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Another Abandoned Building On The Shores Of Lake Ippeki And The Regular Visit To Komuroyama

A few years ago I wrote about the abandoned ruins of a lakeside hotel close to the shores of Lake Ippeki-ko in Ito but little did I know that there were more nearby! Another hotel too.   Usually such derelict … Continue reading

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At One With Nature In Izu: The Jogaskai Coast, Mount Komuro, Mount Omuro & Ippeki Lake

  One of the most obvious and best things about going to Izu (Shizuoka Prefecture) every few months is the abundant nature in the vicinity of my parents-in-law`s home in Ito. It`s a world away from the city life we … Continue reading

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Dark Tourist (Japan Special) Vol. 03

The 2018 Netflix series ‘Dark Tourist‘ featured New Zealand journalist David Farrier visiting eight different countries (including Japan) on a mission to visit all manner of places relating to humans suffering in some sort of way whether it be victims of … Continue reading

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2 Trips To Izu In 3 Days! Yuzu Fruit Picking, Mountains, Parks, Lakes & Dog Walking!

  There’s nothing like a nice three-day break with your family in the Japanese countryside. However, due to negligence on my part I forgot to request the time off work until it was too late! Subsequently, I had to return … Continue reading

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Cycling In Izu #1 – The Stunning Jogasaki Coast Plus Teddy Bear & Cat Museums

Having made such an effort to get my bicycle to my parents-in-law’s house via local trains I was keen to get out on it at some point. The weather forecast for almost every day of the holiday in August was … Continue reading

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An Old Style Public Onsen All To Ourselves

It took me a while to really appreciate them but there’s something special about taking an onsen (hot spring bath) in Japan. The downside for me is of course that you have to share the waters with a load of … Continue reading

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Another Trip To Izu

The family home in Izu may have been the base for my Golden Week holidays this year (over two months ago now!) but I didn’t actually spend so much time there. After just a night there I went off on … Continue reading

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The Best Of The Rest Of Our Time In Izu

Eating, drinking and sleeping basically covers the rest of our time in Izu but for those who have got past that first sentence let me tell you about all the other stuff starting with Ito City Hall.   Now that … Continue reading

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Lake Ippeki-ko & The Abandoned Ruins Of It’s Lakeside Hotel

  Without my own wheels in Izu, it’s fair to say that options are a little limited when I want to go off and do some kind of sightseeing by myself. As nice as it is, there’s only so many … Continue reading

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