Beaches

Inasahama Beach

Inasahama Beach

Inasahama is one of the most sacred Japanese beaches located in Japan where Gods are said to have descended to make it their own country on Earth.

Inasa Beach (稲佐の浜) is one of the most sacred Japanese beaches located in Japan It is mentioned several times in Kojiki, said to be the oldest written chronicle in Japan The book written in ancient words and difficult to read even for the Japanese, speaks of ancient Japanese myths and the beginnings of the island nation itself According to the scriptures of the Kojiki, there are said to be 8 million gods The Amatsukami (heavenly gods) were ruled over by Amaterasu Omikami, the sun goddess & the most important deity of the Shinto religion Amaterasu is the daughter of Izanami and Izanagi who made their daughter ruler of the heaven The Kojiki
Mahabalipuram Beach

Musical Waves of Mahabalipuram Beach

We sat under magical skies, immersed in the music of the strong waves of Bay of Bengal. The historical town of Mahabalipuram is an enchanting place to explore age old stone carvings and century old temples, but in-between the sweaty hikes, one can cool their tired heels at the beautiful beaches along the east coast.

I can hear the sound of waves crashing on the shore The moist, salty air flays my hair into the air as I walk towards the lovely beach in Mahabalipuram Drive to Mahabalipuram  In the morning, a couple of hours drive is all it took for us to reach the quaint town of Mahabalipuram The roads from Kanchipuram are a pleasure to drive It was easy to find the Chariot Beach Resort, where we would be staying for the duration of our trip in Mahabalipuram A huge signboard announces the resort to the passerby’s The entrance gate leads into a long driveway and unto the resort building where a lady received us with garlands made of seashells [ngg_images source=”galleries” container_ids=”95″ exclusions=”1635,1634,1636,1638,1643,1640,1642,1641,1632,1637,1639,1631,1644,1645″ display_type=”photocrati-nextgen_pro_blog_gallery”

A stroll on Mandvi Beach

We drive to Mandvi Beach to laze out in the winter Sun. The beach is a curving stretch of yellow sand fringed by green waters, with windmills on one side and an uninterrupted view of the Arabian sea on the other. The sea is safe for swimming and the beach is ideal for walking. The beautiful beach offers many fun activities including Camel rides, bubble floats, speedboats and even para-sailing. But for us peace hunters, a few steps away there is the silence of the gentle waves and the occasional herons flying by.

I am strolling on Mandvi beach, with the cool waters of the ocean slipping though my toes The noise of the jeering tourists is drowned by the gentle waves of the Arabian Sea A wave of black herons fly by as if the dimming sun is prodding them to go back to their homes Situated at the border of Diu and Gujarat, Mandvi beach is a 6 km long stretch where the pristine water of the turquoise Arabian Sea adjoins the seashore It was once a major port of the region and summer retreat for King Maharao of Kutch Once we were back from the salt desert of White Rann, we decided to spend an evening at this pristine beach
Enoshima Island

An evening at Enoshima

We traveled to Enoshima today, a small offshore island, about 4 km in circumference, at the mouth of the Katase River which flows into the Sagami Bay of Kanagawa. I was there to photograph Mt. Fuji, which I have heard looks stunning from the beach, but unfortunately the foggy weather foiled our attempts to catch the unique scene. However the beach is still an amazing place to spend an evening with your loved one.

From a quick tour of the Niigata Manga Museum, we reached Takasaki in the afternoon After dropping off our luggage at the hotel, we hopped on a train to Enoshima I had heard it’s a lovely place to enjoy the evening On clear days one can even see Mt Fuji from the nearby Shonan Beach Enoshima is a small island near Kamakura Samuel Cocking, a British trader who arrived in Japan in 1860s, married a Japanese woman and bought most of Enoshima Island He built a botanical garden and power plant on the island The power plant was one of Japan’s first and grew to become the Yokohama Cooperative Electric Light Company, we
Jodogahama Beach

The pure Jodogahama Beach

We went down to Miyako to witness the uniquely-shaped islands of Jodogahama Beach. The stunning landscape of jagged white rocks protrusions as well as the beautiful coastline make it a photographers delight.

Today we ride to the scenic Jodogahama Beach Jodogahama Beach, or “Paradise Beach,” with its series of rock formations is one of the most popular places of scenic beauty along the Rikuchu Coast in the Tohoku region of northern Japan Morioka to Jodogahama Beach Sun was already beating down on us as we walked down to the Morioka Station from our hotel Summer has been strangely hotter this year Morioka Station While much of Japan is easily accessible by train, there are a few areas like Miyoka, that take a bit more effort to reach This area was greatly effected by the big
Aoshima Beach

Fun on Aoshima Beach

We walk down to Aoshima beach, one of the most beautiful beaches in Miyazaki. Facing the beach is Aoshima Island, which appears like a pendant from the sky. The island is known for its subtropical plants and straight lines stones called devil’s washboard or Oni no Sentakuita.

We walk down to Aoshima beach, one of the most beautiful beaches in Miyazaki Facing the beach is Aoshima Island, which appears like a pendant from the sky The island is known for its subtropical plants and straight lines stones called devil’s washboard or Oni no Sentakuita
Shirahama Beach

White Sands of Shirahama Beach

I go for a walk on the soft white sands of Shirahama Beach in Wakayama. The enchanting beach with its sparkling see thru waters make this place a paradise for beach lovers.

From the thrilling cliffs of Sandanbeki, I walked down the road towards Shirahama Beach Buses are available at regular intervals but the intervals are spread out during the afternoon The next one was not scheduled to come soon, so, I decided to walk down to the beach We had passed it while coming down from the station and it didn’t feel very far away Shirahama in Wakayama is known for its Onsen resorts and the beautiful white sand beach It is not very far from Osaka and makes for a nice day trip There are other places in Japan called “Shirahama” which can easily lead to confusion The Shirahama beach in Izu Peninsula
Gokarna Beach Trek

Gokarna Beach Trek

This weekend I head out on a trek to the rocky cliffs along the coastline of Gokarna. The trek covers four of the most gorgeous beaches located to the south of Gokarna starting from the southern-most Paradise Beach and moving northwards towards Half Moon Beach, Om Beach, Kuddle Beach and finally ending at Gokarna Beach.

[su_progress_bar style=”thin” percent=”30″ text=”Difficulty Level – Easy” bar_color=”#ed97db” fill_color=”#cb0e6b” text_color=”#000000″] This weekend I head out on a trek on the rocky cliffs along the coastline of Gokarna Gokarna is located along the Arabian Sea at the ear-shaped confluence of two rivers, the Gangavali and Aghanashini, around 580 km from Bangalore Four of the most gorgeous beaches are located to the south of Gokarna Our trek route was to start from the southern-most Paradise Beach and hike our way northwards towards Half Moon Beach, Om Beach, Kuddle Beach and finally end at Gokarna Beach Gokarna means Cow’s ear There is an interesting piece of story behind how this place got this name Legend has it that after a vigorous penance by Ravana, Shiva

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