Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) advisory information
(Japan National Tourism Organization)

AreaMatsushima Bay

Katsurashima Island Beach

桂島海水浴場 | Katsurashima Beach

Sandy swimming beach on an island in Matsushima Bay

Photo by Wesley Keppel-Henry

Photo by Shiogama City

Photo by Shiogama City

Photo by Shiogama City

  • *NOTICE: Due to concern over coronavirus, Katsurashima Beach will not officially be open for summer 2020. Beach facilities (toilets, showers, etc.) will be locked, and visitors are being asked to refrain from swimming or gathering at the beach. For details, see here.*

    Go for a swim at one of Matsushima Bay’s scenic islands! Katsurashima Island, one of the five Urato Islands accessible by ferry from Shiogama, is home to a swimming beach. Katsurashima Beach beach is wide, white and sandy. Showers, toilets, and snack sales are available here during the swimming season. Visitors can also hike around the island to catch impressive views of the other islands of Matsushima Bay.

    WEBSITEhttp://kankoubussan.shiogama.miyagi.jp/shop/spot_view.php

    PRINT / PDF

  • Matsushima Bay

Details

ADDRESS

Andera Uratokatsurashima, Shiogama-shi, Miyagi-ken 985-0192

ACCESS BY PUBLIC TRANSIT

By city ferry: About 35 minutes from Hon-Shiogama Station, followed by a 10-minute walk.

From Hon-Shiogama Station, walk to Marine Gate Shiogama. Board Shiogama City Ferry bound for Hojima (朴島). Alight at Katsurashima (桂島). See timetable here (English)* and here.
*English timetable is current, but fare table is out of date. For up-to-date fares, please see the Japanese page.

ADMISSION

Beach access free, round-trip ferry ticket ¥1,000

LANGUAGES

Japanese only

HANDICAP ACCESSIBLE

No

HOURS

Beaches: always open
Swimming season: daily from July–August (exact dates vary by year)

CLOSED DAYS

None, but lifeguards and facilities available only during July–August swimming season (exact dates vary by year)

PHONE

022-362-2525

Home Katsurashima Island Beach