A typhoon is being blamed for breaking a heart in western Japan.
A large rock off the coast of Ama Town in the Oki Islands in Shimane Prefecture has a heart-shaped hole that has attracted many tourists, especially couples in love.
But the local tourist association says one of its employees found on Monday that the heart could not been seen from the beach.
Tourism officials say some rocks and dirt above the hole may have collapsed and blocked the hole due to strong winds and rainfall by Typhoon Mitag last week.
They say they too are heartbroken at the loss of a popular sightseeing site.