Kaiji Beach, Taketomi-jima Taketomi-cho

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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. 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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  • Star sand beach is famous, but when you visit because of strong wind or star sand did not know. Weather, so many people, it was very quiet.
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  • Kaiji is famous in Japan star sand beach. Many tourists looking for Star sand, white and slope. So here are sandy, not the jagged coral barefoot, watch out. Kondoi beach so that the sea is very clean!
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  • Winter quite sunny days there was sunny warm day after a long time. Colors of the sea and beautiful and interesting plants are filled with excellent (-́ω '-)
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