Hayama Marina and Sagami Bay have been chosen by the Japan Olympics committee to host the 2020 sailing events, in conjunction with Enoshima, just across the bay. Several teams, including the sailing crews from Poland and the UK have chosen Hayama, Kanagawa-ken, as their headquarters during the event. Hayama is also the site of regular Nippon Cup sailing events that take place yearly, in cooperation with the Hayama Marine Yacht Club. The small town of Hayama is also known for its fine beaches and for the Emperor of Japan’s seaside villa, off limits to the public, but adjacent to one of the top 100 beaches in Japan, popular in summer. Off season, Hayama is a quiet seaside fishing village, with an interesting population: a mix of creative types who need quiet and reflection away from the distractions of Tokyo yet only an hour away by train; also evident are wealthy people from Tokyo with weekend villas and condos, as well as retired people who abandoned Tokyo for the easy life by the sea in their golden years. Sagami Bay is contained within the Miura Peninsula on its eastern side to the Izu Peninsula to the west. However, the segment from Miura to Enoshima island is ideal of sailing conditions and thus its popularity in the area, thus its selection as 2020 Olympics sailing venue. As an added plus, there are view of Mt Fuji to be seen on clear days, though usually not in summer.
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