No wonder Japan has many gorgeous beaches surrounding it as an island country. It is no surprise. Japanese beaches are still safe, and everyone will be delighted with the emerald green waters and white sands. They are also very popular as a city holiday in summer with many activities – from only sunbathing to boating and snorkeling.
We have included a list of some of Japan’s best beaches, whether you want to remain in the Tokyo region or the famous Okinawa coastline.
The beaches of Japan are utterly underestimated, from Kagoshima to Aomori.
Sometimes expert visitors don’t really know these beaches. They are as dazzling as any other beach enthusiast in Asia, regardless of whether they are trying to swim, kayak, or just sunbathe.
Let us on a trip to these 10 resort beaches to uncharted waters.
For Tokyoans who like to get away from city life, the Izu Peninsula beaches are long-term home to high-quality waves and unconditional seas. One of the famous options is Habushiura beach on Niijima Island. Hawaiian vibes of nearly asleep volcanoes, gourmet seafood, and hot springs are given away on its pure, white-sand beaches. Surfing up! Surf up!
Habushiura Beach’s great over a getaway for a weekend!
Located in Shizuoka Prefecture on the eastern part of Niijima Izu, Japan’s best surfing and fishing areas with open water and high-quality waves are made.
The Izu Islands were still a place to get away from city life to Kanto residents. There are 100 islands with a lot of coasts. Nine of them are tiny islands.
Oarai Sun Beach
This Beach is part of the Oarai Seaside Park in eastern Ibaraki Prefecture. Surfers and beach volleyball lovers from all over Japan are popular with a coastal resort in summer events. There is also an aquarium of dolphins and otters, a large water platform, and a stunning sea sanctuary close by outside diving and surfing.
The shoreline and most beach areas are very flat but coated with lovely white sand with minimal particles. You will love the feeling of the sand on your feet without concern about stones or other debris, except the strange shell here and there. Being ‘Oarai,’ the waves are still hectic here, but rather not significantly stronger than on its sister cove, Oarai beach, to the north. Furthermore, the absence of rough surfaces means a smooth surface of water that is easy for swimming or other water sports.
While it is practically part of Tokyo, the trip to the Ogasawara Islands takes about 24 hours. The archipelago has been noted for a good cause as a World Heritage site – untouched beaches and unique fauna abound.
Just two are currently occupied on 30 subtropical islands. There’s no bad season to visit and favorable conditions all year long.
When it comes to Tokyo, if magnificent beaches are the last thing that comes to mind, the Ogasawara Islands will amend that — in a major way.
The islands are UNESCO World Natural Heritage Site filled with coral reefs, subtropical ecosystems, and mountainous peaks. Although the group of islands is full of tiny, remote islands, Chichi-Jima is the largest. Nishinoshima, Mukojima, and Hahajima are some of the other major islands that extend from Tokyo.
Although theoretically part of Tokyo, Tokyo Bay is the farthest island. There is an abundance of beaches on the coastline.
Let Takenohama Beach’s turquoise waves sweep you into utter happiness. The Beach gives a glimpse of an easy life just a few hours by train from hectic Kyoto.
Taking the chance to rest after a day’s canoeing across mountains in the hotels or campsites on the sea. Just a few steps away from the heat, swim in geothermal waters at Kinosaki Onsen. All right, maybe a few moves, but you’re gaining our drift!
Takenohama Beach is a secret treasure in Hyogo Prefecture for diving and snorkeling in calm waters.
The Beach along the coast of Takeno can be packed during peak summer months, but the rest of the region is deserted. It’s only a few hours north of Kyoto city, or just a few trains from Tottori Prefecture on the coast, one of the top destinations of 2019 for GaijinPot Travel. Travelers who want to taste the local life flock to go hiking, strolling around the Beach, or only staying in one of the surrounding seaside hotels.
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You know you don’t anymore. Now you see. It’s a mystical sandbar with its very own magical trick, Yurigahama Beach, offshore Yoron Island. It’s gone. During the low tide, bring snorkeling and diving in a fancy glass-bottom boat to the island.
