Tokyo day trip to a beautiful secret beach in Chiba

Nagahama Beach, Chiba

An amazing cliff beach located just north of the famous Onjuku township. It takes a bit of a hike (around 20 minutes) to get there from where the “road” ends, but is well worth the effort. This is one of the beaches that is known as the “gay beach”, attracting this type over summer weekends. You have been warned. For those who want to have the beach just for themselves, it is best to avoid weekends especially during July/August. May/June and September/October are quiet times, and we recommend especially September as it is still hot enough to enjoy this scenic beach with warm water.

Nagahama Beach is located under 2 hours from central Tokyo by car via the Tokyo Bay Aqua Line. If you drive a small car (and don’t mind a few scratches from the overgrown bush) you can follow the very narrow “road” almost to the first beach (Oura beach, 小浦海岸). Only a few cars can park here.

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