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Beach Bathing Facility Spots in Shizuoka Area

  • Atami Sun Beach (Atami Moonlight Beach)
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Shizuoka Pref. Atamishi Higashikaiganchou Chisaki
    This is a beach lined with palm trees, and has a resort-like atmosphere with gentle wave breaking ashore. The sandy beach is illuminated at night and gets transformed into a fantastic moonlight beach. This is Japan’s first sandy beach illumination, which is produced by the world’s famous lighting designer, Motoko Ishii. The beach is authorized in “sacred place for lovers” and at the fountain at the tip of the terrace, there is a monument where lovers can pledge their love to each other.
  • Shirahama Beach
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Shizuoka Pref. Shimodashi Shirahama
    This is a beach in Shizuoka Prefecture which boasts of the beauty of its white sand and crystal clear waters. A feature of this beach is that it has three beaches which are each distinct. “Shirahama Ohama Beach” is an 800-meter-long beach which brims with a feeling of openness. The beach is a Mecca for surfers and wind surfers and gets crowded with young people. “Shirahama Central Beach” is on the northern side of the Shirahama Ohama Beach and besides its sandy beach, it has a rocky area where you can gather shellfish on the seashore. The waves are calm in the cove section and there are also many people bathing with their families. “Itado Coast” is a district which imparts a sense of a quiet and relaxing fishing village which has remained unchanged. There are numerous ways you can enjoy this place such as snorkeling and fishing.
  • Kisami Ohama Beach
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Shizuoka Pref. Shimodashi Kisami
    This beach is located 10 minutes south by car from Shimoda Station, Shizuoka Prefecture—it has a neat environment and is a popular beach for surfers and groups. Together with the adjacent mineral beach, the pure white sandy beach continues on for 770 meters. There are many holiday homes in the vicinity and there are also many foreign visitors. As of course there are beach huts, and the area is also dotted with stylish cafes and restaurants, it has an atmosphere similar to a beach abroad. Every September, the “Big Shower” festival is held which is the prefecture’s largest marine bath festival.
  • Hirizo Beach
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Shizuoka Pref. Kamogunminamizuchou Nakagi
    This beach is only accessible by boat from the Nakagi area in Minamiizu Town, Kamo County, Shizuoka Prefecture. Protected by a unique geographical environment, here visitors can enjoy untouched natural beauty. The beach’s waters are the clearest in Izu, and the pebbles at the sea bottom five meters down can be seen clearly from the surface. The beach has become famous in recent years as an excellent spot for snorkeling, and many come here to view a beautiful ocean world of colorful fish and coral. Be aware that there are no shower facilities or toilets at the beach.
  • Yumigahama Beach
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Shizuoka Pref. Kamogunminamizuchou Minato
    A beach located at the southernmost tip of the Izu Peninsula located in Minamiizu Town, Kamo County, Shizuoka Prefecture. A white sandy strip extending in an approximately one kilometer long arc, the gorgeous scenery here has resulted in this beach being selected as one of Japan’s most beautiful. Enclosed by small peninsulas on either side, the waves here are gentle, making this popular spot a safe place for families with children to swim. At the popular Splash Water Park floating just off the beach (fee required), children can play on 20 different play facilities of varying sizes.
  • Kujuppama Beach
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Shizuoka Pref. Shimodashi Suzaki
    A small swimming beach located in Suzaki, Shimoda City, Shizuoka Prefecture. This hidden spot offers superbly clear waters and pure white sands. The sea off of the beach is calm and the entire beach is easily visible from any vantage point, and thus it is a popular destination for families with children. Visitors can also enjoy shellfish gathering in the rocky areas to either side of the beach. Parking, showers, and toilets available. Equipment such as parasols and beach beds are available for rental with a small fee from the beachside clubhouse.
  • Iwachi Beach
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Shizuoka Pref. Kamogunmatsuzakichou Iwachi
    Nicknamed the “Côte d'Azur of the East” thanks to the local orange-yellow roofs and the beach’s white sands, this swimming beach is located in the Iwachi Hot Spring area of Matsuzaki Town, Kamo County, Shizuoka Prefecture. Boasting the clearest waters in West Izu, the ocean off the beach is shallow and the waves are gentle. Families with children are sure to find it a safe and comfortable swimming spot. The boat-shaped D'Azur Iwachi hot spring bath in the middle of the beach is free to use, and you can get right in while still wearing your bathing suit. Public toilets and pay showers available.
  • Shirahama Ohama Beach
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Shizuoka Pref. Shimodashi Shirahama
    Roughly 800 meters long, this swimming beach in Shimoda City, Shizuoka Prefecture is one of the largest in the Izu area. Favored for its clear blue waters and white sands reminiscent of a south seas resort, the beach is a popular destination for young swimmers and surfers from around the country. There are no clubhouses or rental shops on the beach itself, but rental shops, restaurants, and convenience stores can be found along the national highway right next to the beach. Note: The surfing area is restricted during swimming season.
  • Touji Beach
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Shizuoka Pref. Shimodashi Touji
    A swimming beach located in Toji, Shimoda City, Shizuoka Prefecture where visitors can enjoy a shallow, clear sea and geographically diverse, scenic coastline. A beach frequented by local families, it remains less crowded even during beach season. There is also a rocky area where shellfish can be gathered and even families with small children can come here to enjoy all the delights of a summer beach. A sand skiing hill and Ryugu Cave, famous for its natural skylight, are also located nearby. There are bed and breakfasts not far away, but the beach itself has no clubhouses or showers.
  • Ito Orange Beach
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Shizuoka Pref. Itoushi Yukawa Matsubara
    A beach located a five minute walk from Ito Station with a south seas feel. In summer, the beach bustles with great numbers of beach goers. The waves which reach the 850 meter long beach are gentle, making the beach popular with both young people and families. The beach itself has public showers and toilets, and around six to seven clubhouses also operate on its sands. Nearby, visitors can enjoy fishing and boats, and the beach is conveniently close to a hot spring area where several hotels and inns stand side by side.
  • Norihama Beach
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Shizuoka Pref. Kamogunnishizuchou Nishina Sawada
    This small bathing beach is about 150 meters long and located in Nishiizu Town, Kamo County, Shizuoka Prefecture. It is surrounded by a small island formed from the rock formations of Dogashima, and the vividly clear sea and rich natural scenery makes it a popular sight. The waves are gentle and there are always lifeguards around, so small children can enjoy themselves with no worry. This spot is popular with families during sea bathing season. There are beach huts and a parking lot as well. The Sawada Park open-air bath is also available about a five-minute walk away.
  • Iritahama Beach
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Shizuoka Pref. Shimodashi Kisami Irita
    This famous beach resort is very popular with surfers, and with its sago palm trees lining the coast, the white sandy beach and crystal-clear water, it is a beautiful place with a tropical atmosphere where visitors can relax. The surfing and swimming areas are separated, and are popular with families. The beach is open from mid-July to late August every year.
  • Tatadohama Beach
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Shizuoka Pref. Shimodashi Kisami
    This beach is popular for its 450 meters of white sand and transparent water, where the Japanese National Surfing Tournament takes place. The beach is also maintained all year round with warm showers. There are separate areas for surfing and swimming, and lifeguards are on duty at all times when the beach is open for swimming. There are also stores, restaurants and rental equipment available. The beach is open for swimming from mid-July to late August.
  • La La La Sun Beach
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Shizuoka Pref. Numadushi Nishiurahirasawa 517-4
    This beach is a popular man-made beach that is fully equipped with showers, toilets and changing rooms. It is also pleasant to visit from mid-July to the end of August, when there are stores that sell meals, snacks, drinks and shaved ice. Please note that pets are not allowed.
  • Sotoura Beach
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Shizuoka Pref. Shimodashi Kakisaki
    "The mecca of sea kayaking, SDLJ is a beautiful beach, even selected as one of the ""Japan's Top 100 Sea Beaches"" chosen by the Ministry of the Environment. Since it is in the inlet, there are quiet spacious sand beaches even within Shimoda City, making it popular with families. There are also rocky shores on the sides of the inlet so you can enjoy the rocky shores as well."
  • Mihama Beach
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Shizuoka Pref. Numadushi Heda
    With beautiful sand beaches extending out spaciously into gentle waves, Mihama Beach is a beach actively enjoyed by many people, where ocean goods float up on the sea surface. Sea opening is from mid July to the end of August, and during that time, sea guards are constantly on watch. It is a convenient beach with beach houses and restrooms available.
  • Usami Beach
    30 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Shizuoka Pref. Itoushi Usami
    The spacious and open Usami Beach has a wide and shallow sand beach stretching 1.5 kilometers, located just next to the parking lot, so it is quite popular. The sea opening is from mid July to late August, with sea guards on constant watch during this period. You can enjoy surfing in the mornings and evenings too.

