Dragon Palace

Just off the Hiyoriyama Coast north of Kinosaki Onsen lies the Dragon Palace located on the uninhabited Nochigashima Island approximately 700 meters away from land.

During the 1950s, various pavillions were built on Nochigashima Island and were used as venues for tea events. It has been said that the island resembles one of the settings for the Japanese folktale Urashima Tarō, the Dragon Palace.

While visitors can normally no longer enter the island, it is recommended to include viewing the Dragon Palace during a bike ride through Kinosaki and the Hiyoriyama Coast areas.