Murashima Iso of the seashore south can observe the stratum toward which Tanabe Group lower part layer inclined.