Popular Swimming Beaches in Japan

apan, Okinawa Prefecture, Emerald Beach, Beach, high angle view
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Since Japan is surrounded by oceans, there are so many beaches to choose from. Swimming beaches in Japan are called kaisui-yokujo, and most of them are open July to August although the opening period varies depending on location. Seaside rest houses called umi-no-ie are commonly constructed on major kaisui-yokujo during the summer. Below is a list of popular locations.