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Head to Kaiji Beach, a small beach located on the northern tip of the island. With its name translating as "Star Sand Beach," the stretch of coastline has become known for its many tiny, star-shaped forms, which look like sand. In fact, those forms are the exoskeletons of one-celled organisms called Baclogypsina sphaerulata, a kind of coral that lives in sea grass. Washed up in large numbers onto the beach, the strikingly shaped forms have long been the subject of myths among the local populace, who believe the star shells to be the tiny children of the Southern Cross and the North Star, slain by a serpent offshore. Use our Taketomi-jima trip planner to add Kaiji Beach and other attractions to your Taketomi-jima vacation plans.
Kaiji Beach Reviews
上次來過了,今次只是和未來過的朋友來,星砂還是很難找,沙灘是漂亮,但由於有很多礁石,所以今次没有下水玩,要玩的還是去另外的沙灘吧 more »Last time, this time only and never come to friends, star sand is still very difficult to find, sand is beautiful, but because there are many reefs, so this time there is no water to play, to play is to go to another sand bar
カイジ浜は町から離れていて、車か自転車がお勧め。 浜にはブランコや丸太の腰掛などが設置されており、 素朴ながら、それがまたインスタ映えばえ。 時間の過ぎるのが早いです。 more »Kaiji Hama is far from town, so a car or bicycle is recommended. There are swings and log stools on the beach, and while it's simple, it's also insta-shine. Time passes quickly.
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