Niijima Island 'Golden Week' Getaway

2017 May 3-6 (Wednesday-Saturday)

Izu Islands, Tokyo

Spend your 'Golden Week' on one of the most beautiful islands of Japan! A perfect place to go relax, forget about your hectic everyday city life, and enjoy yourself while meeting and making new friends.

This trip features:

  • Lots of outdoor, island, beach and onsen fun
  • Clear and clean ocean doable to swim during this time of the year
  • Beautiful white sandy beaches
  • FREE outdoor onsen with stunning ocean view
  • Clean campsite with good facilities
  • Great waves for surfing
  • Beach volleyball
  • Bonfire parties
  • Biking/sightseeing around the island (on flat road)
  • Day trip to Shikinejima (nearby island) for some trekking, snorkeling, beach and onsen fun
  • 10:30pm May 2 (Tue) ferry departure to make the most out of your Golden Week

Gorgeous and clean white sandy beaches, FREE outdoor Greek styled onsen with ocean view, nice park and museums! Camping, surfing, hiking, onsen, swimming, cycling, running, fishing, horseback riding, trekking, tennis, soccer, fun outdoor parties, and so much much more.

Another fun filled outdoor/island adventure!

Trip Itinerary

Tuesday (May 2)

  • Meet at Takeshiba pier at 9:30pm
  • Distribution of ferry tickets and camping supplies
  • Get on the ferry at 10:30pm
  • Drink, party and sleep on the deck floor (Seats upgrade available)
  • Overnight ferry ride

Wednesday (May 3)

  • Arrive in Niijima island around 7:30am
  • Put all the bags/camping supplies in the service van
  • Walk to the bike rental shop (15mins)
  • Get the bikes/ride to the campsite (10mins)
  • Have fun setting up the tents
  • FREE TIME (10am-5pm)
  • Dinner at 6pm
  • Bonfire drinking party
  • Stay overnight camping

Thursday (May 4)

  • Breakfast at 7:30am
  • FREE TIME (9am-5pm)
  • Dinner at 6pm
  • Bonfire drinking party
  • Stay overnight camping

Friday (May 5)

  • Breakfast at 7:30am
  • FREE TIME (9am-5pm)
  • Dinner at 6pm
  • Bonfire drinking party
  • Stay overnight camping

Saturday (May 6)

  • Breakfast at 7:30am
  • Pack up the tents
  • Put all the bags/camping supplies in the service van
  • Ride/return the bikes to the rental shop
  • Walk to the pier (15mins)
  • Get on the ferry at 10:45am
  • Ferry ride
  • Arrive back in Tokyo around 5:50pm

Trip Inclusion - Extras - Discounts

Price includes;

  • Round-trip ferry fare (deck seats) *Bunk bed upgrade possible
  • Bicycle rental for the entire duration
  • Cooking stuff (BBQ grill, coal, etc.)
  • Kitchen supplies (plates, chopsticks, garbage bag, ice, etc.)
  • Service van
  • Dinner for May 3-5 (eat-all-you-can)
  • Breakfast for May 4-6 (eat-all-you-can)
  • Accident and travel insurance
  • Chance to meet a lot of outdoor people and make new friends

Extras;

  • Bunk bed ferry seat upgrade (3,500yen) *Tokyo-Niijima only
  • Tent rental (2,500yen/person) *Shared with 1-3 other participants
  • Mats rental (500yen)
  • Sleeping bag rental (1,000yen)
  • Shikinejima island day trip (1,500yen) *Includes round-trip local ferry fare and tour guide

Discounts;

  • Bringing own bicycle (3,000yen)
  • Birthday on May 2-6 (3,000yen)
  • Early-bird (1,000yen) *Pay before 3pm on Apr 3
  • Group of 4 or more (1,000yen) *Group leader required
  • Regular member (1,000yen) *Joined a TG outdoor trip more than 5 times but not valid after group discount
Price: 27,900Yen
Space left: 7 out of 64

Important 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.
  • 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.
  • Most of the roads in Niijima are paved and fairly flat for biking so don't worry if you think you are unfit.
  • Surf boards rental and surf lessons available. Just ask us on the day!
  • There are restaurants and supermarkets on the island.
  • Vegetarians will be accommodated.
  • Please bring/buy your own breakfast for May 3 (Wed).
  • Lunch for May 6 (Sat) available on the ferry.
  • Final details will be sent to the participants by email two days before the event.

Outdoor activities:

Niijima

  • Camping; Habushiura campsite; well maintained campsite, good facilities, Western/Japanese style toilet available, cold showers (hot coin showers are located at the beach bathrooms, onsens and also on the ferry).
  • Surfing; widely considered as No. 1 surfing spot in Japan.
  • Biking; best way to explore the island is by bicycle.
  • Sightseeing; visit Niijima museum, the glass art center, the greek style park, etc..
  • Beach sports; play dodgeball, frisbee and beach volleyball on Habushiura beach (a white sand beach stretches for 7kms with waves suited for surfing competition and known to be one of the best spot in the world. The beach is chosen as "Top 100 Scenic Beauty of Tokyo.").
  • Onsen; go to Yunohama rotenburo (one of the best onsens in Japan, an outdoor mixed bath, wear your swimsuit, ocean view, different temperature pools, bring-your-own drinks OK! open 24-hours and its FREE!) or go to Mamashita onsen (a highly recommended sand onsen, reserve in advance, entrance 700yen!)

Shikinejima

  • Snorkeling; at one of the beaches (bring you own snorkeling kit).
  • Beaches; play beach volleyball, swim or just relax/sleep..
  • Onsen; free outdoor onsen and foot bath (iron mineral) with ocean view.
  • Trekking; walk through the forest on our way to the beaches and see a breathtaking view of Niijima and other islands nearby at one of the view points.

What to wear/bring:

  • Sleeping bag or thick blanket
  • Camping stuff (if you have any)
  • Bicycle (bike bag required)
  • Big backpack (no suitcase please!)
  • Clothes appropriate to the weather
  • Spare clothes
  • Wind breaker jacket
  • Rain gear
  • Comfortable shoes/sandals
  • Swimsuit
  • Towel
  • Hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Toilet paper
  • Insect repellent
  • Eye masks
  • Ear plugs
  • Camera
  • Cellphone
  • Cash

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