Action & Adventure
Kujukuri Beach 九十九里浜
Chiba's longest beach is ideal for lazy days sunning and surfing, and other marine sports as well
The name "Kujukuri" refers to the length of the beach, which is a rarity in Japan
Most of Japan's coastline is rocky and rugged, but Kujukuri Beach offers a long, sandy 60-kilometer stretch of beach with gentle wake
How to Get There
Kujukuri is accessible by car and by train.
Rent a car and take the road from Chiba to Kujukuri Beach. By using Highway 30, you will be able to see the stunning countryside near Tokyo.
Take the JR Sobu Line (limited express) from Tokyo to Choshi Station, then switch to the Choshi Electric Railway to Inubo Station.
One of the best surfing spots in Japan
Every summer, ocean lovers from Tokyo and Chiba head to Kujukuri Beach for fun in the sun and great surfing. It's considered one of the best surfing spots in all of Japan, and offers other marine sports as well.
In certain parts of the beach, blasts of wind from the Pacific make the waves choppy and challenging for surfers.
The panoramic view of the ocean
The beach offers a long uninterrupted horizon to the east, and pine forest-topped cliffs to the west. There are plenty of parking spots and facilities such as free showers that you can use.
At its northern edge is Cape Inubo , which offers sweeping panoramic views of the ocean and a historic old lighthouse.
A lazy local feel
Kujukuri and its surroundings have a lazy, local feel, with funky surfer restaurants and drinking dives. The eateries are known for their fresh seafood.