Izu Rhythm

Welcome to Jimmy's Izu Blog

Hello! Thanks for visiting. I’m Jimmy, an American expat living in the city of Ito, on Japan’s Izu Peninsula.

This blog is here to help you learn about Izu, a very popular vacation spot for Japanese folks. These posts also include lots of general information about Japan so you can apply what you learn to your encounters with other parts of Japan.

Your comments and questions are always welcome. There is a comments section at the bottom of each post, and a separate contact page as well. I hope you find something interesting and come back again.

If you ever have a chance to visit Izu and would like to join a great tour, please visit Jimmy’s Izu Tours.


Japan’s Izu Peninsula – A Hidden Gem

If you're looking to explore Japan and take a break from the crowds in Tokyo and Kyoto, Izu may be just the place you're looking...

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Off The Beaten Path Japan

Of course we want to visit the most famous places, and we should. There are also many amazing places that people miss and go home...

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Izu’s Transformation by Rail

The Izu Peninsula's natural beauty and plentiful hot springs make it one of the top vacation destinations for domestic tourists in Japan. While the scenery...

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Hanami Season in Japan: Easier Than You Think

Here in Izu, we have some of the earliest blooming varieties of sakura (cherry trees). The most famous is the Kawazuzakura, which begins to bloom...

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Mt. Omuro’s Sengen Shrine

The Izu Peninsula’s Mt. Omuro is one of the most recognizable landmarks in Japan’s Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park.

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