Japan's summer is terribly humid and hot. One way to beat the heat is to ride the waves of Aichi. There are many surfing areas, and each has its own unique features. Here are two places.
Irago beach in Tahara on the Atsumi Peninsula has the biggest waves. Most skilled surfers ride the waves here. This beach is not for new surfers. However, this beach is difficult to get to without a car if you own your own board. There are places that teach how to surf and rent surf boards in this area. Irago beach is also a little far from restaurants and convenience stores. So be well prepared when going to this beach. The reward of catching the waves here is priceless.
Yamami beach in Minamichita Town does not have the biggest waves. This beach would be the perfect place to learn how to surf. In fact, this beach is full of surfing students and veterans. Like Irago, there are companies that teaches and rent boards in this area. There are a lot of restaurants in this area as well. This is also the best place to hang out because it is not so crowded. Yamami beach is accessible by bus. It is 8-10 minutes from Utsumi train station.
Photos & report by Alan Kristoffer Duran
* 15 JTNC Travel Reporters are currently reporting from Central Japan.