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Chiringashima Island

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Address: Higashigata, Ibusuki 891-0404, Kagoshima Prefecture
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Nice side tour

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 8, 2016
DGNichols
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4 of 5 stars 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 least walking to various points on the island. Views of Sakurajima possible on a clear... More 

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Kagoshima-shi, Kagoshima, Japan
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5 of 5 stars 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 for one to four hours a day(depends on the weather) only during October from March.... More 

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5 of 5 stars 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 you show up without checking online for the time when the sandbar is present you... More 

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