Byobuiwa (Folding-Screen) rock

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Byobuiwa (it means the folding screen) rock on the coastline of Fudeshi district in Kyotango city is a 13-meter-high andesite, and its appearance standing up from the sea surface resembles a folding screen.
This rock is made of magma that has penetrated into volcanic ash about 15 million years ago.
5 small rocks float in the sea to the northwest of Byobuiwa rock, forming a straight line and showing the geological formations through time.
The observatory along the national highway allows a closer look at the scenery of Byobuiwa rock, and is thus a popular photo spot.
At dusk, the 13-meter-high rock and the sunset form a spectacular view.
It has been selected as one of the 200 best natural places in Kyoto.

Basic information

Ideal season

All year round


Postal code:627-0222
Tango-cho Fudeshi, Kyotango city, Kyoto prefecture


※There is space to park 4 cars


Train : Get off at Mineyama Station on Miyatoyo Line of Kyoto Tango Railway, take the Tango Kairiku Kotsu Bus (bound for Kyogamisaki) for 50 minutes, and get off at Fudeshi.

Car : From Sanin Kinki Expressway Nodagawa Omiya Road, get off at Kyotango Omiya Interchange and continue for about 35 minutes

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