Want to know more about “The Other Japan” during Spring time? Comr see blossoms and experience farm work at Sharehouee Yugawara.
Japan is famous for it’s cherry trees. The cherry blossoms (sakura) are deeply involved in japanese culture. The floral imagery reflects in japanese paintings, film, poetry and even in their currency. Beside it’s astounding beauty, the sakura symbolizes life, death and renewal. The best months for cherry blossoms in Japan Where to see […]
A great place to visit is the Kawazu 7 Waterfalls (Japanese “Kawazu Nanadaru). Check out our exploration on a summer day. Video by Derek Ngyuen
The other day, Clement from France, experienced different kinds of selling at the local Japanese market. He sold such things as seaweeds, Japanese style doughnuts, and local fish (from the local fish shop). Clement along with Rob(janitor) had the experience of washing dishes at the free miso stand. (This was one experience he particularly seems […]
When you’re on the road, stuff pile up, what I mean is dirty clothes. Of course there’s a laundry here at The Other House Izu Okawa, but I would just like to point out the nearest laundromats or “Coin Laundry” in Izu Kogen. Laundry Shop FLANDRE (http://flandre.webcrow.jp/), 5-7 min walk southward of Izu Kogen station […]
Name: Lucie Aidart Occupation: Traveller, Writer, blogger Follow the link below to check out her website “Voyages et Vagabondages” and her experience here on the Izu Peninsula. #The article translates in English very well! La péninsule d’Izu au Japon: regards sur l’autre Japon
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 […]
Right in between Izu-Inatori and Matese-Shirata in the area called, there lies a sacred rock made that has been worshiped and protected by the locals for centuries. The area has been shut out from the public for many years, but there has been an effort in the past few years for the locals to re-vibe […]
Traditional mochi making in Inatori. An inside look at Japanese craftsmen(& women)-ships.. Thanks to Uchiyama-san from Kagetsuseika, and Yamada-san. Tsuchiya-san from Higashiizu Chamber of Commerce. Video by Adam Green.