Avid beginner to the sport - wish I started sooner.
Just got back from a work trip to Tokyo and searched for a connection so I could Kite surf on the weekend. Thankfully an overseas forum put me in touch with Daisuke Kaneko. He owns a Kite shop and a beach house on Kujukuri beach (2 hours outside of Tokyo).
Being a beginner to the sport I booked a lesson and Daisuke took me into the small surf for the first time. He was happy to rent me everything including a thick wetsuit. I thought the sport was great on flat water - in the surf is a whole new dimension.
If you are stuck in Tokyo over the weekend I would definitely recommend getting out to Kujukuri Beach. Work trips now have a whole new meaning.
cool - the snow's bloody nice over there at the moment too