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.
Feel free to personalize this offer with Hideaki.
* The more the merrier 6 rather than 4.
* Transportation fee (taxi RT trip approx.￥10,000 shared by 4 as they have very fewer bus services available), enrance fee (about ￥1,000)
* Most of the tourist spots offer free entrance for a government licensed guide.
* Please let us know your dietary requirements.
* Please wear comfortable shoes and bring your pedometer.
Update of the site: I will be in Nagasaki, Kyushu, in August, tentatively, August the 4th(Tue.) through the 6th (Thur.). I am happy to show you around "hidden Christian sites" with terraced paddy fields, "TA-NA-DA". The sceneries imprinted in Venezia come to my mind when I stand near the Hirado pier. Our itnerary (meeting at Sasebo at 9:00 and finishing there at about 17:30) includes Whale Museum, one of the main local industries of the time, too. I will help you with information on other tourists’ spots on the beaten track. If interested, please e-mail me for the particulars. (as of March 10, 2020)
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. read more
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Yes, but there will be additional charge for that and it is not by car. The guide will go pick you up using public transportations. For further details, please contact your guide directly.
Yes, you can and you may be able to get a discount if you are traveling alone. Price depends on which guide you choose.