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Skies Over Yuigahama Beach

Posted in Places by tokyobling on May 1, 2012

A mere hour on train from inner city Tokyo (population 12.5 million) is the wonderful Yuigahama beach. It always amazes me that there can be such a beach so close to such a huge city without it being absolutely packed every day, all day. Where I come from we have a lazy miniature river flowing through the city and it’s lined with people and dogs and kids just looking at the water. When it’s not covered in ice that is. I took these photos of a nearly deserted Yuigahama beach yesterday, a public holiday. I wonder what everyone was doing? There’s several ways to get here from Tokyo, but most of them involves the Yokosuka line or the Tokaido line and then a bus, taxi or good walking shoes. Or you can rent a bicycle near by Kamakura station. The beach is cleaned regularly during the season but there’s still a bit of garbage lying around so I usually bring a bag and just pick stuff off the beach as I go along. If everyone picked half a kilo of garbage off the beach it would be spotless within a couple of days!

The heat has come back to Tokyo and these last few days have been almost sticky. Wonderful weather after this long winter we’ve had. I took these with my 17-35mm wide angle zoom. No filter. Enjoy!




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  1. D... said, on May 2, 2012 at 5:57 am

    I love it when it’s a bit overcast at the beach, there is something interesting and it reminds me of some good times I’ve had with friends. Beaches can just be a wonderful treat to visit, no matter what country you’re in I think. I hope you remembered your sunscreen.

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    • tokyobling said, on June 1, 2012 at 12:13 pm

      Haha… how did you know I forgot all about sunscreen and ended up with another one of the long line of sunburns so far this year? (^-^;)

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