Turning up the heat in Hayama
Morito Beach in Hayama
This summer's Chotto Zeitaku visit brings me to Hayama, a beach town just an hour south of Tokyo. The closest train station into the district is Zushi on the JR Shonan-Shinjuku Line or the JR Yokosuka Line, and from there, regular buses provide access into Hayama. The two main beaches of Isshiki and Morito are popular with standup paddlers and sunbathers, and during the summer season, temporary beach huts provide beachgoers with cool drinks, food and rental beach paraphernalia.
Temporary beach huts line the beach. The one at the far end doubles as a livehouse
Practice good beach habits
A bit of marine sport in action
We had an short conversation with him on his board and me looking down from the bridge
Beachgoers hanging out by the breakwater
Morito Shrine is right on the beach
Hayama Lighthouse and the shrine's torii can be seen in combination with Mount Fuji when the sky is clear
I had my bicycle with me for this trip which was very convenient for exploring the district. However, many of the places are within walking distance from either one of the beaches and it is not uncommon to see beachgoers in their swimwear walking along the street.
Doesn't feel like we're in Japan at all
Just watching people pass by
Hayama Marina, access for boat owners only
The Hayama Isshiki Post Office has been around since 1902 and the building couldn't be any cuter
Bookshelf layout goals
Brunch time at Overeasy
Shopping and dining under one roof
The tiniest coffee roasters I've ever seen.
A freshly brewed cup of coffee to have at The Five Beans which only has standing room
They don't charge for their warm and friendly conversations
Deliciousness in a cup and selected reading for the day
Cripsy baguette sandwich for the hungry stomach
Afternoon tea break at pastry shop, La Maree de Chaya not far from the Hayama marina
Caban by Tomorrowland, was where I saw the sunset
An ice-cold drink to wind down before the color spectacular began
Great vibes and colors at Caban. Mount Fuji is the pointy thing on the left!
Couldn't have asked for a better close to the day
Until this totally unexpected fireworks display started
I call this the technicolor sea urchin
I call this the weeping cherry tree
It was a perfect day out in Hayama after all