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Inasa-no-hama (Inasa Beach)


A beach with superb sunsets that has also been selected as one of Japan’s 100 great beaches


Located on the coast to the west of Izumo Taisha, Inasa Beach is a spiritual spot with a mythical connection. There is a small island known as Benten-jima, and a small shrine sits upon this rock. The white sandy beach forms a long and beautiful arc, and it has even been selected as one of Japan’s 100 great beaches. The view of the evening sun sinking behind the silhouette of Benten-jima is stunning, and as a symbol of “Izumo, sacred place of the setting sun,” it is even registered as a Japan Heritage Site. It is also the beach of the kamimukae-shinji ceremony held to welcome gods from throughout Japan. In addition, in summer, it is also popular as a swimming beach.

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