Benten-iwa Rock

  • Benten-iwa Rock in May
  • Benten-iwa Rock
  • View from Benten-iwa Rock

Benten-iwa Rock

Sacred Rock and Symbol of the Nou Region
This massive rock looms over the Nou Coast next to Route 8. Long worshiped by local sailors as a manifestation of the goddess of the sea, the lighthouse atop the rock continues to act as an important guide to safe harbor. The rock itself was formed at the bottom of the sea by an underwater volcano. The Akebonobashi Bridge connects the rock to shore and a small shrine on the rock is dedicated to Ichikushima, the goddess of the sea.

AddressNou, Itoigawa
Contact Info025-566-3111 /
Business HoursDawn until Dusk
Days ClosedOpen Year Round
Parking & Transit InfoParking Available (Paid Parking in Swimming Season) / 20 min walk from Nou Station / Along Kubiki Cycling Route