Tateyama, Chiba

Perched on the southern tip of the Boso Peninsula in Chiba Prefecture, Tateyama is another Tokyo-accessible beachy escape, popular with city day trippers and water sports enthusiasts.

Here you’ll find plenty of opportunities to try a little fishing, snorkeling, and scuba diving by the rocky coastline, as well as a broad selection of beach resorts. If you’re having difficulting choosing where to stay, consider Uminoyuyado Hanashibuki Hotel, situated at the south of the Boso Peninsula, right by the sea of Tateyama Bay.

With its Japanese-style guest rooms, it has the cozy charm of a classic ryokan inn, complete with open-air hot spring baths and banquet-style dinners.

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