Engetsu Island is a popular sightseeing spot, known for its nice sunset view. There is a perfect circle in the center of the island, and its shape is quite attractive. So, a lot of people visit here to enjoy the gorgeous sunset that forms behind Engetsu Island.
The kanji of Engetsu means 'perfect moon'. Someone thought the hole in this island looked like a full moon and so called it Engetsu Island (Perfect Moon Island).
The day I visited, the reflection of the sunlight was so beautiful on the super-clear water. The ripples that lapped up on the beach created a low-toned murmur. I saw some people gathering sea urchins on the rocky shore, waiting for the sunset. I overheard someone say that the tide pools on the rocks swarm with sea urchins...
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Japan is a small island nation, but we have a huge number of surprising things to discover here. Many of these delights can be found when you step off the main street onto small side paths. I really enjoy studying about and researching various aspects of traditional Japanese culture, and then sharing this information with visitors to Japan. I hope you will enjoy it, too! ARTICLE INDEX & PHOTOS: An index of most of my Japan Travel articles can be found at the entry page of my blog, and my photos are shown here. 日本はとても小さな国ですが、大通りから一本小道に入ればたくさんの発見があります。日本人が積み重ねてきた歴史を学びながら、古い建物や庭を訪ね、物語の舞台となった景色を眺めて、皆様といっしょに日本文化の奥深さを探求していきたいと思います。