Oshima Island Biking, Trekking and Snorkeling

2015 October 3-4 (Saturday-Sunday)

Oshima Island, Tokyo

Come join us for a fun and challenging 52km cycling around the beautiful island of Oshima; the biggest island amongst the seven islands in the Izu Hanto region!

This trip features:

  • 52km cycling around a beautiful volcanic island
  • Outdoor onsen with a gorgeous ocean view and amazing sunset
  • Trekking up Mt. Mihara; an active volcano 764m above sea level, located in the middle of the island
  • Snorkeling in crystal clear and still warm ocean (October is the perfect time to see colorful fish)
  • Black sandy beaches
  • Very cheap trip because of the money support from the Local Government

A perfect October weekend getaway!

Trip Itinerary

52k biking around a volcanic island

Friday (Oct 2)

  • Meet at Takeshiba pier at 9:15pm
  • Orientation/distribution of ferry tickets
  • Get on the ferry at 9:45pm
  • Drink and party on the deck
  • Overnight ferry ride (sleep on comfortable reclining seats)

Saturday (Oct 3)

  • Arrive in Oshima island around 6am
  • Take the local bus to Motomachi
  • Take a short nap at Gojinka onsen rest area
  • Have breakfast around 7:30am (not provided)
  • Get the gear on/check the bikes
  • Biking around the island (8:30am-4:30pm)
  • Enjoy the outdoor onsen
  • Dinner at 6pm
  • Group party until you drop

Sunday (Oct 4)

  • Breakfast at 7:30am
  • Check-out of the lodge
  • FREE TIME (8:30am-1pm) *Join the trekking or snorkeling trip
  • Relax in the onsen (1pm-1:45)
  • Short car ride to the peir
  • Get on the ferry at 2:15pm
  • Ferry ride (we'll drink and party on the boat deck)
  • Arrive back in Tokyo around 7pm

Trip Inclusion - Extras - Discounts

Snorkeling and outdoor onsen

Price includes;

  • Round-trip ferry fare (reclining seats) *Bunk bed upgrade possible
  • One (1) night shared accommodation
  • Dinner for Saturday
  • Breakfast for Sunday
  • Bus fare (Pier-Lodge only)
  • Bike guides
  • Travel insurance
  • 8% consumption tax
  • Chance to meet a lot of people and make new friends

Extras;

  • Mountain bike rental (2,000yen) *Good quality
  • Helmet rental (500yen)
  • Onsen (500yen)
  • Mt. Mihara trekking (2,000yen) *Includes shuttle van/bus (Lodge - Mt. Mihara - Pier) and trek guide
  • Snorkeling tour (2,000yen) *Includes shuttle van/bus (Lodge - Snorkeling spot - Pier) and guide

Discounts;

  • Birthday on Oct 2-4 (3,000yen)
  • Early-bird (1,000yen) *Pay before 3pm on Sep 3
  • Group of 4 or more (500yen/person) *Group leader required
  • Regular member (500yen) *Joined a TG outdoor trip more than 5 times
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Important Notes

Mt. Mihara Trekking
  • Itinerary may vary due to the weather, traffic conditions, and other unavoidable circumstances.
  • You MUST have your own insurance (health, social, company, etc.) to be able join.
  • We made this trip very cheap due to the financial support we will receive from the government after the trip for helping the local economy recover (by bringing tourists to the island) from the natural disaster occurred in October 2013. The casualty numbers were about 40 deaths and 80 houses were half or completely destroyed. It was caused by the large scale typhoon and following landslide.
  • Reasonable fitness required.
  • Takeshiba pier is 10 minutes on foot from JR Hamamatsucho or Daimon station on the Oedo line and a minute from Takeshiba station on the Yurikamome line.
  • Ferry seats upgrade possible, just let us know upon booking.
  • Rooms will be allocated to your preference.
  • Minimum of 3 and maximum of 6 persons per room.
  • Male/Female only rooms are available.
  • Group of (4 or more) friends can have their own room.
  • You need a proper bike bag to bring your own bike.
  • Bike helmet is a MUST!
  • Most of the roads we will be on are paved rather than dirt tracks.
  • We'll stop for breaks at any interesting diversions so don't forget to wear your swimsuit under your clothes, always ready to strip off when we spot one of the gorgeous black sand beaches along the coast.
  • There will be one long and challenging climb (about 5kms). Don't worry, if you cannot ride uphill, you can walk your bike with one of the guides.
  • After climbing up the challenging hill, you will be rewarded with an amazing 20mins downhill ride (Please check your breaks be really careful!).
  • Swimsuit is required in the outdoor onsen.
  • You can go scuba diving or snorkeling and/or just hangout on the beach if you are not up for biking and trekking.
  • Vegetarians will be accommodated!
  • Final details will be sent to the participants by email two days before the event.

What to wear/bring

  • Picnic lunch (for the bike trip)
  • Mountain bike
  • Bike bag (if you have any)
  • Helmet
  • Sneakers or flips-flops with strap
  • Repair kit (if you have any)
  • Small backpack (for the bike trip)
  • Cycling and spare clothes (appropriate to the weather)
  • Raincoat (in case of bad weather)
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Water bottle
  • Swimsuit
  • Towels
  • Hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Eye masks
  • Ear plugs
  • Camera
  • Cellphone
  • Cash

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