Akagameiwa Rock

An odd-shaped rock in Suizu familiarised by neighbours and nicknamed "Akagame-san"

Akagameiwa is a big, red stone of iron quartz, which can be seen from a bathing beach in Akagame Kazashima Nagisa Park. The rock has a hollow in the middle, and the shape resembles to parent and child nestling up together. "Once upon a time, when a fisherman in Suizu encountered a turbulent sea, a big turtle appeared, and the fisherman and his boat rode on the turtle's back and returned to the port. The turtle turned into a rock, and villagers named the rock "Akagame". The rock has this folk story, and there is a shrine to enshrine Akagame Myojin god.

  • Folklore
  • Folklore
  • Folklore
Address
Suizu, Sado, Niigata 952-3541
Telephone Number
+81-0259-27-5000(Sado Tourism Association)
Transport Access
Ryotsu Port Approx 20 by car
Nearest bus stop
Kazeshima(Higashikaigansen Line) Approx. 10 minutes on foot from bus stop
Parking
10