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  • Beaches in Japan. Not Okinawa.

    I don't want to go to Okinawa in July. Too crowded and too many kids.

    Where else are good beaches in Japan? Any recommendations? Thanks.

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    Originally posted by EmDee View Post
    I don't want to go to Okinawa in July. Too crowded and too many kids.

    Where else are good beaches in Japan? Any recommendations? Thanks.

    All around the perimeter of Japan. What defines a good beach for you?

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    • #3
      Chirihama, just north of Kanazawa. A little further, then Togi-machi

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      • #4
        Originally posted by EmDee View Post
        I don't want to go to Okinawa in July. Too crowded and too many kids.

        Where else are good beaches in Japan? Any recommendations? Thanks.
        every beach will be crowded with kids in July!!!

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        • #5
          Originally posted by well_bicyclically View Post
          every beach will be crowded with kids in July!!!
          Not the ones that have few facilities and bigger surf.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Hijinx View Post
            Not the ones that have few facilities and bigger surf.
            Nor the ones where swimming is not allowed... or even the few private ones....

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            • #7
              Originally posted by EmDee View Post
              I don't want to go to Okinawa in July. Too crowded and too many kids.

              Where else are good beaches in Japan? Any recommendations? Thanks.
              Shirahama near Osaka is one of the most famous/popular ones, unfortunately even more crowded than Okinawa in summer as this picture proves :

              www.shirahama-ryokan.jp/en/

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              • #8
                forget the beach and find a nice river or lake (biwako) much better and less people and much cleaner and much cooler and more enjoyable.

                Or just got to Hawaii.

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                • #9
                  In July before the summer vacation starts it shouldn't be too crowded.
                  The Izu Islands outside of Tokyo are nice. You can swim with dolphins on Mikurajima, for example.

                  Shirahama in Wakayama Prefecture has a great beach with white sand and emerald blue water. On top of that there are some pretty nice onsen.

                  If you don't mind sitting in a ship for 24h+, then you could also try the Ogasawara Islands.

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                  • #10
                    This is mostly true! Crowds! But also good scenery. Coastal Chiba also has a few good beaches. Around Hamamatsu there is a beach with dunes. I have been to Shirahama in Wakayama twice --- zillllions of people. And it is a truly a nice white beach.

                    I agree with Wernst -- cool, forested Nagano is better, imo.

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                    • #11
                      Theres a desert in Tottori if you like sand.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by ume View Post
                        Theres a desert in Tottori if you like sand.
                        "Desert" is a bit of an overstatement. Sand dunes!

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                        • #13
                          senkaku island.. i bet there no kids there infact i bet hardly any people there! enjoy =p

                          on a more serious note. some of the "good" beachs are going to be crowded since they are "good beaches" i'm guessing you want those Diamonds in the ruff beachs which some might not disclouse due to the fact they they dont want it to be popular. Some of the sugesstion from the other posters seems to be spot on. The rivers or lakes would be best if it doesnt have to be a beach.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by cucashopboy View Post
                            "Desert" is a bit of an overstatement. Sand dunes!
                            Yeah, considering Tottori has an annual rainfall of about 2 meters a year.

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                            • #15
                              Shimoda is pretty nice and relatively nearby Tokyo. I've never seen it crowded. There aren't any umi-no-ie there though, no dark gyaru with tattoos, no nampa, and no combinis near the beach. So you pretty much need to take your own fun down there (i.e. go with a group).

                              Doesn't seem popular with Japanese, maybe for the above reasons.
                              Last edited by zmcnulty; 2013-06-05, 11:51 AM.

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