Jogasaki Coast

Jogasaki Coastal Hike

October is by far the best month for exploring and hiking in Japan. Southern Izu is also still warm enough to enjoy the ocean and yet cool enough to appreciate the onsens. On October 27th I started my day with a swim early in the morning then had a quick shower and made my way […]

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Published on: October 28, 2020  -  Filed under: Sightseeing, Sports & leisure

 

Aerial Yoga classes at Retreat wabi-sabi

Aerial Yoga classes have begun in Shimoda, Izu! If you would like to “experience the freedom of movement in a hammock” come and join us on the deck at Retreat wabi-sabi. There is nothing like it! According to our current students: “Kimochiiiiiiiii” (feels good), Great for my stiff shoulders! It’s really fun! 🙂 Great for […]

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Published on: July 4, 2020  -  Filed under: News, News, Sports & leisure

Kawazu Nanadaru Waterfalls

The Kawazu Nanadaru Waterfalls are seven incredible waterfalls in the mountains of south-eastern Izu. A rainforest café-cum-art gallery and incredible onsen experience make for a great day trip from Retreat Wabi-Sabi. Kawazu Nanadaru Waterfalls Hiking Trails Tucked into the hills above Kawazu Town, the falls range from the towering 30-meter high Odaru Waterfall to the […]

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Published on: June 26, 2020  -  Filed under: Hotspring, Sightseeing, Sports & leisure

 
tandem bike rental shimoda

We’ve got rental bikes!

Retreat wabi-sabi, and our second location Guesthouse tabi-tabi, have the cheapest rental bikes in Shimoda. They are simple “moma-chari” (shopping bikes) , but they are the perfect way to get around town for only ¥500 / day! UPDATE: Our simple shopping bikes are now ¥1000 for your entire stay (from the time you check in at 3pm […]

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Published on: November 27, 2017  -  Filed under: Sports & leisure

Archery at Mt Omuro Izu

Mount Omuro Crater Archery

Have you ever done archery inside the crater of a volcano? Bet you didn’t even know it was possible, but the Izu Peninsula has it all! I highly recommend making a stop in Ito for a chair lift ride up to the top of Mount Omuro. Omuro is a 580 meter high extinct volcano with […]

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Published on: November 21, 2017  -  Filed under: Sports & leisure