Kotohikihama Kakezu Beach

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Kotohikihama Kakezu Beach in Amino-cho, Kyotango City is a scenic spot with white sand and pine trees. It is famous for being the largest "singing sand" beach in Japan, with a total length of 1.8 km. The main component of singing sand is quartz, which produces a unique squeaky tone only on sandy beaches with clean water and few impurities. For this reason, environmental conservation is important, and it was the first non-smoking beach in the world.
On the sandy beach, there is an open-air bath with natural source of flowing hot spring water, where you can bathe for free (mixed-gender bathing, and a bathing suit is required). You can enjoy the beautiful view of the sea while relaxing in the hot spring bath.
Every year at the beginning of June, the "Barefoot Concert" (Hadashino Concert) is held. The entrance fee is helping out with the beach cleaning before the concert starts! Flea markets are held in addition to the concert.
In addition to being a designated national natural monument, Kotohikihama Kakezu Beach has also entered numerous selections, such as the 100 Soundscapes of Japan, the 100 Coasts of Japan, the 100 White Sand and Pine Trees of Japan, and the 200 Natural Spots of Kyoto Prefecture.

Basic information

Ideal season

Mid July to mid August(confirmation needed)

Address

Postal code:629-3112
kakezu Amino-cho Kyotango-shi

Parking

Number of regular vehicles: 600 (Charges: 1000 yen/day, 2000 yen for overnight ※Parking fee is required all year round)

Number of large vehicles:  - (Charges: 2000 yen/day ※Parking fee is required all year round)

※Note
・Motorbike parking are charged 500 yen/day and 1000 yen for overnight (prices are based on June 2019)
・Open all year round

Access

Bus : Get off at Amino Station, from Miyatoyo Line, Kyoto Tango Railway. Take the Tango Mineyama Line bus (bound for Kyogamisaki or Tango Government Office) for about 10 minutes and get off at Kotohikihama, then walk for 10 minutes.

Car : From Sanin Kinki Expressway Nodagawa Omiya Road, get off at "Kyotango Omiya" Interchange, head straight and turn right onto National Highway 312, turn right onto National Highway 482, go straight onto National Highway 663, turn right onto National Highway 178, and follow the signs for Kotohikihama Beach.

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Equipment and service in facilities

Toilet facilities available|Pets allowed

・Cold-water shower is free, warm water shower is 100 yen/90 seconds, and there are beach shops and changing rooms (only during opening times) ・Barbeque is available only in designated areas (1000 yen/area plus parking fee) ・Pets must be on a leash ・Fireworks, surfing boards, pleasure boats and tarps are not allowed ・Smoking is prohibited

Contact information

Website

Visit Kyotango

Languages

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