Numazu – What’s On – March 2012

28 02 2012

February? What February?

Highlighting the best of what’s on in Numazu for February 2012. If you like something click on the link for more details. If you have an event you want to add put it in the comments below.

Beer – Those loving romantic buggers over at Baird Beer created a sensual Belgian Chocolate Stout to ditch your partner for because she didn’t give you any damn chocolate for Valentines Day!

Culture –  Ganyudo fisherman’s ferry will be hitting the Kano River a 9:00am Free (36 seats) Mar 3

Live – Acoustic performance at the Baird Beer Fish Market Taproom 500yen cover starts at 8pm – Mar3

DJ – Speakez with be back with our favourite AUN for “Spazz if you Want To” Spring Festival Special Super Dooper Bigger than a Big Fat Big thing Bonanza – 9pm Start – No cover charge – Mar 3

Dance – Full moon festival at SpeakEZ – Mar 8

Live – Speakez’s chilling acoustic night -Mar 9

Dance – Bring some heat to a chilly Spring with Salsa Night as SpeakEZ 8pm-9pm free (includes dance lesson) 9pm 1000 til midnight.

Live – Thrash it out with SpeakEZ’s very own Shady Glimpse – Mar 17

Party – Celebrate Yuichi’s 3rd year owning SpeakEZ and putting up with you mongrels – buy him something pretty – Mar 31

If you know of any other event going on this month in the Numazu area feel free to post them in the comments below.

Mishima to Kanami Mountain bike route.

20 02 2012

The aim of this trip was to try and find some decent mountain biking routes in the area.

The course did not turn out to be too technical. It mostly ran along paved and unpaved farming tracks.
There route wound through steep midland farming areas, bamboo and cedar forests and some native forest (a rare sight in Japan). There were also some excellent views of Mt Fuji, Suruga Bay, the Minami Alps and the Izu Peninsular.
It was a constant climb and glide between steep saddles and draws along the route making it an exhausting ride for such a short trip.
The route could be completed between 2 and 3 hours depending on your fitness level (18.9km). I spent quite a bit of time exploring other roads and paths that sometimes led to dead ends.

There were not too many people on the track but keep an eye out for them.
The route starts about 11km from Numazu Station