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Chiringashima Island

Higashigata, Ibusuki 891-0404, Kagoshima Prefecture
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Very special place

The island is connected to Ibusuki by a tidal sand path which only emerged from March to September... read more

Reviewed 4 May 2017
Wendy T
,
Shanghai Region, China
via mobile
No Longer Accessible

At the time of writing the sand back does not surface at all due to a tsunami last year. So you... read more

Reviewed 25 April 2017
QQuietroomfan
,
London, United Kingdom
via mobile
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  • Average15%
  • Poor2%
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Higashigata, Ibusuki 891-0404, Kagoshima Prefecture
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Reviewed 4 May 2017 via mobile

The island is connected to Ibusuki by a tidal sand path which only emerged from March to September, a few hours each day. If the weather is not good like raining, or the tidal schedule changes, it may also not surface. We arrived Ibusuki train...More

Thank Wendy T
Reviewed 25 April 2017 via mobile

At the time of writing the sand back does not surface at all due to a tsunami last year. So you can't get there by waking.

Thank QQuietroomfan
Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Very nice island, walking access by low tide. We went by bike through Ibusuki, what a picturesque ride despite the heat !

1  Thank fluo
Reviewed 8 June 2016

Chiringashima is a small island close by Ibusuki. It can only be accessed at low tide when a temporary beach path is exposed. Check the Ibusuki travel website for tide times. Steep climb to get on the island after crossing, expect to spend 45minutes at...More

1  Thank DGNichols
Reviewed 7 October 2014

Chirin Island (Chiringashima) is an uninhabited island in Kinko Bay roughly 3km around and 90m high. Known as "the island of mystery" since ancient times, it is connected to the mainland by sand bar when the spring tide is at low tide. The sandbar appears...More

1  Thank 鹿児島県観光連盟
Reviewed 9 September 2013

I took my mom here when she came to visit me because I did this myself and loved it. I found a lot of pretty beach glass, and pumice stones that were orange (from Sakurajima just north in the middle of the bay). Note: If...More

1  Thank CaffineFreek
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