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Beach Bathing Facility Spots in Kanagawa Area

  • Yuigahama Beach
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    Kanagawa Pref. Kamakurashi Yuigahama
    A coastline facing Sagami Bay and one of Kamakura’s most famous beaches. The beach consists of an expansive and shallow shoal extending west from the Nameri River. In the summer, the beach bustles with visitors come to swim. The area was once a quiet fishing town, but with the development of public transportation in the Meiji period, it began to be visited by great numbers of people from Tokyo and other areas. Yuigahama Station on the Enoshima Electric Railway is the closest station.
  • Zaimokuza Beach
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    Kanagawa Pref. Kamakurashi Zaimokuza 5-chome
    From Enoshima Electric Railway Kamakura Station, take the Keikyu Bus bound for Zushi Station via Kotsubo and get off at the Zaimokuza bus stop. Zaimokuza Beach is then just a two-minute walk away. The prefecturally operated Zaimokuza Parking Area is also located next to the beach and has spaces for 74 vehicles. Zaimokuza Beach is a sandy beach with very clear waters located along a gentle bay. There is also a kids and family beach area, making it easy for families with children to enjoy a day at the ocean. There are free public showers and public and portable toilets, as well as some 10 beachside clubhouses offering food and relaxation spaces. During swimming season, a variety of events are held at the beach, including fireworks shows and the Suika-nagashi, in which watermelons are set adrift near the shore for swimmers to grab and enjoy.
  • Zushi Beach
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    Kanagawa Pref. Zushishi Shinjuku 2-chome Chisaki
    A family-friendly beach with calm, shallow waters located a 15-minute walk from Zushi Station. Aiming to be Japan’s safest and most fun beach, during swimming season there are numerous regulations beachgoers must follow. Accordingly, Zushi Beach is perfect for people looking to enjoy a quiet, uncrowded, and laid-back beach. There are free showers, three permanent toilets, and two portable toilets at the beach. There are also numerous beach clubhouses where visitors can rent play equipment and enjoy seafood. Events are also held at the beach, such as Night Wave, a project which illuminates the waves lapping against the shore to create a beautiful and fantastical sight.
  • Katase Higashihama Beach
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    Kanagawa Pref. Fujisawashi Katasekaigan
    A two-minute walk from Katase-Enoshima Station. Said to be the oldest swimming beach in Japan, the beach’s history dates back to the Taisho period. The beach has also been selected as one of the 88 best beaches in Japan and this veritable symbol of Enoshima is visited by some one million beachgoers annually. Swimming season is from July 1 to August 31, and swimming is permitted from 9 am to 5 pm during this period. There are 19 toilets at the beach including portable facilities as well as some 50 bustling beach clubhouses and restaurants.
  • Katase Nishihama Beach
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    Kanagawa Pref. Fujisawashi Katasekaigan
    This beautiful and spacious sandy beach extends along Sagami Bay. The beach sees some of the most visitors of any beach in Japan during swimming season, exceeding 3 million. The beach is also the birthplace of surfing in Japan. (Surfing is prohibited at the beach during swimming season.)
  • Nagahama Beach
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    Kanagawa Pref. Yokosukashi Nagai 2-3872 ahead
    This is a beach in Yokosuka City, Kanagawa Prefecture. One of the few seacoasts within the city with clear waters, it is not only available for swimming in the summer but is used for marine sports all year round. The expansive sandy beach and the gentle waves make for a relaxing atmosphere for families with children. The rocky outcroppings, on both ends of the beach provide good snorkeling waters. There are warm water showers and changing facilities for a fee, the beach clubhouses have barbecue pits for visitor’s use.
  • Araihama Beach
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    Kanagawa Pref. Miurashi Misakimachi Koajiro
    This beach is located in the Koajiro area of Misaki-machi, Miura City. Situated on the southwestern part of the Miura Peninsula, the small and calm beach faces Sagami Bay with Aburatsubo Bay to its back. Chosen as one of Japan's top 88 beaches, it is known for its beautiful sunsets. Every year at the end of May, the Dosun Festival is held as a memorial service to the Miura clan.
  • Oura Swimming Beach
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    Kanagawa Pref. Miurashi Minamishitauramachi Matsuwa
    A swimming beach in Matsuwa, Minamishitaura-machi, Miura City. Amongst the many beaches scattered along the Miura Peninsula this beach is known as a peaceful hide-away. Along with swimming there are rocky tidepools to explore and two beach houses.
  • Miura Kaigan Beach
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    Kanagawa Pref. Miurashi Minamishitauramachi Kamimiyada
    This beach is located Kamimiyada, Minamishitaura-machi, Miura City, and is open from the end of June to late September. During the beach season, a beach sports facility “Sammy Beach Field” is set up, and a music event “Otodama Sea Studio” is held, bringing in lots of beach visitors and energy. In late August, the “Miura Coast Noryo Matsuri Fireworks Show” is held.
