If you are looking for a magical photo spot, Irino Beach in the town of Kuroshio definitely makes the list!
The four kilometers of clean white sand, backed by pine forest, are carefully preserved as a prefectural natural park. While it is a lovely peaceful spot during the day (where you might spot whales playing off the coast!), its true ethereal beauty appears when the tides change in the morning and late afternoon.
The tides create mirror-like sheets of water that reflect the colors of the sky and people walking on the surface, making this a great spot for photography fans to capture the rather enchanting atmosphere.