Yuigahama Beach in Kamakura

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  • Yuigahama Beach in Kamakura

    Yuigahama Beach in Kamakura

  • Yuigahama Beach in Kamakura

    Yuigahama Beach in Kamakura

  • Yuigahama Beach in Kamakura

    Yuigahama Beach in Kamakura

  • Yuigahama Beach in Kamakura

    Yuigahama Beach in Kamakura

  • estaurant and Bar at Yuigahama Beach in Kamakura

    Restaurant and Bar at Yuigahama Beach in Kamakura

  • estaurant and Bar at Yuigahama Beach in Kamakura

    Restaurant and Bar at Yuigahama Beach in Kamakura

  • Restaurant and Bar at Yuigahama Beach in Kamakura

    Restaurant and Bar at Yuigahama Beach in Kamakura

  • Yuigahama Beach at night in Kamakura

    Yuigahama Beach at night in Kamakura

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Yuigahama Beach has a length of approx. 3 km and stretches along the coast of the Sagami Bay near Kamakura. The beach is facing the Pacific Ocean and offers amazing views till the horizon. It is a paradise for swimmers, surfers and sunbathers. During the start of the summer season (end of June) you will find there a large number of beach houses with showering facilities, eating and resting places. The construction of the beach houses usually starts in the beginning of June. It is one of the closest beaches to Tokyo and therefore it can get really crowded during the summer season. The water temperature is just perfect to have a great time. You can also rent a beach bench and umbrella there. My tip: Enjoy at Yuigahama a beautiful sunset with a cold drink in your hand:)

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History

In the old days the beach was a popular area for samurais to train their martial arts skills like yabusame (horseback archery competition) and kogasagake (horseback archery). The beach saw bloody battles in 1180, 1333 and 1416 (Uesugi Zenshu rebellion).

Location

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Yuigahama Beach is located near Kamakura at the Sagami Bay within Kanagawa Prefecture.
Address: 4-4 Yuigahama, Kamakura-shi, Kanagawa-ken 248-0014, Japan

How to get to Yuigahama Beach?

  • 3min from Kamakura Station to Yuigahama Station (served by Enoden Line) and
  • 5min from Enoden Station to the beach

Sightseeing spots near Yuigahama Beach

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Shugenji Temple - The small temple near the Hase Station is the former residence of samurai Shijo Kingo (1230 - 1300), a follower of Japanese Buddhist priest Nichiren (1222 - 1282).

Kamakura Kaihin Park - Nice park with great ocean views and a relaxing atmosphere.

Path to Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine - Near the beach is the starting point of a long path (Wakamiya Oji) leading up to the Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine. The huge shrine complex has the status of an Important Cultural Property and is a must-see during your Kamakura trip. Read more >

Festival & Events in Kamakura(dates can change without notice)

April

Kamakura Matsuri (from 2nd to 3rd Sunday)
The city and its history will be celebrated.

July

Kamakura Fireworks Festival (early July)
The Kamakura hanabi taikai is held every year at the Yuigahama beach. The 50min show will include 4000 fireworks and a special feature called underwater fireworks.

August

Bonbori Matsuri (7th to 9th)
Hundreds of lanterns can be found around Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine.

Kamakura Hase no Akari (19th to 25th)
Eight temples and shrines (incl. Kotoku-in) will get illuminated at night.

September

Reitai Matsuri (between 14th and 16th)
Great festival with its most famous attraction the Japanese horseback archery.

Where to stay in Kamakura?

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