Niijima and Shikinejima 'Obon' Summer Adventure Trip

2019 August 10-12 (Saturday-Monday)

Izu Islands, Tokyo

An epic 3-day 'Obon' summer weekend of beach fun on two beautiful Izu islands!

August 12 Monday is a Japanese national holiday!

This trip features:

  • Lots of outdoor, island, beach and onsen fun
  • Clear, clean and warm ocean for swimming and snorkeling
  • Gorgeous and clean white sandy beaches
  • FREE outdoor Greek styled onsen with stunning ocean view
  • Clean campsite with good facilities
  • Great waves for surfing on Habushiura beach
  • Beach volleyball, dodgeball, frisbee and soccer
  • Camping, hiking and trekking
  • Bonfire parties
  • Nice parks and museums
  • Biking/sightseeing around Niijima island (on flat road)
  • Aug 9 (Friday) 10:30pm ferry departure to make the most out of the long weekend

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

Trip Itinerary

Friday (Aug 9)

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

Saturday (Aug 10)

  • 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
  • Join the free bike tour (9:30am-1pm) *Optional
  • FREE TIME
  • Dinner at one of the restaurants (not provided)
  • Socialize and party back at the campsite
  • Stay overnight camping

Sunday (Aug 11)

  • Breakfast at 7:30am
  • Join the Shikinejima island tour
  • FREE TIME
  • Dinner at one of the restaurants (not provided)
  • Socialize and party back at the campsite
  • Stay overnight camping

Monday (Aug 12)

  • 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 5:40pm

Trip Inclusion - Extras - Discounts

Price includes;

  • Round-trip ferry fare (deck seats) *Seat upgrade possible
  • Bicycle rental for 3 days
  • Luggage pickup/dropoff (Pier-Campsite-Pier)
  • Breakfast for Sunday and Monday
  • Fun and cute (English/Japanese speaking) outdoor guides ;)
  • Consumption tax

EXTRAS;

  • Shikinejima island day tour (1,500yen) *Includes round-trip ferry fare and guides
  • Bunk bed ferry seat upgrade (4,000yen) *Tokyo-Niijima only
  • Tent rental (2,500yen/person) *Shared with 2 other participants
  • Mat rental (500yen)
  • Sleeping bag rental (1,000yen)

Discounts;

  • Bringing own bicycle (2,000yen)
  • Birthday on Aug 9-12 (3,000yen)
  • Early-bird (1,000yen) *Pay before 3pm on Jul 10
  • Group of 4 or 5 (1,000yen) *Group leader/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: 26,900Yen
Space left: 40 out of 45

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.
  • CYCLING; 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, cricket, 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 your own snorkeling kit).
  • BEACHES; play volleyball/frisbee 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 one of the beaches.

Important Notes

  • Itinerary may vary due to the weather, traffic conditions, and other unavoidable circumstances.
  • Lunch and dinner not included in the package.
  • Ferry seat 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.
  • Surfboard rental and surf lessons available. Just ask us on the day!
  • There are restaurants and supermarkets on the islands.
  • Breakfasts are vegetarian friendly.
  • Buy/bring your own breakfast for Saturday (Aug 10).
  • Lunch for Monday (Aug 12) available on the ferry.
  • Final details will be sent to the participants by email two days before the event.

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
  • Smartphone
  • Cash

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