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This is one of those spots which really defines what Ishigaki has to offer. Yes, you'll still be in Japan, but you'll also be in Okinawa's semi-tropical deep south where the coastline takes on an entirely different form.
A beach of two seasons
During the tourist season, which runs from mid-April to the end of October, the beach fills up with visitors on most sunny days, particularly during the summer months. A designated swimming area complete with jellyfish nets keeps swimmers safe, and visitors can enjoy a wide range of watersports. Showers and bathroom facilities are also available. Essentially everything that most people require to enjoy a memorable day at the beach is on offer.
So what of the low-season? While the beach may be closed for business it still has a lot to offer during the quieter months. The absence boats, jet skis and crowds makes for a more natural setting, indeed a sunny day during the low-season can be one of the best times to appreciate what is one of the island's most impressive coastlines. There will be nobody to tell you where you can and cannot swim, but do remember that you'll be taking your safety into your own hands. Naturally the ocean will be cooler, but certainly not cold (it ranges from around 21°C in the winter to 29°C in mid-summer).