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Oct. 7, 8, 9 Camping on Niijima Island 🌴
« on: Mon Sep 25, 2017, 12:03 PM »
I'm planning to go camping on Niijima for the 3-day weekend in October. Niijima is one of the 7 Izu islands. It has a beautiful free campsite and 24 hour outdoor onsen, which is also free. Most everything you need is on the island. No need to bring food, or cooking utensils. You only need a tent, sleeping bag and a swimsuit (required for the onsen).

You can get there by Jet boat or large ferry from Takeshiba port near Hamamatsu station, or take small airplane from Chofu. Check http://www.tokaikisen.co.jp/english/ for tickets. The website shows the large ferry as already full on Friday night departure but there are always cancellations so you are pretty much guaranteed to get a ticket IF you get the pier early, like from 7pm [edit by Andy - many tickets are only sold hours before departure from the counter - they are not sold online]. 
I am actually leaving on Thursday the 5th, so I will meet you at Niijima port.

Reply if interested. I will post more details later.

Things to bring:
Tent, sleeping bag and mattress
Swimsuit (the onsen is mixed bathing so you need to wear one)
Warm clothes (it can get very chilly at night)
Coffee mug, eating utensils (the campground has a kitchen area with pots and pans)


How to get to Takeshiba Pier

From Tokyo station direction on Yamanote line or Keihin Tohoku line, go to the back of the train. Get off at the back and take the exit down the steps. Go out of the ticket gate and turn right. Walk along the main street about 3 blocks and you will see the ferry terminal at the end.
There is a convenience store just before the ferry terminal across the road on the left and a drinks shop.

Access from Hamamatsucho stn

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10月 7, 8, 9日 新島でキャンプします。新島のキャンプ場は無料、温泉も無料。テント持ってない人は旅館で泊まれます。
Things to Bring (持参もの)

必要なもの:
テント、寝袋など
水着(混浴温泉のため)
コーヒーカップ、食器(キャンプ場に鍋やフライパンはあります)
Travel Details, Meeting Time & Place (旅行の詳細)
私は先に行きますので、新島までは自分自身で来てください。
船チケットはこのサイトで予約できます。⬇︎
予約と案内:   http://www.tokaikisen.co.jp/
HPによると6日(金)のチケットは売り切れだけど、当日行けばキャンセル待ちはできます(大型船の場合)。いつも余裕あります。(19時前行かないと厳しいだけど)

フェリー 竹芝から 4820 円 10時間
ジェット 竹芝から 6960円 3時間

予約したら日付を教えてください。新島湾まで迎えに行きますから 
« Last Edit: Mon Sep 25, 2017, 07:48 PM by andy duggan »

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Re: Oct. 7, 8, 9 Camping on Niijima Island 🌴
« Reply #1 on: Mon Sep 25, 2017, 08:15 PM »
Hey Rob!
That looks pretty cool, but at the same time I might have trouble resisting the temptation of doing something more "alpine" :) as this might pretty much be the last occasion (3 day WE etc.) I get...
I'll keep an eye on this thread and let you know.

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Re: Oct. 7, 8, 9 Camping on Niijima Island 🌴
« Reply #2 on: Tue Sep 26, 2017, 09:03 AM »
Marc --
 
No problem! The nice thing about this event is you can wait until the last minute to decide if you want to go. No reservations are needed at the campsite. As long as you can get yourself to the island, you can come and leave any day you want.

Rob