Kushima Island ・Suzushima Island
Observe dynamic earth activities
You may see Kushima Island and Suzushima Island on the coastal line along with strange rocks from the Miwasaki fishing port. The islands are recognized as geosites as parts of the Nanki Kumano Geopark, and it is possible to observe more than 120 kinds of plant with 51 different varieties as well as the symbol flower of Shingu, Hamayu, in the Kushima Island. There are also 62 species of plants in Suzushima Island. In Shingu, nine spots including Kushima Island, Suzushima Island, Koya-zaka Slope, Ojigahama Coast, Mt. Horaisan etc. are certified as geosites.
What is Nanki Kumano Geopark
There are three different geologic terrane formed by subduction in the Nanki Kumano Geopark. There are nine cities, towns and villages recognized as Nanki Kumano Geopark including Shingu City, Shirahama Town, Susami Town, Nachikatsuura Town, Kushimoto Town, etc.
Torii of Kushima-Jinja Shrine
Strange rocks of Suzushima Island
||http://nankikumanogeo.jp/eng/ (Nanki Kumano Geopark)
||0735-23-3333（Shingu City Commercial and industrial sightseeing section）
||15 minutes on foot from JR Miwasaki Station.