This was a short hike near Yokohama up Mt Kobo (弘法山) and across to Mt Gongen (権現山), starting from Hadano Station and finishing at Tsurumaki Onsen. It’s a very easy hike but it’s always nice to get away from the concrete for a while!
Enjoying the sunshine:
View of Fuji from Mt Gongen:
Cherry blossoms along the way:
Japanese ‘nature’ perfectly disected by the trail:
At the top of Mt Kobo:
Wildflowers on the trail:
Near Tsurumaki Onsen:
An ivy-covered house near Tsurumaki Onsen with lilac blossoms:
At the top of the Izu peninsula on the west coast is Heda, a small fishing village. The drive up from Dogashima offers some fantastic views of the steep, rugged coastline and, on a clear day, some of the best views of Mount Fuji across the bay.
This is looking down on another small village on the approach to Heda:
Boats in the harbour at Heda:
Pier at Heda:
At a small temple on the other side of the bay looking back towards Heda:
Views of Mount Fuji from Heda:
View from near Heda back up inland towards the Izu Highlands:
Just up from Matsuzaki is Dogashima, famous for its island-dotted bay and sunset onsens.
Islands in the bay:
It’s also possible to take a cruise around the islands:
The cliffs are pocked with caves:
It’s understandably popular with divers as well: