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 →

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Taken at Chikura beach.

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 →

Tateyama Hojo Beach

Tateyama Hojo Beach 館山市北条海岸 Take in the scenery along the coast of Hojo Beach in Tateyama City. Most of this coastline is sand with several walkways that go out into the bay. If you come on a clear day you should be able to see Mt. Fuji (it's clearest to see in the winter and... Continue Reading →

Haraoka Sanbashi

Haraoka Sanbashi 原岡桟橋 This scenic beach is a famous spot for viewing Mt. Fuji. Come on a clear day to get a perfect view of the dormant volcano! Because of the humidity it's clearest in the winter or spring when you can see its snowy cap. To witness the famous Diamond Fuji, when the sun... Continue Reading →

Top 5 Beach Views in the Boso

Nojimazaki Lighthouse & Surrounding Park My personal favorite coastal spot in all of southern Chiba. In the daytime you can enjoy a bird's-eye view from the lighthouse as well as a variety of seafood and noodles at the chain of restaurants nearby. Take a walk along the coast and snap a photo of yourself at... Continue Reading →

Shiramazu Flower Fields

Shiramazu Flower Fields 白間津花畑 DO: There are many flower fields in Minamiboso, but these particular fields in Chikura are located right across from the beach, creating a beautiful blue backdrop for the colorful flowers of early spring. Flower picking is available for extremely cheap, with an abundance of poppies, stock, rapeseed blossoms, and more at... Continue Reading →

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