Izu Peninsula is the only area in "Honshu" island Japan, located on the Philippine Sea Plate. The peninsula was erected after clusters of volcanic islands and their northward movement, including those caves and cliffs where waves eroded rocks over time. You can also recall the days when Commodore Matthew C. Perry and Townsend Harris, who opened the first US Consulate, were around.
What to Expect
Please appreciate the views across the open ocean with steep cliffs, and small islands comprising "Izu Seven" volcanic islands.
You can also come to know a story about a Japanese woman named "O-ki-chi-san" who'd attended to Mr. Townsend Harris and the
role of temples played at the time. Pleasse bring your pedometers with you.
I am available during the public holiday seasons and semester-end breaks; April 28 - May 6, Dec. 25 - January 7, and the month of August. Could you please bookmark them on your calendar and I will be ready to attend to you. Thank you. Hideaki
09:00 a.m. Izukyu Shimoda station on the Izukyu Line.
09:00 a.m. - 09:30 a.m. Irozaki Cape by sharing taxi, start walking approx. 20 minutes - 10:30 a.m. -
Move to Ryugukutsu (Dragon King’s Sea Cave) 10:40 a.m. - 11:10 a.m. Move to
Ryosenji Temple and Perry Road (Get off taxi at the temple) 11:30- 12:30
13:30 – Hofukuji temple noted for Okichi-san, an attendant to Mr. Harris- the then first US Consul General -14:00
14:00 -14:30 walk to Gyokusenji Temple, the first US Consular Office which Townsend Harris opened in Shimoda.
14:30-15:30 Let’s trace the memoirs when Mr. Harris was around the time.
15:30-16:00 Walk back to Izukyu Shimoda station
You will be able to make 8,000 steps on your pedometer, to say the least.