Kotohikihama Beach (Kotohiki)

Set within a national park, the long pristine pale golden sands of Kotohikihama beach are both beautiful and quite unique. Described as “singing sand” the sand here is famous for emitting a squeaking sound when walked on. This is the result of the combination of the quartz sand and exceptionally clean water.

Kotohikihama beach is designated a national natural monument and a great deal of effort is made to maintain this status including regular beach cleans and it.

Also known as Kotohikihama Kakezu, the beach is home to a hot spring, which beachgoers can bathe in for free. It can be a little on the hot side so it is worth checking before you jump straight in.

Another nearby quirky feature of the beach is the Zenigata Sunae, a large sand sculpture of an Edo period coin set among the dunes.

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