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Nakatajima Dune

One of the three biggest dunes in Japan


Nakatajima are sand dunes, which extend 0.6 km from north to south, and 4 km from east to west. From the dunes you can see the sprawling coast of Enshu-nada with an unobstructed view. The wind on the dunes creates a pattern called "fumon"; it resembles a beautiful work of art. Loggerhead turtles, which are an endangered species, come on shore to lay eggs in summer. The eggs are protected and released by a local nonprofit organization. The west side of the dunes become a site for flying kites on May 3, 4, and 5 every year, so you can see many kites flying in the sky. This place is also often used as a filming location for movies or promotional videos.


Nakatajima sand dunes are also a famous place for watching the first sunrise of the year. It is said in Japan that seeing the first sunrise of the year is an auspicious event. How about viewing the golden shining sea from the dunes?
Please use the Nakatajima Kaihin Park parking lot, which is next to the dunes when reached by car. Capacity: 352 standard size cars, 9 large vehicles or busses nktjms7.jpg
The consideration of each of you is important at this seashore, as it is a rare nesting area for loggerhead turtles.
Fireworks are strictly prohibited, as the turtles don't like the lights and sound of them. Also please make sure to bring garbage home. We should protect our beautiful beach!

Nearby attractions
 Enshunada-kaihin park 
A huge park that spreads west for 15km and consists of three areas. The areas are called "windmill park," "Sekijin-no-hoshi park," and "kite-field park". You can enjoy various activities such as sports, recreations, and the observation of nature.

Nakatajima district "windmill park"
[ADDRESS] 1674 Nakatajima-cho, Minami-ku, Hamamatsu-shi
[PHONE] 053-441-3766 (Japanese only)
[PARKING] Capacity: 359(Free of charge)

Nakatajima north district "Sekijin-no-hoshi park"
[ADDRESS] 1706 Enoshima-cho, Minami-ku, Hamamatsu-shi
[PHONE] 053-442-6775 (Japanese only)
[PARKING] Capacity: 352 standard size cars, 9 large vehicles or busses(Free of charge)

Sirahane ball game ground "kite -field park"
[ADDRESS] 2834-1 Shirowa-cho, Minami-ku, Hamamatsu-shi
※Reservation needed for the ball game ground
[PHONE] 053-441-6889 (Japanese only)
[PARKING] Windmill park Parking

 Hamamatsu Festival Hall 
The Festival Hall introduces the history of Hamamatsu Matsuri, explains the creation process behind the big kites at the festival, and exhibits some of the big kites, happis, and floats. There are also souvenirs that are only available here!
[ADDRESS] 1313 Nakatajima-cho, Minami-ku, Hamamatsu-shi
[PHONE] 053-441-6211 (Japanese only)
[OPEN] 9am - 4:30pm
[CLOSED] 12/29-12/31

 Sanctuary Nature Center 
Visitors can see the exhibition of documents about environmental protection activities, including those for loggerhead turtles. There is also a tearoom where you can try organically grown foods.
[ADDRESS] 1672-3 Nakatajima-cho, Minami-ku, Hamamatsu-shi
[PHONE] 053-444-5539 (Japanese only)
[OPEN] 10am - 5pm (There are times no one is there because of events, such as observation)
[CLOSED] From October to April:Wed,Thu / From May to September:Wed

On the way back from Nakatajima dune!

 Hamahru stone oven café 
This cafe serves pizzas and breads that are baked in a stone oven out of a conspicuous retro camping car. From the stone oven to the café itself, and of course the pizzas as well, all are made by the owner - who is a surfer!
[ADDRESS] 1161 Nakatajima-cho, Minami-ku, Hamamatsu-shi
[PHONE] 053-441-4534 (Japanese only)
[OPEN] 11am to sunset
(stone oven baked breads are available only on Wednesdays and Saturdays)
[CLOSED] Thursday

 Green Cog 
This is a bicycle shop which is recognized as a Bicycle Pitfor the cycle tourists who travel to Hamamatsu. There are various goods related to bicycles. You can enter the shop from the entrance of GS BURGER.
[ADDRESS] GS Building 1F 28 Oroshi-Honmachi, Minami-ku, Hamamatsu-shi
[PHONE] 053-441-4250 (Japanese only)
[OPEN] 11am - 8pm
[CLOSED] Thursday

Customers can enjoy a generously portioned burger in a comfortable room where they can relax and enjoy their time. Pets are allowed in the outdoor areas as well. It's connected to Green Cog!
[ADDRESS] GS Building 1F 28 Oroshi-Honmachi, Minami-ku, Hamamatsu-shi
[PHONE] 090-8544-5356 (Japanese only)
[OPEN] 11am - 8pm
[CLOSED] Thursday
[OFFICIAL SITE]卸商団地店-1819777681640420/

 Lobo de mar otani 
This is one of the few restaurants where you can have real Peruvian cuisine. Various kinds of alcohol are also available to try. Lunch sets are reasonable on weekdays!
[ADDRESS] 45-1 Oroshi-honmachi, Minami-ku, Hamamatsu-shi
[PHONE] 053-581-7551(Japanese, English, and Spanish are available.)
[OPEN] Tue - Fri 11am - 4pm, 5:30pm - 9:30pm / Sat 11am - 10pm / Sun 11am - 9:30pmbr>[CLOSED] Monday

 Unagi-imo kingdom & café 
Here food and drinks which contain "Unagi-imo," sweet potato grown with famous Hamamatsu eels as fertilizer, are sold. There are also goods featuring the Unagi- imo character. Unagi-imo pudding is especially popular!
[ADDRESS] 50 Oroshi-honmachi, Minami-ku, Hamamatsu-shi
[PHONE] 053-443-8352 (Japanese only)
[OPEN] 10am - 6pm

A hot spring day spa. It is close to Enshuhama beach, and the large open air spa that is surrounded by nature is the pride of this hot spring. You can relax after taking a bath since there are restaurants and a massage salon.
[ADDRESS] 1960 Matsushima-cho, Minami-ku, Hamamatsu-shi
[PHONE] 053-426-8000 (Japanese only)
[OPEN] 10am - 10pm (Last entry at 9:30pm)
[CLOSED] Thursday (Open on national holidays)

>> Nakatajima Dune / 中田島砂丘【nakadajima sakyu】
ADDRESS Nakatajima-cho, Minami-ku, Hamamtsu-shi,Shizuoka

TRANSPORT From Hamamatsu station
[BUS] Take the "No.4 Nakatajima" line bus (20 minutes ride) at bus stop #6 of bus the bus terminal to "Nakatajima Sakyu"
[TAXI] 15 minutes
[CAR] Around 20 minutes from Tomei Expressway Hamamatsu I.C.
※Free parcking available

2019.10.7 update
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