Kaiji Beach, Taketomi-jima Taketomi-cho

Categories: Beaches, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities
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3.5/5 based on 340+ reviews on the web
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. Plan to visit Kaiji Beach and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Taketomi-jima Taketomi-cho attractions using our Taketomi-jima Taketomi-cho travel itinerary planner.
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  • To many rocks and and sharp stones and also small and crowded so nothing to spend much time on because other alternatives are much better just nearby 
  • Once came, were stars of the sandy beach. But I can't take away the sand. Star sand, Sun, big brother, was sold.
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  • There is Star sand beach. Other tourists, who are looking for me, palms pressed against sand look, certainly has star-shaped sand. More clouds came over and was pulling the tide time is at, and a nice view, unfortunately.
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