ボ泣き石 Bonaki-rock

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 […]

[MAP] Things to do is Izu-Okawa

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.  

Selling Experiences: Inatori Morning Market

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 […]

Lucie’s 1 week summer experience in Higashiizucho, Izu Peninsula

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

2 days in Higashi Izu

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 […]

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