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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  • Today, almost didn't think that produces small shell shaped ★ star became famous. About 10 souvenir shop near the stairs down from the parking lot was selling bottled star sand, lined come taken from hatoma Islands thing. Had the bargaining has been buying a lot at the store in this one rare shellfish, is blowing out, the more it comic like. Tourists reach the coast beautiful and there are many small islands, but with water in between them was impressive. Many blue tropical fish swimming over one of the Islands, and was. Is worth a visit even without star sand.
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  • When I went to is less sea water at low tide, was snorkeling. Play with confidence, many families can watch fish, so even small children, will and I. Sandy beaches are sandy Star (laughs)
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  • Well worth the journey to reach this beach. We didn't spend much time sifting through the sand to find the star shaped grains because we were too busy ogling this incredibly gorgeous beach. The water ...  more »

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Where to stay in Taketomicho Iriomote-jima

Look to the port areas in the northwest and southeast of Taketomicho Iriomote-Jima to find the largest concentration of places to stay. The resorts here stand as sprawling luxury options, with onsite pools, private villas, and fine-dining restaurants. In the slightly less salubrious parts of the two port towns, you'll find some old guesthouses offering budget-friendly options. Set in former residences, they provide simple rooms, as well as shared kitchens and bathrooms. Generally speaking, the choice of accommodations on Taketomicho Iriomote-Jima is divided between the luxurious and the basic, with little in between.
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