Ready for the Beach in Japan? Deep Japan Senpai give you the Tips You Need.
Beaches in Japan can be some of the most pleasant locations for finding relief from the Hot Summer Sun. Rest Houses, cool drinks, activities and friendly people await you on shores across Japan. Our writers give you some helpful hints on making the most of Japanese beaches here.
Life's a Beach!
In the summer, many Japanese beaches enjoy a "kaisuiyoku," literally meaning an ocean bathtub. It is the only time of year that there are lifeguards at most Japanese beaches. During the brief season, many of the beaches have beach houses, where there are lockers, showers, bars, and great festival food.
Chigasaki Beach for your Japan Travel
I had an opportunity to visit the Chigasaki city taking JR Tokaido line from Shinagawa station in the recent past and brought back such a wonderful memory of how beautiful the place is. It is located on the coast (Sagami bay) not too far from Enoshima Island near Kamakura and it is a dream land for those who surf the waves.
Go see the sea paradise in Miyako Island (Miyako-Jima) in Okinawa!
We think the best attraction in Okinawa is actually the natural beauty in the sea; Okinawa is abound with transparent emerald green seawater, beautiful coral reefs and various colorful fish everywhere.
Island Paradise Near Tokyo, Japan
If you are interested in taking a boat ride from Tokyo, I recommend going to Niijima island, one of the Izu islands. Niijima is only 2 hours on a hydrofoil from Takeshiba boat terminal in Hamamatsucho and is very easy to get to. Tickets can be purchased online, at convenience stores, or at the terminal.
Kamakura Daibutsu and the Beach
For a great day trip on the weekend, visiting Kamakura is a great place to visit. The Daibutsu (Great Buddha) in Kamakura is one of the most famous and well known Buddha statues in all of Japan. In fact, you can actually go inside of the statue and see what it looks like from the inside. In the summertime though, it is hot, but it is interesting to see from the inside.
Summer at Shonan/Enoshima Beach
Shonan/Enoshima area is one of the most popular beaches in Japan. There are so many beach houses (Umino-ie) that you can enjoy the beach as you like: swimming, surfing, BBQ, fishing, parties... etc.