I've got to say a HUGE THANK YOU to the Nishihama family. Fumie and Satoshi, you made our trip. Thanks for the everything. We can't wait to come back and visit and see wee Hanaka again!
Lava rocks line the foreshore.
From Nishihama looking north.
The BBQ pits at Nishihama looking south. Hopefully next time we get to BBQ local style with Taiko drums and the works!
Sightseeing. Hanaka, me and Fumie at Furusato Mura.
A traditional Taiko drum on display.
Daikichimaru Izakaya selection: local sashimi, ashitaba tempura, local okra tempura and yakitori which we washed down with some ice cold draft beer and island shochu.
Before things got messy.
Exploring some of the cobblestone walled streets.
Hachijo ice cream; vanilla and ashitaba!!!
The entrance to the free onsen.
Me chillin' in the free onsen. Best location ever!
Standing in front of Urame no taki, a waterfall that you can walk behind and look through.
Stairway to heaven? We passed this path in the bush as we walked the track to see a waterfall.
Free divers going spear fishing.
This was a truly amazing trip and far exceeded any expectations I had prior to leaving. Again, THANK YOU FUMIE and Family!! I hope you guys are doing fine. We have some pictures here for you to come and pick up (hint, hint....come visit if you get the chance)