Tokyo and the areas around Tokyo are not known for their beaches and people do not really go to Tokyo for beaches, but when the weather is warm it might be nice to go to one of the few beaches near Tokyo to spend a day there. No matter if you want to lay in the sun, swim, do some beach games, or go to the “Umi no le” (beach restaurant/café/bar) and have a beer or one of the Japanese beach treats like cold yakisoba or kakigori (shaved ice topped with flavored syrup). There is usually only a limited time when it is ok to swim at the beaches. Here are few beaches in and around Tokyo.
In Tokyo at the manmade island of Odaiba there is a 800-meter long sand beach, the sand having being brought from Izu Island. Unfortunately, it is not allowed to swim at the water, because of the bad quality of the water. But you can sunbath and enjoy other beach activities here. Also, it is bit different to see a city view from a beach.
1 Chome-5-1 Daiba, Minato, Tokyo 135-0091
5min walk from Odeiba station, both Rinkai Line metro and the Yrikamome monorail go over to Odeiba.
Kasai Kaihin Park Beach
Another beach in Tokyo is the one at Kasai Kaihin Park. At this beach you are allowed to swim, but only at certain times, when the water quality is good enough for it. The beach is located near the Tokyo Disney land as well.
Kasai Seaside Park, Edogawa, Tokyo, Japan
You can take the Keiyo Line to Kasairinkaikoen Station and from there a 10 minute walk through the Kasai Kaihin park.
This beach is very big and well-known, so expect a lot of crowds. On the swimming season small huts and rental places open around the beach. The beach is about 900-meter long. You can also enjoy a beautiful sunset at the evening.
Yuigahama, Kamakurashi, Kanagawa prefecture
About 16 walk minutes from Kamakura Station (JR line)
From Shinjuku Station board the Yokosuka Line and take the train going towards Zushi
At this beach you can enjoy good food and a great view. Sardine caviar is a very delicious delicacy here. But what makes this beach stand out from many of the others is that the beach offers surfing possibilities actually all around the year.
Inamuragasaki, Kamakurashi, Kanagawa prefecture
About 5 walk minutes from Inamuragasaki Station of Enoshima Railway
From Shinjuku Station board the Odayku Line which turns into the Odakyu Enoshima Line going towards Fujisawa Station and transfer to the tram line for Inamuragasaki Station at Fujisawa Station
Shonan Hiratsuka Beach Park
This beach is more for the active kind, you can of course just sunbath, but it is mostly for beach sports like volleyball, beach football and even beach rugby. The beach has a office where you can rent the equipment’s for the sports
Asamatyou, Hiratsukashi, Kanagawa prefecture
About 20 walk minutes from Hiratsuka Station (JR line)
From Shinjuku Station board the JR Shonan-Shinjuku Line going towards Odawara