↓If you want to take fantastic pictures with your smartphone↓

Chichibugahama Beach boasts a 1km-long beach which attracts many visitors every summer.
Recently, Chichibugahama has become well-known as a spot where visitors can take incredible natural mirror photos like in Salar de Uyuni in Bolivia.
  • ▲ Chosen as one of the Top 100 Sunset Spots in Japan
  • ▲ Making memories with a group photo
  • ▲ Chichibugahama Beach at low tide
  • ▲ Many visitors come to the 1km-long beach for swimming in the summer
If there is no wind to disturb the water surface, at low tide the sky is beautifully reflected in the tide pools that form in the sand, creating a natural mirror effect.
At sunset, the scenery becomes even more fantastic, enough to earn the title as one of the “Top 100 Sunset Spots in Japan.”
We recommend that you come visit with your camera in hand.

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Address for GPS: Chichibugahama Beach 203-3 Niootsu, Nio, Mitoyo, Kagawa, Japan (香川県三豊市仁尾町仁尾乙203-3)
  • If you come via the Takamatsu Expressway…
  • About 20 minutes from the Sanuki-Toyonaka exit
  • About 20 minutes from the Mitoyo-Tossa exit

Community Bus: Mon.-Sat.:Bus Time ScheduleRoute Map

JR Takuma Station
(Nio Line)
Get off at

※Mitoyo Community Buses do not run on Sundays or holidays.


Taxis are available (Takuma Station → Chichibugahama Beach: ¥2,200 One Way):
Takuma Kotsu: 0875-83-3136
Sakura Taxi: 0120-22-5048
Kawata Taxi: 0875-82-3333


Udon Airport ShuttleBus TrackerWebsite

The Udon Airport Shuttle bus connects Chichibugahama Beach with Takamatsu Airport via Kotohira. Take the most direct route!

Mitoyo (Takase, Toyonaka,
Chichibugahama Beach, Suda Port)


Hearts ShuttleWebsite (Jpn only)

Ride the Hearts Shuttle as much as you want all day for ¥1,000! This shuttle service runs continuously around local sightseeing points so you can see much of what the area has to offer. Some stops include:

JR Takuma Station
Mt. Shiude
(Weekends only)
Takayajinja Shrine
Lower Shrine
JR Kan-onji

Tickets can be reserved through their website (Japanese only), or purchased directly from the driver.


Chichibugahama Beach Area Map

  • 父母ヶ浜地図イメージ
Address 203-2 Nio Otsu, Nio-cho, Mitoyo, Kagawa, Japan (香川県三豊市仁尾町仁尾乙203-3)
Phone 0875-56-5880 (Mitoyo Tourism and Exchange Authority)
Parking Large Buses: ¥2,500
Medium Buses: ¥1,000
Personal vehicles, small buses, and microbuses park free.
No parking is allowed on the street.


For those coming by medium-sized/large bus:

  1. Buses must use the bus entrance to the parking lot.
  2. Please do not drop off or pick up passengers on the road in front of Chichibugahama Beach.
  3. Parking is not allowed in the Kakigori Café Himuro parking lot or neighborhood parking lots

▼ How to take amazing photos of the scenery with your phone camera

  • You can take the best pictures…

  • ・when low tide and sunset coincide
  • ・when there is no wind and the surface of the water is still
  • ・between 30 minutes before and 30 minutes after the sunset

When to Visit


Chichibugahama Beach 2020 Sunset and Tide Calendar PDFDownload the PDF Here

Month Date Sunset Time
Jan 1/6(mon)~1/13(mon) 17:10
1/21(tues)~1/29(wed) 17:25
Feb 2/5(wed)~2/13(thurs) 17:40
2/19(wed)~2/29(sat) 17:55
March 3/1(sun) 17:55
3/6(fri)~3/15(sun) 18:10
3/19(thurs)~3/31(tues) 18:20
April 4/1(wed) 18:20
4/5(sun)~4/15(wed) 18:30
4/18(sat)~4/30(thurs) 18:40
May 5/5(tues)~5/14(thurs) 18:55
5/19(tues)~5/29(fri) 19:05
June 6/4(thurs)~6/12(fri) 19:15
6/19(fri)~6/27(sat) 19:20
Month Date Sunset Time
July 7/3(fri)~7/12(sun) 19:20
7/19(sun)~7/26(sun) 19:15
Aug 8/2(sun)~8/10(mon) 19:00
8/17(mon)~8/24(mon) 18:45
8/30(sun)~8/31(mon) 18:30
Sept 9/1(tues)~9/8(tues) 18:30
9/15(tues)~9/21(mon) 18:05
9/28(mon)~9/30(wed) 17:50
Oct 10/1(thurs)~10/6(tues) 17:50
10/13(tues)~10/20(tues) 17:30
10/27(tues)~10/31(sat) 17:15
Nov 11/1(sun)~11/4(wed) 17:15
11/11(wed)~11/17(tues) 17:00
11/25(wed)~11/30(mon) 16:55
Dec 12/1(tues)~12/3(thurs) 16:55
12/11(fri)~12/16(wed) 16:55
12/25(fri)~12/31(thurs) 17:05

How to Take Fantastic Photos:

・The photographer and subjects should be as close to the water as possible without standing in it
・Keep your camera close to the ground, almost grazing the surface of the beach
・Angle the camera up slightly
・Try posing by yourself, in pairs, or as a large group
・Use props like umbrellas, balloons, etc
・As the sun goes down, the subjects will become silhouettes, so keep your poses big

Please Note:

・Japan is very conscious of online privacy. If someone you don’t know is in your photo, ask them for permission before posting the photo online.
・This beach has been kept clean by local volunteers for 20 years. Please take your trash home with you and do not litter.
・Please be thoughtful and abide by the rules, and have fun photographing!
・You will get wet taking photos! Wear water- and sand-appropriate shoes.


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