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Check the low tide time before you go

You need to walk to the beach from the closest parking and a little walk from the beach entrance to... read more

Reviewed October 24, 2018
Island at the end of sea road

This is a small island connected by sea road during low tide. Good to talke a walk at least... read more

Reviewed March 25, 2018
Seoul, South Korea
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Higashigata, Ibusuki 891-0404, Kagoshima Prefecture
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Reviewed October 24, 2018

You need to walk to the beach from the closest parking and a little walk from the beach entrance to this path, totally about 10 - 15 minutes. There is no shade, so you'd better be prepared for a hot day. Also you'd better check...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed March 25, 2018

This is a small island connected by sea road during low tide. Good to talke a walk at least once. - The time of sea road changes. It seems the sea road lasts for 3~5 hours around noon in a good weather. - It takes...More

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank 590jhl
Reviewed May 3, 2017 via mobile

The island is connected to Ibusuki by a tidal sand path which only emerged from March to September, a few hours each day. If the weather is not good like raining, or the tidal schedule changes, it may also not surface. We arrived Ibusuki train...More

Date of experience: April 2017
1  Thank WendyTJr
Reviewed April 25, 2017 via mobile

At the time of writing the sand back does not surface at all due to a tsunami last year. So you can't get there by waking.

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank QQuietroomfan
Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

Very nice island, walking access by low tide. We went by bike through Ibusuki, what a picturesque ride despite the heat !

Date of experience: August 2016
1  Thank fluo
Reviewed June 8, 2016

Chiringashima is a small island close by Ibusuki. It can only be accessed at low tide when a temporary beach path is exposed. Check the Ibusuki travel website for tide times. Steep climb to get on the island after crossing, expect to spend 45minutes at...More

Date of experience: May 2016
1  Thank DGNichols
Reviewed October 7, 2014

Chirin Island (Chiringashima) is an uninhabited island in Kinko Bay roughly 3km around and 90m high. Known as "the island of mystery" since ancient times, it is connected to the mainland by sand bar when the spring tide is at low tide. The sandbar appears...More

Date of experience: July 2014
1  Thank Inspire806093
Reviewed September 9, 2013

I took my mom here when she came to visit me because I did this myself and loved it. I found a lot of pretty beach glass, and pumice stones that were orange (from Sakurajima just north in the middle of the bay). Note: If...More

Date of experience: July 2013
1  Thank CaffineFreek
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