Tag Archives: Izu Hantō Peninsula

Banana Wani-En Gardens

My parents-in-law bought a second home in Ito earlier this year and before my first couple of visits I asked a group of students about things to do on the Izu Peninsula. The first answer to come back was about … Continue reading

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Maboroshi Museum

There was never really any plan to go to this museum directly after Usami Kannon-ji temple but as it was still early and I didn’t have to be home by midday I thought I’d take the train to Fudo station … Continue reading

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Usami Kannon-Ji Temple

  As I took the train up the east coast of the Izu Peninsula towards Atami a few months ago I noticed a giant statue high up in the forest in the distance. My subsequent research told me that it … Continue reading

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The Temple Of The Toilet God

  Obviously the title gives it away but before asking my father-in-law to drive us all to Myotoku-ji temple (234 Ichiyama, Izu-shi) I wasn’t really sure why it was considered a quirky place. Over the last couple of years though … Continue reading

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Journey To The Centre Of The Izu Peninsula

The pungent root that is wasabi is one that divides many people. Haters often demand  sushi chefs leave it out of their dishes for a number of reasons such as fear of it getting up their noses, making their eyes water and of … Continue reading

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Down To The Southern Tip Of The Izu Peninsula

Due to my football commitments over the weekend in Fujieda and Shimizu, it was a few days before my Golden Week holiday started properly in terms of spending some quality time with my wife, her parents and of course Momiji … Continue reading

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Ayashii Shonen Shojo Museum (Mysterious Boys and Girls Museum)

Route 135 is the main road that runs down the east coast of the Izu Peninsula and there are all manner of interesting places and sights dotted along it. With its large and imposing statue out the front, this museum … Continue reading

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TF Flashback – Izu Hantō Peninsula (2004)

The Izu Hantō Peninsula is an area possessing some splendid coastlines, beaches, mountains which is home to larger cities such as Atami; famed for it’s many hot spring baths and less so for the “Adult” museum which I visited back in March 2010. … Continue reading

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