Welcome to Jimmy's Izu Blog
Hi there! I’m Jimmy, an American guy living in the city of Ito, on Japan’s Izu Peninsula.
Izu is a very unique part of Japan for many reasons. Geologically, it’s a series of volcanic islands that clustered together and crashed into Japan thousands of years ago. Historically, it’s a place connected to the beginning and the end of Japan’s Shogun leadership and the beginning of Japan-US relations. It’s a modern vacation resort area surrounded by ancient towns and villages, and it has some of Japan’s highest concentration of onsen hot springs. That’s just for starters.
I love Izu. I live here, work here, shop here and am often out and about in the community. I know many dimensions of Izu that tourists don’t see.
Please browse my blog posts below. Comments and questions are always welcome. I hope you find something interesting and come back again.
If you ever have a chance to visit Izu and want to join a tour, please visit Jimmy’s Izu Tours.