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 […]
(View full description here at https://japan-highlightstravel.com/en/travel/atami/040020/) Held as a highlight to the “Atami Kogashi Matsuri”, Kinomiya Shrine’s annual festival, the “Dashi Concours” festival float contest has become a summer tradition in Atami. A gorgeous sight unfolds along Route 135, the coastal highway were the event is held, as more than 30 floats parade by sporting […]
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! The Other house resident Yuehao rocking the Inatori mikoshi. Other members enjoying the cool dragon costumes with the local “bad-ass”.lol