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Today we begin our self-guided hike.
Nakasendo Day 1 - Train to Magome and walk to TsumagoWalking distance : 8.3km
Elevation gain : 326m of ascent and 430m of descent
Time required : About 3 hoursSend your main luggage ahead from your accommodation before the Nakasendo Trail to the ryokan in Kiso-Fukushima where you will stay tomorrow night. You can manage with your overnight essentials in your daypack for your stay in ...
... walked around the rim of the crater for beautiful views of the mountains, Izu Islands and the city of Ito below. I highly recommend this little detour . We had a picnic at the beach on the way back, then a swim when we returned to Shirahama beach. A lovely relaxing day we even got s little bit of colour from the sun. This has been our first day without rain here in Japan! :) :) ...
We chilled out reading books this morning while it was pouring rain it was enjoyably relaxing. The rain started to ease off about 10 and we set off for a drive around the coastline of the Izu peninsula. It's not very far, just as well as the speed limit is 40 or 50km throughout the region. We had a fun day. The pics tell it ...
... then we rushed the last 3/4 in about 5 minutes! We finally got to Ito and collected our car for three days. This region doesn't feature in the Lonely Planet but is a popular tourist spot for Japanese. We head south down the coast road and there are some lovely views. The countryside is rugged with little tunnels through the hills, vaguely reminiscent of the drive between the south of France and Italy with pretty towns built into the hillside. The drive in parts is quite ...
... with lush vegetation, lots of rice fields, tiny villages and palm trees. Roads are winding and on the narrow side. We stop somewhere at a local onsen to get some cool drinks from a vending machine. At the entrance of the onsen facility is a cute Jizou statue. We continue our trip west and soon reach the west coast of the Izu Peninsula which is much less developed than the east coast. The scenic coastline has steep hills and many inlets. We pass Matsuzaki, an old small port ...