Kouzushima Island 'Silver Week' Getaway Trip

2019 September 14-16 (Saturday-Monday)

Kouzushima island, Tokyo

Come join us for an awesome 'Silver Week' adventure on one of the seven beautiful islands of Izu!

*September 16 (Monday) is a Japanese National Holiday!

This trip features:

  • Swimming and snorkeling in warm and crystal clear water
  • Bridge and platform diving
  • Hiking with 360° panoramic views
  • Beautiful Maehama beach
  • Senryo-ike (secret) lake
  • 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.

Come join the fun!

Trip Itinerary

Friday (Sep 13)

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

Saturday (Sep 14)

  • Arrive in Kouzushima island around 9am
  • Get on the local shuttle bus to Nagahama 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 (Sep 15)

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

Monday (Sep 16)

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

Trip Inclusion - Extras - Discounts

Price includes;

  • Round trip ferry fare (Tokyo-Kouzushima-Tokyo)
  • Round-trip local 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.)
  • Fun and cute (English-Japanese speaking) tour guides
  • Travel insurance
  • Consumption tax

Extras;

  • Bunk bed ferry seat upgrade (4,000yen) *Tokyo-Kouzushima only
  • Tent rental (3,000yen/person) *Shared with 1-2 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 Sep 13-16 (3,000yen)
  • Early-bird (1,000yen) *Pay before 3pm on Aug 14
  • Group of 4-5 (1,000yen/person) *Group leader or name required
  • Group of 6 or more (2,000yen/person) *Group leader/name required
  • Regular member (1,000yen) *Joined more than 5 TG trips/Cannot combine with the group discount
    *** Check Discount Policies ***
Price: 25,900Yen
Space left: 26 out of 30

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.
  • Bunk bed 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.
  • Minimum/maximum of 2 persons for shared rental tent.
  • There are restaurants and supermarkets on the island.
  • Vegetarians will be accommodated.
  • Food and drinks 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
  • Smartphone
  • Cash

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