Enjoy A Day Drip To Hayama Isshiki Beach From Tokyo

Enjoy A Day Drip To Hayama Isshiki Beach From Tokyo
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It is easy to see why visitors have come to love Isshiki Beach. With the waters of Sagami Bay touching its powder-fine sand, this beach offers a calm and peaceful day trip spot that everyone will love and appreciate. Once voted by CNN as among the world’s best beaches, visitors come here because there are a lot of exciting things to do. Dotted with so many landmarks along the coast and the nearby areas, travelers from Tokyo will always have something to look forward to. Here is our list of things to do while you enjoy a day trip to Hayama Isshiki Beach from Tokyo.

Things to do on Hayama Isshiki Beach

1. Indulge in water sports

Paddling out of Hayama

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The waters of Isshiki Beach can be so inviting that it is hard not to go into it and have fun under the sun. The good thing is that visitors here do not have to limit themselves to just simply splashing and wading. During summer, this beach becomes the perfect spot for watersports. The calm waters near the shore make it perfect for swimming, kayaking, and paddleboarding. Further, into the deeper parts, the winds get stronger and this is where windsurfers do their thing. When you come to Isshiki beach you better be prepared to have fun in the water because this is what this place is all about

Water sports

Address: Isshiki, Hayama-machi, Miura-gun 240-0111, Kanagawa Prefecture

2. Chill at Blue Moon

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Here is one place where you can be yourself without being judged by anyone. Blue Moon is a popular food and beverage destination located along the shore of Isshiki Beach. The place was constructed so customers can have a place to go to and express themselves. Once it opens its doors, it never runs out of customers. Another reason why this place is special is that the whole establishment is built using recycled material. Bamboo is used as the main structure giving it a rustic and relaxed vibe. Add all these to the music, food, and drinks and you have one unforgettable experience here at Blue Moon.

Blue Moon

Address: Isshiki, Hayama-machi, Miura-gun 240-0111, Kanagawa Prefecture

Website: Blue Moon

3. Catch the sunset from Isshiki Beach

Sunset on Isshiki Beach
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Isshiki Beach has some of the most exciting sights to behold in Hayama. But one cannot deny that golden hour here is among the very best one will ever witness. When day turns to night, the sunset becomes a spectacle that brings on hues of orange, red, blue, pink, and white onto the skies. It is simply amazing especially with the calm waters of the bay reflecting this glorious wonder. This is one sunset that can be compared to the best ones all over the globe. All this happens while you sit on the beach or one of the beach houses while sipping your favorite drink. You might even get a glimpse of Mount Fuji in the background.

Isshiki Beach

Address: Isshiki Beach, Hayama, Kanagawa Prefecture

4. Take photos at Shiosai Komichi


Sandwiched between Shiosai Park and the Museum of Modern Art, Shiosai Komichi is a small pathway that leads visitors to Isshiki Beach. But before you reach the shoreline, you will be lured to take out your camera and click away. This is one of Hayama’s most instagrammable spots and it sure is very pretty. There are pocket gardens along the way which will probably invite you to take a few minutes to take selfies and photos of your companions as well. It also offers a dramatic view of the water as you stare at the beach from the walled part of the narrow road.

Shiosai Komichi

Address: Japan, 〒240-0111 Kanagawa-ken, Miura-gun, Hayama-machi, Isshiki, Unnamed Road

Price: Free

Things to do around Hayama Isshiki Beach

5. Shop for art at Moriyama Shrine


Moriyama Shrine is known as a place for worship and prayers. It is a landmark dedicated to the Shinto goddess Kushinadahime-no-Mikoto. However, the serenity of the shrine sits opposite to its rather busy surroundings. The reason for this is the presence of the open-air market where artists and sellers offer their works to art lovers and souvenir shoppers alike. These are not your ordinary artworks. These are all personally made and have an appeal that is distinct to the works of others. These are all displayed in unconfined stalls which make it easy for buyers to look at. Other items being sold include fashion and food.

Moriyama Shrine

Address: Hayama, Miura District, Kanagawa 240-0111, Japan

6. Take a selfie at Hayama Isshiki Post Office

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If there is one underrated tourist spot that is fast gaining popularity near Isshiki Beach, this would be it. The building where the Hayama Isshiki Post Office is 30 years old. From the outside, it actually looks like a quaint and pretty café or restaurant with its cute little windows and beautiful façade. But it is what it is – a fully functioning post office! Visitors come over and stand on the staircase on the side of the building and covers all three floors to have their photos taken. Unassuming as it may seem, this is one of the more popular photo-op destinations in Hayama!

Hayama Isshiki Post Office

Address: 1999-4 Isshiki, Hayama, Miura District, Kanagawa 240-0111, Japan

Opening hours: Mon - Fri: 9am - 5pm (closed on Sat & Sun)

7. Take in the views at Isshiki Koisonohana

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Set a trip down to one of Hayama’s most iconic places. Isshiki Koisonohana has captured the hearts of many Japanese as this place has played important roles in some of the most famous television shows and movies in Japan. This place is perfect for you to let your children run all over while you watch over them sitting on the lovely rock formation. Gazing out into Sagami Bay is such a relaxing thing to do. The bays’ calm nature is as inviting as ever and will always be lovely to look at. Koisonohana is located along Ohama Beach where swimming and reef diving are popular activities.

