Monthly Archives: April 2012

2012/04/27 Kuroshio, a warm ocean current

120427water01I am checking this website (only Japanese) out everyday, and the water temperature is getting warmer and warmer than 10 days ago.

There is a warm ocean current "Kuroshio" that flows northeastwardly off the coast of Japan into the northern Pacific ocean.

The water temperature is changing depending on this current, and this current is getting closer to Izu peninsula in these days.

That's why the water temperature is very warm here in Shimoda.

If you come to Shimoda during this Golden Week you should bring a swim wear.

The air temperature is also getting warmer day after day!!

4 mintus walk to the nearest beach "Shirahama" Pension Sakuraya in Shimoda, Japan

2012/04/25 Plum in our garden

120425plum01It was sunny and very hot today again.

Now it's around 8:00 PM, but I put on just only T-shirt.

By the way I took this picture in our garden this afternoon.

This is a plum tree and it has a lot of plums getting bigger and bigger.

We  make a plum wine by ourselves on every June, but we will provide it 8 or 9 years later.

Yes, we serve 8 years old plum wine for dinner this year.

Pension Sakuraya in Shimoda, Japan: 4 minutes walk to the nearest beach "Shirahama"

2012/04/22 Thank you for staying with us!

120422family01They are French family and have been in Tokyo since 5 months ago.

They came to Shimoda for the 1st time and stayed at Sakuraya for 2 nights.

On second day they went to the nearest beach "Shirahama" in a little bit strong wind, but did you have a good time here in Shimoda?

They will stay in Japan for 3 years.

We look forward to meeting you again.

Thank you for staying with us.

Kids friendly accommodation: Pension Sakuraya in Shimoda, Japan

2012/04/17 The water temperature is getting warmer!!

120417water01About 10 days ago it was 14 degrees, but I found out that it is now 16 or 17 degrees!

This is a map of the water temperature of the pacific ocean.

In this season the water temperature is getting warmer day after day.

In addition, the air temperature is also getting warmer, of course.

During Golden Week we can see a lot of people swimming in Shimoda.

Please don't foget the swim wear if you come to Shimoda from this season!!

4 minutes walking to the nearest beach "Shirahama" Pension Sakuraya in Shimoda, Japan

2012/04/09 Let’s go up to the Mt. Nesugata in Shimoda by cablecar!

120409ropeway01The TV show said it was 23*C or over in this afternoon in Tokyo.

Here in Shimoda it's also getting warmer day by day.

When I was driving it was too hot inside, so I opened the window.

By the way, I took this picture on the riverside near Shimoda train station in this afternoon.

There is a cable car going up to the top of mountain, surrounded by Sakura trees and fresh green leaves.

In this season a lot of flowers start blooming on the top.

Let's try and go to the top by cablecar!

Here is an information of Shimoda cablecar.

Pension Sakuraya: 4 minutes walking to the nearest beach "Shirahama" in Shimoda, Japan


2012/04/08 Sakura Blossoms in Matsuzaki town

120408sakura21I went to Matsuzaki town to see Sakura blooming with my wife and son this afternoon.

There is a river called "Nakagawa" in Matsuzaki town, and there are more than 1,200 Sakura trees on the riverside of 6 kirometers.

In addition, there is a big field of flowers.

We could feel Spring has come there today.

Click here to see the photos which I took today.

And click here to see the video which was taken on the riverside driving.

Kids friendly guest house "Pension Sakuraya" in Shimoda, Japan

2012/04/07 Kujuppama Beach in Shimoda with my son

120407kujuppama00bToday it was sunny and very warm here in Shimoda again.

As my son had a holiday today we went to Kujuppama beach, 15 minutes driving from Pension Sakuraya.

This beach is good for swimming and snorkeling, so it's very crowded in summer.

We put short pants to get into the water today, but it was still very cold.

I posted 13 photos and 2 videos, this and this, which I took today.

4 minutes walking to the nearest beach "Shirahama" Pension Sakuraya in Shimoda