About 2 weeks ago Leni and Derek (btw a lovely couple!), who are “expert travelers” of the world, came to Higashi izu. I (Rob, the janitor) had the chance to accompany them on their 2 day tour.
Check out some of the things you can do in town! (Hosono Highlands, Atagwa Onsen, Mask Museum, Morning Market, Saikouji- the Temple of Kaya, and various restaurants.) It’s a fast 4 minute video that gives you some idea of the things you can enjoy in this area.