A beach located in the Kyotango area famous for its “singing sand”. Come check it out!
【 What’s required to make the sound? 】
1 A clean beach that contains “Quartz” in its sands and is surrounded by clean sea water
2 When the sand containing quartz is sufficiently washed by clean sea water, the friction coefficient increases drastically causing the sand to make a unique sound like singing.
【 How to make the Sound 】
1 Press down on the sand lightly with a bar from a height of five centimeters above the sand.
2 The sound cannot be made by mixing the sand around or pressing down on it strongly with a bar.
3 You can only make the sound two or three times with the same sand.
4 In order to preserve the sand, please do not push down on it more than three times.
【 Caution 】
1 Please do not dirty the sand or mix it with impurities.
2 Please do not touch the sand with bare hands.
3 Please follow the instructions given by our staff carefully, and… have fun!!
|Spot Name||Kotobikihama Beach|
|Address||Kakezu, Amino-cho, Kyotango City, Kyoto Prefecture [ Map ]|
|Opening Hours||Museum Hours: 9 am-5 pm|
|Regular Holiday||Museum Holidays: Tuesdays and December 28th-January 3rd;
Open everyday July 20th-August 31st
|Usage Fee||Museum Entrance: Adults 300 yen
Elementary School and Junior High School Students 100 yen
Handicapped Guests & Caretaker (Max. 1 person): Free (Must provide documented proof of disability upon entrance)
Amanohashidate Tourism Association
|Access||An 11 minute bus ride from Amino Train Station
Or, also accessible by car
|Parking||Free Parking Available: 30 cars, or 3 large buses|