Kikugahama Beach in Hagi, Yamaguchi Prefecture stretches in a gentle arc from the Shizuki promontory where Hagi Castle is located to the mouth of the Matsumoto River.
The beautiful white, sandy beach is backed by evergreen trees and is a favorite spot for swimmers in summer and walkers at all times of the year.
The sunsets are spectacular behind a line of now uninhabited islands.
The beach is officially open for swimming from mid-July to mid-August, at other times beware of the jellyfish.
A boat tour of Hagi takes in the lovely shoreline from the boat.
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