Monthly Archives: March 2012

2012/03/30 Thank you for staying for 3 nights.


They came from Tokyo and stayed for 3 nights with their grand mother who is from England.

They spent all day with the blue water on the beach under the sun for 2 days.

And they went to the beach to say good bye before leaving on the last day.

Thank you for staying with us.

We also had a great time with you!

See you again in summer!!

Family running guesthouse: Pension Sakuraya in Shimoda, Japan

2012/03/25 Amazing! Blue Clear Water in Shirahama

120325beach01Have you ever seen the blue sea like this?

Today we had a strong west wind in Shimoda, but the water was shining blue.

When I was taking photos on the road some girls said,

"Oh, great. This beach makes us excited!"

You can get the blue water like this in Shimoda, 3 hours driving from Tokyo.

You don't have to go to the southern islands to see it.

Kids friendly accommodation: Pension Sakuraya in Shimoda, Japan

2012/03/23 A small, small violet in our garden

120323violet01Since this morning it has been raining here in Shirahama.

But, as we don't have wind it's very quiet.

We can hear the singing of birds from the mountain, and the booming(?) of the sea as well.

When I walked around I found out a small violet in fron of the entrance of our Pension.

This flower is also telling that the spring has come.

Pension Sakuraya in Shimoda, Japan


2012/03/22 Spring Colored Beach in Shimoda

120322beach01We had a little bit wind today, but it was sunny again!

When I went to the junior high school to pick my daughter up I took this picture.

From this place we can see Shirahama Beach over the rock and Amagi mountains in the distance.

Everytime I pass this place I am excited with its color under the sun shine.

Shirahama beach has been already covered by spring color!

Pension Sakuraya in Shimoda, Japan

2012/03/17 Sakura blossoms falling in Shimoda

120317sakura01Since this morning we have a strong wind and a heavy rain in Shimoda.

Kawazu Sakura blossoms next to the entrance are fallen by them.

This cherry blossoms falling is telling us the end of Kawazu sakura season at last, and the real spring and the another kind of Sakura will be coming in Izu peninsula.

It's getting warmer and warmer in Shimoda.

Pension Sakuraya in Shimoda, Japan