Zaimoku-za Shore is shallow for a good distance out and the tide is quite calm. It has been a popular bathing spot for more than 130 years. Stand-up paddle boarding and windsurfing are also popular. In 1232, a tiny island called Wagae-jima (the oldest harbor in Japan) was built here, and during low tide it is still visible. A large number of hermit crabs make their home here. The sunsets can be stunning! **This is the first of a 5-part series about the area between Kamakura and Enoshima along Route 134, where there are five beautiful shoreline spots, each with its own unique face.
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Japan is a small island nation, but we have a huge number of surprising things to discover here. Many of these delights can be found when you step off the main street onto small side paths. I really enjoy studying about and researching various aspects of traditional Japanese culture, and then sharing this information with visitors to Japan. I hope you will enjoy it, too! ARTICLE INDEX & PHOTOS: An index of most of my Japan Travel articles can be found at the entry page of my blog, and my photos are shown here. 日本はとても小さな国ですが、大通りから一本小道に入ればたくさんの発見があります。日本人が積み重ねてきた歴史を学びながら、古い建物や庭を訪ね、物語の舞台となった景色を眺めて、皆様といっしょに日本文化の奥深さを探求していきたいと思います。