Tuesday, 23 August 2011

Shimoda - White Beach

Last weekend we decided to take off to the beach and headed for White Beach in Shimoda. We took the Shinkansen from Shinagawa and then the scenic train from Atami to Shimoda. As we headed out of the city an almighty rainstorm blew in.
We stayed at the White Beach hotel, a nice little place at the far end of the beach, that served good food in a relaxed setting.
If you didn't feel like lying on the beach, there were nice areas to laze around the hotel.
We were bemused by how small the doors were. On entering, it felt like you were disappearing into munchkin land. To our relief, the room was perfectly normal on the other side, and we had a view of the beach.
There were some nice walks to do along the beach that we did after breakfast and before dinner. The weather wasn't great, but probably a relief for our delicate English skin.....
The area is scattered with rocky outcrops which makes the scenery quite dramatic.
It was wonderful to be by the sea and away from the hustle and bustle (and humidity) of the city. Hopefully we'll head back there soon.

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