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
When it comes down to options of staying at a Ryokan, there are many options on the Izu Peninsula, let alone, the town of Higashiizu. Here are some of the places I have had affiliations with, so it is not necessarily recommendations based on preferences and likings but rather the ones I have visited. (Either […]
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
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
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 : ) http://www.atagawa.net/ Video by Desy, […]
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.