Today, Teddy and I got up bright and early (7:30!! On a Saturday!) and went to the beach. We chose to check out Blue Sun Beach in Shin-Maiko, a 44 minute train ride from us!
Blue Sun Beach is an artificial beach with sand brought from another part of Japan!
It had two big windmills.
The swimming area was smaller than American beaches, but big enough to have plenty of space.
People in Japan are SERIOUS about not getting tan. (At least, women are.) They had tents to hide in, and many of the women wore these special SWIMMING HOODIES and pants. It looked like they were suited up to trek in the arctic. It was bizarre.
A shot of the cold, cold water – which, when it’s 95 degrees, I’ll take.
I don’t care if I get sun, so I wore my cute bikini! (No hoodies here!)
Teddy said that the sand was too hot. It really was in some parts.
Something I love about Japan is that smoking is prohibited in many public places, so they have things like Smokers’ Tents!!
There was a Board Sailing Regatta down there today, too!
Here’s a man getting his board ready.
Well, that’s all for the beach! Tomorrow, we plan to go to a festival, so hopefully I’ll have some great photos to share later!