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Japan’s best beaches


We’ve found 14 Japanese beaches that beat the rest. Whether you want to sunbathe, swim or take part in some water sports, there should be a beach in this gallery to suit you. From Kudaka Island to Aoshima Beach, we round up the best in the country

Katie Ramsingh
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Katie Ramsingh,

Beach holidays in Japan are becoming more and more popular, as people realise there’s more to the country than bustling cities and Mount Fuji. From Japanese beach resorts such as Shirahama Beach, where you can sunbathe all day long, to more natural spots like Kudaka Island, where you can see local wildlife while you catch some waves, there’s definitely a sandy spot in Japan that’s perfect for you.

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