Beach Swim Dates (Summer ’19)

Minamiboso City© [The below information is an excerpt of and translated from an Iitokodori website article here.] [The information was last updated on July 29, 2019.] Conditions for beach swimming areas in Minamiboso City: ((Iwai region beach swim areas))      [Dates open]     Sat. July 20 - Mon. Aug., 19Iwai number 1 (岩井第一)Swimming: OK   Temp: 27℃ Water... Continue Reading →

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Tateyama Sunset Pier

Tateyama Sunset Pier 館山夕日桟橋 Tateyama Hojo Beach and Mt Fuji ©南房総市 Tateyama Sunset Pier is a beautiful area on the coast of Tokyo Bay, with a long pier that makes it a popular spot for fishing, photography, or just a romantic stroll. On a clear day you can see Mt. Fuji in the distance. It's... Continue Reading →

POSTPONED: Upcoming Fireworks!

*UPDATE: Tateyama Fireworks have been postponed to Friday, Aug. 10 due to the typhoon. [Info below left unchanged.] Clear your schedule for two grand firework displays in the next week. The first is this Sunday, Aug. 5 at Iwai beach and next is in Tateyama on Wed., Aug. 8. There are usually food stands around... Continue Reading →

Beach Swim Dates (Summer ’18)

[The below information is an excerpt of and translated from an Iitokodori website article here.]   [The information was last updated on Aug. 12, 2018.] Conditions for beach swimming areas in Minamiboso City: ((Iwai region beach swim areas))      [Dates open]     Sat. July 21 - Mon. Aug., 20 Iwai number 1 (岩井第一) Swimming: OK   Temp:... Continue Reading →

Become an Ama Diver for a Night!

Volunteers needed for this year's annual Ama Festival in July! The city is seeking volunteers to become ama (female divers) and join in the traditional festival. The festival's main event is a night swim by nearly 100 ama divers carrying torches! While diving for shellfish used to be a common profession in the area, the... Continue Reading →

Diamond Fuji, May 6-8

Your chance to view the spectacular Diamond Fuji is here! Diamond Fuji is when the sun aligns with Mt. Fuji's summit and appears to glitter like a diamond. This phenomenon happens twice a year (in May and August) and can be viewed on different days depending on where you see it. Minamiboso is a famous... Continue Reading →

6 Must-see Spots in Southern Chiba

If you're visiting the southern peninsula and aren't sure where to go, here are the top 6 sights to see during your visit! The list includes the cities of Minamiboso, Tateyama, Kamogawa, and Kyonan Town. The View of Hell at Mt. Nokogiri, "Saw-tooth Mountain" KYONAN TOWN - Peer down into hell from the overhang infamously... Continue Reading →

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