Cape Kashino, Ertugrul

Travel Information

Cape Kashino, Ertugrul, (樫野埼) is one of the most important places for the friendship between Turk and Japan located the south end of Kii Peninsula, Wakayama Prefecture. In 1890, the Turkish Battleship, Ertugrul Furkateyni, went aground and about 580 people died. However, because of the devoted help of the local people of Kushimoto, 69 people were survived. There are memorial monuments, Turk Museum, Turkish giftshops and other Turk related spots in this cape.

Tourist Info.
There are parking and restroom.

0. at Shingu Station.
1. use JR Kisei Line to Kushimoto Station.
2. use a local bus to Kashinotodaiguchi.

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Detailed Travel Guide

Cape Kashino, Ertugrul
In 1890, Turkish battleship called Ertugrul Furkateyni went aground after the soldiers and others met Emperor Meiji. About 580 people died by this accident, but 69 people were rescued by the local people here. At that time, people in Japan almost never met any foreigners, but they offer their foods and supplies and saved the Turkish soldiers lives. To communicate the Turkish people, people here use the book with many national flags to identify which country they are from. After they found out that these soldiers are from Turk, They used a radio transmitter to communicate with them. Since then, the great friendship between Turk and Japan started.

Torkish Musem
Displays many items of the accidents.

Torkish giftshop

The statue of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk