Hashigui-iwa Rock is located in Kushimoto town, the southern part of Wakayama Prefecture. This group of 40-some oddly shaped rocks standing in a 850 meter row is a must-see in Southern part of Wakayama. They have achieved their current shape when the rocks were worn away by the erosion of the sea, leaving only their hardest parts in place.
There is a legend; “Hashi” means bridge, and the renowned monk Kobo Daishi, the founder of Koyasan, attempted to build a bridge from the mainland to Oshima Island. Hindered by a demon, he could not complete it. What remains are these mysterious pillar-like rocks.