Japan is a country surrounded by the Pacific Ocean. This special location gives the indigenous people beautiful white sand beaches, blue sky and clear waters. They are an ideal place for relaxing with underwater activities such as swimming, diving or surfing. In the process of globalization, Japan has become a favorite destination of tourists around the world. Therefore, beautiful beaches are considered widely known sceneries to foreign tourists and visitors. Below is a list of the most impressive beaches in Japan.
Shirahama is one of Izu’s most famous and romantic beaches. With more than 800 meter long white sand beach, Shirahama is ideal for swimming and surfing. “Shirahama” literally means white beaches. As its name, the white sand here is always shimmering in sunlight. A long stretch of white sand emerges from the deep blue water creating its own beauty that appeals every visitor.
Known for its pristine white sand beaches, Emerald stretches along the west coast of Okinawa Honto. This is the only beach in Japan lying in a lagoon. It belongs to Ocean Expo Park where you can find Churaumi Aquarium, one of the largest and most beautiful aquarium in Japan. Emerald is the ideal place for relaxing, immersing in the natural scenery, swimming and other activities. You can spend time exploring native Okinawan village, doing open-air shopping, visiting botanical garden or trying local seafood.
Amami-Oshima is an island located off the south west coast of Kagoshima, the Ryukyu Islands. Along the Pacific coast of this place, you can choose many good beaches as stops such as Sakibaru Kaigan, Ohama-Kaihin-Koen, Tomori Kaigan or Honohoshi-Kaigan. With its sub-tropical climate, this island has a diverse unspoiled ecosystem with a variety of animals and plants than many other islands of the archipelago.
Kikugahama is a beautiful white, sandy beach facing many small islands. Guests can swim here in mid July to mid-May 8. In addition, tourists can also visit the ancient castle Haji because the beach is located in the east of the castle. It is a popular beach for boat tours, sea bathing and sunbathing. Kikugahama’s sunsets scenery is so spectacular that it is listed in the “100 most beautiful Japanese sunsets”.
Seagaia Ocean Dome
Located in Miyazaki, Kyushu Island, Seagaia Ocean Dome is the largest indoor beach in the world today. It can accommodate up to 10,000 visitors. This huge artificial beach is the pride of Japanese people. It was honored in the Guinness World Records as the largest water park in the world with 300 meters in length and 100 meters in width. There are an artificial volcano, tropical palm trees and man-made sandy beaches. Every 15 minutes, the artificial volcano becomes active and hence the waves will rise which is ideal for surfing. On beautiful sunny days, the dome will be opened so that everyone can enjoy the natural and fresh atmosphere. On cold or rainy days, it will be closed to ensure the appropriate temperature for bathing. The artificial beach viewed from above brings a modern look. Arriving there, guests will not have to worry about being drowned by swirling water, sharks, jellyfish or sunburn. The source of water and sandy beaches are always cleaned. In addition, guests are also provided the catering services at the beach.