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Tateyama Hojo Coast

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In-the-water start at the 2014 Japan Open Water Swimming Championships in Tateyama, Chiba
Yosuke Miyamoto, Yasunari Hirai, Shuhei Matsumura and Japan Swimming Federation chairman and Olympic gold medalist Daichi Suzuki at the 2014 Japan Open Water Swimming Championships in Tateyama, Chiba Prefecture

The Tateyama Hojo Coast (Japanese: 館山市北条海岸) is a coastline in Chiba Prefecture along the Bōsō Peninsula (房総半島) near Tokyo, Japan that is called "Kagamigaura" because its wave are quiet, the sea is cool, and its waters are shallow in the summer. It contains a large pine forest and sandy beaches, and has been popular since the Meiji era as a seaside resort. Ocean swimming, windsurfing and sailing are popular. Mount Fuji can be seen along Hojo coast and its colorful sunsets are renowned.

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It is often the site of the Japanese Open Water Swimming Championships and the Open Water Swimming Japan Open Tateyama (オープンウォータースイミング ジャパンオープン2014館山) .

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