It didn't take us too long to find a beach to explore. Actually, it took us about a week, which really surprised me I didn't insist on going to one much, much sooner, but we were really so busy. I guess that's what happens when you move to another country.
Toguchi beach isn't too far away from our house, only about 6 miles, it still takes about 20 minutes due to traffic, slow speed limits, and insanely tiny roads to navigate and squeeze multiple cars through. When you first arrive at the parking lot, there is a cafe (which we haven't tried yet) and a playground. The playgrounds are different here, with cement slides and roller slides! There were a bunch of families playing the day we went, so of course we avoided them and photos. But I do want to go down the roller slide, so you'll get photos eventually. Just past the playground are walking paths to the beach and some really nice picnic pavilions.
And something that made my day...seeing 2 cats playing on the beach. You can see this guy running off with something in his mouth. Cats are everywhere in Japan. Literally, everywhere. Some of them are in rough condition, but others are pretty cute and it's hard to remember that they are wild.
The tide was low when we arrived, and we saw many fishermen standing waaay out in the water, and families out harvesting seaweed.
There are numerous caves here, like on most of the island, and the rock formations are beautiful.
This beach is on the west side of the island, the East China Sea.
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