Beautiful view of Mt. Fuji from the Tsubaki-Hana (camellia) Garden and its seasonal flowers.

You will be able to see various seasonal flowers such as camellia in winter, cherry…

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Kirakugoya Cafe: A Lush Therapeutic Oasis on Oshima Island

The sound of chicks chirping, the gentle breeze, the drip drop of coffee. Not a…

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Friend House Hotel And Restaurant: A Home Away From Home

When traveling, I am always on the lookout for places that feel like home. A…

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Oshima’s Unique Art – Gojinka Taiko Evangelist

Islander Focus, a series of conversations with residents of Izu Oshima. This time we speak…

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Mashio: Charming Hotel With Spectacular Views Of Oshima Island

The French are known to take 1 to 2 month long vacations, spending quiet time…

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Experiencing The Power Of Mother Nature At Mt. Mihara

On Oshima Island, one of Tokyo’s Izu islands, a mountain called Mt. Mihara sits at…

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Locals love their Toriton ice cream made from local ingredients

Islander Focus-Tsutomu Asanuma, owner of Shima no Ice Cream Ya Toriton “I want my shop…

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A Secret Self-built Cafe Stands Quietly in The Woods

Islander Focus – Mr. Jin Baba, owner of Cafe Spey-cast “I want my customers to…

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Traveling With Your Pet! How to get to Oshima & Where To Stay

I am sure there are many travel aficionados out there who are also pet owners….

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Have a shot at cold pressing Tsubaki oil, a specialty of Oshima

Produced since the Heian Period (794-1185), Tsubaki oil, also known as Camellia oil or Tea…

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