Explore the most popular Beach trails in Japan with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

hiking
20 days ago

An enjoyable hike through city streets that helped pass the time quickly as there is plenty to look at. The back end of the hike is through agricultural area that have minimal traffic so a lot more peaceful than the early part of the hike. The hike ends at the Peace Park but we chose to continue on through more agricultural lands ending at the Cape Kyan Peace Tower.

hiking
27 days ago

An extremely enjoyable portion of the hike traveling along the coastline passing through many small towns. Plenty of chances to pick up supplies at the many Lawsons or Family Marts found along the route. Plenty to look at throughout the movement. The last portion of the movement is within the city passing the Kadena Base with plenty of stop lights and a lot of traffic. A long day but a lot of fun.

hiking
1 month ago

Starting at Cape Hado, a hilly start but quickly settles in to a route along the shoreline. A couple of tunnels that can be bypassed if the sea conditions are calm. Light traffic early in throughout the hike until you get down to Nago where the traffic picks up significantly. The early part of the hike has limited resupply points so either carry plenty of liquids or pick up some at the limited shops you pass.

hiking
2 months ago

This was the first trail I tried suggested by the AllTrails app and I loved it. It was easy to do (I did it in a sunny December day), has beautiful sights along the way and it’s well marked both in Japanese and in English.

Get two peaks on one trail. First peat Mt Komagabayashi and Mt Mison in one trail. Lots of steps but beautiful views.

hiking
4 months ago

Beautiful area that’s super easy

Great for everyone! Very scenic. Good with small children, novice, and even none active people. Parking lot is small but free. Good to go on a week day. Not actually “Hiking” but definitely a great time outdoors. No special gear required, just active ware.

Great place for the family. Camping, swimming and plenty of sites to see!

hiking
8 months ago

Beautiful coastal trail. We did it as an out and back, but there is a train station near each end, so you could do it one way. Lots of up and down. We stopped at the waterfall for lunch and it was a perfect spot for a break.

I love this place!

hiking
8 months ago

This place is beautiful and great for families of all ages!

I love this island. After your hike, explore the shoreline.

Would recommend this trail to anyone looking for amazing views without too much physical difficulty. Hardest bits are walking to and from the station. I would suggest starting at izukogen station so you leave the lighthouse until the end of the hike. Very unique and pretty scenery with lots of places to go to the bottom of the cliffs. Easily one of my favourite hikes!

hiking
Thu Feb 21 2019

A beautiful picturesque trail along the eastern Izu coastline. Several spectacular ocean views and the pounding being surf was impressive. Interesting things to see - like a light house and suspension bridge. Very well marked in both Japanese and English. Hiked on a sunny day in late January. Had the trail all to myself. Hardly passed another soul along the way. Love my time there.

hiking
Sun Feb 03 2019

Excellent hiking experience. I suggest starting from Futo Station and ended Izokogen Station. Trail is well marked in English and Japanese, trains were pretty easy to navigate from Yokosuka.

paddle sports
Wed Nov 14 2018

We stopped by late on a Sunday afternoon to paddleboard. Wind pushed us back sometimes when we rounded the peninsulas but it was flat where there shelter. Very tranquil. We even startled a cuttlefish or squid at one point, left a big ink cloud. Watch out for shallow rocks near the surface if you circumnavigate the island Miyagi is on. I took off one star just due to the water quality further back in the bay. There’s a lot of brown froth from erosion that was kind of gross and filmy.

paddle sports
Mon Nov 12 2018

I found this to be very challenging, yet, beautiful! I went on a Monday and no one but I was on the water creating a sense of shear tranquility. Seemingly, the only ripples on the water was that from my kayak. Moreover, the splash from my paddle would scare the schools of fish sending them flying in the air. Only one word to describe this experience.. Magical! I loved every second of this paddle and would do it again. Filmed the whole event using my GoPro, https://youtu.be/WbCNnLDsCWU

This is a great route, but is paved and along the side of one of the busier routes in Okinawa. Hence why I chose to run it versus a leisurely hike (I didn’t want to be bored) Still really cool to cross off the bucket list and will probably do it again with friends, but not my favorite route due to the road and lack of actual “trail”

After many years on Okinawa, I finally completed this hike from tip-to-tip of Okinawa (or at least close enough). I hiked for three days and I took a rest day before completing the third day of hiking. Day 1 (18 Feb 2017) was from Hedo Point to a hostel in Nago City (~30 miles). Day 2 was from Nago to Chatan (~30 miles). Day 3 was a rest day. Day 4 was from Chatan to Peace Memorial Park (~18 miles). Much of the route was along Route 58 which is a busy 2-4 lane roadway (especially in the mid-section of the island) going North/South throughout Okinawa. The first half of the hike is along the coast and the ocean is almost constantly present on your right side. The last day was in mostly built-up areas until the rural section near the end. I enjoyed the hike and the challenge of doing mileage day-after-day. My pack was relatively light and I was able to get food/drink from Family Marts, Lawsons, and the ever-present vending machines.

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