The Port of Echizen is famous for its Echizen crabs. This is where the largest fishing event in Fukuoka Prefecture, the “Echizen Fish Festival,” is held.
Summer is the season for outdoor activities!
This year, after visiting Kozushima, I decided to go on a second camping trip.
I decided to go with Lake Motosu in Yamanashi Prefecture for my second trip, which is around a 2-hour drive from the heart of Tokyo.
Kozushima is a remote island located 178km south of Tokyo, and it is part of the Izu Islands.
It is a gorgeous resort area, with beautiful oceans, mountains, and starry skies. Kozushima is warm in the winter and cool in the summer.
I had a lovely time camping there recently, so I’ll be introducing my experience and the island.
Located at the tip of the Chita Peninsula in Aichi Prefecture, Toyohama faces the Ise Bay.
Blessed by the bounty of the sea, this port is famous for its storied summer festival. Known as Tai Matsuri, this festival is held to pray for a good catch and safety on the seas.
Ushibuka Akane fairRead Later
“Akane,” a word in Ushibuka’s dialect meaning a “large catch” or “something good,” is an event where local seafood and mountain vegetables are all gathered in one place. At the Akane main event, the Thai Fishing Tournament, you can enjoy the true charm of Thai fishing. (Registration required in advance)
An exploration day trip to Saitama Prefecture! Ogose Plum Grove and Kuroyama Three WaterfallsRead Later
You can get to Saitama Prefecture's famous Ogose Plum Grove from Ikebukuro, Tokyo in about 70 minutes via the Tobu Tojo Line (with one transfer to the Tobu Ogose Line at Sakado Station). Today I’d like to share my Ogose exploration day trip plan with you, which includes flower viewing at the Ogose Plum Grove and a visit to the Kuroyama Three Waterfalls.