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Yurigahama Beach

Yoron Island’s mysterious ‘phantom’ oasis.

Catch it while you can: This picture-perfect beach actually disappears.

Perhaps better described as the ultimate tropical “sandbar,” Yurigahama Beach is off the coast of Yoron Island, a small island within Kagoshima Prefecture. Travelers will enjoy crystal-clear water and tons of relaxtion time.

Known by locals as the “phantasmal” beach, it appears during the flow of the tide from spring to summer in a variety of shapes and locations. Because of that, the hours of the beach depend on the tides. If you’re worried about how to get there, travelers can take a small guided cruise boat out to the alluring spot.

Photo by: Reggaeman A beach within a beach.

Yurigahama is actually a beach within a beach, as it is located 1.5 KM off the coast of Okaneku Beach. This shoreline is the largest sandy oasis on Yoron Island and travelers can partake in snorkeling and swimming there.

While Okaneku will stick around, keep a watchful eye out to discover Yoron Island’s exclusive beach in the middle of the ocean.

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Things To Know


The beach hours are limited, due to this beach’s location changing from day to day and season to season.

How To Get There


Japan, 〒891-9300 Kagoshima Prefecture, Oshima District, 与論町

By plane

Yoron Island is about a 40 minutes’ flight from Okinawa airport or 70 minutes’ flight from Kagoshima airport.

Where To Stay

  • Higashi-ku 616-3 Oshima-Gun Yoron-Cho, Kagoshima 891-9306
  • 7.8/10
  • 2.2 km
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Minshuku Myojoso
  • 1659-2 Mugiya Yoron-cho Kagoshima Oshima-Gun Yoron-Cho, Kagoshima 891-9306
  • 6.8/10
  • 2.3 km
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Pricia Resort Yoron
  • Riccho 358-1 Oshima-Gun Yoron-Cho, Kagoshima 891-9302
  • 7.7/10
  • 6.7 km
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Oku Yanbaru no Sato
  • Oku1280-1 Kunigami-Gun-Kunigami-Son, Okinawa 905-1501
  • 8.8/10
  • 28.6 km
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