Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California.

The 2014 Japanese Open Water Swimming Championships will be held along the Tateyama Hojo Coast (館山市北条海岸) in Chiba Prefecture, south of Tokyo and east of Yokohama, Japan.

The remarkably calm and cool shoreline has stunning views of Mount Fuji across the bay in the distance, one possible landmark for the swimmers in the 5 km and 10 km races on July 20th.

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