Issiki Beach in Hayama is considered to be a cool, adult beach in the Shonan area. The best time to enjoy its cozy ambience is just before the bathing season begins. People (and dogs) scatter to their own favorite spots and spend time under a clear, blue sky. There is a lawn area near the sand where you can just stretch out and feel the sea breeze.
Please use the Museum of Modern Art, Hayama (Sangaoka bus stop) as your landmark, if you drive. Or just get off the bus at Issiki Kaigan. It is a 3-minute walk from the bus stop.
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Japan is a small island nation, but we have a huge number of surprising things to discover here. Many of these delights can be found when you step off the main street onto small side paths. I really enjoy studying about and researching various aspects of traditional Japanese culture, and then sharing this information with visitors to Japan. I hope you will enjoy it, too! ARTICLE INDEX & PHOTOS: An index of most of my Japan Travel articles can be found at the entry page of my blog, and my photos are shown here. 日本はとても小さな国ですが、大通りから一本小道に入ればたくさんの発見があります。日本人が積み重ねてきた歴史を学びながら、古い建物や庭を訪ね、物語の舞台となった景色を眺めて、皆様といっしょに日本文化の奥深さを探求していきたいと思います。