Onjuku Beach

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Chiba, Japan

Onjuku Beach Chiba Reviews

Sept922 Sept922
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Sand and Surf outside of Tokyo! Jul 22, 2011
Some of you may be in Tokyo longer than a brief stay. You may actually be working there or just want to get to the shore. Most brief travelers won't make it out to Chiba, but if you do want a little sand and a cold drink it is possible. Onjuku beach is about an hour and a half by train from Tokyo station Sotobou line). It is a little pricey to get there (about $40) but that can be cut in half if you take local trains. (But if you miss a local line a two hour trip can be 3.) The Sotobou line is a JR train so it is free with a rail pass!

Part of the allure was seeing a Japanese place while getting out of the cityscape. Onjuku is a long broad beach with good sand. Not a "white" sand beach but plenty of it! There are a number of beach "houses" selling food, drink, or renting umbrellas and the like. The surf in August when I was there was strong enough but not too strong. Children were able to navigate the waters. I happened to go on a Japanese holiday so it was packed. Other times you will have tons of beach to relax on but if you can't get south to Okinawa there is hope. A great thing about going when it is crowded is that many Japanese people are very friendly in beach environments away from the stress of the city. You could find yourself drinking or eating with new friends in a matter of minutes! Bring a cooler full of libations, share a few, and enjoy! It is that easy in Japan to meet new people!
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mosted says:
I was actually supposed to go this april but unfortunately wasnt able to cause of the earthquake. I even had booked everything already...but well, hopefully next year!
Posted on: Jul 22, 2011
Sept922 says:
I see Japan is on your dream list! Definitely you should go! Many Japanese like visiting Germany. You could get pen pals and have friends awaiting you!
Posted on: Jul 22, 2011
mosted says:
Didnt know theres such a cool beach near Tokyo! Thanks for that review!
Posted on: Jul 22, 2011
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