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Address: 705 Hiraranikadori, Miyakojima 906-0008, Okinawa Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 980-76-3184
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Small and wonderful beach close to Hirara

you get there in 10 minutes drive from hirara, and 10 minutes walk from the parking. The beach is very small, with a beatiful rock arch at one side. The sea is nice even if not... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 5, 2015
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Florence, Italy
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95 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

you get there in 10 minutes drive from hirara, and 10 minutes walk from the parking. The beach is very small, with a beatiful rock arch at one side. The sea is nice even if not extraordinary, good for swimming and -much less- for snorkeling. Overall, a very nice place, you wonder how it is possible that so few people... More 

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Tokyo, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Similar to its name, it is a small hill of sand leading to an small and quiet, but absolutely beautiful beach. It is not easy to climb up the sand-hill in hot summer, but the view is definitely worth the sweat!

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Temecula, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Nice soft white sand, with some interesting rocky features and turquoise super clear water. Their are no lifeguards present at this beach though.

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Okinawa, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Like the title says it does take a bit of effort to get here. There is parking lot with access to bathrooms and showers first. Once you park your car, you follow the path past a person selling drinks and other souvenirs. If it's hot out the walk won't be fun, but trust me, it is worth it. Walk about... More 

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San Jose, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

It seems like the nicer beaches comes with a struggle. There's a parking lot and signs to show you where the beach is located, but beware the uphill climb. That's not to say that you'll be out of breath by the time you hit the shore, but if you're anything like me-- you'll be panting. There's also plenty of wild... More 

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London
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

From the car park, be prepared for quite a walk into and out of this beach but the reward for your efforts is wonderful. Crystal clear waters - clean white sand - relatively quiet even at the weekend and a picture of the famous arch shaped rock. Once down there you can rent chairs, umbrellas, snorkel gear and rubber rings... More 

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Perth, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

This beach is beyond beautiful! The fine sand, clear waters and beautiful rock formations adding to its landscape. Be warned, as the name suggests, the entrance to this beach is a mountain of sand. you have to walk uphill before being greeted by the majestic view at the "peak". We spend an hour soaking in the clear waters. Small groups... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

The smallest beach I went to on Miyakojima, Sunayama is ideal for couples looking to while away the entire afternoon with nothing more than each other's company. I enjoyed the slightly steep, uphill trek (slope + sand = good workout) from the car park to the beachfront. The slope made for some awesome photos, especially since it was a downhill... More 

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013

This beach is tiny and not particularly impressive, but it's where we had the most fun! The rock formatations are beautiful as is the sand dune you have to walk over to get here. There is a rental shop for beach items but was closed on the day we came here. Most of the time, there were hardly any other... More 

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Osaka, Japan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2012

This beach is small and picturesque, a perfect photo opportunity and great snorkeling. We were there in the middle of August and it wasn't busy at all. A must see on Miyakojima. Bring your own snorkeling gear because the booth that rents it doesn't open until 10am and it costs about ¥1000/item! AND you have to rent the beach table... More 

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