Everyyear there is a small cluster of holidays spread out over a 7 day period in Japan known as Golden Week. Even the days where there is no holiday are taken off and for one week the whole of Japan goes on vacation. Maiko has been having a stressful time in Tokyo struggling with her new job (this will be the subject of a blog post very soon) so we decided to take a few days and go down the east coast of Shizuoka known as Izu to check out the ocean. Below are the results. Enjoy.