How to get to Shimoda from Osaka or Kyoto

To get to Shimoda from Osaka, or Kyoto, you should take the Shinkansen (bullet train) from Shin-Osaka or Kyoto Station to Atami (141 min). From Atami take the JR Ito line to Ito (23 min) and from Ito take the Izu Kyuoko Line to Izukyu Shimoda Station (69 min). For the more adventurous, there is […]

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Published on: March 10, 2017  -  Filed under: Travel Advice

Izu Cruise

As I have mentioned in my blog about kayaking, the best way to see Izu’s beautiful and rugged coastline is from the sea. But if you are not feeling so active and don’t want to spend a day paddling then I highly recommend taking a 25 minute boat cruise around Irozaki. Irozaki is the southern […]

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Published on: September 5, 2012  -  Filed under: Sightseeing

Tokyo to Shimoda,………. the fastest way.

The fastest way to get just about anywhere in Japan is by bullet train or what the Japanese call Shinkansen. There are no direct Shinkansens from Tokyo to Shimoda but it is possible to take a shinkansen half way, from Tokyo Station to Atami, and then transfer to a Super Express called Odoriko. The journey […]

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Published on: April 20, 2012  -  Filed under: Travel Advice

Tokyo to Shimoda, …………..the easiest way.

The easiest way to get to Shimoda is by Odoriko Super Express train. Some of the trains are called Super View Odoriko because they have raised floors and windows that extend to the ceiling so you can enjoy views of the shimmering ocean and the lush landscapes of the Izu peninsula along the way. The […]

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Published on: April 6, 2012  -  Filed under: Travel Advice

Shimoda Station to Kisami Bus Schedule

To get to Kisami from Izukyu Shimoda Station you can take a bus from the rotary right outside the station. Look for the big orange signs. Busses departing from bus stop 2, 3, and 4, all stop at Kisami Bus Stop. You can walk towards Ohama beach and Retreat wabi-sabi from there.  The 10 minute […]

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Published on: April 3, 2012  -  Filed under: Travel Advice