Sports and Leisure

A day bicycle ride south and around the coast!

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 Peninsula is by far my favorite place until now. I really enjoy the serenity that surrounds me here and the nature which is everywhere has a lot to […]

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Published on: July 24, 2015  -  Filed under: Activities, More, Sightseeing, Sports & leisure


Hirizo: Underwater Wonderland

From Guesthouse tabi-tabi, take a 40 minute bus ride down 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. Before boarding the ship you can pick up some cold drinks, and rent the required snorkel and mask for only 500 […]

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Published on: September 12, 2012  -  Filed under: Activities, Sports & leisure

Walls of Fury, or Walls of Fun?

Luckily, Typhoon Tala did not hit Shimoda directly. And although we had to put up with a bit of rain on and off for a few days, we got to enjoy the massive swell brought on by typhoon # 12.

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Published on: September 5, 2011  -  Filed under: Sports & leisure


Let’s ride!

Another great way to experience Izu’s natural beauty is to get on a bike and ride. Aloha Bike Trip Cycling Tours can take you on road trips, mountain bike tours, night cruises, half day rides, over-night adventures, and can show the kids around as well. They have tours for all levels,  provide instruction for beginner […]

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Published on: August 12, 2011  -  Filed under: Activities, Sports & leisure

Sea Kayaking

Sea Kayaks have got to be the best way to explore Izu’s incredibly beautiful coastline. Guides can take you into caves and through natural tunnels. There are quite a few sea kayak tour guides in the area. We went with Surface. They have English speaking guides, provide lunch and lessons that give you the confidence […]

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Published on: August 5, 2011  -  Filed under: Activities, Sports & leisure