Folklore says that during the times of castle building in 17th century, all stones were shipped to Edo (now Tokyo) except for one stone, which is the ボ泣き石. “ボ(bo)” is the sound that the stone makes to weep and “泣き(naki)” means ‘to cry’. Some say that the stones still cry at night times in remembrance […]
Izu-Okawa is a humble, small village with about 700 residents living together coherently. While it isn’t the flashy urban style living, there are some quite interesting places you can explore while you are in town. Check out the following PDF for things to do in the area. Click here for the file link.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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