Numazu- What’s On – June 2012

1 06 2012

Highlighting the best of what’s on in Numazu for June 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 – Baird Brewing’s Fishmarket Taproom has two beers that came out at the end of this month as part of the May Hop Madness campaign – Triple-Dry Bohemian Pils (5.7%) and 4-S Belgian Blonde Ale (5.5%). I think I will check them out this Saturday night.

DJ – get down to the Spazz if You Want Too party at SpeakEZ. June 2

Event – Want to meet the glorious curves that is Miss Ose? Then Fresh OSE Diver’s Day is your day. She will be there, bikini clad, with her friends waiting for you… to help pick up rubbish along the shores of Ose. There is nothing hotter than picking up trash – especially coming into summer. Besides you will be helping to preserve the environment for future generations and … blah blah blah insert enviro-social conscience message here. There will be a Miss Ose contest and bingo. I hear that first prize is a night with Miss Ose herself – Thought I can’t verify this fact. Okay I made it up. 9:00-16:00 June 3

Concert – Summer Jazz Concert at San-Well Numazu – Free – 14:00-15:30 June 8

Exhibition – A exhibition of the movie “Otoko ha Tsuraiyo” and will be on display at the Senbon Mini Gallery this month. June 10

Exhibition – Pressed flower art work at the Senbon Mini gallery – June 12-14

Nature – The firefly’s will be out this month and they are not to miss. Join the group up in Ashitaka Park at the Youth House in Nature – 18:00-21:00 – June 16, 17

Culture – Traditional Japanese Tea Ceremony will be held an the Numazu Imperial Villa again this month. 10:00-15:00, June 17

Show – Numazu Comedy Theatre will be hosting the 25th Vaudville in Town. admission 1600yen – starts at 14:00. June 17

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



6 responses

5 08 2012

Scott, well done on your blog, its fantastically detailed! I have just spent a few days at Ito, and will be coming back to Japan for my sixth trip next June.

I had given a little bit of thought to staying at Numazu, but I think you have sold me.

How accessible is the west Izu coast from Numazu?

27 08 2012

Hi Tony,

Sorry I didn’t get back to you sooner. I’ve been enjoying my summer vacation too much. West Izu is pretty accessible by car. The but route is pretty pour. If you’re into riding then the ride to Ose is beautiful and nice and flat and if you want a picturesque challenge then you can continue on and climb up and down the coast spurs to Heda. I’ve actually come back from a snorkling trip there today. There is a great highway route 127 from Nishiurakou to Heda if you want to get there quickly on a more safe road. I hope this helps, mate.

17 06 2012
Ramon Geoffrey

Hi Scott,

Incredible work with this blog. I really found it insightful especially since I’ll be going to Numazu next week for a day. A couple of things that I’d want to know though. I’m planning to visit places like the Kami-ike pond, the pagoda at Kanuki mountain, the Kirameki no Oka and the water gate port but is there any local transportation like buses available to get to these sites? And would you happen to know details regarding them? If you have any recommendations for spots to visit, I’d be thrilled to hear more from you.


19 06 2012

Thanks Geoffrey,

Kanuki is pretty accessible and you can catch a bus from the south side of the station or take a pleasant walk through town over the Kano River and up the mountain. Kami-ike is a little more of a challenge. There are only two buses to that area each day; one around 6:30am and the other around 3:30pm. You best bet would be to hire a car (30min to Ose) of bicycle (2hrs leisurly ride).
I would suggest a walk along the Kano River to an entry point to Kanuki. Go to the pagoda and pat the wild boar (okay maybe don’t pat them), head south to the Imperial Villa and then back through the old fishing village over the Kano bridge and then down to the fish market over the Water gate and then finish off at the Baird Brewing Fishmarket Taproom for a pint of your favourite before taking the bus out the front back to the station.

Enjoy your time in the Zu.

19 06 2012
Ramon Geoffrey

Hi Scott,

Thanks for your quick reply! I’m definitely going to follow your advice on this. Just a couple more questions though. From Kami-ike to the station, are the buses also that few? Because I probably might take the 330 pm bus but I dont know if I can still make it back on time.

And regarding the Imperial Villa and pagoda, what are their opening hours during weekends? What can be seen in the villa?

Thanks again for all your help. And do stay safe these days, the typhoon is pretty strong.

22 06 2012

Hi Ramon,

Yeah only two. I have a mate who works down that way and dreads those two buses a day.

The Imperial Villa hours are from 9:00am to 4:30pm you can find out more here

Enjoy your time in the Zu


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