Camping [Izu Peninsula]

For our final camping trip in Japan we finally decided to brave the typhoon rains and camp, come what may.

For our final destination we went all out and stayed at Camp Baird – a campsite literally outside the Baird Brewery on the Izu Peninsula, near Shuzenji Onsen. Having visited the brewery and their pubs in Tokyo before, we knew the beer was great and they let you take your draught beer to the camp ground!

Luckily for us, only the first day and night were wet, and the clouds parted soon after for a fabulous remainder of the weekend.

Unlike most of our camping trips where we stay in situ, this time we decided to explore the local surrounds. We visited the nearby Nirayama Reverberatory Furnace, explored Kogenazaki Park and visited the Wasani fields of Ikadaba (where there was absolutely no tourist traps). We paid for a beach with satisfactory sand at La la la Sun Beach and being so close to the onsen town of Shuzenji we onsened every day and enjoyed walking through the local bamboo grove. We were such clean campers!

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