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I am not a big fan of crowded beaches.

I mean not because of Corona.

I prefer beaches where are less people, or much better nobody, because of the silence and peace.

But the weather was really awesome this past weekend.

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yes summer is around the corner its about time to return to normal life guys.

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I wouldn’t be going in the water at Kasai regardless of the outside temperature.

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It didn't feel nearly as muggy as summer. More like a warm spring day by Tokyo standards.

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I am not a big fan of crowded beaches.

same here!

I mean not because of Corona.

I prefer beaches where are less people, or much better nobody, because of the silence and peace.

That's why I don't like beaches in general. I LOVE the Tranquility of the mountains

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What struck me about the beach picture was the amount of people wearing clothes. In many other countries, especially the US and UK most people on beaches are nearly naked except for flimsy bikinis or shorts.

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Swimming anywhere in Tokyo Bay is a far greater health risk than catching a Corona virus. Nice to see families getting back to normal.

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Wow! Aren't people supposed to be half naked on beach?

Totally opposite mentality from the West.

Who is right and who will learn the right way?

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Clothes or no clothes on the beach? Who really cares? I've been to beaches in many parts of the world where I've thought there were too many people and where there were none. It doesn't really matter, it's a personal choice, just like the one I made to spend a few weeks at a 'clothing-optional' beach in Zipolte, Mexico, in February. It was a truly liberating experience to lay in the sun, play in the surf and walk around totally naked. Just like a Japanese onsen, but more fun.

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Nudity has never bothered me, if people wish to wear clothes at a beach it is no different. To me that looks odd but that is a cultural thing, so if other cultures have different ideas that is up to them.

The quality of the sea water is vastly more important if you wish to swim in it, an at a beach it is the obvious way of cooling off on a hot day.

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There is no “I” in beach.

Most Asian family regard outdoors as another opportunity for shared communal experience.

Only the selfish want to make nature an experience just for self alone.

Much left to be learned from opening mind to beauty of other cultures if one can let go of thinking and speaking only of self all of the time.

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In many other countries, especially the US and UK most people on beaches are nearly naked except for flimsy bikinis or shorts.

Yeah, mad dogs and Englishmen.....

I did my bit with flimsy bikinis when I was younger, until I learned that the Japanese sun would allow me less than an hour before the tingling started. Half a day exposed on the beach and the most significant o-miyage from my day out was angry red skin, an inability to sleep because of the pain, and weeks of shedding layers of skin like an onion.

It was a truly liberating experience to lay in the sun, play in the surf and walk around totally naked.

Being covered head to toe and fingertip means I can frolic in the surf all day long, every day of my holiday. Now that's liberating.

If you're the type that doesn't burn and peel, expose as much as you want. I'll stay covered.

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I don't see one "man" without a shirt on. What's happened to the men of this country?

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I live in the Australian tropics and through choice always visit Japan in its winter to enjoy the colder weather. We always trip around the country side from north to south, east to west. Apart from one skinny dip in Lake Kawaguchiko in the depth of winter (on a dare), I've never even thought about people going to the beach in Japan. I really enjoyed the article.

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