Isshiki Koisonohana

Address: Isshiki, Hayama-machi Miura-gun, Kanagawa, 240-0111, Japan 240-0111

8. Witness the vast number of artworks at Hayama Modern Art Museum


The Hayama Hall of the Museum of Modern Art opened its doors in 2003 as a venue for artists to show their works. One of its distinct features is its ability to use natural light to highlight its exhibit halls. So many exhibitions are held here every year that you can just pop up anytime to view all these. Designed in a contemporary manner, the building itself is a work of art. The exhibitions are changed a number of times each year. One can see the works of both Japanese and international artists. These works include sculpture, photographs, paintings, and crafts. All in all, its inventory runs up to about 10,000 pieces of artwork.

Hayama Modern Art Museum

Address: 2208-1 Isshiki, Hayama, Miura District, Kanagawa 240-0111, Japan

Opening hours: Tue - Sun: 9:30am – 5pm (closed on Mon)

9. Stroll inside Hayama Shiosai Park

Hayama Shiosai Park
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Take a respite in one of Hayama’s most relaxing places as you stroll along the paths and greens of Shiosai Park. Located at the old site of the Imperial Villa, it is now the site of a marine life museum and a Japanese garden. Trees, plants, and flowers abound in this place and all these come in their colorful glory. A waterfall called Fumi Falls provides a refreshing site to all visitors here. If you want to take time out from all the walking, order a hot cup at the on-site tea house where you can sit back and rest your tired legs.

Hayama Shiosai Park

Address: 2123番地の1 Isshiki, Hayama, Miura District, Kanagawa 240-0111, Japan

Website: Hayama Shiosai Park

Opening hours: Tue - Sun: 8:30am - 5pm (closed on Mon)

10. Meditate at Morito Shrine (Moritodaimyōjin)

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The Morito Shrine stands close to the beach making it a beautiful place of worship. For visitors with tired souls, this place is perfect to spend some quiet moments and clear their minds. Its serene surroundings include thousands of pine trees that provide visitors shade from the scorching sun. However, the most significant element of its vicinity is the red torii standing on a rock on the water. Positioning yourself in front of the shrine offers you a glimpse of one of the best sunsets in Japan. Two round rocks stand nearby and are believed to bring good luck to those who touch it.

Morito Shrine

Address: 1025 Horiuchi, Hayama, Miura District, Kanagawa 240-0112, Japan

Website: Morito Shrine

Opening hours: 9am - 4pm (daily)

11. Bask under the sun on Morito Beach

Morito Beach - Hayama
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Morito Beach is another popular destination in Hayama that lies next to Isshiki Beach. Feeding on the waters of Sagami Bay, this beach has a long and wide sandy shoreline which visitors love to frolic on. This is a family-friendly destination and kids are welcome to jump into the friendly waters of the bay. Calm and peaceful, numerous beach houses line up the shore and help make visitors’ stay more comfortable. The beach has something to offer every type of vacationer. Solo, families, friends, and couples are all welcome to spend their day here in Morito Beach. One feature that this beach has is the lack of garbage bins. Visitors are encouraged to manage their trash personally.

Bask under the sun on Morito Beach

Address: Horiuchi, Hayama-machi, Miura-gun 240-0112, Kanagawa Prefecture

12. Visit Hayama Lighthouse and the Red Torii on Najima Island


Najima Island is in one of the best locations in Sagami Bay. Although isolated, this island is visited by quite a number of visitors because of two reasons. First is the Hayama Lighthouse which stands tall and proud on the island. It is also called the Yujiro Lighthouse with reference to the famous actor Yujiro Ishihara, who until now has a strong following and fan base. The other feature is the red torii gate which symbolizes the presence of Shinto religion and faith in the island and the surrounding areas. Looking at these two from Morito Beach gives you a glimpse of Mt. Fuji looming large in the background.

Visit Hayama Lighthouse and the Red Torii on Najima Island

Address: Najima Island, Hayama, Kanagawa Prefecture

13. Tour the grounds of Hayama Imperial Villa

Japanese traditional bridge behind the Hayama Imperial Villa
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The Imperial Villa in Hayama is one of the most visited places in this city. This is where the imperial family spend their winter whenever it gets too cold up north. In 1894, the property came under the ownership of the Imperial Household Agency. Situated in the Miura Peninsula, the villa is surrounded by picturesque gardens with ponds and pathways that visitors can take while taking photos of this beauteous piece of land. Sakura trees that line up in abundance become a beautiful sight to look at during cherry blossom season. From here, you get to see a panoramic view of the expansive Sagami Bay.

