Photo by Shiogama City

Photo by Shiogama City

Photo by Shiogama City

  • 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.

  • Last Update
    February 5, 2019

    Area 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*English timetable is current, but fare table is out of date.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

Beach: 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

OFFICIAL URL

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