Morning Sun Shining through the Eye (Hole) of Taijima Island ("Red Snapper Island")(Taishima-no Me-ni Hairu Asahi)


"Golden eye snapper" off the coast of Koza

There is a moment when the morning sun moves right behind and shines through the eye (hole) of Taijima Island (literally meaning “Red Snapper Island”), which is located about 1 km away from the estuary of the Koza-gawa River. This scene can be photographed from October to February. The perfect moment to take a good shot of the scene is 30 seconds after sunrise.


Kushimoto Town
Nishimukai, Kushimoto Town
Season / Time zone
Autumn Winter(October - February) / Sunrise
Weather conditions
Frequency of appearance
Only in right conditions


25 minutes’ walk from JR Koza Station

Recommended spot

JR Kushimoto Station > JR Koza Station