Take surfboard, the train, go surfing at Shonan
Take your surfboard, the train, and go surfing at Shonan beach, in Japan
Located about an hour train ride from Tokyo, 10 miles from Yokosuka Naval Base, 15 miles from Camp Zama and Naval Air Facility Atsugi and 43 miles from Yokota Air Base. You can take your surfboard in the train and go surfing small waves at Shonan Beach.
Located on Japan’s Pacific coast, Fujisawa city was once voted the most comfortable to live in in all of Japan. With miles of beautiful beach, decent waves. The beach towns of Shonan, Shichirigahama, and Tsujido are all known for their steady, surfable waves.
Shonan is the “capital of surfing” in Japan has its own laidback atmosphere, a mixture of California, Hawaii and a Japanese fishing village.
Shonan is one of the closest decent surfing beaches to Tokyo and Yokohama. It’s the most crowded surfing beach in Japan.
Shonan offers both reef and beach breaks. Even cold days with relatively small waves can draw crowds of surfers. A huge portion of the surfing population are geared up for small clean waves and stay out of the water when it gets much overhead. Around 1 million people in Japan identify themselves as surfers.
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