Best beach trails in Japan

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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.
Map of beach trails in Japan
Top trails (135)
#1 - Suma Alps: Mount Hachibuse - Mount Yokoo
Setonaikai National Park
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Length: 5.2 mi • Est. 3 h 4 m
Suma Alps: Mount Hachibuse - Mount Yokoo (須磨アルプス: 鉢伏山 - 横尾山) A hiking route commences from Suma Station to Myohoji Station through Mount Takao, including a scenic rocky section called the Umanose (means The back of a horse). An exposed mountain surface is challenging to traverse, but there are excellent views.Show more
#2 - Okinawa Traverse Hike (North-South)
Kunigami, Okinawa, Japan
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Length: 76.9 mi • Est. Multi-day
Okinawa Traverse Hike (North-South) (沖縄横断コース) This route runs from north to south of Okinawa main island, and it takes about 3 days to reach the end point. (You can adjust the dates.) Most of the routes are along Route 58, and are 2- to 4-lane roads running north and south on the main island of Okinawa (especially the central part of the island). The first half of the hike is along the coast, and the sea can be seen on the right in the direction of travel. On the last day, you will walk around the city, mostly to the rural areas near the end point.Show more
#3 - Jogasaki Nature Study Course
Fuji Hakone Izu National Park
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Length: 5.0 mi • Est. 2 h 39 m
Jogasaki Nature Study Course (城ヶ崎ピクニカルコース) A course to walk along the Jogasaki coast. It is a wonderful trail that passes through the beautiful forests of Jogasaki while listening to the sound crashing waves. There are also several places on this course with great views. The Kadowaki Lighthouse is crowded, but it's a spot worth seeing.Show more
#4 - Hayama - Yokosuka
Miura, Kanagawa, Japan
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Length: 6.4 mi • Est. 2 h 35 m
Hayama - Yokosuka (葉山 - 横須賀) This long trekking route departs from Morito Daimyojin Shrine in Hayama and heads to Taura Station on JR Yokosuka Line in Yokosuka through several mountains and trails. You can enjoy the changing landscapes of Hayama and Yokosuka from the mountains, and the opportunities to walk on trails blended nice and challenging sections of the area.Show more
#5 - Kamakura Tourism Tour
Kamakura, Kanagawa, Japan
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Length: 12.3 mi • Est. 5 h 57 m
Various pieces of Japanese history are here, Kamakura (鎌倉). The historic cityscape and various temples and shrines with a long history have been guarding the city for hundreds of years. Gorgeous nature and the city are coexisting, and various observation points overlooking the city of Kamakura and Sagami Bay in the mountains northeast of Kamakura Station. You can experience the history, nature, and gourmet food of Kamakura.Show more
#6 - Rishiri Island Cycling Tour
Rishiri-Rebun-Sarobetsu National Park
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Length: 37.3 mi
Rishiri Island Cycling Tour (利尻島一周サイクリングツアー) A cycling route goes around Rishiri Island, where you can enjoy the magnificent landscapes of Hokkaido, the northern land of Japan.Show more
#7 - Izu Oshima Island Loop
Fuji Hakone Izu National Park
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Length: 28.4 mi • Est. Multi-day
Oshima Island Loop (伊豆大島ループ) A multi-purpose route leads you around Izu Oshima Island, the largest island in the Izu Islands. This island is the land portion of an active volcano (Izu Oshima Volcano) that rises from the seafloor, and Mount Mihara is the central crater hill in the caldera at the top of the mountain. Also, high-quality camellia oil is known as a specialty here.Show more
#8 - Ginowan Tropical Beach - Ikei Island Cycling Tour
Ginowan Shi, Okinawa, Japan
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Length: 24.6 mi
This cycling route starts from the famous local beach, Ginowan (宜野湾) Tropical Beach and goes through Futenma and Uruma area with the ocean view and heads to the lighthouse of Ikei Island (伊計島), You will just follow most of the main roads to the end of this tour which is so easy to follow. There are plenty of resupply points along the way.Show more
#9 - Seven Caves of Tako - Nonami Paddle Course
Daisen-Oki National Park
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Length: 11.1 mi
Seven Caves of Tako - Nonami Paddle Course (多古の七ツ穴 - 野波 カヤックコース) Starting this kayak touring from Nonami Beach towards a natural monument, Dike of Tsukishima Island (築島の岩脈) through scenic Seven Caves of Tako.Show more
#10 - Nakadomari Ruins
Kunigami, Okinawa, Japan
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Length: 0.6 mi • Est. 13 m
Nakadomari Ruins (仲泊遺跡) This ruins consist of four kai-zuka (Shell Mounds), caves, and stone paved roads of the Jomon period. An important archeological site to know the life of people at that time. This trail offers you a beautiful view of the sea and nature from the site and the opportunity to encounter one of Okinawa's history.Show more
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