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Published: March 11th 2007
The lovers bell
I dont think your meant to ring it if you go there alone- but i did!
For my last long weekend in Japan and for Rebekahs birthday we took a trip to Izu, the peninsula opposite to Shizuoka, and part of the Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park. So here it is....
Counting Fun in Izu!!!!
Unexplored peninsula, home of onsens, WHITE sand beaches and rugged coastline. And begonias, apparently.
Tentative, shy and very naked bodies in a steaming hot onsen with a bathload of Japanese women in Shuzenji.
Bitter, twisted and very single girls trekking to Koibito Misaki (Sweet Lovers Point) the week before Varentines Day. At least the view of Fuji was good.
Hire car wheels screeching up a very steep drive to Marty Mouse Youth Hostel in Shiruhama (which nearly resulted in 4 hire care wheels reversing into a wall at the bottom of teh very steep drive to Marty Mouse Hostel.
Hours spent driving around looking for food over the weekend (there seemed to be a severe lack of eating places that were open in Izu.
Skittles waiting to be knocked over in a sideshow alley that we syumbled upn after onsening.
Beautiful shells collected on Shiruhama beach. Beautiful white sand, unheard of in my Japan experience!!
We thought this tree looked like a big bonsai. The weather looks perfect, little nippy tho!!
of the Jyoren waterfalls trying to get me perfectly 'on the side'
Dollars for a pretty pricey sprig of wasabi!!
Songs sung at the top of our lungs to distract me from sea sickness in the 60 minute ferry ride from Shimizu to Izu.
Birthday candles on Rebekahs Snickers cake. Actually there were only two but she was 28 years old.
Knot winds that prevented us from taking the scenic cruise along Dogashimas' limestone coast.
Winding corners up and down mountains- resulting in
case of car sickness.
Cherry blossoms at the festival that had at least
stalls. The blossoms arrived earlier than Shiz, we're still waiting for the full effect here.
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