Japan has a lot of gorgeous sandy beaches with large reef system that are teemed with colorful marine creatures. Many of the beaches in Japan are well equipped with vendors, rental shacks, and facilities to make a pleasant visit for tourists. The following are the 4 best beaches in Japan.
- Sunayama Beach
Sunayama Beach is a sandy beach on Miyakojima Islands in Japan. You will have to pass through a tunnel of trees and walk along a sandy path to reach the beach. There is a rock with the word Sunayama Beach when you are in close proximity to the beach. You can buy food/drink and rent beach equipment at a shack. The fish will come to you if you throw food to them. While in the water, make sure you watch out for jellyfishes. You should lookout for shark warnings if you plan to swim there. The beach can get crowded sometimes. It is safe for kids to play on the sand for example building sand castles. There is a bathroom and beverage vending machine.
- Aharen Beach
Aharen Beach is a popular snorkeling spot in Tokashiki Island in Okinawa, Japan. On this beach, you can take part in a snorkeling excursion to explore the reef life in Kerama Shoto National Park. You can reach Aharen Beach by a shuttle bus or a ferry ride. You will have to swit about 1 meter of sandy area before arriving at the reef area. The reef span about 12 feet across. You will get to see various sorts of fishes like butterfly fish, clownfish, fiant clam, and colorful coral formation. You can rent kayaking, and snorkeling equipment at Aharen Beach. There are several shower rooms, and toilets that offer free entrance. The beach has lifeguards and lots of rooms to swim around. See beaches here.
- Yonaha Maehama Beach
Yonaha Maehama Beach is a 7 km long sandy beach on Miyakojima Island, Japan. The paid car park becomes free around 5 pm in the evening. The sands are soft like you are walking on flour. In some secluded parts, the low tide did not cause all the water to recede making it suitable for beginners to swim. There are many chairs, sunbeds and umbrellas for rent. Lots of water sports like jet ski, parasailing, power boots, banana boat, and wave boarding are carried out at Yonaha Maehama Beach. Kids can have fun building sand castles. It is the perfect spot for couples who want to spend a romantic night watching sunset together.
- Aragusuku Beach
Aragusuku Beach is one of the best snorkeling spots in Miyakojima Island, Japan. You just walk until the water reach chest high and you will be able to see colorful fishes swimming up to you. At Aragusuku Beach, you can collect shells and sea glass. There are food trucks along the beach. You can rent a lot of stuff including picnic tables, snorkeling gears, fins, life jacks and umbrellas. While swimming, you want to be careful of the sharp reef below. If you want to go snorkeling, make sure to apply sunscreen to avoid sun burn.