Senjojiki - Wakayama

Located in Nishimuro District in the town of Shirahama in Wakayama Prefecture, Senjojiki (千畳敷) is the name given to the multi-tiered rock formations in the southwestern coast of the town.

Senjojiki (千畳敷)

Senjojiki Details

The name Senjojiki literally translates to "thousand tatami mats", a name that probably tries to describe the picturesque rock formations on the coast which to an imaginative mind really does look like thousands of interwoven tatami mats.

千畳敷
Senjojiki - Shirahama, Wakayama Prefecture

Welcome to Senjojiki (Rock Formations)...

...which is part of Yoshi-Kumano National Park

Here's what you should know...

Senjojiki is a great alternative destination if Shirarahama Beach turns out to be crowded. Although not as popular and well-promoted as Shirahama Beach, Senjojiki offers visitors Instagram-worthy spots, and best of all, a quiet escape from the noise of the crowd. The most popular of which is the plateau-like rock formation which is flocked by visitors. There is also the 15-20 foot cliff part where one can take hair-raising photos (at their own risk...).

People flock to this Instagram-worthy rock formation...

But this cliff is more picturesque for me...

...and this one too

Hmm. How far am I from the Philippines... I wonder...

Just in case you're hungry, you might want to get lunch or snacks here.

Delicious...

However, one has to keep in mind that Senjojiki is not a swimming destination. It's more of a place that one can visit to rest and "get inspiration". You'd love this place if you fancy listening to crashing waves or if you're into romantic sunsets. Then again, Senjojiki might be pleasing to the eyes but let me warn you in advance that you might also experience occasional strong winds and the blistering heat of the sun at noontime so make sure that you plan your visit.

Where to Yomo?

Thank you, Mr. Toshi and Ms. Taeko!

My family and I got to visit Senjojiki on the 11th day of our 2018 Japan Trip. What we love about this place is that it reminds us of the beautiful Kapurpurawan rock formations of Ilocos Norte in the Philippines which we also visited a few months prior to our trip to Japan. During our visit to Senjojiki, there were only a handful of visitors in the area and it looked like we were only the foreigners around. The weather was also great during our visit, which worked well for my magnus opus Instagram photo. What's great about Senjojiki is that it is free from the entrance and environmental fees which plague most of its counterparts in the Philippines

Looking for Instagram-worthy photos? Then you should visit Senjojiki

Our next destination is...

Senjojiki Admission Fee:

Good news! Senjojiki is FREE to enter and explore. 

Senjojiki Opening Hours:

Senjojiki is open 24 hours every day. However, Marine Day might affect these hours.

Why visit Senjojiki?

Overall, Senjojiki is a must-visit destination in Shirahama. It offers a very picturesque view not to mention it's a perfect backdrop for your social media photos. Aside from that, don't miss out on the nearby restaurant on the second floor of the souvenir shop. It sells good food, and also provides a different view/ angle of Senjojiki.

Getting to Senjojiki:


From Osaka, ride the Ocean Arrow train of the JR West Line and board down at Shirahama Station. From there, ride the bus to the bus stop near Yukai Resort Hotel. Walk for about 10 minutes going to Senjojiki.

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Comments

  1. Aw, this was a really nice post. Taking the time and actual effort to generate a good article…
    but what can I say… I procrastinate a whole lot and never seem to get anything
    done.

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  2. This post is excellent. I love travel blogs, and they always make me want to jump on a plane. This is no exception. Stunning photos too.

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  3. Life of a traveller is full of excitement and adventures. Nice pictures and I hope I can visit it some day. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Thank you for visiting my blog as well. I hope you get your share of adventure this 2019.

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  4. What a beautiful place to shoot some photos, I agree I like the cliff more than the rocks.

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    1. Cliff-2 Rocks-0. Hahaha Thank you for visiting my blog.

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  5. The pictures are amazing! I’m adding it to my bucket list!

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    1. Thank you. Please do add Senjojiki to your bucketlist.

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  6. Senjojiki tin the Wakayama Prefecture looks like an amazing place to visit. I love the rock formations and the how the water seems to trickle in between. I would love to see this sight for myself one day. Keshia Richmond

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    1. You should come and visit Senjojiki on your visit to Japan. You'd surely love it.

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  7. I love this rock formation..... It's nice to relax in a not so crowded place knowing it's free entry.....i love Japanese way of living......

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    1. I agree Reveler. The beauty of this place is truly outstanding.

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  8. What a beautiful part of the country this is! I'd absolutely love to visit one day. Great photos too.

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    1. Please do visit Senjojiki when you get to go to Japan someday. =)

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  9. What a wonderful visit! I live in Nagoya, Aichi but never been to Wakayama. I should try and go someday.

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    1. Yes please do visit Wakayama Prefecture when you get the chance. The Prefecture has numerous places worth visiting.

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  10. The place looks amazing, will definitely try to plan a trip there.

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    1. That's great to hear Samuruddin. I'm excited to hear your own adventure in Senjojiki.

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  11. Such a wonderful place that's why I love to visit in Japan Beautiful <3

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    1. Please do visit Senjojiki when you go to Japan. =)

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  12. Those rocks really look like a piece of art

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  13. The cliff looks romantic but dangerous! Perfect for wedding shoot :D

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    1. I do agree. I never thought of that. It would surely be fantastic to have a wedding photo shoot here. =)

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  14. Waoo looks like such a relaxing place.. I love listening to waves 🌊 are there any sea gulls too?? I’m sure there must be some pretty birds sounds.. would love to visit it.

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    1. You bet. Senjojiki would have been a perfect place to go to escape the city however, its lack of shade makes it just a perfect stopover.

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  15. These pictures are so beautiful. That cliff is absolutely breathtaking.

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  16. Those rocks are beautiful. Definitely an adventure.

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  17. Great photos - that's a very instagram worthy rock!

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  18. Was that huge fish your kid was holding real? What a delicious treat and a delightful vacation spot.

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    1. Hahahaha. It's a pillow Eliz but it looks so real. =)

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  19. Very lovely post, love all the captures shared here, wish am enjoying this place myself in the future. thanks for this great sharing ya :D
    cheers, siennylovesdrawing

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    1. Thanks Sienny. Please do visit Senjojiki when you are in Japan.

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