Why don’t you try surfing in early spring near Tokyo?

Why don’t you try surfing in early spring near Tokyo?

I’m Nobu, I like traveling overseas and in Japan, visited 25 countries. I’ve got the license of the certificate English guide in Japan for 8 years.

I show you hidden Japan which you have never seen and heard of!

Shichirigahama Beach

Pacific Ocean
Pacific Ocean
Surfers in Shichirigahama

I went to Shichirigahama beach today to soak up the sun.

This is a beach located between Kamakura and Enoshima 1 hour from Tokyo.

The beach is not as shallow as the one in Enoshima, but it gets deeper quickly.

And the shape of the ocean floor makes it easy for waves to form.

That’s why there are always a lot of surfers enjoying surfing here.

Today is the 6th February and the temperature is 9 degrees Celsius, still very cold.

However, the surfers in their wetsuits are not cold.

Child surfer

Take off of child surfer
Taking off
Child surfer

A child of elementary school age was enjoying the surf with his father too.

This elementary school kid was also riding the waves well!

History of Shichirigahama

The cliffs looming over the sea In Shichirigahama in ancient times.

So it seemed inconvenient for traffic until the Samurai Shogunate was established in the 12th century in nearby Kamakura.

After that, the walkway was connecting Kamakura and Enoshima through Shichirigahama.

In the Edo period (1603-1868), ukiyoe prints depicted Enoshima and Mt.Fuji from here.

Shichirigahama woodblock print
Woodblock print from Shichirigahama

Because of its warm ocean and mild climate, there are many villas and a sanatorium for tuberculosis.

In 1932, Elena Pavlova (Еле́на Па́влова), who came from Russia in exile, opened the first ballet school in Japan.

So it’s called the birthplace of Japanese ballet.

Elena pavlova
Elena Pavlova

From the beach, you can see the open Pacific Ocean.

It is very refreshing.

Pacific Ocean
Pacific Ocean
Pacific Ocean

Also watching people enjoying surfing or taking a leisurely stroll is very relaxing.

Koyurugi shrine

Koyurugi shrine
Koyurugi shrine

There is a Koyurugi shrine next to this beach.

We can see the Pacific Ocean from this shrine too.

Why don’t you come to Shichirigahama and relax?

I’m Nobu, one heart enjoy together!!!

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