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Ibogawa River at Tatsuno

 Way out in western Hyogo, the town of Tatsuno, affectionately referred to as “the little Kyoto of Harima”, is rich in history …

Totsugawa River

 Bordering Wakayama and Mie prefectures on the southern tip of Nara, this place is simply idyllic. With lush, majestic mountains rising up …

Tenokawa River at Tenkawamura

 The quaint village of Tenkawamura in Nara’s Yoshino region is well known for its water; being home to the famous Dorrogawa “rumbling …

Oto River Beach at Kawayu Onsen

  For fun seekers in the mood for a more traditional Japanese experience, nothing beats this geothermal wonder where hot water rises …

Kamogawa River Beach

 Kyoto’s most famous river, which flows right through the middle of the city, probably wouldn’t come to mind as an ideal swimming …

Kibune River Beach

 Lying up in the hills of north Kyoto, this river is a far cry from the touristpacked streets of the city. The …

Takano River Beach at Yase

 Another city spot, Yase in Kyoto’s northeastern quarter is both easily accessible and great for families in the mood for fun. Walking …

Takihata River Beach

 It may sound like a big deal, but putting in just a little effort in busing to Takihata Dam is guaranteed to …

Ikuta River Beach

   Kobe’s best kept secret is a heavenly oasis that happens to be bang in the middle of the city just behind …

Omimaiko Beach (Lake Biwa)

  It’s a lake beach, with clean, clear blue water. You can swim without fearing jellyfish season. Omimaiko is quiet, and if …

Shirahama Beach

  THE BEST BEACH IN KANSAI! This famous beach/hot spring resort area, located on the southern part of the Kii Peninsula in Wakayama …

Isonoura Beach

  Located in Wakayama City, this is a large, rather crowded beach with a fun atmosphere and lots of chances to people-watch.   …

Hamanomiya Beach

      Access: Bus from Nankai Wakayama-shi Station / JR Wakayama Station, get off at Hama no Miya Kaisuiyokujo-mae bus stop. …

Namihaya Beach

     Access: Bus from Nankai Wakayama-shi Station / JR Wakayama Station, 15 minutes by foot from Tanouraguchi bus stop. Wicked Tourism …

Kada Beach

  Kada lies at the most northwestern point of Wakayama prefecture, and is the closest part of Wakayama City to the Osaka …

Kataonami Beach

  Selected by the tourism ministry as one of the best water areas in Kansai. Kataonami is a natural jetty, which protects …

Tokimeki Beach

  Tokimeki Beach (Tannowa Bathing Beach), almost on the southern-most tip of Osaka Prefecture, is an expansive beach with white sand and …

Nishikinohama Beach

  Visitors can enjoy digging clams at the beach from early April to early June and swimming from July 1 to August 31. …

Suma Beach

  The biggest, most popular beach in the Kansai region. Tons of parties, with restaurants and bars located right on the beach. At …