Travel Guide - Tategasaki


Tategasaki is a cape composed of a huge wall of rock, 70 meters in height and 600 meters in circumference.
The rock jutting into the entrance of Nigishima Bay offers spectacular views of waves advancing into the Kumano Sea.
The trail which leads to Tategasaki from the National Route 311 is an ideal place for hiking.

Tategasaki is also known as the landing place of Oama-no-Miko (Prince Oama, later became Emperor Tenmu) when he made an expedition from Hyuga (today's Miyazaki) to Yamato (today's Nara) according to the Nihon Shoki (The Chronicles of Japan).

Opening Hours

  • Open 24 hours


  • No closing days

Access / Public Transport

  • 15 minutes taxi ride from JR Nigishima Station, then walk 45 minutes on the trail
  • 90 minutes walk from JR Nigishima Station

Address / Location

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kisowalker @kisowalker - 2020-01-05
Tategasaki Rock, #kumano, mie prefecture.
Walk the trail for a while, and you can see the huge rock like shield. https://t.co/yBca7Xn2Mc
Norio @sorte80703279 - 2019-12-21
It’s cape
From Mie in Japan

I walked on rocky area🥰 https://t.co/jRV6XNDRrP
Viktoria Zsory @ViktoriaZsory - 2017-12-17
At the Tategasaki Cliffs on the holy Kumano trail in Mie Prefecture, Japan.

#MiePrefecture #Mie… https://t.co/QvmAFQj1p2
野村 英司 @eiji_614 - 2017-03-30
Today I went to the Tategasaki climbing areas with hamaken87. I astonished with view and… https://t.co/7SMcbN0Hdb
タク @skyhigh_life - 2017-03-27
Climbing #tategasaki… https://t.co/sPbKlxxKlb
タク @skyhigh_life - 2017-03-27
Sky High!
#Climbing #tategasaki
#shmw #mrhc
#tategasaki… https://t.co/hR7NcUbhjL