How to Enjoy Hatsushima (初島) – A Resort Island near Atami –
‘Hatsushima’ (初島) is an island where you can relax and enjoy activities.
I and my friend, Risa, went to the island with no plans.
We got on a felly which departed Atami port at 10:30.
↓The ticket counter for Hatsushima.
↓The ferry from Atami(熱海) to Hatsushima(初島).
It was a bit cloudy but the wind is so fresh and the sea birds came close to the ferry that we could see cleary how they fly!
It took only 25 minutes to Hatsushima.
When we got to Hatsushima port, there were lots of restaurants along sea which provide
The owner of each restaurantes are fisher men. They cook and serve tasty food by themself.
We had Kaisendon with three types of seafoods on top, and seafood miso soup together.
↓The restaurant called ‘Hashimotoya(はしもとや)’.
↓Kaisendon(海鮮丼) and miso soap.
↓The owner’s recommendations were Kaisendon and Sashimi-Teisyoku(刺身定食).
After lunch, we walked around the island. An old lady talked to us and gave us some fruites which was grown by her.
People from Shizuoka prefecture are so nice and friendly! Risa-chan is also from Shizuoka 🙂
After our relaxing time, we decied to do an activity, ‘Sarutobi’.
To come right to the point, you should try this! It was so much fun!
This activity is located on about 5 meters high.
You walk on a rope or wooden boards from one poit to the other point.
You are connected to the rope from the beginning to the end so there is no worries that you might fall down.
There are two stages that you can join, and each end you jump and slide down to the ground.
The last one was my favourite!
Even though you are not a big fan of doing hard training, you can enjoy this island!
Since the island is full of nature, there are many kinds of flowers.
We could see beautiful rape blossoms and cherry blossoms.
If you would like to have some tea and chat or read books in the sun, you may go to the resort park ‘Asian Garden’.
Moreover, we must not forget about Onsen!
There is a Onsen with a nice view. If you are planning to go to Hatsushima in summer, you can go to the Onsen and the pool which is located right next to the Onsen.
There is a lighthouse near Sarutobi.
You can see Atami city and Izu Peninsula from the top of the lighthouse.
↓A view from the lighthouse.
If you are lucky, you can see Mt. Fuji, too!
We left Hatsushima at 14:50.
The weather was getting better, and we could see fantastic view from the ferry.
↓Atami city from the ferry.
WHERE IS HATSUSHIMA?
WHAT YOU CAN DO MORE in HATSUSHIMA
Diving, Fishing, Camping and so on!
From Atami port to Hatsushima port
25 minutes/ 2400 JPY (Two ways)
Kaisendon lunch at Hashimotoya(はしもとや)
Kaisendon(海鮮丼) 1600 JPY
Resort park ‘Asian Garden’
Written by Aya