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.
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 […]
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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 […]
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 […]
Japan has a very sophisticated and advanced train system. You can get anywhere to anywhere in the country very conveniently with great precision and affordable price. However, because the mass population rides the train, often taking a big luggage could be a hassle. The solution to this? A “Hands-free-travel” plan for foreign travelers provided by […]
Free Wifi! Japan is nortouris for having limited access to free wifi spots. If you’d like to surf the net while your on the go in Japan (in this case, eastern Japan or the greater Tokyo area) you can go to the link below to download an app for your smartphone to get connections to […]