Things to Do in Isumi

Things to Do in Isumi, Japan - Isumi Attractions

Things to Do in Isumi

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  • C H
    Moscow, Russia52 contributions
    This was a nice little stop while exploring the local area. We spent some time away from Tokyo, enjoying being by the ocean so the quiet nature was quite welcome. I'd say it's not worth going to Isumi for this lighthouse / beach, but if you're already there it's worth a stop.
    Written October 10, 2017
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  • Susan W
    Isumi, Japan4 contributions
    I just went up out of curiosity and was completely bowled over by the atmosphere.
    Getting up to the temple is a hard, steep walk. Don't forget to pick up a stick to lean on! They're down at the entrance and free but you have to return them.
    When I arrived at the temple compound, puffing hard, it was as if I'd been transported back two or three hundred years.
    The silence! And the complete lack of the trappings of modern day life. The trees surrounding the grounds hide all the ugliness: no houses, no vehicles, electricity pylons, nothing.
    Totally unusual and beautiful experience.

    Written September 12, 2016
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  • ThePretzelHead .
    1 contribution
    Hard to describe what is more impressive, the powerful shrine itself or the fact the ocean shoots at it from three directions. Take the walk around the back of the shrine and you'll come out at a spot overlooking the famous "Hidden Beach" of Ohara. THis is where Fuji TV filmed "Summer Nude". Pay your respects at this mystical and healing spot, and enjoy a picnic overlooking the ocean. Great.
    Written March 7, 2015
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  • kaorucoby
    Isumi, Japan3 contributions
    The highlight of the event is when local residents carry mikoshi (portable shrines) and wade into the sea in an energetic frenzy. This is called Shiofumi in Japanese which is quite frenetic and wild. the Owakareshiki (farewell to the gods event) followed by Shiofumi is when the participants carry the mikoshi through the streets and run in a circle in the evening. This is also one of the must-see moments during the festival.
    Written August 15, 2017
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  • Ereina
    Charlottesville, VA253 contributions
    My Japanese cousins brought me here while I was visiting from USA. The octopus and shellfish are locally famous and delicious! The kids loved the organic sugar cotton candy. Unfortunately, there were only a few vendors open due to the corona virus scare and government advice to stay away from large crowds. Still, we had a great time. We picked up some vacuum packed fish for lunch the next day and it was delicious! The fish were much bigger than the kind we normally get on Tokyo 😋
    Written February 27, 2020
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