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 […]
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
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, […]
Many of the people who come to The Other House also spend a night or 2 at this place! “Sharehouse Yugawara” is a accommodation located in Yugawara right in between the Hakone and Atami. The area is historically quite famous for its onsen(hot springs). Sharehouse Yugawara is run by “Masato-san” who comes up with creative […]
Mini trial tour in Izu-Inatori/Naramoto. Activities Tatami factory tour/ Mini tatami workshop 400 year old house “古民家 kominka” visit Nagashi-somen Kaya Temple Supported by HigashiIzu Town Municipal Office and in collaboration with Higashiizu Chamber of Commerce. Thanks to 1Designlab for the the participation in this workshop, and Zapatilla Viajera for the video!
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 […]
A great activity to do during summer, is “Nagashi-somen（流しそうめん）”. It’s fun and tast, and can be done with TONS of people at the same time! This event on August 16th, 2017 had over 50 participants coming in from different parts of Japan as well as the world.