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Izu Coastal Adventures: A Uniquely Colored Torii Gate, Northern Izu’s Best Seaside & The Actual Life ‘Shogun’ Setting

One of many nicest instances to go to the Izu Peninsula is spring time when the local weather is heat and nice with out the ridiculous warmth and humidity of the summer time months. Coastal areas particularly make for good journeys from our base in Ito and this publish options three completely different locations I explored on our most up-to-date travels on this fantastic a part of Shizuoka Prefecture.

First up is the bay simply to the north of Kawana Seaside. Earlier this month, I headed out on my own one afternoon to see a shrine I’d come throughout on Google maps by full accident. From Kawana station, it’s a 20 minute stroll downhill to Kawana Seaside which itself isn’t visited by any vacationers. Following the coastal street for one more 10 minutes takes you previous some good viewing spots and finally onto Ubako Shrine which may be very a lot hidden away.


Torii gates are often a red-orange color however this one is a really distinctive yellow one that’s beginning to disappear amongst the encircling vegetation.

A brief trek by way of the overgrowth takes you to the primary shrine positioned beneath the cliff.


My maps app stated it was simply 15 extra minutes on foot north to Shiofuki Park so I continued on as was at all times my plan. Each every now and then, there was a spot within the overgrown roadside greenery and I might see some good ocean views.

Nonetheless, what I didn’t know was that there was a single street tunnel to get by way of. Not even automobiles can cross on this tunnel and there’s no path on the aspect to stroll alongside.


4 years in the past I went to Shiofuki with my spouse and her dad however we solely went right down to the ocean which was very good. As we have been leaving and going again to the automotive, I seen there was some sort of path heading up the little mountain. I knew I needed to return and examine it at some point however didn’t have the time, vitality, willpower and so forth to go to it on subsequent journeys to Izu. I wouldn’t be denied this time although and on my arrival I darted  up the steps which zig-zag their manner up this modest-sized mountain.

The wood Ogiyama Commentary Deck construction was my vacation spot.

It solely took me 5 minutes on foot to get there and extra beautiful views have been the reward for all my sweating.


After that I rapidly descended the steep slope which leads you to to the Shiofuki Commentary Level on the Sagami Sea. The waves have been a lot calmer on this event however when the tide is available in, the waves hit the rocks and the water coming into the cave holes is then spurted out the opposite aspect. It’s fairly the sight!


Teishi-jima is an island I’ve seen from distance many instances when in Izu however this view from simply throughout the water was the closest I’ve been to it. My swimming abilities aren’t the best however I reckon even I might make it throughout to that island with out drowning!

Again at Kawana Seaside, the late afternoon climate was nonetheless fairly good and it was good to really see some folks enjoying on the gravelly-sand seaside. I believe I’ve solely ever been to this native space out of season so have by no means seen it trying so good!

A few days previous to that I went to Numazu however as I needed to transit in Atami I made a decision to take somewhat detour to the ocean. The harbour was very harking back to mediterranean Europe (in my thoughts!) and Atami-jo Citadel could possibly be seen within the hills past that.

My important vacation spot on this space was Atami Solar Seaside which I had solely ever been to for a quick cease. It needs to be stated that it was extra spectacular than I bear in mind!


The seaside is fringed by palm bushes and it will probably look fairly unique from the best vantage factors because of the clear blue sky and white sand.


Jacaranda promenade runs parallel to the seaside and made for a nice wander with out getting any sand in my socks and trainers!


It’s maybe becoming that the coastal journey in between these visits to Atami and Kawana was Ajiro which is definitely positioned in the midst of them. I’ve already written a publish about this place which I went to with my spouse and canine early one morning for the primary time. Ajiro was the place the current, critcially acclaimed TV sequence ‘Shogun‘ was set with filming really happening in Canada!


The views on the coast have been fairly stunning and I put that right down to the truth that if the solar is shining then such areas often look good because of the contrasting colors of the sky, sea and vegetation.

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