Kushimoto, Wakayama - Culture - Tourism - Sites of Interest

Sites of Interest

  • Hashigui Beach
  • Hashigui-Iwa Coastal Scenic Area
  • Kashino Lighthouse
  • Koza Coastal Scenic Area
  • Koza River
  • Kuroshima and Taijima
  • Kushimoto Marine Park
  • Okyoro Art Museum
  • Shiono-Misaki Lighthouse
  • Shiono-Misaki Southernmost Point Park
  • Shiono-Misaki Youth Hostel
  • Turkish Memorial and Museum
  • Umikongo Coastal Scenic Area
  • United States Friendship Museum

Kushimoto is famous for its many coastal rock formations, including Hashigui-Iwa and Umikongo. The cape of Shiono-Misaki, located in the southern tip of the town, has a park and tower marking the southernmost point of Honshū.

The island of Oshima, connected to the main town via the Kushimoto Big Bridge, is home to two museums of foreign origin.

  • The Turkish Memorial and Museum, located on the southeastern end of the island, commemorates the crash of the Turkish ship Ertugrul on Oshima's shores. As of 2005, there was discussion of salvaging the wreckage with a Turkish team to exhibit it in the local museum.
  • The United States Friendship Museum commemorates the visit of the USS Lady Washington, which took place years before Commodore Matthew Perry's infamous landing in Japan. The museum also hosts a collection of Native American artifacts and items of nostalgia from its sister city, Hemet, in the United States.

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