Hayama Imperial Villa

Address: 2038 Isshiki, Hayama, Miura District, Kanagawa 240-0111,

Website: Hayama Imperial Villa

14. Watch the Hayama Kaigan Fireworks Festival

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Block off this day on your calendars folks. July 25th, 2019 is the day that the Hayama Kaigan Fireworks Festival is going to blast off! Starting at 7:30 pm, organizers will launch around 1,200 fireworks into the air in time for Japan’s Hanabi Taikai or Fireworks Festival. The embankment of Isshiki Beach becomes a stage full of magical explosions. Although small in number compared to other fireworks festivals, the skies of Hayama becomes a screen filled with colors and glitter that will leave everyone in awe. Visitors who want to get the best view of the show are suggested to come early and find the best spot on the shore.

Hayama Kaigan Fireworks Festival

Address: Isshiki, Hayama-machi, Miura-gun, Kanagawa

Website: Hayama Kaigan Fireworks Festival

Price: Free

Food options around Hayama Isshiki Beach

15. Try Hayama beef at Hayamagyu Stake Restaurant Tsunoguruma

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Hayama Beef is the pride of Hayama. It is one of the revered Wagyu types in Japan. There are a number of places where you can partake of this succulent delicacy in Hayama. Hayama beef is prized for its high-fat content which results in a very tender and juicy piece of meat. The equal distribution of fat all throughout the cattle leads to its intense marbling and buttery taste. This is all possible because of the inactivity of the cow when being raised by farmers. If you want to have the best tasting Wagyu in Hayama, go to Hayamagyu Stake Restaurant Tsunoguruma.

Hayamagyu Stake Restaurant Tsunoguruma

Address: 2403 Kami Yamaguchi, Hayama-machi, Miura-gun 240-0116, Kanagawa Prefecture

Website: Hayamagyu Stake Restaurant Tsunoguruma

16. Have fresh pizza at Villamarea


Hayama is a haven for great food. That includes international specialties like Italian cuisine. Here in the city, the best Italian food can be had at Villa Marea, a quaint Italian restaurant located in Isshiki. The place is known for its fresh pasta and Neapolitan style pizza. Pata here is hand-made making sure that each customer gets the best tasting noodles. The pizza dough used in the restaurant is fermented to give it a rich taste and light texture. These go into a wood-burning stone oven for a few minutes. A noble feature of this restaurant is that all vegetables are bought fresh from the Kamakura City Agribusiness Cooperative.

Villamarea

Address: 2183-4, Isshiki, Hayama-machi, Miura-gun, Kanagawa, 240-0111

Opening hours: Mon, Wed, Fri: 12pm - 3pm; Sat: 5:30pm - 8pm; Sun: 12pm - 3pm, 5:30pm - 8pm

Price: 13 - 19 USD

17. Eat fresh and seasonal at Engawa Cafe & Space


Engawa Café & Space is located inside a heritage home that was built in 1934. This alone gives a lot of character to the place and enough reason for visitors to drop by. The café menu is centered mainly on seasonal and staple vegetables. All of which are sourced locally. Although meat, fish, seafood, and poultry make an appearance as well, the purpose of these ingredients is to simply enhance the flavor of the vegetables. The main focus of the café is to help their diners achieve a balance of mind and body through their food and drinks. All this can be enjoyed while lounging in a relaxing space.

Engawa Cafe & Space

Address: 1664-1 Isshiki, Hayama, Miura District, Kanagawa 240-0111

Website: Engawa Cafe & Space

Opening hours: Tue - Fri: 11:30am - 4pm; Sat - Sun: 12pm - 4pm, 6pm - 9pm (closed on Mon)

How to get to Hayama Isshiki Beach from Tokyo

  1. From Tokyo, visitors to Hayama have to do is to take the JR Sobu Rapid Line to Zushi Station. There are buses outside the station that go to Hayama. Take one of these buses and go down at Isshokukaigan bus stop (sometimes spelled as Isshiki Kaigan). Isshiki Beach is just a three-minute walk from here.

  2. Visitors traveling from the Tokyo wards of Ota, Shinagawa, and Minato can take the Keikyu Line to Zushi Station. Then take any of the buses heading to Hayama that are lined up outside the station. Go down at Isshokukaigan bus stop (also known as Isshiki Kaigan). Isshiki Beach is just a three-minute walk from here.

  3. By car, take Yokohama-Yokosuka Road. Exit at Zushi toll gate. Turn left on Zushi-Hayama Road. Turn right at the traffic light at the end of the road. Isshiki Beach is about 300 meters (990 feet) away from here.

Fun and exciting times await at Isshiki Beach

A day trip from Tokyo to Isshiki Beach yields a treasure trove of fun and exciting things to do. The beach is obviously the main attraction here with all the activities it has to offer its’ guests. The beach and its surrounding areas are dotted with a myriad of interesting places including parks, Shinto shrines, restaurants, and heritage buildings. On a clear day, visitors might even have a good view of Mt. Fuji and its symmetrical cone.

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