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Chichibugahama Beach: Heavenly Mirror of the Seto Inland Sea
Recently, Chichibugahama Beach has become famous as a photo spot for its striking similarity to Salar de Uyuni (Bolivian Salt Flats). Many people have enjoyed taking iconic reflective mirror photos at Chichibugahama Beach. Read on to learn more about how to take your own photos, and how to get to Chichibugahama Beach!

 

 
 
■When to Take Mirror Photos■
・When the sun sets during low tide
・On days where there is no wind and no waves
・30 minutes before and after sunset during “magic hour”

 

■Reccommended Dates and Times (Approximate)■
Below are the best dates to take these photos at Chichibugahama Beach and sunset times through March 2018.
2018
・1/1(Mon) ~ 1/4(Thurs)17:05
・1/14(Sun)~ 1/19(Fri) 17:15
・1/29(Mon)~ 2/2(Fri) 17:30
・2/13(Tues)~2/18(Sun)17:45
・2/28(Wed)~ 3/5(Mon)18:00
・3/15(Thurs)~3/20(Tues)18:10
・3/30(Fri)~ 4/4(Wed) 18:25
・4/14(Sat)~ 4/19(Thurs)18:35
・4/29(Sun)~ 5/4(Fri) 18:50
・5/15(Tues)~5/20(Sun)19:00
・5/29(Tues)~6/3(Sun) 19:10
・6/13(Wed)~ 6/18(Mon) 19:20
・6/29(Fri)~ 7/4(Wed) 19:20
・7/13(Fri)~ 7/17(Tues)19:15
・7/28(Sat)~ 8/2(Thurs)19:05
・8/11(Sat)~ 8/15(Wed) 18:55
・8/25(Sat)~ 8/30(Thurs)18:35
・9/8(Sat)~ 9/13(Thurs)18:15
・9/23(Sun)~ 9/28(Fri) 17:55
・10/6 (Sat) ~ 10/12 (Fri) 17:40
・10/21 (Sun)~ 10/28 (Sun) 17:20
・11/5 (Mon) ~ 11/10 (Sat) 17:05
・11/20 (Tues) ~ 11/24 (Sat) 17:00
・12/3 (Mon) ~ 12/8 (Sat) 16:55
・12/19 (Wed)~ 12/24 (Mon) 17:00
Recommended Times to Visit Chichibugahama Beach 2018 (PDF)

 

■Check the sunset and tide times using the site below!■
http://www.tides4fishing.com/jp/kagawa/mitoyo#_tide_table

 

■Picture Examples■
When the sun sets during low tide, you get photos like this:
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干潮3 秋色に染まる父母ヶ浜
 

All of the above photos are Chichibugahama Beach during low tide. At low tide, Chichibugahama Beach has very unique tide pools.

 

It’s impossible to take the iconic mirror photos during high tide, but you can still take some spectacular shots like the ones below:

 

■Smartphone Photo Tips!■
①Take photos when the sun sets during low tide
②Be sure to use the big tide pools on the beach
③Take photos when the wind isn’t blowing and there are no waves
Use these 3 hints to get the best photos!
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★Check the PDF below for more tips on how to take the best Chichibugahama Beach photos! (Japanese only)★
父母ヶ浜絶景フォトの撮り方

 

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■How to Get to Chichibugahama Beach■
香川県三豊市までのアクセス

 


■Address: 203-3 Nio-otsu, Nio, Mitoyo, Kagawa (Chichibugahama Beach)

 


■By Car

Take the Takamatsu Expressway
20 min from Sanuki Toyonaka IC
20 min from Mitoyo Tossaka IC
Copy and paste this address into your GPS: 香川県三豊市仁尾町仁尾乙203‐3

 

■By Bus 【Mon – Sat Only (Not Available on Sundays/Holidays)】
From JR Takuma Station, take the community bus on the Nio Line to Chichibugahama Beach.
☆Mitoyo Community Bus Timetable☆

 

■Free Parking Available
※NOTICE※ Please DO NOT park on the street

 

【For Bus Groups】
**NEW** Please refer to this page (Japanese only) for bus parking information.
1. The entrance to Chichibugahama Beach is too narrow for buses to enter, so please refrain from entering the parking lot with buses.
2. In order to prevent traffic, please do not drop passengers off in front of the parking lot entrance.
3. Please DO NOT park at Kakigori Cafe Himuro or the surrounding area.

 

■Local Dining & Lodging■
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Click here to download a PDF highlighting local dining and lodging spots. (Japanese only)

※NOTICE: Please read before coming!※
・Please be respectful of strangers in your photographs. If someone you don’t know is in your photo, ask them for permission before using the photo on social media, etc.
・This beach has been kept clean for the past 20 years thanks to the efforts of local volunteers. Please do your part to help keep our beach clean by taking your trash home.
・Please be aware that there are no restrooms available.
・We recommend bringing extra towels and sandals for taking photos on the beach to make your trip more comfortable.
・Please be respectful of others around you and have a great time!! \(^o^)/

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