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Taketomi, Taketomi-jima, Taketomi-cho, Yaeyama-gun 907-1101, Okinawa Prefecture
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Reviewed April 6, 2019 via mobile

This beach is famous for star shaped sand. Hordes of tourists spent time digging hard for souvenirs in the sand. Wonder how long they can allow tourists to keep doing this without hurting the ecology.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank zacc353
Reviewed January 30, 2019

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

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank stan_hutchings
Reviewed January 6, 2019

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

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 29, 2018

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

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank YoshiW101
Reviewed October 10, 2018 via mobile

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.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank JonnaP800
Reviewed January 14, 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank kenichih2013
Reviewed October 21, 2017 via mobile

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

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank sky_nite
Reviewed May 23, 2017

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

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank Endre1234
Reviewed March 22, 2017 via mobile

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

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank Haris42
Reviewed February 26, 2017

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

Date of experience: March 2016
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