Best time to visit Tokyo

Surfing & Windsurfing in Tokyo

Try some adrenaline-pumping sports right in Japan's capital

Best time: August–October

Surfing & Windsurfing
Surfing & Windsurfing
Surfing & Windsurfing

When the sun starts shining and the sea warms up Odaiba Marine Park in Tokyo gets very popular. The park features the beach and a large boardwalk facing Tokyo Bay. Windsurfing lessons and equipment are available at the park. There is also a wakeboarding facility. It is located near Odaiba-Kaihinkoen Station, on the Yurikamome Line.

If you are very serious about windsurfing you can try a better location at Zushi. Located an hour by train from Shinjuku Station with the view of beautiful Sagami Bay Zushi beach has great waves and winds. Windsurfing equipment is available there for rent as well as surfboards and bodyboards.

Hachijojima, Niijima and Oshima islands that stretch from the tip of the Izu peninsula are popular destinations for intrepid surfers. But if you are willing to move further from Tokyo area the swell is better in Shonan. The coastal area in Kanagawa Prefecture is the epicentre of Japanese surf culture. However, if you're looking for truly serious waves move to the east coast of Chiba.

Surfing high season around Tokyo is the typhoon season between August and October.

Practical info

What is considered the high season for surfing in Tokyo?

Surfing in Tokyo is best during the typhoon season going from August through to October. This is when the water is warm and Odaiba Marine Park, Zushi Beach, and other nearby places become popular spots for surfing. It's suggested to plan your visit during this high season if you're planning to go surfing in Tokyo, to ensure you catch the waves. Show more

Where can I find windsurfing lessons in Tokyo?

Windsurfing lessons can be taken at Odaiba Marine Park, a prevalent destination in Tokyo. Facing Tokyo Bay, the park offers a boardwalk along with windsurfing equipment and different lesson options. Another option to consider is Zushi Beach, which takes about an hour by train from Shinjuku Station. The beach has plenty of waves, wind, and windsurfing equipment available for rent. Show more

What is the distance between Tokyo and Zushi?

Zushi can be reached from Shinjuku Station in just over an hour by train. The JR Yokosuka Line travels from Shinagawa Station to Kurihama Station and has beautiful views of Sagami Bay. Zushi has windsurfing lessons and surfing equipment rentals available should you choose to stay and surf or windsurf before returning home. Accommodation choices range from hotels to traditional Japanese inns if you plan to stay overnight. Show more

What are the best surfing spots in the Tokyo area?

The centre of Japanese surf culture lies in Shonan, Kanagawa Prefecture and is popular for its many beaches. For consistently great waves, the east coast of Chiba offers options such as the Hachijojima, Niijima, and Oshima islands. However, they are distant from Tokyo. Chiba is known to have some of Japan's best surf spots - Ichinomiya, Hebara, and Taito - and a variety of waves for all levels of surfers. Show more

Is there availability for surfboard rentals in Chiba?

There are several providers that offer surfboard rentals in Chiba, known for having some of surfing's best spots in Japan like Ichinomiya, Hebara, and Taito. Chiba is popular among surfers, and there are surf shops that give lessons and equipment rentals. The surf spots in Chiba have a beach break, point break, and reef break providing ultimate surfing experiences for surfers of various levels. Show more

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