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Hoshisuna Beach

Uehara, Taketomicho Iriomote-jima, Yaeyama-gun 907-1541, Okinawa Prefecture
+81 980-85-6448
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What I love about this beach is the amazing snorkeling for all levels. If you are a beginner you... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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One of the most beautiful beaches I have ever seen

Well worth the journey to reach this beach. We didn't spend much time sifting through the sand to... read more

Reviewed 5 July 2017
London, UK
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  • Average22%
  • Poor3%
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“low tide” (3 reviews)
“star shaped” (4 reviews)
Uehara, Taketomicho Iriomote-jima, Yaeyama-gun 907-1541, Okinawa Prefecture
+81 980-85-6448
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What I love about this beach is the amazing snorkeling for all levels. If you are a beginner you can stay near the beach, go to one of the calm lagoons near the beach, or come at low tide and explore the further regions of...More

Thank Melibrooklyn
Reviewed 5 July 2017 via mobile

Well worth the journey to reach this beach. We didn't spend much time sifting through the sand to find the star shaped grains because we were too busy ogling this incredibly gorgeous beach. The water was like a warm bath and the snorkeling was good...More

Thank wegenek
Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

In Hoshizuna beach, Iriomote, the sand is made by star-shaped sandcorns. This is something unique. But there is in fact one more beach with the same incredible sand structure in Taketomi, another island not far away. One can learn that these star-shaped small things are...More

Thank Teresa V
Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

Hoshisuna is a nice beach. It is a nice place to snorkel and relax some. I imagine if you go out pretty far you could see some really nice activity. However, I would recommend taking a trip to funuaki for some snorkeling.

Thank leelee98
Reviewed 7 September 2016

Beatiful place, well worth a visit. The sand really is star-shaped, and there's some lovely coral. Great icecream (and all kinds of snorkling gear) can be bought at the restaurant of Pension Hoshinosuna (very close to the beach).

Thank Pirividite
Reviewed 1 August 2016

Grab a snorkel, mask and if you have one, a GoPro and enjoy the marvellous sights underwater. Just make sure you don't stand on the coral, like a lot of oblivious tourists were doing when I was there.

1  Thank Earthstuff
Reviewed 3 July 2016 via mobile

Stopped by planning to snorkel and it was low tide. I also forgot my water shoes which are a must for this beach. It looks like there are great places to snorkel, but not equipped this visit. Did not see any star sand except at...More

Thank Ruggerlynn
Reviewed 24 April 2016

I found this place not far from my hotel. The typical rock formations and views make it worth while to visit this place. It is in my opinion not a great place for snorkeling though. There a some hotels and restaurants nearby so you can...More

Thank PetervanderGiessen
Reviewed 25 January 2016

It's a beautiful beach and a beautiful view, that's for sure. It is worth a look. Swimming is nice, although there is very little to see for snorkeling. There is a run down restaurant which we often go to for ice cream (the Shiiquasa Sherbet...More

1  Thank Janine N
Reviewed 26 December 2015

I came here around Christmas time and, unfortunately, it had been rainy or cloudy days during our stay in Iriomote. Even in such bad conditions, the beach was beautiful for its clear water and very small island in front the beach. When I had been...More

Thank YacchanAmarone
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