Kouzushima Island Summer Getaway

2017 July 15-17 (Saturday-Monday)

Izu Islands, Tokyo

Come join us for another awesome summer adventure on one of the seven islands of Izu!

This trip features:

  • Swimming and snorkeling in crystal clear water
  • Bridge and platform diving
  • Hiking with 360° panoramic views
  • Beautiful Maehama beach
  • Beach side camping
  • Outdoor onsen
  • Beach volleyball
  • Sightseeing and walking
  • Dramatic sunsets
  • Beautiful stars at night (star gazing)

Kouzushima offers many exciting activities that the other islands don't, including mountain hiking with unique breathtaking 360° panoramic views, warm and crystal clear ocean waters to snorkel, swim, CLIFF and PLATFORM dive into, onsens, camping ON the beach with beautiful ocean views and dramatic sunsets, beach volleyball, beach parties, and so much more.

A perfect get away from your busy fast paced life. So you can just slow down, relax, and unwind in an island paradise while working on your tan, playing on the beach or in the water, and enjoying the company of new and old friends. Whether you are one of the many who have enjoyed our past island trips, or this is your first time, this is one trip that is unique and should not be missed.

This is one of the most popular summer trips we offer, where a lot of people keep coming back to join us over and over.

Trip Itinerary

Friday (Jul 14)

  • Meet at Takeshiba pier at 9:30pm
  • Orientation, distribution of ferry tickets and camping supplies
  • Get on the ferry at 10:30pm
  • Drink, party and sleep on the deck floor (Bunk bed upgrade available on a first-come/first-served)
  • Overnight ferry ride

Saturday Jul 15)

  • Arrive in Kouzushima island around 9am
  • Get on the private bus to the campsite
  • Have fun setting-up the tents on the beach
  • Relax/swim in the ocean
  • Take the local shuttle bus (200yen) or walk (20mins) to Akazaki Promenade
  • Bridge/platform diving/jumping, snorkeling and swimming until 4pm
  • Outdoor onsen just 10mins walk from the campsite (optional)
  • Dinner at 6pm
  • Group party

Sunday (Jul 16)

  • Breakfast at 7am
  • FREE TIME (9am-5pm)
  • Dinner at 6pm
  • Group party
  • Stay overnight camping

Monday (Jul 17)

  • Breakfast at 7am
  • Pack up the tents
  • Put all the bags/camping supplies in the service van
  • Get on the bus to the pier
  • Get on the ferry at 9:15am
  • Ferry ride
  • Arrive back in Tokyo around 5:45pm

Trip Inclusion - Extras - Discounts

Price includes;

  • Round trip ferry fare (Tokyo-Kouzushima-Tokyo)
  • Round-trip bus (Pier-Nagahama campsite-Pier)
  • Dinner for Saturday and Sunday (all-you-can-eat)
  • Breakfast for Sunday and Monday (all-you-can-eat)
  • Cooking stuff (BBQ grill, coal, etc.)
  • Kitchen supplies (plates, chopsticks, garbage bags, ice, etc.)
  • Travel insurance
  • 8% consumption tax
  • Chance to meet a lot of fun people and make new friends

Extras;

  • Bunk bed ferry seat upgrade (4,000yen) *Tokyo-Kouzushima only
  • Tent rental (2,500yen/person) *Shared with 1-3 other participants
  • Mat rental (500yen)
  • Sleeping bag rental (1,000yen)
  • Mt. Tenjo hiking trip (1,000yen) *Includes one-way bus and hike guide

Not included;

  • Breakfast for Saturday
  • Lunch (entire duration)
  • Booze/drinks
  • Local shuttle bus (200yen each time)

Discounts;

  • Birthday on Jul 14-17 (3,000yen)
  • Early-bird (1,000yen) *Pay before 3pm on Jun 15
  • Group of 4 or more (1,000yen) *Group leader required
  • Regular member (1,000yen) *Joined a TG outdoor trip more than 5 times *Not valid after group discount
Price: 26,900Yen
Space left: 52 out of 64

Trip notes

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • The roads in Kouzushima are very hilly and not recommended for biking unless you are bringing a mountain bike and you have strong biking legs.
  • Proper bike bag is required if you are bringing your own bicycle (1,280yen freight fee each way without a bike bag).
  • Maximum of 3 persons for shared rental tent.
  • There are restaurants and supermarkets on the island.
  • Vegetarians will be accommodated.
  • Lunch for Monday (Jul 18) available on the ferry.
  • Final details will be sent to the participants by email two days before the event.

Outdoor activities

    Bridge/platform jumping/diving

  • There are designated spots to do it along the Akazaki Promenade walking path. This is one of the highlights of the trip!
  • Snorkeling

  • A great spot right down the Akazaki Promenade walking path. One of the best snorkeling spots in Japan! Snokeling kit is not available for rental so bring your own.
  • White sand beach

  • Relax, swim, sleep, play frisbee or volleyball on Maehama and Nagahama beach.
  • Beach side camping

  • Beautiful ocean view and dramatic sunset, well maintained, good facilities, cold shower, Western/Japanese style toilet available.
  • Hiking

  • A HIGHLY RECOMMENDED hike up to the summit of Mt. Tenjo with 360° breath-taking panoramic view. It will take around 2.5hrs up and down, another extra 2-3hrs if you do the loop.
  • Walking/sightseeing

  • Walk along the Akazaki Promenade while enjoying the breathtaking coastline views. See Buttooshi-iwa, a gorgeous rock formation along Nagahama beach.
  • Onsen

  • A nice outdoor onsen with ocean view, mixed, swimsuit required, separate indoor baths, open until 9pm, just an 8min walk from the campsite. Admission is 800yen.

What to wear/bring

  • Sleeping bag or thick blanket
  • Camping stuff (if you have any)
  • Big backpack
  • Summer clothes
  • Wind breaker jacket or raincoat
  • Trekking/outdoor shoes
  • Flip-flops
  • Swimsuit
  • Towels
  • Hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Toilet paper
  • Insect repellent
  • Eye masks
  • Ear plugs
  • Camera
  • Cellphone
  • Cash

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