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If you have a few days on Taketomi Island, this is an interesting beach to visit. You can rent a bike and get here in about 15 minutes from just about anywhere on the Island. It's particularly easy from Nishi Pier, just turn right when...More
As mentioned by all the other contributors, this beach is not good for swimming or even sunbathing. It's main feature is to have small star shaped sand particles mixed with normal sand. If you like treasure hunting or you have kids it's a good place...More
Beautiful beach with great views of Iriomte and Kohama islands. Water is clear and appears blue with the white sand. Not the greatest for swimming or snorkeling as there are not a lot of coral or fish to see and alot of small rocks which...More
We came accross Kaiji beach while walking around Taketomi three weeks ago. It’s a beautiful beach, whether you find stat sand or not. We walked from Kaiji to Condoi beach and there was just peace and quiet. Lovely place to relax.
We visited here as we visited Kondoi beach
This beach is famous for star sand according to guide book.
But when we visited we could not find any though we tried finding.
But beach is very beautiful and peaceful
So please visit if you are...More
Many articles mention about the star shaped sand but I failed to check that it is a rocky beach. About 15min walk from the main town, it was abit out of the way but you will be able to find star-shaped sand in small quantities...More
Famous as one of a few beaches with star sand.
We manged to find some, but note that these are 1-2mm sized star shaped grains of sand, nothing really fascinating.
Would be a great spot of nature except for its overrun by tourist groups digging...More
Rocky beach. It is supposedly one of the two beaches in Japan where a bunch of star shaped shells wash on the beach for some mysterious reason. We couldn't find any such shells though neither did the dozens of other tourists kneeling around looking for...More
Taketomi-jima Island is a fifteen-minute cruise from Ishigaki-jima Island, and is known with its effort to preserve its culture as well as its neghbourhood and scenery.
Walk from the port for 5 minutes, and you will find yourself at the center of the township, where...More