Approaching the peaceful town of Nama from Aosagaura, Yagatame Park’s unique rock formation is hard to miss. Dubbed Nagasaki’s Totoro Rock, one can make out Ghibli’s famed character gazing out towards the East China Sea. Come summer, vibrant orange tiger lilies come to bloom, further enhancing the majestic view of the sun setting over the East China Sea. The sunset can be viewed from either the observation grounds of Yagatame Park that brings you closer to the cone-shaped rock, or Shirakusa Park near Goto’s resort hotel, Margherita.
Nearby is a souvenir shop selling Goto’s unique products, most notable of which are varied flavours of Yagatame’s sea salt, made in the same area, as well as sea salt ice cream in the summer.
- Goto Islands