Photo by Roger Smith

Photo by Roger Smith

Photo by Higashimatsushima City

  • *NOTICE: Due to concern over coronavirus, Tsukihama is open only to residents of Miyagi Prefecture for summer 2020. Those from other prefectures (or countries) are being asked to refrain from visiting Tsukihama this summer. For details, see here.*

    Summer in northern Japan is brief, so make the most of it with a trip to the beach. Tsukihama, located at the tip of Miyato Island, lies in a protected cove. The cove calms the waves, making it well-suited for families with children. A designated swimming season runs from mid-July to mid-August, the time of year when the beach is patrolled by a lifeguard. Next to the beach there are shower, toilet, and changing facilities. The beach is relatively spacious and has soft sand, making it a pleasant place to go for a walk in cooler seasons. The name Tsukihama (lit. “Moon Beach”) is a tribute to the ethereal view of the moon reflected in the calm waters of the cove.

    The Oku-Matsushima Experience Network is located nearby. It offers fishing trips, sea kayak rental, and more (reservations required).

  • Last Update
    February 6, 2019

    Area Matsushima Bay

Details

ADDRESS

Miyatomura, Higashimatsushima-shi, Miyagi-ken 981-0412

ACCESS BY PUBLIC TRANSIT

15 minutes by taxi or about 8 kilometers by rental cycle from Nobiru Station (Senseki-Tohoku Line & Senseki Line)

ADMISSION

Free

CREDIT CARDS

Not accepted

LANGUAGES

Japanese only

HANDICAP ACCESSIBLE

No

HOURS

Mid-July to mid-Aug: 9:00–15:00

Updates here (Japanese)

CLOSED DAYS

Updates here (Japanese)

PHONE

0225-87-2322

OFFICIAL URL

https://matsushima.miyaginavi.jp/tourist_attractions/2205.html