Round Trip of Izu Oshima Island

YouTuber Kenta-san's Discover Ride is a series of bicycle tours to discover the charms of local communities. In this sixth installment, he takes a trip to Izu Oshima Island! Following the popular "Suruga Bay Round Trip," