Varsha wrote a lovely article about the waterfalls in Izu and I finally got the chance to visit the falls myself—what a great hidden spot in the middle of the forest! The drive to the falls was already spectacular. We took road 414 coming from Shimoda, instead of the coastal road 135, and all of a sudden we were surrounded by the fresh lush green fields and hills I heard Southern Izu was famous for. If you want to enjoy the cherry blossoms in the area, this is best in February or March; for the Firefly Festival go around late June or early July. Now enjoy my view of the falls!
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Travelling abroad to discover new places, getting to know different cultures and learning foreign languages has always been my passion. I was born and raised in Germany; however, for a few years now I've been very lucky to be able to spend my life abroad. I lived for some time in England and Italy before moving to Japan in October 2009. It took me a while to adapt to this very different world; however, travelling up and down the country has helped me to not only adapt, but to actually fall in love with this country Japan. It has also reawakened my interest in photography, so whenever I get a chance I pack my camera and discover something new. Japan is full of beautiful but less well-known places. To make these more discoverable for everybody, I'm very happy to be able to share my stories and photography on this site, and open a world of extraordinary experiences, which would be difficult to find in a guidebook. For any queries regarding Tokyo as a travel destination or any of my published articles, please feel free to contact me.