You might hear it before you see it – the sound of the gentle tumbling of round, smooth stones being turned over in the waves. This is the only beach in Amami where this happens and it is really a distinctive sound. Honohoshi Beach is slowly becoming more well known to tourists, but largely remains off the beaten path.
Tokyo (Narita) to Honohoshi Beach, Amami
2 h 50 min
From 6,400 yen
Sokaru, Setouchi, Oshima, Kagoshima Prefecture
All listed travel times and costs are approximate.