Minami Izu

A Fierce God

The Mimami Izu Hiking Trail is know for its amazing views off the high jagged peak of Cape Tarai, or what the local people call “a fierce god”. To get to the trail we took the 20 minute bus ride from tabi-tabi to Yumi-ga-hama.  From there we walked to Ogahama, a beautiful rocky beach with […]

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Published on: June 13, 2011  -  Filed under: Sports & leisure

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

Monkey Park

Not sure what happens at the Monkey Park when it is open but when it is closed all the monkeys come to gawk at and harass the humans in the parking lot.     Open: 8:30 – 16:30 Entry Fee: adults ¥500 / kids ¥250 The Izu Monkey park is on the west coast of the […]

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Published on: May 10, 2011  -  Filed under: Sightseeing