Cycle around Japan : From Tokyo to Izu-Oshima

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Starting from Tokyo we journey to the popular towns of Yokohama, Kamakura and Hakone. Our final destination will be Izu-Oshima, a volcanic island under the administration of Tokyo. Izu-Oshima is located about 100 kilometers south of the metropolitan Tokyo. The island is a popular tourist destination, especially for those in Tokyo seeking a cycle ride. At the heart of Izu-Oshima is the Mount Mihara (758m), an active volcano which is the source of several interesting sites and various hot springs on the island. Izu-Oshima is also known for its Tsubaki, camellia flowers, which can be spotted almost everywhere from around January through March. Oil extracts from Tsubaki seeds are used in popular hair and skin products that have become famous nationwide under the Oshima Tsubaki brand.

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