Surfing will have the Olympic debut in Tokyo in 2020, and efforts are underway to improve the athletes’ facilities. Shidashita Beach in Chiba Prefecture is the venue for the contest thanks to its famous waves and easy access from Tokyo. Those wanting to see the site before the competition can use the beach resorts and changing rooms, open to everyone. The local community actively participates in surfing and is now getting ready to welcome visitors from afar.
Other popular beaches in Chiba include Ichinomiya, which is known for its strong currents, and Onjuku, which is one of the warmest waters in the province thanks to currents from the south. Near the southern tip of Chiba you’ll find Wada Beach, famous for being a site for experienced surfers to test their courage.
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