This roughly 20-meter-tall boulder appears to float on the sea near Fukakubo Fishing Port. It earned its name, which means “white boulder,” from being whitened by the droppings of cormorants. The beautiful scenery, in which the white boulder, blue sea, and green pines are woven together, is a splendid experience that can only be had by visiting this site on foot.
The surface of the boulder also has parts that are covered by moss, which gives the visitors a sense of the passage of time. Its other name is Myojin-iwa, which means “Great God Boulder.”
» The Tanesashi Sightseeing Bus Umineko
- Akako, Oaza Same-machi, Hachinohe City
- By car: 40 minutes from Hachinohe Station, 30 minutes from downtown Hachinohe, 40 minutes from Hachinohe IC on Hachinohe Expressway
(To Fukakubo Gyoko)
By train: 20-minute walk from Mutsu-Shirahama Station on JR Hachinohe Line, 40-minute walk from Tanesashi Kaigan Station on JR Hachinohe Line
By bus: 10-minute walk from Tanesashi Kaigan Sightseeing Bus Umineko – “Fukakubo” stop