Koijigahama Beach, Irago Lighthouse, Sanctuary of Love and the Hiji Stone

Koijigahama Beach

Koijigahama Beach (恋 路 ヶ 浜) is a beautiful, curved beach that stretches about 1 km from Cabo de Irago Lighthouse to the Hiji Stone Gate, where we can hear the sound of the waves crashing, from facing the Pacific Ocean. Located in Atsumi Peninsula, Tahara City, Aichi.

Sanctuary of Love

The lovers’ sanctuary has a love bell and the famous place of the locks of happiness and also the place where the first clover was found, known as the lovers’ meeting point, located on Koijigahama beach, near Cabo Irago Lighthouse.

A romantic setting in a land sacred to lovers, which was certified as a sanctuary of national fame in July 2006. Koijigahama literally means Beach of the Way of Love. The name of this place can be found in written documents dating back to the Edo Period, which makes it truly worthy of its Sanctuary of Love status.

Some men bring their girlfriend here to make their marriage proposal, to be eternally happy with the blessing of the sanctuary of love, making it a very romantic request.

Many dating couples visit the sanctuary of love to make requests for happiness or undying love, putting a padlock and closing it as a pledge of undying love. Or simply place your order by lifting the 4-leaf clover stone.

Be sure to come visit, make your wish and swear eternal love.

Irago Lighthouse

The old Cabo Irago Lighthouse (伊良湖岬灯台) is considered one of the symbols of the city of Tahara, it was built in 1929. The Lighthouse was renovated and stood out as one of the main tourist attractions in the city. The lighthouse stands out with a wonderful view along with the sea and blue sky, and dazzling with the sunset.

It’s worth waiting for the end of the afternoon and enjoying the breathtaking view of the sunset, a magical moment of the lighthouse with nature.

Hiji Stone Gate

The Hiji Stone Gate (日出 の 石門 / Hii no Sekimon), has a hole in the middle due to erosion from the strong waves of the Pacific Ocean, making it a cave. There are two stone gates, which are called Oki no Ishimon and Kishi no Ishimon, you can see a magnificent silhouette at sunrise.

The best time to see the sun rise through the hole in the stone gate is from mid-October to mid-February.

Photographer/Hashiguti Augusto

Songs of Poet Kasuya Isomaru

These songs are by the local fisherman poet Kasuya Isomaru, who performed in the late Edo period. The charm of this place is described with a warm rhythm from a very familiar perspective.

Legend

The beach is called Koijigahama because of the legend that a noble couple lived here and had an unfulfilled love.

Interestingly, the name itself comes from a legend that surrounds this place, a story that tells the story of a noble man who fell in love with a peasant, an act prohibited in the midst of ancient customs. This caused him to be expelled and, after wandering the land in despair, he ended up in Koijigahama, where he swept away the loss of his love until his last days. A moving fable that adds even more to the magic of this place.

Shops

In front of the beach, there are restaurants that serve seafood, choop, ice cream, pineapple sticks, etc. A very good place to spend a wonderful weekend.

Parking: free

Aichi-ken Tahara-shi Irago-cho Koijigahama

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