Top 10 beaches in Japan

  • Tokashiku Beach // Okinawa

    Tokashiku beach - Okinawa Snap55 / CC BY

    Tokashiku beach is a beautiful white sand beach on the island of Tokashiki, one of the Kerama Islands about 32 km (20 miles) west of Okinawa island. The crystal clear waters off the beach here are regarded as one of the best places to spot sea turtles, which along with many species of tropical fish inhabit the bay here. Besides... read more »

  • Odaiba Beach // Honshū

    Odaiba Beach - Tokyo Steven Johnson / CC BY

    Nestled among the concrete dockside of Tokyo Bay is the 800 metre (half mile) golden crescent of Odaiba Beach. There is no pretence that the beach here is anything but man made with the backdrop of high-rise buildings reinforcing this. Despite its urban setting there are trees lining the beachfront and an area of parkland runs along this section... read more »

  • Katsurahama Beach // Shikoku

    Katsurahama Beach - Japan 京浜にけ / CC BY

    Katsurahama Beach is a popular destination, located around 30 minutes from the city of Kochi. This pretty stretch of sand is backed by a promenade and the trees of Katsurahama Park. Towards the western end the beach curves round to a small headland which is home to a shrine.Whilst it is fine to sit on the beach soaking up the sun or take a... read more »