This is a favorite rest area for cyclists (Photo: Tomoko Kamishima)

Kamakura’s Yui-ga-hama Shore

Route 134 Seaside Walk Series - Part 2

Tomoko Kamishima   - 1 min read

Yui-ga-hama is a horseshoe shaped beach that has relatively small tides. So it’s good for beginner surfers. But during summer (July 1 – August 31) surfing is not permitted in a daytime. The beach becomes the exclusive domain of passionate swimmers, and suntan lovers. Many beach houses, restaurants and bars also set up shop during the summer months. During other seasons, the beach is a quiet and relaxing place for locals. **This is the second of a 5-part series about the area between Kamakura and Enoshima along Route 134, where there are five beautiful shoreline spots, each with its own unique face.

Tomoko Kamishima

Tomoko Kamishima @tomoko.kamishima

Japan is a small island nation, but we have a huge number of surprising things to discover here. Many of these delights can be found when you step off the main street onto small side paths. I really enjoy studying about and researching various aspects of traditional Japanese culture, and then sha...