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Updated: April 2, 2018
If you've ever wanted your very own private beach, a day at Kominato Beach is the next-best thing. Somewhat removed from the main area and lacking in amenities, this beach is less frequented than some of the others on Chichijima Island (though this merely adds to its charm).
With smooth, pure white sand and gorgeous azure blue water that stretches for miles, the beach is well worth the effort it takes to reach. In the summer months, you might be lucky enough to spot sea turtles laying eggs or colonies of hermit crabs. There is also less coral in the water here, making it the perfect spot for a leisurely stress-free swim.
Even if you don't make it to Kominato Beach during the day, be sure to take the time to visit in the evening. Far removed from any artificial light, the views of the night sky are resplendent, with the Milky Way crisp and clear. Note that night tours can be booked on the island.
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