Category Archives: Snorkeling

2012/08/05 It will be the best season for swimming and snorkeling!

120805september01Do you know that there is no jellyfish here in Shimoda?

Yes, after the middle of August it will be the best season for swimming and snorkeling because we don't find out any jellyfishes and the sea water temperature will be getting higher.

Why don't you come and visit Shimoda from now?

The blue sea will welcome you!

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2012/07/31 Snorkeling at Ebisujima Island in Shimoda

120731ebisujima10Today we had no dinner for our customers, so I decided to go to the sea with my son.

But in Shirahama beach they announced Swimming carefully due to the big waves by typhoon passing near Japan, so we went to Ebisujima island in Shimoda.

There were a lot of people around this island and they were swiimming, jumping into the sea, snorkeling.

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It takes about 15 minutes by car from Pension Sakuraya in Shimoda, Japan

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


2012/06/11 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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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


2011/12/09 The water temperature around Shimoda

111209temperature01Yesterday there were some surfers in the water.

We can see the surfers even in winter in Shimoda, and I was thinking it is too cold to surf.

But the water temperature is higher than the air, so there is no problem for surfers to get into the water.

If you had a wet suit you could snorkel in Shimoda in this season!

If you don't have it you can rent it at the surf shop "Shirahama Marina" in Shirahama.


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2011/11/02 Snorkeling at Ochii Beach in Minami Izu town

111102snorkeling09On last Sunday my daughter had a ping pong game at Junio High School in Minami-Izu town, so I took her by my car.

During their games I went to Ocii Beach for snorkeling for the first time.

There is a small fisherman port and the water around breakwater was really clear.

I could see many kinds of fish and took a lot of pictures of them.

Pension Sakuraya in Shimoda, Japan