Shimoda has been settled since pre-historic times, with numerous Jomom Period remains found within city limits.
In Izu you will not go hungry as many of the restaurants will go way above and well beyond your expectations.
The Shimoda area boasts some of the most beautiful beaches in Japan.
If you prefer to keep busy or are feeling adventurous, there are lots of ways to be active
here on the Izu Peninsula.
Izu has endless bubbling volcanic mineral water yielding the lush landscape with mineral rich soil, and providing hot healing waters for its happy inhabitants.
Southern Izu is not only known for it's bountiful nature but it's long history and rich culture is also celebrated. Yearly events include a taiko festival, Black Ship festival, Candle Cafe, Big Shower Summer Events, Yumigahama fireworks, and more.
Retreat wabi-sabi is expanding! We have added Coya Cottage to our expanding options of accommodation in the very popular Kisami area of Shimoda.
Dear guests and future guests, my name is Maddy, I am a thirty years old French girl traveling around the world for six months and the Izu
Fancy something a little more fancy? A variety of French, Italian, and original dishes are beautifully presented at this cozy spot half way to town.
I think most foreigners living in Japan would agree that there are not enough breakfast places around.
We would like to announce the birth of a new tabi-tabi! On July 19th, 2014 we opened our second location in Shimoda (third in Japan), and proud owner
We are getting ready to expand! We are working hard to offer a second location for Guesthouse tabi-tabi in Shimoda.
To get to Shimoda from Osaka, or Kyoto, you should take the Shinkansen (bullet train) from Shin-Osaka or Kyoto Station to Atami (141 min).
Drive 20 minutes up and around the coast to Nakagi, pay a 1000 yen for a 5 minute boat ride and you’ll arrive at the underwater wonderland, Hirizo.
As I have mentioned in my blog about kayaking, the best way to see Izu’s rugged coastline is from the sea.
蓮(Hasu) is Japanese for lotus.