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Skip the parking lot traffic jam!
Click the photo to reserve parking for weekends and holidays in May.

  • ↓When you visit matters! Check tide times.↓

  • ↓Leave it to experienced photographers: let us call the shots!↓

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
    sunset spot.
  • 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.

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Directions to Chichibugahama Beach


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Cars

GPS 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.

Taxis

Fare: about ¥2,200 one-way

Takuma Kotsu: 0875-83-3136
・Sakura Taxi: 0875-72-5048
Kawata Taxi: 0875-72-2918

Other

Rent-a-Cycles

e-bikes available by Takuma Station

Rental Fee: ¥1,100/4 hours, ¥1,650/8 hours
Hours: 9am - 5pm
Riders must be at least 141cm (4'8") tall and at least 12 years of age.

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Rental Motorcycles

50cc scooters available by Takuma Station

Rental Fee: ¥2,200/4 hours, ¥3,300/24 hours
Hours: 9am - 5pm
Riders must be at least 20 years of age.

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Rental Cars

Takuma Station Rental Cars
OPEN Air Rental Cars

Takamatsu Airport Rental Cars
Heisei Car Rentals

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
(香川県三豊市仁尾町仁尾乙203-3)
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.

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― 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.

Pro Tips!

・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

  • Sandles
  • Rain Boots
  • Towels
  • Beach Blanket
  • Create memories of your group outing that will last a lifetime.

― Caution ―

  1. Please blur or get permission for others appearing in the background of your photos.
  2. 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!

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Month Dates Sunset
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
Month Dates Sunset
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
8/20~8/28 18:55
Wed 8/24 – Wed 8/31 18:40
Sept. Thurs 9/1 18:30
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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classy or casual-
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Restaurants

Seaside cafes, delicious sweets,
local cuisine and more

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Goods

Delicious and attractive goods
made here in Mitoyo

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Experience

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