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Published on 04.27.2016
Located in the southeast area Kanagawa prefecture, the Miura Peninsula has many beaches that are full of nature. Among them, Morito Beach in Hayama town is the one of the highly recommended beaches to enjoy summer in Japan. It takes only about one and half hour by car from central Tokyo, making it perfect for a day trip as well!
Morito beach is also a popular place for water sports, such as windsurfing and snorkeling.
The waves are generally calm at the beach, so small children can play there safely.
There are several beach houses which offer foods and drinks at Morito Beach. They are usually packed full of people during the summer. One of the beach houses called “Oasis,” opens from 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. for two months during the summer, and they have bands and DJs live concerts almost every day. The live music with the sound of waves will be sure to make a memorable experience for people with enjoying the local foods and drinks.
Because the beach is located on the westside of the Miura Peninsula, the sunset from Morito Beach is said to be breathtaking. The view from the Morito Shrine, which is located along the beach, is especially recommended as you can also see Enoshima Island and Mt. Fuji from there.
There is a famous flip-flop specialty store called “Genpei” in Hayama town. The store is more than century-old, and originally started out as Japanese sock store. The store has many fans because of the wide variety of colors, and the good quality of flip-flops. They certainly make the perfect souvenir. The store also sells them on the internet. You can choose the color of sole and straps from 100 kinds of combinations.
If you want to have relaxing time, Morito Beach is one of the best places to visit, where you can enjoy various scenery from morning till night.
From Tokyo to Morito Beach:
Take JR Yokosuka Line to Zushi Station.
From Zushi Station, take a line number 3 bus towards “Hayama Isshiki” and
get off at “Morito Kaigan” bus stop or “Morito Jinja” bus stop.
“Oasis” Beach House:
Opening hours: 11 a.m. 〜 10 p.m.
6th July – 31st August
Address: Morito Kaigan Horiuchi Hayama-chou Miura-gun, Kanagawa
“Genpei” Flip-flops store:
Opening hours: 9 a.m. 〜 7 p.m.
Address: 1464 Isshiki Hayama-chou Miura-gun, Kanagawa
Read more from Tomoko Kamishima: http://japantravel.com/author/tomoko.kamishima/profile
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Source: Japan Travel