July 15,16,17 Izu Island (Shikine or Kozushima)
If the weather is ok I will be going to one of these Islands, probably Kozu Island.
Free outdoor onsens, camping, nice hikes, nice food, great swimming places ...
Ive been to Shikine about 10 times and Kozu once, so Shikine is obviously my favourite but I feel like something different this time.
Kozu is much bigger with an 800m mountain/volcano. There are several trails along the top and round the coastline.
There is a great selection of fresh fish in town and the fish mongers will prepare sashimi for you.Takabe and Kinmedai are in season also.

Lots of pictures on the Gallery to give you an idea of what it is like.

Plan
Go Friday night on the ferry from Takeshiba pier (Hamamatsucho). Its comfortable and there are rooms for sleeping in.
After arrival, buy some food/fish and head for Nagahama camping beach. Relax, swim, onsen or hike...
Will be hiking on Sunday and maybe rock climbing. Its a great place to relax.
Come back on the jet foil if possible or the slow boat on Monday. There is also a ferry to Shimoda and then train back.
Basic ferry one way costs around 6500 yen but 30% discount tickets can be bought in the discount ticket shops around Shimbashi and Shinagawa for about 800yen.

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Andy Duggan
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