Video: Izu Inatori Festival

Matsuri in Inatori Area (Every Mid-July, across all of Izu-Inatori). Thanks to Yamada-san from Taira Farm!   The Other house resident Yuehao rocking the Inatori mikoshi. Other members enjoying the cool dragon costumes with the local “bad-ass”.lol

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Video: Inatori Mochi Sweets

Traditional mochi making in Inatori. Thanks to Uchiyama-san from Kagetsuseika and Yamada-san. Tsuchiya-san from Higashiizu Chamber of Commerce. Video by Adam Green.  

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Video: Walking through Izu-Atagawa, the “onsen town”

Walk through Izu Atagawa, a town in Higashiizu filled with “onsen mines”. The town is filled with many onsen (hot spring) sources, like the many towers you can see in the video. Rent a free walking stick lying around the town, and time travel back to Edo/Meiji Japan : )   Video by Desy, […]

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Video: Inatori-Trial mini tour workshop

Mini trial tour in Izu-Inatori/Naramoto. Activities Tatami factory tour/ Mini tatami workshop 400 year old house “古民家 kominka” visit Nagashi-somen Kaya Temple Supported by HigashiIzu Town Municipal Office and in collaboration with Higashiizu Chamber of Commerce. Thanks to 1Designlab for the the participation in this workshop, and Zapatilla Viajera for the video!

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Video: Inatori Morning Market (by

Inatori morning market is a joint effort of local businesses in Higashiizu Town. You can find arrays of fresh vegetables, seaweeds, pickels, bakery, and of course lots of fish (Alonsino a.k.a. the “Golden Eye” sea breams are the local specialty) Check out some videos to get a feel.  

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Morning Markets (Inatori & Hokkawa)

There are many morning markets all across Izu Peninsula, and of course, Higashiizu Town. Here is information about 2 of them. Inatori Morning Market (Every Sat, Sundays and national holidays, 8:00-around11:30) Izu-Hokkawa Nekosai Fish Festvial (Sundays in April, May and September, 9:30-11:30 Check out article by Marc Romagne about the morning market, or the video […]

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Hanging Hina-doll Workshop

Hanging Hina dolls are tradition of that in Inatori district, Higashiizu Town. Here you will be able to learn first hand from local ladies who have been practicing the craft for many years. You will use Kimono quilt finely selected from Kyoto. There are more than few venues that will provide the craft workshop service. […]

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