Sun, Sand, and Surf in Shimoda

beach shimoda

Do you like white sand beaches, cool clean waves, and scenic views all around? If so, hop in your car or jump on a train and make the 2.5-hour trip from Tokyo to Shimoda (Izukyu-Shimoda Station) on the southern tip of the Izu Peninsula. I recently took my family for a 4-day 3-night surfing trip to beautiful Shirahama beach which is on the coast about 5KM from the city of Shimoda.  We got a room for four (4 single beds) at the Shimoda Prince Hotel for only JPY 13,000 per night inclusive of tax. … [Read more...]