April to June is the season for clam digging in Japan when families grab their buckets and spades and head our to muddy beaches to dig for their dinner. Chiba Kisarazu is a popular clam digging destination near Tokyo and becomes crowded with people during the weekends in May due to the comfortable water and air temperatures.
If you don’t have your own equipment, don’t worry, as you can buy buckets, net bags and digging rakes at the beach. Most clam digging destinations will open a few hours before and after low tide when the conditions are at their best. Don’t forget to bring your hat, sunscreen and a bottle of water!