Photo: Mitoyo City Tourism Association
travel

Breathtakingly beautiful beach in Kagawa worth checking out

1 Comment
By Casey Baseel, SoraNews24

Kagawa Prefecture, which occupies the northeastern corner of Japan’s island of Shikoku, isn’t above getting a little silly in its tourism promotions. It’s the prefecture that announced it was making a Pokemon its governor, and it plays wholeheartedly into the rest of the country thinking of it as “the udon prefecture,” going so far as to hold a combination foot race/noodle-eating contest.

But the Kagawa town of Mitoyo is perfectly capable of making us desperately want to visit without utilizing any sort of wacky comedy.

kb-2.png

Coastal Mitoyo’s most scenic spot is the one-kilometer-long Chichibugahama Beach. A popular swimming spot in the summer, it’s also worth checking out in the off-season, because of the breathtaking sunset views.

kb-3.png

kb-5.png

▼ The 30 minutes before and after sunset form the optimum hour for picture-taking.

kb-7.png

The closest train station to Chichibugahama is Takuma Station, on the Yosan Line. It’s about a 40-minute ride from the prefectural capital of Takamatsu, and once you get to Takuma there are buses that can take you to the Chichibugahama bus stop, which is just a short walk from the sand.

kb-8.png

Granted, Kagawa isn’t on the standard Tokyo-to-Kyoto stretch that most foreign visitors to Japan spend most of their travel time on. But it’s well-worth a detour, especially since while you’re on Shikoku you can also check out the amazing Shimanami Kaido island-hopping bicycling course.

Related: Chichibugahama Beach website

Read more stories from SoraNews24.

-- 12 beautiful Japanese train stations by the sea

-- The top 5 places to see the sun set in Japan

-- Blue tears may be the most beautiful, surreal thing you ever see 【Photos】

© SoraNews24

©2021 GPlusMedia Inc.

1 Comment
Login to comment

neat

1 ( +1 / -0 )

Login to leave a comment

Facebook users

Use your Facebook account to login or register with JapanToday. By doing so, you will also receive an email inviting you to receive our news alerts.

Facebook Connect

Login with your JapanToday account

User registration

Articles, Offers & Useful Resources

A mix of what's trending on our other sites