Awa no Dochu (Earth Pillars of Awa)

Source:夜景PARADISE

Nature formed this art, Awa no Dochu or Earth Pillars of Awa, through the process of erosion over 1.3 million years dating back to the ice age. It is counted as one of the world's three major scenic beauties along with the Tyrol region in Italy & Austria and the Rockies in the U.S. The remarkable feature of this place is that it shows different scenery depending on the viewing angle like looking up or down. Many people visit here to see this amazing site from all over the world. The imposing rock formation will take your breath away.

Address
Awacho Sakuranooka, Awa-shi, Tokushima
Contact No.
+81-883-35-7875
Access
15 minutes by car from Awa-Yamakawa Station on JR line
Opening Hours / Holidays
From sunrise to ending of light show (varies with season)
Open all year round
Official Website
http://www.awanavi.jp/spot/2013032500996/
Time Required
30 minutes
Admission fee
Free

※ Some information is displayed in Japanese and machine-translated English, which may not be accurate.
For the latest information, please check the official website for each spot.

Source:ぶんかびと

Lit Up Earth Pillars

The earth pillars are lit up from sunset to 10:00 pm from May through August and from sunset to 9:00 pm in September through April. The lit up pillars glow in complete darkness as there is no ambient light source nearby. You will experience a magical and extraordinary atmosphere.

Source:夜景PARADISE

Dochu-Kotsu Prefectural Natural Park

Pathways

The earth pillars are located in Dochu-Kotsu Prefectural Natural Park (Dochu-Kotsu Kenritsu Shizen Koen). There are pathways in the park, so you can enjoy strolling while you appreciate the art that nature made. Various flowers can be seen as well. In May, azaleas are in full bloom. Pathways

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Azaleas in Full Bloom

Dochu Land Shin Onsen

A short five-minute walk from the Earth Pillars of Awa, there is a hot spring called Dochu Land Shin Onsen. This relaxed spa has radon hot spring. The smooth hot spring water will warm your body to the core and keep you warm for a long time. Drop-ins are welcome as well as an overnight stay (adults - 600 yen, children - 300 yen, infants - 100 yen for a day spa).

Awa no Dochu (Earth Pillars of Awa)

Nature formed this art, Awa no Dochu or Earth Pillars of Awa, through the process of erosion over 1.3 million years dating back to the ice age. It is counted as one of the world's three major scenic beauties along with the Tyrol region in Italy & Austria and the Rockies in the U.S. The remarkable feature of this place is that it shows different scenery depending on the viewing angle like looking up or down. Many people visit here to see this amazing site from all over the world. The imposing rock formation will take your breath away.

※ Some information is displayed in Japanese and machine-translated English, which may not be accurate.
For the latest information, please check the official website for each spot.

Source:ぶんかびと

Lit Up Earth Pillars

The earth pillars are lit up from sunset to 10:00 pm from May through August and from sunset to 9:00 pm in September through April. The lit up pillars glow in complete darkness as there is no ambient light source nearby. You will experience a magical and extraordinary atmosphere.

Source:夜景PARADISE

Dochu-Kotsu Prefectural Natural Park

Pathways

The earth pillars are located in Dochu-Kotsu Prefectural Natural Park (Dochu-Kotsu Kenritsu Shizen Koen). There are pathways in the park, so you can enjoy strolling while you appreciate the art that nature made. Various flowers can be seen as well. In May, azaleas are in full bloom. Pathways

Source:砂の足跡

Azaleas in Full Bloom

Dochu Land Shin Onsen

A short five-minute walk from the Earth Pillars of Awa, there is a hot spring called Dochu Land Shin Onsen. This relaxed spa has radon hot spring. The smooth hot spring water will warm your body to the core and keep you warm for a long time. Drop-ins are welcome as well as an overnight stay (adults - 600 yen, children - 300 yen, infants - 100 yen for a day spa).

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