Monday, 13 September 2010
On saturday we went to the most gorgeous, sandy, empty beach! Chris and Becky had been the week before and raved about it, so the four of us headed off early on saturday morning, for a day of playing in the sea and lying in the sand. The beach is in Shimoda and takes about 2.5 hours to get to. We took the shinkansen for part of it and then a very scenic train journey along the coast. They kindly make the train seats facing outwards towards the window so that you can enjoy the view, and it is stunning! At Shimoda station, it was a short taxi ride out to what they call White Beach, a lovely little haven with white sands, clear water and little beach shacks selling food and drink. It was heaven and we couldn't quite believe we were so close to Tokyo! We'll definitely be heading back again.