Traffic Jam in Izu Peninsula !

060813summer01_1"I have been coming to Shimoda every summer these 20 years, but it was first time to have an experience of the big traffic jam in Shimoda."

"It usually takes about 15 minutes by car from Kawazu town to Shirahama, but took 2 hours today !"

Our guest who arrived at Sakuraya this morning said so.

"Walking was faster than driving on route 135 today."

Today was Sunday, during Obon holidays and beautiful summer day, that’s why they had a traffic jam. …..

060813summer011_1As I heard this information from our guest, I went to the beach to take pictures.

On the way to the beach all spaces of every parking lot were full of cars. (Look a 1st picture above ! )

And I took this 2nd picture from the 2nd floor of Family Mart in front of the beach.

There were a lot of cars on the route 135.

After that, I went to the beach and was surprised with a number of people there.

A loooot of people occupied the beach from right side to the opposit side.

Besides it was too hot ! I couldn’t be patient to stand under the sunshine.

So I wanted to get into that ocean with my children !!