By the Sea - Japan Spring 2008

By the Sea

Thursday 27th March 2008

Daytime spent enjoying the coastline of the Izu peninsula, then back to Tokyo in the evening.

Japan Spring 2008

John's Pictures
Maison de Stuff

08:28:36 Breakfast, a similar sort of thing to dinner but on a slightly smaller scale.08:28:45 08:28:59 Inside my nabe.

09:05:52 The view from our room's balcony again.09:09:16 09:09:32

09:48:31 This reads: Rinse in Shampoo. Thank you for using me. It is my pleasure to serve you. I hope to be used by you again.09:49:23 A couple of last shots of our hotel before checking out...09:49:36

09:54:37 In the dining room at the hotel.09:54:55 10:17:53 At Atagawa station - we couldn't resist this.

10:33:39 Atagawa station.11:09:53 Now at Izu-Kogen station.11:12:06 Outside Izu-Kogen station, planning our route.

11:21:00 11:21:40 The sign directing us to the famous (well, slightly) suspension bridge.11:23:06 Excellent work on this sign for a karaoke place here.

11:25:47 On the way to the coast...11:29:32 11:31:14

11:37:55 11:38:10 Some lovely coastal scenery from here on.11:39:08 some very pleasant woodland too!

11:40:59 11:42:49 11:42:57

11:45:39 So here's the suspension bridge.11:46:10 11:46:46

11:46:54 11:47:01 Self portrait on the suspension bridge.11:48:21

11:49:01 11:49:48 11:50:09

11:51:47 11:53:03 Steps down to the little bay where we had lunch.11:53:37

11:53:44 11:55:40 A little bit giants causeway-esque here.11:57:13

11:57:26 11:57:32 The spot were we stopped for lunch - quit idyllic.12:03:56 Chie eating her bento.

12:09:28 Chie's parents digging into their bento boxes.12:11:43 Another interesting beer name - BEER FINE.12:15:44

12:26:23 Having a little explore around the area after lunch.12:27:18 12:27:30 Looks quite tropical here!

12:28:06 That suspension bridge again.12:28:17 12:28:24

12:29:39 A dead fish - maybe dropped by a bird?12:30:06 12:31:35

12:33:24 12:34:12 I love the reflection here.12:35:11 A close-up on the giants causeway type bit.

12:36:08 A blue bird.12:37:41 Chie and her Dad.12:38:57

12:52:55 Heading back now. Here's some woodlands flowers.12:57:17 12:58:25

13:26:37 Back in the town we decided to go and take a wander along one of Izu-Kogen's sakura lined streets.13:27:10 Chie and her parents, with some barely visible cherry blossom behind them.13:27:29 ...the cherry blossom is somewhat more apparent here.

13:28:02 Lovely!13:28:10 13:28:35

13:29:01 13:29:13 13:30:26

13:31:58 Not sure what the meaning of this is - a bit like that no overtaking sign, or the one where it looks like a motorbike is flying over the top of a car.13:35:32 13:36:05

13:36:56 13:43:32 This was growing in a drain!13:46:10

13:59:03 Chie and her parents enjoying a mini-hanami.14:08:00 14:08:04

14:08:06 14:08:09 14:11:42 It appears there was some kind of dog petting zoo place here - which may explain the sign earlier.

14:25:50 A public foot spa.14:57:49 Izu-kogen station.