  • Katase Nishihama Kugenuma Beach
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    Kanagawa Pref. Fujisawashi Katasekaigan 2
    A beach located in Katase Coast, Fujisawa City. Stretching about one kilometer, this long, shallow beach is divided into two areas during the season: swimming area and surfing area. It features good access, only a two-minute walk from Katase-Enoshima Station, with lots of beach-goer visiting every year. There is also a permanent beach volleyball court at Kugenuma Beach.
  • Isshiki Beach
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    Kanagawa Pref. Miuragunhayamamachi Isshiki
    This beach resort is in Hayama-machi, Miura County, Kanagawa Prefecture. With Mt. Sangaoka as a backdrop, it features Hayama's imperial villa and a beach house that operates in the summer. Visitors can also explore the rocky shores at either end of the coast. It almost feels like a private beach, and in 2013 it was ranked as one of the world's top 100 beaches by the American news broadcaster CNN.
  • Morito Beach
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Kanagawa Pref. Miuragunhayamamachi Horiuchi
    This beach is in Hayama, Miura County, Kangawa. Said to be the most expansive beach in Hayama, it is known for its far reaching shallows and its gentle waves. Many families enjoy this beach. This beach is also the venue for the annual Hayama Beach Fireworks Festival that attracts many visitors every year. There are a lot of stylish cafes near the beach entrance and in the vicinity.
  • Oiso Beach
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    Kanagawa Pref. Nakagunoisomachi Oiso
    Located in Oiso, Naka County, Kanagawa Prefecture, this beach was the first swimming beach so designated in Japan. Just a ten-minute walk from the Oiso Station on the JR Tokaido Line, it is one of the best stretches of coast among the many oceanside strips of Shonan. The kabuto beetle shaped rock in the waters off the shore is its landmark symbol. Known nationwide as the Shonan recreational summer spot, it is bustling with swimmers and surfers during peak season every year.
  • Chojagasaki and Ohama Beach
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Kanagawa Pref. Miuragunhayamamachi Shimoyamaguchi
    This beach is on the border of Hayama Town, Miura County, Kangawa, and Yokosuka City. In addition to enjoying swimming, one can enjoy various marine sports activities as well. This area is one of Kanagawa's Top 50 Scenic Sites, where on a cloudless day one gets a panoramic view of Enoshima Island, Izu Peninsula, and Mt. Fuji. Full of sea-grass, called the treasure of the sea, many families come with their children to harvest these marine plants.
  • Yugawara Beach
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Kanagawa Pref. Ashigarashimogunyugawaramachi Yoshihama
    This beachfront for swimming stretches along the coast of Yugawara Town, Ashigarashimo County, Kanagwa. The approximately 450 meter long beach is known for its unique black sand that contains iron particles. The far-reaching shallows attract many young families. During peak season the beach is lined with vendors and various events such as firework festivals, the samba parade, and the Yugawara yassa festival enliven the beach.
  • Shonan Bellmare Hiratsuka Beach Park
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    Kanagawa Pref. Hiratsukashi Takahamadai 33-1
    At this beach, located in Takahamadai, Hiratsuka City, Kanagawa, one can enjoy various forms of water sports. This beach was opened with the Surf '90 promotional event for Sagami Bay sponsored by Kanagawa. One can enjoy the beach during the swim season, but also many events are held year round. Selected as one of the Kanto Region's Top 100 Sites to see Mt. Fuji, it is well known for the 'diamond Fuji' effect where the sun sets behind the peak perfectly aligned in the center.
  • Wada Beach
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    Kanagawa Pref. Miurashi Hassemachi Wada
    This beach is in Miura City, and is one beach comprised of Nagahama and Wadahama beaches. It is famous for its clear water, and the setting of the pine grove by the beach against the blue sky is unique to this location. One can enjoy the tide pools in the nearby rock outcropping, and many swimmers enjoy the sea here.
  • Miura Kaigan
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    Kanagawa Miura-shi Minamishitauramachi Kamimiyada
  • Akiya Beach
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    Kanagawa Yokosuka-shi Akiya 3-chome
  • Inamuragasaki Beach
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    Kanagawa Kamakura-shi Inamuragasaki 2-chome

Kanagawa Areas

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Kanagawa prefecture acts as an extension of the Tokyo metropolis that spills over into coastal towns, most notably Yokohama city, heavily populated and known for its Chinatown and seaside attractions. Just the right distance for a day trip out of Tokyo, Kanagawa is home to some of Tokyo's most accessible beaches, including around Kamakura, best known for its Big Buddha. Visitors can also travel a little farther afield for a weekend at Hakone onsen town.

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