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31 December 2022
I was just able to get the New Year Card finished just in time for the New Year so completing this article will be a more drawn-out process. If you are interested in finding out how I put this together, please fill out the form "Stay Informed" that i...
26 April 2022
The cost of flying to Japan is no longer just the price of a plane ticket. You also have to deal with getting a certification that you are free of Covid-19 that satisfies the Japanese government. And if you are not careful you can get hit with a hidd...
29 January 2022
Between the 3rd and 7th century AD, thousands of earth mound tombs (Kofun 古墳) were constructed as tombs for leaders ranging from local areas to those that are considered to be the burial sites of the first emperors of Japan. They are scattered throug...

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Yamabushi Trail Tour

Challenge the ancient paths of Izu Peninsula on your mountain bike!

Matsuzaki-cho, Shizuoka-ken
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Itokawa Guest House

A friendly, inexpensive, convenient place to stay in Matsuzaki, Shizuoka on the Izu Peninsula. Located on the scenic coastline of Nishi-Izu, more than 20 UNESCO designated Geoparks


Locally grown Kuwa leaves from insecticide-free groves of white mulberry trees.

Matsuzaki-cho, Kamo-gun
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