Star Sand Beach In Iriomote Island, Japan

Hoshizuna-no-hama (Star Sand Beach): Beachcombers looking for star-shaped sand grains. Captions and Photo source: ©© Geomr


Iriomote Island is a small island in Okinawa, Japan where beach-goers are normally seen crouched over, examining the sand rather than swimming in the waters. This is because most beaches on Iriomote Island–as well as some neighboring islands in southern Japan–contain “hoshizuna” or star-shaped sand…

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