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    Ok people, lend me a hand here. I'm trying to find a good beach in Japan that's not in Okinawa. Every beach i've been to so far has been dirty polluted, and tiny. Is there some place I can go, without flying to Okinawa, where i can find a decently clean, semi-large beach?

    Has anyone had a good experience with beaches in Japan? All the searches i've done so far have come up with bitter testimonials from people who visited a Japanese beach and said it was horrible.

    Let's finding nice beach ok?

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    How big is "semi-large"?

    There are lots of really great ones in the Seto Inland Sea.
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    There's a nice beach around Kobe.

    The aqualife park: http://www.ryuusenkaku.jp/english/su...life_park.html
    And the actual beach: http://www.kippo.or.jp/KansaiWindowh...yCode_006.html (scroll down and click on "Suma Beach")

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    Shonan beach in Kanagawa, and the beach in Onjuku, Chiba but I don't know how much help those are since your in Shiga.

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    That Suma Beach looks reaaaaaaaally crowded, I'm assuming that's the norm? (During good warm days)

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    While dirty I'm just gonna make a shout-out to Miyukinohama by Odawara.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Neb View Post
    That Suma Beach looks reaaaaaaaally crowded, I'm assuming that's the norm? (During good warm days)
    When it's beach season, yeah. I guess it's THE beach to go to here.

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    I don't think there's any real, authentic Japanese beaches in Japan. Last time I went I couldn't find any at all.
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    I don't know any beaches outside of Okinawa I would take a vacation to go to.

    But I found some beaches in Kochi to be tolerable. Tosa-Irino, Yokonami cliffs, and Oki to name some.

    Few more in Ehime. Futami, and another one by the DMV in Matsuyama.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Langus View Post
    I don't think there's any real, authentic Japanese beaches in Japan. Last time I went I couldn't find any at all.

    What constitutes a "Japanese beach", and if it's named after the country, why would there be none of them in it? (although honestly i think it's a typing mistake you made, since you low on sleep and all...probably just meant authentic beaches in Japan?)

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    No offense, but i've been to some of the ones you people are mentioning, and they are dirty.

    I don't want this:



    I want this:



    Obviously that's a tall order, and probably not possible anywhere on Honshu. But can something like the second picture exist in kyushu, or shikoku?

    Anything even close?

    Honestly, I just want to visit a warm beautiful beach without leaving Japan or flying to okinawa. Unrealistic? Of course. Even remotely possible? I don't know, that's why I made this thread.

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    Most people say swimming at Suma beach is like swimming in miso soup. My friends said it was really oilyish too.

    There's a beach in Shirahama in Wakayama. When I went it was December, so I didn't swim, but it's pretty nice. Also there's an outdoor onsen near the water that's really cool.
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    My island. The beach is normally totally empty so you have it to yourself, but I took this photo last year during the summer festival.

    There are a few beaches like this one around the Shimanami Expressway.
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    This is Goshiki Beach in Kochi but you have to climb the cliffs to get there.

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    The problem is with Japan being crowded and all is that any nice beach will probably be jammed packed with people. I went to an OK one in kanagawa. Not the exact kind you are looking for as it was not as Kyushy-teki as you are looking for, but it was relatively clean and it was a nice day.
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    Apparently the beach by me is pretty nice but I have yet to go there. We're trying to plan a picnic pretty soon though? I was at Onjuku beach over the summer and it wasn't dirty, and it had AWESOME waves.
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    Maybe not quite what you asked for ... but Uchinada beach in Ishikawa is trashy but awesome fun in Summer!

    There's a massive bar there, and serve Thai food and have lots of reggae music.

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    Yeah, following the eastern/southern coastline of Japan from Kagoshima to Mount Fuji, I can count on one hand the number of beaches that aren't total suckfests. I think your best bet would be along the Inland Sea. This picture is taken from the northwest side of Shikoku ... so, close to Onimichi and Hiroshima on Honshu.



    The water in the Island Sea isn't a steely gray like the rest of the ocean around Japan, which is nice. I'm not sure about specific public beaches, but I'd start your search there.

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