Before coming to Izu peninsula and Shimoda please chech them out below.
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!
However, when we have a time I go to the beach for swimming with my children twice or 3 times a summer.
I was going to the beach today again, but it was cloudy. So I decided to go to the aquarium with my son, Yuuki.
It was a second time for him to go there.
My son was very excited and happy today.
When I saw the ocean from our pension I could see Izu Oshima island clearly, so I desided to go to Mt. Nesugata-yama by Cable car with my wife and son.
It’s only 3 minutes by calbe car to get to the top from the cable car station near Izukyu Shimoda station.
As I was thinking we could get very beutiful senery from the top of mountain like this picture……..
In this christmas season Santa Claus come to this aquarium like this photo.
He has some shows with the sea animals, sea lion and dolphines.
The purpose which we came today is …..
On the way to Inatori I took this picture as usual.
This is Shirahama Chuou Beach near Shimoda Prince Hotel.
I could see Izu Oshima island clearly today.
From Shirahama it takes about 25 mintues by car to Bio Park….
After checking out of our guest I said so.
My children of course agreed with me, so we went a park in Inatori is called "Fureai no mori" after I finished to clean up the guest room.
In this park there are many kinds of trees, playground equipments and observatory.
Naturally our main purpose was a long slide.
The length of this slide is 50 meters.
From the top of this slide we can see a beautiful view of Inatori town, pacific ocean and Izu seven islands.
As soon as we got there my daughter started to slide down, but it didn’t work well…..
This is a "Oodaru", a biggest fall of Kawazu Seven Falls.
In this local area they call a fall "Taru"or "Daru" in Japanese, so Severn Falls is called "Nanadaru".
There is a Japanese style Ryokan "Amagisou" near this fall. And they have a big field of Onsen "Rotenburo" which anybody can take……
In Izu peninsula there are some places where we can pick strawberrys to eat in a farm.
But the nearest place is Minami Izu, "South area of Izu", about 30 minutes by car from Shirahama.
We have ever been there for 2 times until now, I’m going to show you some pictures that I took there from my computer…..
In Japan we, Japanese, call a Cable car "Ropeway".
There is a ropeway station in front of Shimoda train staion.
And it takes only 3 minutes and half to the top of mountain…..