Experience Clam Digging at Futtsu Beach

Clam digging at Futtsu Beach is more than just a recreational activity; it's an immersive experience that connects you with nature and Japanese culture.

Jun 8, 2024 - 10:06
Jun 7, 2024 - 10:10
Experience Clam Digging at Futtsu Beach
Image source: Futtsu City

Futtsu Beach, extending into Tokyo Bay, is a stunning destination known for its clean waters and abundant clam digging opportunities. From March to August each year, visitors flock to this pristine location to enjoy one of Japan's favorite pastimes—clam digging. 

Futtsu Beach is located on the northern side of Futtsu Cape, which stretches into Tokyo Bay. Its unique location ensures the water remains clear and clean, making it an ideal spot for clam digging. The clams, especially the asari clams, are renowned for their plump and succulent meat, making them a delicious treat for anyone willing to dig them up.

Upon arriving at Futtsu Beach, you'll find ample free parking with space for around 1,200 vehicles. The facilities are top-notch, with rest areas, coin lockers, and foot-washing stations conveniently located near the digging sites. The availability of seawater for washing and purging the clams means you can prepare your haul for transport right there.

The clam digging area is vast and welcoming to diggers of all ages. Equipped with a small shovel and a bucket, you can start digging into the sand to uncover the hidden clams. It's a delightful experience to feel the excitement of finding and collecting your own food straight from nature.

Futtsu Beach is adjacent to Futtsu Park, offering a variety of activities to complement your clam digging adventure. After you've collected your clams, consider exploring the park's amenities. 
You can set up a picnic, go camping, swim, or even play tennis. The park's extensive facilities ensure there's something for everyone, making it an ideal destination for a full day of fun.

Tips for a Great Experience

  • What to Bring: Wear comfortable, waterproof shoes and bring along a small shovel, bucket, and a pair of gloves. Don't forget sunscreen, a hat, and a change of clothes in case you get wet.
  • Timing: Check the tide schedules before you go. Clam digging is best done during low tide when the clams are easier to find.
  • Cleaning Your Clams: Utilize the provided seawater to wash and purge your clams on-site. This ensures they are clean and ready to cook when you return home.
  • Other Activities: Take advantage of the nearby Futtsu Park to enjoy other outdoor activities like camping and swimming. This makes the trip not just about clam digging but a full day of fun and relaxation.

Whether you're with family or friends, the pristine environment and variety of activities ensure a memorable day out. So pack your gear and head to Futtsu Beach for an unforgettable adventure!

Refer to the travel guide with the map below. And you can also visit Futtsu Beach with Virtual Tour, Virtual, VR360.

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