Featuring a narrow strip of coarse yellow sand, Mikasahama Beach offers views of a "floating" torii, the famous sacred red gate of the Itsukushima sanctuary. During the day, there is hardly enough room on the sand to spread a couple of towels, but as the day goes by and the tide recedes, more people come to the beach to stroll along the shore and enjoy picturesque sunset views across the water to the Japanese mainland. Keep an eye open for the friendly deer that roam around the beach looking for food. To visit Mikasahama Beach and other attractions in Hatsukaichi, use our Hatsukaichi travel planner.
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This small sandy beach runs near the pedestrian walkway that takes visitors from the Miyajima Ferry Terminal to the Itsukushima Shrine. The beach itself, though clean and well maintained, failed to... more »
The beach affords a great view of the tori and access at low tide. but to the renovation it held very little attraction to me. more »
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