Planning your trip could be very challenging, as from April to September, the Beach appears a little unexpectedly. You will have to consult the official website (Japanese only) for a timetable whenever you can come. While it’s a minor pain, going to a lost beach is a unique experience to add to your list of buckets.
If you may, catch it: Yurigahama is basically a picture-perfect resort. But this is all part of Japan’s most enigmatic Beach of white sand.
The Yurigahama Beach has situated off Yoron Island’s shores, a small island within the Kagoshima Prefecture, which is perhaps more defined as the ultimate tropical sandbar. Loads of water and tons of rest time are a pleasure to travelers.
It occurs from spring to summer in various forms and positions during the tide flood, known by locals as “fantastic” Beach. That’s why the beach hours rely on the low tides of the season. Via a small, guided cruise ship, travelers will enter the island.
The warm climate in Okinawa Prefecture makes it the best beach area in Japan. The region also provides the longest beach time in the world. In addition to remote beaches and major coral reefs, most beaches in Okinawa open in March and will not close until October.
Whereas the more popular beaches are excellent for snorkeling and diving, the most isolated beaches near Kerama and Miyako islands are a better option if you are on the secluded coast.
Manza is one of the most popular of the over 100 beaches in Okinawa. The Beach is available to everyone and offers many beaches, including kayaking, banana boat hire, bathing, and kayaking. Part of ANA InterContinental Manza Beach Resort.
The famous Cape Manzano is situated close by and is within walking distance — an excellent idea if you want a sunset view across the China Sea.
Emerald Beach, where the famed Churaumi Aquarium is situated, and Kouri Beach are iconic attractions for beach enthusiasts with their picturesque formations of rock, which resemble two hearts emerging from the sea.
Located one hour down the coast from Tokyo, Kamakura beaches have the ideal sandy escape for city dwellers.
The Beach is really short — July and August only — due to their position, and when the kids go out of school, the shoreline gets crowded. But if you don’t get to go further, Kamekura beaches are still an excellent option — and you can see Mt. Fuji when you are lying on the sand. You can even get bonus points from the location.
Kamakura has three of the most popular and busiest beaches: Yuigahama and Zaimokuza. They include maritime sports such as sailing, flyboarding, and wakeboarding. These two beaches are right next door, providing an area of golden sand that is ideal for swimming and sunbathing for one kilometer. You can rent equipment, purchase food and drink, or sat in one of the many coffee shops along the Beach.
Zaimokuza Island, famous for sea kayaking, paddle boarding, and water-biking, is the most remote Beach. The Beach is less populated and less comfortable, but still a peaceful break.
Maybe Odaiba isn’t the most beautiful beach in Japan. However, Tokyo is still one of the most popular as the only official Beach. The 800 meters long Odaiba Beach is surrounded by shopping centers, a pier, and several attractions to keep tourists happy, artificially built to rest right on Tokyo Bay.
The golden sands of Odaiba can be suitable for night walks, sunset, and just chill in the sun, while the water here is not perfect for swimming.
In the summer, beach volleyball and sailing tournaments take place. During the Matsuri festival in July, there are lanterns illuminated by women.
Odaiba beach, exceptionally if you choose to combine it with food and shopping, is the ideal half-day trip for Tokyo’s visitors and residents.
Tsunoshima Island is linked with the mainland by the Tsunoshima Bridge, which is 1,780 meters long. Although the island is only 4 km away small, its size is more than balanced by the turquoise water and the white sandy beaches.
Getting to central Beach needs a challenging walk away from the car parks – go there and get a clear view of the bridge and, more than certainly, a lot of loneliness. You will be greeted with clean sand. Since there is no infrastructure for this little Beach, the rest of the tourists go to the bigger Beach on the opposite side of the bridge.
There are showers, toilets, and barbecue facilities on the north side of the Beach. The sunset over the bridge is a favorite destination for swimming since the seas are clear and shallow.
You will continue visiting other beaches on this island if you have time. Others are small and almost entirely overshadowed. Some during the summer months are more widely active.