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Hard packed sand OK for even bicycles!

Our cycle tour guide took us onto the beach, of which we were wary at first as bike tyres usually... read more

Reviewed 19 May 2018
Charlie S
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Victoria, Australia
Chirihama Beach - A Drive of a Lifetime!

Ever wondered what it is like to drive on a beach and hear the waves ringing in as your engine... read more

Reviewed 9 April 2018
Kezsin
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Kuala Lumpur
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19 May 2018
“Hard packed sand OK for even bicycles!”
8 Apr 2018
“Chirihama Beach - A Drive of a Lifetime!”
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The Chirihama Nagisa Driveway is a 8 km long beach located between Imahama Houdatsu-Shimizu-cho Sakui-gun and Chirihama-cho Sakui-shi in Ishikawa prefecture.
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Chirihamamachi, Hakui 929-1344, Ishikawa Prefecture
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+81 767-22-1111
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Reviewed 19 May 2018

Our cycle tour guide took us onto the beach, of which we were wary at first as bike tyres usually dig in to sand. But the sand was firm enough for tyres of about 35mm width. There were a couple of soft spots that needed...More

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Reviewed 9 April 2018

Ever wondered what it is like to drive on a beach and hear the waves ringing in as your engine chugs along? Well, this a rare opportunity to have just that here! Its not difficult to find the entrance to the beach, and once when...More

1  Thank Kezsin
Reviewed 15 March 2018 via mobile

There weren’t many cars so people just stopped and got out randomly to enjoy the view. We did too. It’s an experience you can’t usually have.

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Reviewed 1 December 2017 via mobile

There aren't too many places where you can drive on the beach. Having been to Daytona, it wasn't that big of a deal to us, but we did it as part of a day up the coast.

1  Thank kellyes2017
Reviewed 1 November 2017

Oct 11 We departed Hida Furukawa and headed toward Kanazawa. On the way we scheduled a stop here. We drove the 8 KM of beach raceway. There were few cars there, and there are no signage or lanes to manage traffic. Reminds me earlier times...More

Thank alohatripper
Reviewed 4 August 2017 via mobile

Beach accessible with your car. Really practical as your car is right there! No need to walk up the hill and down the parking to get stuff. Quite shallow and warm. Children found lots of starfish etc, had a lot of fun and did not...More

Thank Tom_B_Paris
Reviewed 18 July 2017

Don't know anyother place where you can drive through a sandy seashore! It was really cool! Rare and fun experience! The path maybe closed according to the weather.

Thank ebilove
Reviewed 11 July 2017

As a Californian, I found it hard to believe that the Japanese drive on their beaches. They not only do, they are PROUD that they do, they are PROUD that they do. Chirihama is a very wide 'Beach Driveway' with the sand so tamped down...More

Thank The-NightHawk69
Reviewed 14 January 2017

To be honest, it's more memorable for the driver than passenger. You can drive in the water, splash as much as you want and drift about in the sand. I was on highway and stumbled across this beach, made for the next exit immediately. Pot...More

Thank Locklee
Reviewed 26 December 2016

I toured the Noto Peninsula on a trip to Kanazawa and took a bus tour along the rugged coastline, wonderfully scenic. Much to our surprise, and delight, our bus driver drove on the beach area right along the sea's edge.

Thank warren D
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You may choose southward way, because if you go northbound,you must cutt across the traffic. Be carefull in japan, keep to left.
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