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2024/02/19

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Izu Peninsula, lesser known destination you must see in Japan (part 10)

Izu Peninsula, lesser known destination you must see in Japan (part 10)

Last week we started entering the Amagi Mountain through the town of Shuzenji and after reaching Amagi Yugashima this time we will turn right heading west.

This is one of my favourite route.

It takes about 1 hour from Yugashima to Toi on the West Coast and by driving thru this route we will find a very few traffic, often none.

So it is a very relaxing drive into the woods.

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We can also choose a faster way to reach Toi, by turning right at the Deguchi light (about 30 minutes) and also to reach Heda, by crossing the Heda Pass, but I prefer the longer and more relaxing route.

We will reach and cross the Nishina Pass, from where you will have a stunning view of Toi and the West Coast from the top.

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At the Nishina Pass you will also find a farm, to take a rest, let the kids play and have lunch.

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From the Nishina Pass you can take to different directions, one to reach the village of Ugusu and then Toi and the other to reach Matsuzaki, also on the West Coast, but a little more South.

Both roads are completely into the woods, narrow and so we must drive carefully, but also with no traffic and very peaceful.

Of course you won't have this problem by bycicle!

If you go slow and take a look around you can see many different types of birds and if you are lucky enough also deers and wild boars.

The first time I saw them in my life was here in the Amagi area.

By choosing to take the Matsuzaki route you can also reach a very misterious spot.

It is called Mount Fukino 21 century forest and there is a buddhist temple and a walk into the woods.

The silence is amazing and could be a little bit scary too as it is really in the middle of nowhere in the forest.

The temple is closed but you can walk around freely and listen to the chants of the many different species of birds that live there.

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Will talk about it more in detail next week!

Alberto