Chirin Island (Chiringashima) (知林ヶ島)

Known as a matchmaking spot for couples because the sandbar is reminiscent of a bridge or bond.

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Chirin Island(Chiringashima) is an uninhabited island in Kinko Bay roughly 3km around and 90m high.
Known as "the island of mystery" since ancient times, it is connected to the mainland by sand bar when the spring tide is at low tide.
The sandbar appears for one to four hours a day(depends on the weather) only during October from March.
It takes about 800m at low tide enabling you to walk across to the island in about 20 minutes.

Basic Information

Address 鹿児島県指宿市西方
Telephone Number 0993-22-2111(指宿市観光課)
Business Days/ Hours Event Days
Mar - Oct
Directions 15 minute walk from the "Eco-camp-jyou / Chiringashima iriguchi" Bus stop, 15 minute taxi ride from JR Ibusuki station
Website Visit Japanese Website
  • 駐車場
  • トイレ
  • クレジットカード
  • WIFI
  • バリアフリー対応可
  • ベジタリアンメニュー相談可
  • ムスリムメニュー相談可
  • 祈祷所


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