Zushi Beach Film Festival

International and domestic films showcased by the coast

Late Apr
Early May
Venue: Zushi Beach, Kanagawa When: Late Apr - Early May 2023

Now in its 11th year, the Zushi Beach Film Festival showcases a variety of international and domestic films in a picturesque coastal location. The event takes on a carnival-like atmosphere, with food stalls, rides, skate ramps, DJs, music performances, and market stalls all adding to the relaxed vibe. There's even the opportunity to participate in some weekend beach yoga on the morning of May 1st.

The event includes a variety of fun additional activities, including beach yoga
The event includes a variety of fun additional activities, including beach yoga (Photo: Zushi Beach Film Festival Executive Committee)

Some of the films to be featured at the 2022 event include Any Day Now (2012), Jazz on a Summer's Day (1959), Lion (2016), and Children of the Sea (2019), with the full schedule available on the official website.

A still from "Children of the Sea"
A still from "Children of the Sea" (Photo: Zushi Beach Film Festival Executive Committee)

Tickets for the festival can also be arranged online here.

Getting there

Zushi Beach is located just under 15 minutes on foot from Zushi Station (JR Yokosuka Line and JR Shonan-Shinjuku Line), or around 10 minutes on foot from Zushi Hayama Station (Keikyu Zushi Line).

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Sleiman Azizi a month ago
That'd be so much fun!
Kim Author a month ago
I just had a look online, looks like it's revered pretty highly given the Japanese government vouches for it!

https://www.gov-online.go.jp/eng/publicity/book/hlj/html/201801/201801_10_en.html