Hamajima Seaside Park - Mie

Hamajima Seaside Park (浜島海浜公園) is a popular beach destination in Shima City. It is located on the southern coast of Hamajima District in Shima City, Mie Prefecture, Japan.

Oyahama Beach - Hamajima, Shima City
Hamajima Seaside Park

Hamajima Seaside Park

Also called Oyahama Beach, Hamajima Seaside Park is a go-to summer destination for the locals and also for the foreign tourists who know the place. 

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Hamajima Seaside Park - Shima City, Mie Prefecture

Every first Saturday of June, the people of Hamajima celebrate the Ise Lobster Festival. It's a thanksgiving celebration not only for the abundance of lobsters in the area which has been the lifeblood of the community but also for the bountiful catch in the area. The festival also marks the end of the fishing season. It is known for the street dances featuring locals wearing fantastic outfits and showing off their Jakoppe dance skills. 

Glass fishing ball floats decorates the road near Hamajima Seaside Park

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Hamajima Seaside Park viewing platform

The festival moves along the coastal road and ends up at Hamajima Seaside Park where some festival activities are held. It is also here where the fireworks are set off which is the closing activity of the festival. 

Pictures of Hamajima Seaside Park

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Hamajima Seaside Park stretches for about 400 meters. It is characterized by its clean whitish sand and crystal clear waters. Aside from the festival, the beach is also a popular camping area. It is also common to see locals fishing in and around this park during the summer. Most anglers would usually grill or barbecue their catch by the beach. As such, Hamajima Seaside Park gets pretty crowded during the summer. 

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My only photo on Hamajima Seaside Park

As for me, I got to visit Hamajima Seaside Park last January 12, 2022, which was my 72nd day here in Japan as an ALT under the JET Programme. During my visit, the whole of Hamajima Seaside Park was mine for quite some time as there were no tourists, foreign or locals, who were there. Well, that's because, during my visit, it was still during the off-season and Japan was still closed to foreign tourists due to the pandemic. 

Photos from the viewing platform of Hamajima Seaside Park

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My favorite spot on the beach was the mini embankment at the southwestern end of the beach. There is a viewing platform there that allows you to check out the deeper end of the beach. Speaking of which, I saw a dead 2-foot shark floating beside the platform. I also saw numerous fishes of different sizes in the area. 

Welcome to Hamajima

Overall, I would highly recommend Hamajima Seaside Park if you are touring Shima City in Mie Prefecture. It's a gem that only a few know. If you're planning to visit, I highly suggest June as it is the festival month of the town. Make sure to book your hotels early though.

Hamajima Seaside Park Fees

It's FREE to visit, explore, swim, and fish at Hamajima Seaside Park. However, you need to pay 1000 yen for parking during the summer season.

Hamajima Seaside Park Operating Hours

Hamajima Seaside Park is open 24/7.

Why visit Hamajima Seaside Park?

If you're looking for a beach destination in Mie Prefecture during the summer, then this place is for you. It's a place known by a few. You'd surely enjoy the sun and the fun when you visit

Getting to Hamajima Seaside Park

From Kansai International Airport (Osaka)

Once in Kansai International Airport walk to the Kansai International Airport Station and ride the Nankai Kuko Line. 

Board down at Namba Station and transfer to the Kintetsu Limited Express until Ugata Station. 

Once there, board down and walk towards the Ugata Station Square Bus Stop

Ride Bus #70 Ise Shukuura Line [via Ichinoki] and board down at the Hamajima Seaside Park bus stop.

Travel Time: 4 hours and 9 minutes
Fare: 5660 yen

From Chubu Centrair International Airport (Aichi)

Once in Chubu Centrair International Airport, walk toward Central Japan International Airport Station and ride the Local Meitetsu-Gifu Line. 

Board down at Meitetsu Nagoya Station and transfer to the Kintetsu Limited Express Train until Ugata Station.

Once there, board down and walk towards the Ugata Station Square Bus Stop

Ride Bus #70 Ise Shukuura Line [via Ichinoki] and board down at the Hamajima Seaside Park bus stop. 

Travel Time: 3 hours and 54 minutes
Fare: 5490 yen

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Comments

  1. This is the first time that I heard about Hamajima Seaside Park. It truly looks beautiful. I hope to visit it someday.

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    1. Please do visit Hamajima Seaside Park. You'd surely love the view.

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  2. Nice beachside park. I have been to Mie thrice maybe I'd check this out when I visit again in the future.

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