There are two famous beaches on Taketomi Island, Kondoi Beach and Kaiji Beach. Kondoi Beach is famous for its emerald green water and green grass for picnics. However we opted for the Kaiji Beach which is famous for the star shaped sand.
As only a few of us rented bicycles, the others had to walk to the beach. I strongly advised renting a bike as the walk is long and the weather was hot. My first time here was Febuary and this time round I came in December. The sun was blazing hot and it becomes unbearable when you have to walk 25 minutes without any shade. There are also buses going to the beaches but you must call up to ask and reserve seats. After arriving at the ebach, most of us were very tired so we got the bus back except for those who needs to cycle back to return the bicycles.
After parking our bicycles we headed down to the beach. Some of us searched for the infamous star shaped sands, some of us were too tired. There are star shaped sand souvenirs by the side which you can buy. You would be very lucky if you found a star shape sand on the beach.
Japan, 〒907-1541 Okinawa Prefecture, Yaeyama District, Taketomi, Uehara, ２８９
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