Coming from a country with less than 250 years history leaves me with a quest to know about what came before. After moving to Japan last year, I decided to explore and discover as much as possible. At first, I went to places like museums, but I wanted more. It was time to find historical places in my own backyard. I wanted to be able to walk and check out what was around me. I was presently surprised to find some amazing places in Okegawa.
I work in Okegawa three days a week and try to walk different paths from the train station to my office each day. Luckily, I am able to find new places and enjoy learning a bit more about Japan. Because of the amount of historical places in Japan, it is an unending hobby to learn, explore, and discover all that this wonderful country has to offer. Each time I visit a new place in Japan, I can understand a little more about how Japan reached the point it is at now, and I get some insight into where Japan might be headed. It is important to look back to see where we came from and use it as a map to the future.
This week I am writing to you from Translation Department.
4 years ago, I experienced camping for the first time in my life in the western desert of Egypt.
Before going, I had many worries regarding the weather, security and so on, however after going and staying for 2 nights, all my worries fade away and I enjoyed to the max every single moment of the trip. Finally, it turned out to be one of the most amazing experiences I've ever had and I thought I'd love to repeat it again in different locations.
After moving to japan, with all the well equipped campsites located in the middle of nature, surrounded with mountain, lake, ocean etc., my passion to camping grew even bigger and bigger!
Since then I've been camping in many places mostly in the summer.
I want to share with you my latest camp trip experience.
On 24th of Sep. (officially autumn) I went to the south of Izu, trying to grab the last bite of summer.
Honestly, I didn't have any good expectations, as the sun hasn't come out for a pretty good time, the typhoon was being followed by another typhoon and the weather was just awful all over japan telling that it is not the perfect time for camping.
As expected, the first day was cloudy and rainy. We had to pitch our new tent in the rain so it took almost 3 hours! We were so exhausted so we had a quick lunch and fell asleep till the next morning!
For our surprise, we woke up to find this beautiful clear sky! We decided to go hirizohama （ヒリゾ浜）!
The next day (Monday), was our return day and we decided to make it fun by visiting as many beaches as we could! And that was the best part ever of this trip!
If you want to enjoy the beach away of crowds, I really recommend late September and of course Izu as the best destination and the nearst beautiful beach to Tokyo!