A giant rock formation looming over the shrine
Oe-Ishi is the imposing rock formation behind the Okino-Kojima shrine. It is shaped like torii (traditional Shinto gate), measuring 24 meters high, 12 meters wide, and the top slab 5 x 3 meters. Whether these rocks were placed by humans or naturally formed is unknown, becoming a source of many local myths and legends.
-The trail to Oe-Ishi can be tough with unstable rocks, dense vegetation, and few signboards. There are also possible encounters with wild boar. To avoid accidents, please do not attempt going to the shrine without a guide. Thank you for your cooperation.