    My father was born here. He was working in Tokyo, and returned to the area after his retirement. Not much of attraction nor place of interest. Still, I feel at home here. Nice view and relaxing...

  • Togo Beach
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Shizuoka Pref. Numadushi Shimokanuki Shimago
    The Togo Beach connected with Goyotei Memorial Park is a wide, shallow sand beach that is particularly popular with families. Sea guards are on constant watch during the open season from mid July to mid August, so you can feel safe and secure. You can enjoy jet skis here, but make sure to be extra careful around swimmers.
  • Toi Beach
    26 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Shizuoka Pref. Izushi Toi
    Toi Beach, featuring an arc of sand beaches, is a popular spot, particularly for families, because of the wide, shallow beach and the gentle waves. During the open season, six Toi Hot Spring Maru vessels, which are fishing ships are converted into baths, are provided to serve as hot springs, so you can enjoy warming your body in a Toi hot spring. Lifeguards are also on watch during this season.


  • Kawana Beach
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Shizuoka Pref. Itoushi Kawana
    A beach located a 15-minute walk from IzukyuKawana Station, it is famous for its highly transparent water and quiet waves. Not just for swimming in the ocean, you'll also find many people snorkeling. It's a secret spot that isn't very crowded. There is KawanaIrukahamaPark nearby as well.

Shizuoka Main Areas


With the giant Pacific Ocean to the south and the great Mount Fuji to the north, Shizuoka prefecture is blessed with some of the best views the country has to offer. The white sand beaches of the Izu Peninsula are a rare find on mainland Japan, neighbored by beautiful cliffs, tumbling hills, and natural hot springs. As Japan’s largest producer of green tea, the age-old tradition of tea drinking is ubiquitous in Shizuoka, from the miles of tea fields to the old tea houses hosting traditional tea ceremonies.

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