Address 2060, Nishina, Nishiizu-cho, Kamo-gun, Shizuoka
Parking lot 500 free parking lots
Access by public transport: Get off at the Shuzen-ji Station of the Izu-Hakone-Tetsudo Line and from there take a bus for 1 hour and get off at the Dogashima bus stop.
Photo taken on July, 2010
The Dogashima Cruising takes you around the Tensou-dou (skylight sinus) area which was the Natural Monument of Japan. There are various cruising courses. You can overlook the beautiful ria coast from the boat. Due to the cruising courses extended into the caves, the boat cruising will be canceled in case of bad weather conditions. Please refer to the official website for the latest service status information.
A internal view of the Tensou-dou (skylight sinus) from the boat
The most attractive part of the cruising of the Sightseeing boat is when it passes the cave. The boat passes through the internal cave areas where tuffs was eroded by the seawater, formed many intricate tunnels.
The Tensou-dou (skylight sinus) viewed from the ground
There is a place in the cave where the tunnel has a round hole on the top which is opened to the sky. When the sightseeing boat passes through the hole, the passengers can view the sky from within the cave. The hole is called Tensou-dou (the sky sinus), which was appointed as a Natural Monument of Japan.
Tensou-dou (Skylight sinus), cave entrance
Kameiwa (Turtle Rock)
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