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Make a Wish Upon the Stars at Japan’s Hoshizuna-no-Hama Beach

Hoshizuna-no-Hama beach is a beautiful natural wonder located on Iriomote Island in Okinawa Prefecture, Japan. The beach is known for its unique star-shaped sand, which is made up of the shells of tiny marine organisms called Foraminifera. These organisms have a star-like shape, which gives the sand its distinctive appearance (called Baclogypsina sphaerulata). The beach […]

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