Discover Katsuura and Onjuku

Discover the idyllic seaside towns of Katsuura & Onjuku, where you'll find beautiful beaches perfect for surfing or simply enjoying a relaxing day by the shore. Immerse yourself in the tranquility of these coastal gems and appreciate the natural beauty that Japan has to offer.

Things to see and do


Getting around in Katsuura and Onjuku

The easiest way to get around in Katsuura & Onjuku is by car, since the coastline is quite long and public transportation is not as frequent nor easy to get to in the area. If you decide to rent a car, it is advised to do so from the nearest airport in the vicinity. You can use our car rental widget in the FAQ menu below. 

Getting to Katsuura and Onjuku

Nearest airport: 

The nearest and most convenient airport is Haneda Airport in Tokyo. 

  • by car: approximately 1 hour and 20 minutes


Car rentals: 

How long to stay in Katsuura and Onjuku

We recommend staying here for about one day. 

Hotels in Katsuura and Onjuku

Flights to Katsuura and Onjuku

The nearest and most convenient airport is Haneda Airport in Tokyo. 

  • by car: approximately 1 hour and 20 minutes

Seasonal information


The swimming season on mainland Japan is usually between July and August. 

Festivals in Katsuura and Onjuku

There are several festivals here throughout the year. Please be advised that the following list is based upon previous entries of those festivals and that the dates might have changed slightly in the following year. It is also possible that the entire festival is cancelled in the case of heavy rainfall or a natural disaster. Please check with the official organisers' website for the most up-to-date information. 
For the exact location of any of the festivals listed here, you can consult our map above by clicking on the icon in the upper most corner of the map to open the map legend. Festivals are hidden by default but can be made visible by clicking on the "Festivals" checkbox in the map legend.


  • Katsura Big Hina Festival

    • Date: February 22nd until March 3rd

    • Time: 09:00 - 19:00

  • Onjuku Fireworks Festival

    • Date: August 1st

    • Time: 19:30 - ???

  • Onjuku Ise Shrimp Festival

    • Date: September 1st until October 31st


  • Katsuura Big Fishing Festival

    • Date: September 13th until 16th

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Day trips from Katsuura and Onjuku

Hop on the Kominato and Isumi Railway in rural Chiba. Offering an old fashioned train trip that gives you a feel of nostalgia. Along the way, you can experience the ...

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Distance, km: 14.75

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Escape the hustle and bustle of city life with a visit to Mount Nokogiri, a serene destination not far from Tokyo. Take the ropeway up to the viewing platform and ...

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Distance, km: 41.30

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Just a short distance from Tokyo, Yokohama offers a distinct charm and character of its own. With a population of nearly 4 million, it is a bustling metropolis that still ...

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Distance, km: 68.40

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Kamakura, once the capital of Japan during the 12th and 13th centuries, offers a wealth of historical sites and gardens to explore. Sometimes referred to as the 'Kyoto of Eastern ...

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Distance, km: 68.99

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