Onjuku is a sleepy, surfer’s town. It is famed for its history in abalone, for its lobster fishing, breathtaking views, and surfing. The place is everything you need if you’d like to escape the city life. The months of June and July are the perfect time for visiting the beach. Visit the beach to enjoy the sand, the ocean, and the refreshing breeze. You can even try your hand at surfing with your fellow adventurers. The town has a variety of options when it comes to accommodation as well so let’s take a look at everything it has to offer.
While Okinawa is one of the first places that comes to your mind when you think of good beaches in Japan, Onjuku is an easily accessible alternative on the main Japanese islands if you want to relax and forget about chaotic business-related issues in the office. So forget about Okinawa and head to Onjuku Town which is located near Tokyo.
Nestled in a sweeping bay, Onjuku is considered one of the best fishing towns in the area. It is also a popular place for surfers and beach-goers thanks to its unbelievably golden, sandy beach and clear blue waters. Most people come to the place to wash away the stresses of Tokyo city life. There are also prominent hotels nearby for you to stay or hang out in. These include Onjuku Umino Hotel and Sayan Terrace. Both of these have bars and outdoor eating areas for you to enjoy dining with great views.
For those of you who’d like to do more than just dipping in the sea, you can enjoy some serious surfing at Flying Sumo Surf Company. The company offers accommodation, surf lessons, SUP (stand up paddleboarding) lessons and tours as well as a café and bar.
Established in 2009, Flying Sumo Surf Company is regarded as a premier surf school in Chiba. Surf lessons are conducted as two-hour private or group lessons. All equipment is provided including surfboards and wetsuits as well as lockers and hot showers.
If you’d like to have a one-on-one experience, it is best to have a private lesson which costs 8,000 yen. On the other hand, a group lesson costs 6,000 yen per head. This is perfect for 2-8 people in a group. The school can also handle corporate groups of 25 people which cost 6,000 yen per head. It is an ideal activity for corporate team building.
On the contrary, if you already know how to surf and are just looking for equipment to rent, the company can help you out with surfboard rental at 3,500 yen for a half-day and 4,000 yen for a full day. Stand up paddleboard rental is 4,500 yen (half-day) and 5,000 yen (full-day). Wetsuit rental is 1,500 yen per day while rash guard rental is 500 yen per day.
Onjuku Beach is the perfect escape from the city. It is a surprisingly beautiful beach not far from Tokyo and full of interesting sea adventures. This is the ideal destination for people who prefer to find relaxing places without traveling too far.
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