Hoshisuna Beach, Taketomicho Iriomote-jima

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Famous for its sands made of billions of tiny dead starfish, Hoshisuna Beach features a number of reefs and curious offshore rock formations covered with greener. Forming a half-closed bay with a micro climate, the beach offers good swimming and snorkeling opportunities. You can walk in the shallows and puddles during low tide, or rent snorkeling equipment at a facility right across the beach and wait for high tide. Huge differences in tide leave large pools filled with vivid marine life. You can dine in a nice restaurant nearby and the beach, some 10-15 minutes by car from Uehara, has toilet facilities. To visit Hoshisuna Beach on your holiday in Taketomicho Iriomote-jima, and find out what else Taketomicho Iriomote-jima has to offer, use our Taketomicho Iriomote-jima trip itinerary planner.
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  • I went on the March, or many others, was quiet. It's not so easy to find star-shaped and covered with sand, without permission, so I did.
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  • I went during low tide. Found many star sand after sand is a very small size. I bought a small bottle label is Iriomote Island in the parking lot next to the hotel sands shop.
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  • In Hoshizuna beach, Iriomote, the sand is made by star-shaped sandcorns. This is something unique. But there is in fact one more beach with the same incredible sand structure in Taketomi, another isla...  more »