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Bistro Domani

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.  Bistro Domani offers full dinner courses or choose from 2 very reasonable dinner sets. Set A includes your choice of a main dish, plus appetizer, dessert, baguette or rice, coffee […]

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Published on: August 27, 2014  -  Filed under: Restaurants & cafes

Cafe Mellow

For those of you who have been visiting the Kisami area for sometime, you may have noticed that Paradise has been lost and in it’s place Cafe Mellow has set up shop. Although some of the changes will take some getting used to, we were impressed with the food, service, and reasonable prices. Despite the […]

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Published on: June 10, 2012  -  Filed under: Restaurants & cafes

Shimoda Geisha

Many people don’t realize that there are geisha alive and working in Japan. Other people assume that the only place to spot a geisha is in the Gion district of Kyoto. However, although the number of practicing geisha have dwindled, there continue to be a number of women studying the geisha arts and going on […]

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Published on: March 5, 2012  -  Filed under: Events

Shimoda Burger

At the Ra-Maru Diner in Michi-no-Eki they serve a fish burger made with Shimoda’s most popular fish, kin-me-dai (aka splendid alfonsino). ¥1000 may seem a little pricey for a fish burger and some chips, but it’s a tasty change from its beef and bun cousin. Open:10:00 – 17:00 Save

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Published on: September 18, 2011  -  Filed under: Restaurants & cafes

Kaiten Zushi

Kaitenzushi is a sushi shop where nigirizushi rolls up to you on a conveyer belt and you get to take your pick of Japan’s most celebrated culinary tradition. Sakanadonya is on the 2nd floor of Shimoda’s Michi-no-eki (road station), right next to the ocean. It doesn’t get any fresher than this! The cuts of fish […]

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Published on: August 28, 2011  -  Filed under: Restaurants & cafes

South Cafe

I have been meaning to write about South Cafe for a long time. And so I bring my camera with me every time I go but then as soon as the food arrives, my mouth waters and I dig in without capturing any of the deliciousness. This place is a favorite among tourists and locals […]

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Published on: June 8, 2011  -  Filed under: Restaurants & cafes

Natsukashi!

There is no direct translation for the word “natsukashi” but it is exlaimed when Japanese people talk about the good old days, that song that brings you back, or that warm and fuzzy feeling of waxing nostalgic. Check out this fabulous montage of still shots and 8mm film of Ohama, and Minami Izu that will […]

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Published on: June 1, 2011  -  Filed under: Uncategorized

Open Cave

Right next to the Sand Ski Hill, down a steep set of stairs, you will come to another one of Shimoda’s natural wonders. It is a massive cave naturally carved out by blowing wind, sand, and water. It is open on the top and has a passage out to the sea.  You can also walk […]

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Published on: May 31, 2011  -  Filed under: Sightseeing

Sand Ski Hill

Sand Ski Hill is a massive sand dune you can sled down with a toboggan. It takes about 10 minutes to ride a bike from tabi-tabi to Sand Ski Hill. You can swim there as well but the beach is rocky. There is also a massive cave next to the Sand Ski Hill, I will […]

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Published on: May 14, 2011  -  Filed under: Sightseeing

Kanaya Ryokan Onsen

Kanaya Ryokan has been welcoming guests since 1866, but is most famous for its 15 meter long “sen-nin buro” (1000-man bath) built in 1915. This beautiful wooden bath is not only long but also very deep. In fact, it’s big enough to swim in. The women’s bath (pictured above) is much newer but probably just […]

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Published on: May 10, 2011  -  Filed under: Hot springs