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Angel Road: A mysterious sandbar that can only be crossed at low tide

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Angel Road is a 500m long sandbar that connects mainland Shodoshima to three small islands in southern Shikoku. This lovely spot in Kagawa Prefecture is a romantic destination for couples.

Not only is it a stunning natural sight, legend says that if you walk across Angel Road hand-in-hand with your partner, it will strengthen your relationship. Flying solo? Walk across alone and make a wish for it to come true.

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The Angel Road in Kagawa Prefecture only appears at low tide.

When planning your trip here be aware that visitors can only walk across Angel Road during low tide, two times per day. During high tide, the sandbar is submerged underwater and the view is nothing special, just another small island off the coast of Shodoshima. It’s best to visit in the warmer spring and summer months when the days are long and the weather is clear. In winter, the road only appears once a day for a short time.

Tips For Visiting Angel Road

To get the greatest view over Angel Road, head to the nearby Yakusoku no Oka, or the Hill of Promise. A short but steep flight of sandy stairs will bring you to a small observation point where you’ll have a picture-perfect view of the road and its connecting islands.

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If 'The Tide Is High' will you be moving on and be your partner's #1?

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Angel Road is a 500m long sandbar that connects mainland Shodoshima to three small islands in southern Shikoku. 

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Angel Road is a 500m long sandbar that connects the island of Shodoshima to three smaller islands in the Seto Inland Sea off northern Shikoku.

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Sounds and looks wonderful.

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A mysterious sandbar that can only be crossed at low tide

Looks very scenic and pretty, but hardly mysterious. Tide goes out, you can walk across. Tide comes in, you can't. Like similar sandbars around the world.

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Commanteer-san, I was just about to post something very similar. What's mysterious about this? Mystery is the opposite of certainty. Look at the tide tables and you know exactly when you can cross this sandbar. No mystery there!

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Walk in, swim out

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How deep is the water at high tide? Too deep to wade through?

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