Thursday, August 28, 2008
Back From Izu
Just got back from a short trip to the Izu Peninsula. Izu is about a three hour drive from Tokyo and is famous for its hot springs and ryokan (traditional Japanese style inns). Izu was once a popular hotspot for domestic travelers, but has since died down a bit. Run down souvenir shops, dilapidated hotels, and old cheesy roadside museums can still be found between some of the remaining ryokan and newer resort hotels. I find Izu extremely interesting and seem to find something new and weird every time I return. More on that later.