Voyager Seaside Lounge in Kamakura

Voyager Seaside Lounge in Kamakura

Beach parties all throughout the summer

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While the small seaside town of Kamakura is known for its famous historical sites, it also has a vibrant beach scene.  

From shogun history to beach scene 

Many of its historical sites date back more than eight centuries to when the city was Japan’s capital under the Kamakura shogunate. The area is blessed with an abundance of moss-covered temples, majestic shrines, and one of the most recognizable statues in the world: The Great Buddha of Kamakura

However, for the younger crowds visiting the city, Yuigahama Beach and its famous beach houses are the latest hotspots to be. This large stretch of sand at the south end of town is just a 15-minute walk from Kamakura Station and is the perfect place to party on a summer’s evening. 

🏝️ Get tickets to the Metropolis Beach Party at Kaito Yuigahama here | August 4th

Beach house parties throughout the summer 

For two months every summer, a row of rapidly constructed beach houses appears right on the beachfront, keeping beachgoers happily supplied with tasty food, ice-cold drinks, and good tunes. As evening nears and the daytrippers head home to Tokyo and Yokohama, these beach houses become the best places to chill, mingle and party. 

Seaside Lounge and Kaito are the two luxurious facilities on Yuigahama Beach; it’s hard to believe that the locations are pop-ups for the summer as they’re the largest spots on the beach. Both are operated by Voyager, which run popular clubs in Okinawa and Tokyo’s Shibuya district. Wooden decks, sun umbrellas and comfortable lounge chairs and sofas, Seaside Lounge and Kaito are the perfect hangout spots for tourists and locals alike.

🏝️ Get tickets to the Metropolis Beach Party at Kaito Yuigahama here | August 4

All-you-can-eat and all-you-can-drink

The food is exceptionally high-quality for a beach house. At Kaito, signature dishes like curry noodles “minowa” and somen noodles “ito,” are on the menu– options that are popular even in Tokyo. Kaito, with its main store in Okinawa, also offers authentic Okinawan dishes such as Okinawa soba (with pork belly) and goya champuru.

You can also enjoy jumbo-sized beef skewers and beef tongue skewers, similar to those found at festival stalls, which are iconic of Japanese summer.

At Seaside Lounge, there is a wide variety of dishes that pair well with drinks, including pasta, pizza and freshly-fried fish and chips. Additionally, even if you come to the beach unprepared, you can order a BBQ set. No need to worry about taking the trash home.

The all-you-can-drink option can be added from ¥2,200, making it a great deal. BBQ ¥3,300 + 2-hour all-you-can-drink ¥2,200 = ¥5,500 (including tax). The VIP seats with roofs and seaside terrace seats both come with a 2-hour all-you-can-drink option for ¥7,700 (including tax).

🏝️ Get tickets to the Metropolis Beach Party at Kaito Yuigahama here | August 4

With the summer beach season in Japan lasting from the beginning of July to the final days of August, time is limited if you want to enjoy the beach houses of Kamakura. At just under an hour from Tokyo (or just 30 minutes from Yokohama) by train, why not head over to Seaside Lounge and Kaito on Yuigahama Beach?

🏝️ Get tickets to the Metropolis Beach Party at Kaito Yuigahama here | August 4

Shibuya locations

As beach houses generally close at 9 pm, the beach party winds down early in Kamakura. Don’t despair! Back in Tokyo, you can keep the party going all night long at Voyager Stand and Voyager Lounge, both located in the heart of Shibuya. Voyager Stand (downstairs) is open from 7 pm to 2 am, while Voyager Lounge (upstairs) stays open until 5 am.

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