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Click the photo to reserve parking for weekends and holidays in May.
What is Chichibugahama Beach?
Chichibugahama is a kilometer-long beach in Mitoyo, Kagawa.
For years it has been a popular beach spot for swimmers.
When low tide and the sunset coincide,
anyone can take beautiful reflective photos,
like those from Bolivia's salt flats.
Elected Japan's best
Popular on social media!
More and more visitors since 2017.
- Chichibugahama Beach at low tide.
Sea and sky meld together
into a world of imagination.
The Chichibu Committee
Fighting for more than 25 years
to keep Chichibugahama open and beautiful.
Directions to Chichibugahama Beach
CarsGPS Address: 203-3 Nio Otsu, Nio-cho, Mitoyo, Kagawa (香川県三豊市仁尾町仁尾乙203-3 父母ヶ浜海水浴場)
Approx. 20 minutes from the Sanuki Toyonaka or Mitoyo-Tossaka exits on the Takamatsu Expressway.
Mitoyo Community Bus (Runs Monday-Saturday excluding holidays)Timetable
- Nio Line Community Buses do not run on Sundays, holidays, or during the New Year's holiday (12/29-1/3)
Hearts Shuttle Bus
Connecting visitors to the sea and sky. Ride all day for just ¥1,000! Pay once and see everything the area has to offer.
- Click here for more information.
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Getting to Mitoyo
― Area Map ―
Parking Information Fee General: Free, 275 spaces
L Buses: \2,500
M Buses: \1,000
S Buses: Free
Address 203-3 Nio Otsu, Nio-cho, Mitoyo, Kagawa
Contact Mitoyo Tourism & Exchange Authority: 0875-56-5880
↓Parking, Construction, Lost items, Swimming↓
Chichibugahama Port: 070-2272-7061
Caution Parking on the road is prohibited.
※Click the map to see a larger image.
― Photo Tips ―
▲ Position the camera as close to the water's surface as possible.
▲ Beautiful photos, even on a phone.
▲ Use the tide pools as your mirror.
▲ Photograph from the inland side facing seaward.
・Photograph from a low angle.
・Shoot from just above the water's surface.
・Subjects should stand as close to the water's edge as possible.
Your Results Will Vary
by How Close it is to Sunset
- Several Hours Before
- Just Before
- 'Magic Hour' After
What to Bring
- Rain Boots
- Beach Blanket
― Caution ―
- Please blur or get permission for others appearing in the background of your photos.
- No littering! Chichibugahama Beach is kept clean by volunteers.
― When to Visit ―
① Sunset at Low Tide
Low tide reveals tide pools.
Use these as your mirror.
② Avoid Wind and Rain
Wind and rain will create ripples in
the water. Wait for the evening calm
to get the clearest reflections.
Dates When Sunset and Low Tide Coincide 2022
Plan to Arrive 30min - 1hr Before Sunset!Download as a PDF
|Jan.||Sat 1/1 – Wed 1/5||17:10|
|Thurs 1/13 – Sat 1/22||17:20|
|Sat 1/29 – Mon 1/31||17:30|
|Feb.||Tues 2/1 – Sat 2/5||17:35|
|Sat 2/12 – Tues 2/22||17:50|
|Sun 2/27 – Mon 2/28||18:00|
|March||Tues 3/1 – Wed 3/9||18:05|
|Mon 3/14 – Fri 3/25||18:15|
|Mon 3/28 – Thurs 3/31||18:25|
|April||Fri 4/1 – Sun 4/10||18:30|
|Tues 4/12 – Sun 4/24||18:40|
|Wed 4/27 – Sat 4/30||18:50|
|May||Sun 5/1 – Mon 5/9||18:55|
|Fri 5/13 – Sun 5/22||19:00|
|Fri 5/27 – Tues 5/32||19:10|
|June||Wed 6/1 – Tues 6/7||19:15|
|Mon 6/13 – Mon 6/20||19:20|
|Mon 6/27 – Thurs 6/30||19:20|
|July||Fri 7/1 – Wed 7/6||19:20|
|Tues 7/12 – Tues 7/19||19:20|
|Mon 8/1 – Thurs 8/4||19:10|
|Aug.||Wed 8/10 – Wed 8/17||19:05|
|Wed 8/24 – Wed 8/31||18:40|
|Thurs 9/8 – Thurs 9/15||18:15|
|Thurs 9/22 – Fri 9/30||17:55|
|Oct.||Thurs 10/6 – Thurs 10/13||17:40|
|Fri 10/21 – Fri 10/28||17:20|
|Nov.||Fri 11/4 – Fri 11/11||17:10|
|Sat 11/19 – Sat 11/26||17:00|
|Dec.||Sat 12/3 – Sat 12/10||16:55|
|Mon 12/19 – Sun 12/25||17:00|
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