Photo by Roger Smith

Photo by Roger Smith

Photo by Higashimatsushima City

  • 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

Official swimming season is mid-July to mid-August 9:00–15:00, exact dates vary by year.

For details, seehere (Japanese)

CLOSED DAYS

Varies by year. See above link for details.

PHONE

0225-87-2322

OFFICIAL URL

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