Izu Rhythm

From the students of Itō commercial high school.

We recommend the following tourist attractions

Tourism plays a major role in our local economy, and the students of Itō Commercial High School would like to tell you, in English, why Itō is such a popular tourist destination.

Below are some of the most popular tourist attractions in Itō. The students worked hard to use their best descriptive grammar and vocabulary in order to improve their English while at the same time help English speaking visitors see what their city has to offer.  They would be very happy for you to visit us.

Mt. Ōmuro

Itō's most famous landmark

Mt. Ōmuro

What can you do at Mt. Ōmuro?

According to Mr. Ikeno’s class 1A:

Group # 6

  • We can ride the lift to the top.
  • We can see a beautiful view [from the top], for example, we can see Sagami Bay, Ito city, islands, and Mt. Fuji.
  • We can feel a pleasant breeze.
  • We can walk around the rim [of an extinct volcano].
  • We can enjoy doing archery.
  • We can pray to jizō.
  • We can eat ice cream and dango [rice confectionary].
  • They call this mountain Mt. Ōmuro.
  • Mt. Ōmuro is higher than Mt. Kōmuro

According to Mr. Ikeno’s English class 2B:

Group # 6

  • The lift ridden at Mt. Ōmuro is very fun.
  • A mountain seen from Mt. Ōmuro is Mt. Fuji.
  • Visited by many tourists, Mt. Ōmuro is popular.
  • The archery done at Mt. Ōmuro’s crater is interesting.
  • The ice cream eaten at the top of Mt. Ōmuro is yummy.

Itō hot springs

The cities of Itō, Atami, and Beppu have the highest volume of geothermal water in Japan.

What can you do at Itō hot springs?

According to Mr. Ikeno’s class 1A:

Group # 3

  • Japanese people call hot springs onsen.
  • Hot springs keeps us warm.
  • It is delicious for us to drink milk after hot springs.
  • Hot springs are healthier than a bath.
  • People go to hot springs for healing.

Anjin Festival

Commemorating the English Pilot and Samurai, William Adams

Anjin Festival

What can you do at the Anjin Festival?

According to Mr. Ikeno’s class 1A:

Group # 2

  • People in Itō call this festival Anjinsai.
  • Anjin festival keeps us happy.
  • It is fun for people in Itō to go to this festival.
  • There are many merchant stands.
  • People in Itō call these fireworks yumehanabi (dream-like fireworks).
  • It is an important festival for us to meet each other.

 

According to Mr. Ikeno’s English class 2B:

Group # 3

  • You can see fireworks.
  • You can see fireworks launched on the sea.
  • You can eat many foods.
  • You can eat candy coated apples.
  • You can scoop gold fish.
  • You can shoot targets.
  • You can wear kimono.

Mt. Kōmuro

The smaller of Itō's landmark mountains

Mt. Kōmuro

What can you do at Mt. Kōmuro??

According to Mr. Ikeno’s English class 2B:

Group # 7

  • There is a lift at Mt. Kōmuro.
  • We can ride it.
  • The lift used by people is very easy.
  • The lift used at Mt. Kōmuro is exciting.
  • The tsubaki seen at Mt. Kōmuro is famous.
  • The tsubaki loved at Mt. Kōmuro is beautiful.
  • Mt. Kōmuro is visited by many people.

According to Mr. Ikeno’s English class 2A:

Group # 2

  • We always see people climbing the Mt. Kōmuro.
  • Do you know why Mt. Kōmuro is famous? Because there are beautiful scenery.
  • Mt. Kōmuro is the most famous in Itō city.

Orange Beach

Itō's most popular beach

Orange Beach

What can you do at Orange Beach?

According to Mr. Ikeno’s class 1A:

Group # 7
Group members:

  • We call the beach Orange Beach.
  • You can smell the ocean.
  • The beach keeps me cool in summer.
  • The beach keeps me relaxed.
  • The beach keeps me happy.

Shaboten Park & Zoo

One of Itō's oldest & most beloved tourist attractions

Shaboten Park &Zoo

What can you do at Shaboten Park?

According to Mr. Ikeno’s class 1A:

Group # 8

  • It is interesting to see animals.
  • It is beautiful for us to see flowers.
  • It is fun for us to touch animals.
  • It is fun for us to ride a boat.
  • It is beautiful for us to take a picture.
  • It is interesting for us to eat a dish shaped like capybara.

Izu Granpal Park

Amusement Park with one of Japan's Grandest Illumination Displays

Granpal Park

What can you do at Granpal Park?

According to Mr. Ikeno’s class 1A:

Group # 4

  • Granpal Park keeps us happy.
  • It is interesting for us to do zipline.
  • They call the park Granpal.
  • It is necessary for us to wear a seat belt.
  • Illumination makes us happy.
  • Riding Segway is entertaining.
  • A big maze keeps us excited.

According to Mr. Ikeno’s English class 2B:

Group # 2

  • The illumination watched by tourists is very beautiful.
  • The trampoline played on by the kids is very fun.
  • The boat ride for couples is very fun.

Itō Marine Town

A Roadside Station Next To The Ocean

Marine Town

What can you do at Marine Town?

According to Mr. Ikeno’s class 1A:

Group # 5

  • People in Itō call this roadside station Marine Town.
  • The dolphin ships make us happy.
  • There are hot springs that keep us warm.
  • Shopping makes us happy.
  • Fresh seafood cuisine makes us full.

According to Mr. Ikeno’s English class 2B:

Group # 1

  • A dolphin boat can be ridden at Marine Town.
  • The tourists eating at food booths in Marine Town are feeling happy.
  • Colorful fish can be seen near Marine Town.
  • The tourists shopping and eating at Marine Town are having fun.

Himono

Itō's Most Famous Seafood

Himono (Dried Fish)

What is himono?

According to Mr. Ikeno’s English class 2B:

Group # 5

  • Fish dried under the sun is delicious.
  • Dried fish can make us happy.
  • Dried fish can make us healthy.
  • Dried fish is loved by Japanese people.
  • Dried fish is called “himono” in Japanese.
  • The dried fish eaten in Itō is tasty.

Itō Ramen Shops

A Tourist In Japan Must Always Know Where The Ramen Is

Itō Ramen Shops

Are there ramen shops in Itō?

According to Mr. Ikeno’s class 1A:

Group # 1

  • Itō has a lot of delicious ramen shops, for example, Kihachi, Yoshidaya, and Fukufukutei.
  • Delicious ramen makes us happy.
  • About Kihachi: Kihachi’s chashu (roast pork) is very good. It is important to put chasu in your ramen.
  • About Yoshidaya: Yoshidaya’s broth is very thick and good.
  • Yoshidaya uses cabbage, and the cabbage is very delcious.
  • We call Yoshidaya the ultimate ramen.
  • About Fukufukutei: Fukufukutei is he most famous ramen shop in Itō.
  • This ramen has very delicious noodles.
  • If you visit Itō, we recommend these ramen shops.

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