Monthly Archives: June 2012

2012/06/30 Ebisujima island: Good point for snorkeling in Shimoda

120630snorkeling18As it was sunny here in Shimoda today and we had some free time before check-in time I went to Ebisujima island for snorkeling.

It takes about 15 minutes by car and there is a bridge to get to this island.

This is one of good points for snorkeling in Shimoda, and there is a big tide pool like this.

This season it is a little early for snorkeling, but the water was very clear today and we could find out some fishes there.

After August the water temperature will be getting higher and it will be a good season for snorkeling in Izu peninsula.

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Pension Sakuraya: Kids friendly Pension in Shimoda, Japan


2012/05/26 Exploring on Shirahama Beach

120626beach17I went to the Shirahama beach with my son this afternoon after school.

Today it was a little cold this morning, but it became very hot like summer here in Shimoda.

As we had low tide we could find out some sea animals at the tide pool.

In Shimoda there are 9 beaches, but Shirahama has both sandy beach and rocky one, so you can explore on this beach.

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Link: Walking Guide on Shirahama Beach

2012/06/25 Strong wind and sand on the beach

120625sand03I went to the nearest beach "Shirahama" with my son after school.

We could see the sand removing operation on the beach.

During winter and early spring we sometimes have strong north wind, and it blows the sand away.

So they have to prepare the beach removing the sand before summer.

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Pension Sakuraya 4 minutes walk away to Shirahama Beach

2012/06/17 Hydrangea Festival in Shimoda

120617hydrangea01Last night we had a heavy rain in Shimoda, but it became sunny and hot today.

So I went to Shimoda park to see and take pictures with my son.

We walked in the fully blooming hydrangea, and there were a lot of people.

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Shirahama Ohama Beach: 4 minutes walk away Pension Sakuraya in Shimoda, Japan

2012/06/15 Our customers from France

120615friends02 120615friends04They came from France and stayed in Shimoda for the 1st time.

One of them speaks Japanese very well.

During their 2 nights stay they went to Shimoda downtown and Shimoda Park to see the hydrangea festval.And they had Japanese dinner with red snapper (Kinmedai)

When they checked out they gave us a present, La petite tour Eiffel!

I have already shared them with my family!

Thank you very much for staying at Sakuraya, my friends!!

Pension Sakuraya in Shimoda, Japan

2012/06/11 Snorkeling at Tsumekizaki Cape

120610snorkeling13On last Sunday, as it was beautiful day I went to Tsumekizaki cape in Shimoda for snorkeling with my son.

The water is getting warmer, so I could get into the water without wetsuit.

But the water was not clear and we could not find out many fishes, because the water condition was not good then and it was too earlier for snorkeling.

We will try to go there after August again.

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Pension Sakuraya in Shimoda, Japan

2012/06/10 Thank you for staying with us!

120610family01They came to Shimoda from Tokyo for the 1st time.

I have been worrying about the weather, but it became sunny like this photo.

On the 1st day they went to the beach for walking, and went to Shimoda to see the hydrengea festival before leaving Shimoda on the 2nd day.

We look forward to meeting you someday again.

Thank you for staying with us.