Satsuki azalea (Rhododendron indicum) at the Hiki-gawa River(Hilki-gawa no satsuki)


Satsuki azaleas blossoming around a clear stream

The Hiki-gawa River that runs through Tanoi in Shirahama Town has a beautiful deep pool around which satsuki azaleas come into full bloom in June. The Tanoi-bashi Bridge commands a panoramic view of this spot, which provides a perfect photographic subject for camera enthusiasts.


Shirahama Town
Tanoi, Shirahama-cho
Season / Time zone
Summer(June) / Daytime
Weather conditions
Sunny Cloudy
Frequency of appearance
According to seasons


Twenty min. on foot from JR Kii-Hiki Sta.

Recommended spot

Ago bus stop > JR Susami Sta. (Hotoke-zaka Slope)