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One of the Best Beaches Near Tokyo: A Day Trip To Morito Beach

Enoshima stood straight ahead with Kamakura over to the right. Boats bobbed, windsurfers surfed and the elusive Mt. Fuji lurked beyond. Welcome to Morito Beach!

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I’d been feeling under the weather for a few days; sore chest, dry throat, trouble sleeping. So when friends invited me to spend a day on a beach near Tokyo, I jumped at the idea.

A little fun, sun and laughter would surely be doctor-approved, had I seen one. This would also be my opportunity to cram three months of summer fun into one glorious day as I had yet to visit a Japanese beach all summer.

Our destination? Morito Beach in Kanagawa Prefecture.  

Zushi-bound and Winding Down

There was a leisurely pace to our morning—something I later cursed during the series of public transport connections as we made our way (very late) to join our friends at the beach.

As the local bus wound through the charming seaside towns near Zushi, we caught flashes of glittering ocean between the buildings. Quaint cafes and gift stores drifted by and a group of Japanese Chicanos strutted their stuff.

It was clear; the hustle bustle was over. It was time to unwind. 

Discovering Morito Beach

A minute off the bus, we were on the sand and toasting to beach days with the lovely Sagami Bay backdrop. Enoshima stood straight ahead with Kamakura over to the right. Boats bobbed, windsurfers surfed and the elusive Mt. Fuji lurked beyond, invisible in the haze. 

(You can read the rest of the article at this link. This article was first published by Team JJ on August 9, 2019. Check here for deeper and unique insights into visiting Japan, including wellness, travel, cuisine and more. Find us on Instagram and on Facebook.)

Author: Team JJ

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