Okoshiki Seashore in Kumamoto Prefecture is a scenic spot to be selected as “Japan’s 100 Most Beautiful Beaches.” You can see the beautiful sight called tideland art.
Okoshiki Seashore is a coast located on the northern coast of Uto Peninsula in Uto City, Kumamoto Prefecture. Origin of the name is said to have come from the legend that Emperor Keiko long ago remembered the beauty of this coastline when he went expedition to Kyushu. A beautiful scenic spot grabbing the hearts of many people is worth seeing at once.
In fine weather, you can see Mt. Unzen Fugendake in Nagasaki Prefecture on the other side across the Ariake Sea. Ariake Sea is known for its large tide difference. At low tide, the ocean floor appears until offshore more than 2 kilometers, and beautiful “samon” (ripple marks) can be seen at Okoshiki Seashore. The beautiful crescent shaped “samon” is as beautiful as a sculpture.
If you are going to take beautiful photos at Okoshiki Seashore, sunset time zones are recommended. It is the best time to see sunset and beautiful “samon” at the same time. However, the time of low tide and sunset will be the same time only about a few days a year. It is a good idea to plan a trip after investigating the time of low tide and sunset in advance.
Okoshiki Seashore is located 15 minutes on foot from Ouda Station on the JR Misumi line. It is approximately 30 minutes by train from Kumamoto Station. It can be accessed relatively smoothly by public transport.
“Okoshiki Seashore” spreading a mysterious sight. It is crowded with many photographers and tourists on the sunset and tideland can be seen at the same time. Please aim at a day like a miracle, please visit.
“Okoshiki Kaigan” (Okoshiki Seashore) is located at Uto Peninsula of Kumamoto prefecture.
The tidal range is very great in the Sea of Ariake, the water line at the time when the ebb tide is more than 2km from the coastline, and a beautiful shoreline appears.
It is said that an origin of “Okoshiki” is an Emperor of Japan stopping Mikoshi (a hand-carried palanquin) and having been fascinated with its beauty. The place is known for its beautiful scenery which designated as Japan’s 100 Most Beautiful Sunset and Japan’s 100 Most Beautiful Beaches.
You can only see the picturesque scenery a few times a year, because the setting sun and the ebb tide of the Ariake Sea overlap with each other is several times a year, and it is influenced by the weather.
Uto City Tourist office : Time of the setting sun and the ebb tide of the Okoshiki Seashore
Blue : The day of ebb tide
Yellow : The setting sun and the ebb tide overlap with each other
At the time of ebb tide, the unique ripple mark of the crescent moon type appears from the Nagahama shore to the Ouda shore for approximately 5km. In these shores, the scenery of the ripple mark glistening with the setting sun of the Okoshiki seashore, which was chosen as “Japan’s 100 Most Beautiful Sunset “, is mysterious, thus many photographers both professionals and amateurs come from the whole country on the day when the sunset and the ebb tide overlap with each other.
|Name:||Okoshiki Kaigan (Okoshiki Seashore)|
|Adresse:||Toguchimachi Uto, Kumamoto 869-3174 Japan|
|Access:||JR Misumi-sen Line “Ouda-eki Station” (15 minutes walk)|
|Tel:||(+81) 964-22-1111（Ext.2209）(Uto City Tourism of Commerce)|