Pic: Yobi used under CC


Chigasaki is a city in the Shonan region of Kanagawa prefecture sandwiched between Fujisawa to the east and Hiratsuka to the west.

It’s main claim to fame is as the birthplace of surfing in Japan. The coastal area is lined with surf shops. Further inland – around Chigasaki Station – there is a large Warner Brothers multiplex and lots of cheap chain stores.

Shakey’s Pizza, with an all you can eat pizza lunch buffet has been popular with local English teachers since it opened.

Tours & Activities in Yokohama and Kanagawa

Recommended hotels near Chigasaki