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Updated: April 2, 2018
Nippana Shinzan is a black and red cliff which rises above the ocean on the southern tip of Miyakejima Island. This enormous rock face emerged here in just one night during an erruption in 1983. From its foot you can see where the waves have washed against the rock to reveal its striations and vivid color. Take a short walk on to the top of Nippana Shinzan for a closer look at its volcanic stone.
Combine your trip with a visit to nearby Shinmyo-ike Pond, a pool formed in a volcanic crater, which dried up over night during the same erruption. Access both sites by bus alighting at the Shinmyo-ike bus stop.
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