Sawada Beach Irabu-jima Island, Okinawa Japan

high tide, fishing, top 100 beaches, diving, snorkeling

 

This beach on Irabu-jima Island is on the list of the top 100 most beautiful beaches in Japan. During low tide the ocean retreats and reveals a fascinating landscape. On the West side of the beach you can have a look at the traditional art of fishing with nets.

In 1771, there was a big Tsunami here and big waves brought large rocks to the beach. Swimming is a bit difficult at Sawada beach as the water is very shallow for quite a distance from shore. Yet Sawada beach was chosen one of the top 100 beaches Japan because of the beautiful views of the setting sun. There is a toilet, showers and even camping at Sawada Beach so bring the BBQ and watch the sunset for a few nights.

 

Sawada Beach Location/Access Map

irabujima, shimojijima, scuba diving, snorkeling From Sarahama Port:
Approx. 10 min. by car
Address: 1725-2 Sawada, Irabu, Miyakojima

 

North Okinawa Tours

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Miyako Islands Hotels & Resorts

 Location  Rating  Hotel Name
 Miyako Is. 4 star hotel Hotel Atoll Emerald Miyakojima
 Miyako Is. 4 star hotel Miyakojima Tokyu Resort 
 Miyako Is. 4 star hotel Hotel Breeze Bay Marina 
 Miyako Is. 5 star hotel Shigira Bayside Suite ALLAMANDA