[Update, August 4] Casa Corona has closed on Aug 3 due to the state of emergency.
[July 7] With summer finally here, we’re keen to relax at one of Japan’s swanky beach houses – like Yokosuka’s newly revamped Akiya Beach Club – where you can eat, drink and lounge around by the ocean. Now, there’s another new surfside venue about to open and it looks like a tropical hideaway.
Forever associated with summer, Corona beer opened its own beach house for a limited time at Morito Coast Beach in Hayama, Kanagawa, just 90 minutes by train from Tokyo. The Casa Corona – a rather unfortunate name given the circumstances – will be serving staple Japanese beachside meals like taco rice, seafood yakisoba, garlic shrimp and nachos, in addition to a lineup of Corona beer-based cocktails. There are plenty of chairs to lounge around in, perfect for both solo visitors and large groups.
It also offers a transparent, dome-shaped outdoor sauna, produced by sauna creators TTNE, that fits up to a total of 10 people. Instead of using an electric stove, this sustainable sauna heats up just by being in the sun. Once you’ve got a good sweat going, take a plunge into the Cryo Control ice bath to cool off.
The sauna and ice bath deal is only available to one group per day for ¥40,000 on weekdays and ¥60,000 on weekends. Book in advance via this website.
The beach house is also equipped with a dedicated co-working space with outlets, wifi and refillable coffee and tea for those who want to head to the beach but can’t unplug completely. You can opt for a basic one-day plan for ¥2,000, or sign up for a workation plan (¥40,000), which gets you access to the space every day, plus a free Corona beer every time you visit. There are only five booths available for the workation plan and space is limited for remote workers, so we recommend booking early via the official website.
Casa Corona will be open from July 9 to August 31 from 10am to 8.45pm daily. The co-working space will close at 5pm, but remote workers are welcome to continue working at the bar area until the end of the night.
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