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 […]
Visit the Izu Peninsula Geopark Website for information on the local nature sightseeing. This webpage covers the various landscapes that was form through the peninsula’s collison with Honnshu island and volcanic eruptions that happened about 600,000-200,000 years ago. The website tries to see the whole Peninsula as “one large park”.
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! Yuehao Panさんの投稿 2017年7月23日(日) 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, […]
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 […]