All right, I’ll give you a hint: This is not salt water. Yoko and I often come here, usually during the summer season when it’s nice and HOT and nothing beats a cool dip in fresh water or the romping of spirited water sports. The autumn can also be very pretty, especially with fewer people around, but it usually doesn’t make sense to head out in a swim suit.
Around fifteen kilometers north of the Kataka junction where Route 477 meets the 161 on the west side of the Lake is the famous and widely popular Omimaiko Beach. This is truly one of the last great hangouts for hippies and beach bumbs and an all-around summer hang-out for the laziest of the lazy. It’s just wonderful.
In addition, my darling wife Yoko’s former employer is also the owner of a wonderful ryokan beach hotel situated just a few hundred meters up the beach from Omimaiko, and a mere 300meters from JR Omimaiko Station. This is the late afternoon view from the best room in the hotel and the one the we always stay in. With kaiseki dinner for two and Japanese breakfast, its off-peak cost per night for a 36m2 room that sleeps 6 people easily is very reasonable for the quality.
Check it out.
Martin Werner Zander, Partner Smith’s School of English
月謝制のスミス英会話 甲東園校 仁川 門戸厄神 逆瀬川