Hoshizuna Beach Japan

Hoshizuna beach is yet another unique jewel in the island chain of Japan. This beach is not only famous for its beautiful ocean views, but also for the thousands of star-shaped, prickly microscopic fossils creating the sand on the beach. The fossil are of course fascinating under a microscope, but of course any traveler can see the distinctive star shapes just by scooping up a handful of sand. They remind some people of galaxy-like tributes to the prehistoric sea creatures that used to live in the sea, and whose bone-white, fragile fossils now wash up on the sand.

Hoshizuna Beach
Hoshizuna Beach
Hoshizuna Beach
Hoshizuna Beach
Hoshizuna Beach

Location

Yaeyama-gun 907-1101, Taketomjima, Okinawa

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