Oshima - Onsen Hotel - Volcano Hike - Shochu Tasting

Oshima - Onsen Hotel - Volcano Hike - Shochu Tasting

2017 Mar 31 ~ 2 (Weekend) @ Izu Islands, Tokyo

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This Trip Features:

* Weekend Island Getaway
* Onsen Hotel
* Volcanic Crater Hike
* Izu Island Shochu Tasting Session

An early spring island getaway featuring a volcano crater hike, onsen hotel with stunning views, island made shochu tasting session & more!

Oshima is the largest of the Tokyo Izu Islands located approx. 120km from the mainland. We will be cruising out to the beautiful island on Friday evening to make the most of the weekend! On Saturday we will be hiking to the crater of Mt Mihara, the dormant volcano at the centre of the island. The hiking trails are well marked and maintained and the trail begins at our hotel. This is a unique and very scenic hike with beautiful views over the ocean to the surrounding islands and even Mt Fuji! We will hike right up to the crater where we can see down inside. From the crater we will also hike through the Oshima Black Desert and other scenic spots in the surrounding area. As well as our trip leader we will also be accompanied by a local guide which will allow us to reach some interesting areas that are otherwise normally inaccessible.

After our hike we will return to the hotel to relax and soak in the hot spring onsens. There are stunning views from the outdoor onsen at our hotel and its a great way to wind down after our hike. After dinner at the hotel there will be a tasting session of several varieties of Shoshu made on Oshima and the other Izu islands. On Sunday there will be an optional half day hike or you can spend free time exploring the islands hot springs and other sightseeing spots. Looking forward to a fun weekend on the island!

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2017 Mar 31 (Friday)

22:30 Meet at Takeshiba Ferry Terminal. Board the ferry. Cruise through Tokyo Bay and out into the Izu Islands.

2017 Apr 1 (Saturday)

6:00 ~ 9:00 Arrive at Oshima! Local bus to the Onsen Hotel. Buffet breakfast at the hotel. 9:00 ~ 15:00 Hiking to and around the volcanic crater. Hiking the volcanic desert an surrounds. Bento lunch included and we will eat mid-hike. 15:00 ~ 18:00 Check into the hotel. Relax in the hotel room. Soak in the indoor/outdoor hot spring. Free time. 18:00 onwards Dinner in the hotel restaurant followed by a tasting session of several different shochu (distilled spirits) varieties from the Izu islands.

2017 Apr 2 (Sunday)

7:00 ~ 8:00 Buffet breakfast in the hotel restaurant. 8:00 ~ 13:45 Free time on the island! Visit the seaside hot springs, beaches, huge wave rock formations. Half day hiking options and more. 14:30 ~ 19:45 Board the ferry and cruise back home through the Izu islands and Tokyo Bay.


Round trip reserved tickets on the large passenger ferry. Tokyo ~ Oshima ~ Tokyo. One nights accommodation in the Oshima Onsen Hotel. Breakfast on arrival on Saturday and breakfast on Sunday morning. Dinner on Saturday night Bento packed lunch for the hike on Saturday Local island based hiking guide for Saturday. Guide is licenced to take us to parts of the hiking trail and volcano that are not possible to get to without the guide! Local island made shochu tasting session after dinner at the hotel. Trip leader for the whole trip Insurance
Total Cost : 29800 yen
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