Tateiwa (Standing Rock)
Tateiwa rock represents the Tango area in the San’in Kaigan Geopark. It is a huge monolith with a height of 20 meters. This boulder is made up of hardened magma that emerged from a geological stratum, including volcanic dust which accumulated over 15 million years ago. Since rocks which emerged from beneath the earth’s layers are harder than other rocks, it has withstood erosion from the sea better than the surrounding rocks. Tateiwa Rock is loved as a symbol for the local area.
You can also enjoy a (paid) geo-guide from the roadside station and rest stop, Tenki Tenki Tango. *Reservations are required for the guide.
You can take beautiful photographs with Tateiwa Rock in the background, or from the wooden Tenki Tenki Bridge nearby.
Nearby Points of Interest:
Restaurants in Tango
Kyogamisaki Lighthouse – Sightseeing
Byobuiwa Rock – Sightseeing
Tateiwa Guided Walk – Activity
Takano Shrine – Cultural Sightseeing
Onaru Burial Mounds – Historic Sightseeing
Tenki Tenki Tango – Giftshop
Tango Onsen Hashiudo-so – Hot Spring
Tateiwa & Nochigahama Beach – Beach & Campsite
- Taiza, Tango-cho, Kyotango City, Kyoto Prefecture 627-0201