Niijima/Shikinejima 'Golden Week' Adventure Trip

2018 May 3-6 (Thursday-Sunday)

Izu Islands, Tokyo

An epic 4-day 'Golden Week' getaway on two beautiful Izu islands!

This trip features;

  • Lots of outdoor, island, beach and onsen fun
  • Clear and clean 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 at 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)

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

Wednesday (May 3)

  • 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 (Bunk-bed upgrade available)
  • Overnight ferry ride

Thursday (May 4)

  • 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 fun bike tour (10am-1pm) *Optional
  • FREE-TIME (1pm-6)
  • Dinner at 6pm
  • Bonfire drinking party
  • Stay overnight camping

Friday (May 5)

  • Breakfast at 7:30am
  • FREE TIME (8am-5pm) or join the Shikinejima Day Trip (8am-4pm)
  • Dinner at 6pm
  • Bonfire drinking party
  • Stay overnight camping

Saturday (May 6)

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

Sunday (May 7)

  • 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)
  • Fun and cute (English/Japanese speaking) outdoor guides ;)
  • Travel insurance
  • 8% consumption tax

Extras;

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

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/name required
  • Group of 5 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: 27,900Yen
Space left: 59 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 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.
  • There are a couple surfboards rental shops in the main town.
  • There are restaurants and supermarkets on the island.
  • Vegetarians will be eaten alive ;)
  • Please bring/buy your own breakfast for May 3 (Thu).
  • Lunch for May 6 (Sun) 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.
  • Trekking; walk through the forest on our way to Nakanoura snorkeling beach. Hike all the way up to Kanbiki View Point and see breathtaking views of Niijima and the nearby islands (This is highly recommended!).
  • Onsen; free outdoor onsen and foot bath (iron mineral) with ocean view.

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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