Your Next Snorkeling Trip Destination is Nishiizu, Shizuoka!

Located in between Tokyo and Osaka along the Pacific coast, Shizuoka is a great destination for short trips outside busy Tokyo.

Shizuoka is famous for its beautiful scenery, onsen, good sushi/sashimi and of course Mt. Fuji. But did you know that Shizuoka is also famous as a diving trip destination for local divers?

There are two major routes to Shizuoka, you can either take a train from Tokyo station or rent a car and drive from your hotel. It’s only around 3.5 hrs drive from downtown Tokyo.

Palm trees in Nishiizu, Shizuoka

Fishing boats in Nishiizu, Shizuoka

“Tago Sehama Kaisui-yokujo (Tagosehama Beach)” is a great place for snorkeling and diving in Nishiizu, a town located in in Kamo District, Shizuoka. The beach is surrounded by big rocks and because of a rather calm sea, you can expect a high visibility on good days.

Getting ready for snorkeling in blue sea and beautiful beach in Nishiizu, Shizuoka

You can even get to do a little adventure going through caves!

Going through caves in Nishiizu, Shizuoka

Today wasn’t the best day for snorkeling in Shizuoka because of the recent typhoon but we still got to see some colorful fish.

Snorkeling with blue fish in Nishiizu, Shizuoka

If you prefer “less-rocky” beaches, there are sandy beaches like this one along the coast.

Walking on the sandy beach in Nishiizu, Shizuoka

Walking on the sandy beach in Nishiizu, Shizuoka

So, what about Nishiizu, Shizuoka as your next snorkeling trip destination? 😉

Standing on the little fishing dock in Nishiizu, Shizuoka

Seeing sunset from the car in Nishiizu, Shizuoka

Tago Sehama Kaisui-yokujo (Tagosehama Beach)
Tago Nishiizucho Kamogun, Shizuoka-ken 410-3515




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