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Nagata Inakahama Beach 永田浜(永田いなか浜)

Nagata Inakahama Beach Nagata Inakahama Beach
Nagata Inakahama Beach Nagata Inakahama Beach

Sand, waves, sea turtles and beautiful sunsets on Yakushima

Nagata Inakahama Beach, on the northwest shore of the little island of Yakushima , is a kilometer-long strip of sand known as a nesting spot for turtles.

How to Get There

You can reach the beach by bus and a short walk.

Nagata Inakahama Beach is a short walk from the Inakahama bus stop, which is served by Nagata-bound buses from Miyanoura.

Sunsets and turtles

The beach's location makes it the perfect place to watch the sunset. You can also see Kuchinoerabu Island, which is home to the active volcano Mt. Shindake.

The peak season of sea turtle nesting

This beach is the largest sea turtle nesting site in Japan, and between May and July, up to 20 turtles can visit the beach to lay their eggs at any one time.

During this season, great care must be taken when visiting the beach so you do not damage any eggs during the day or disturb the turtles while they are nesting at night.

* The information on this page may be subject to change due to COVID-19.

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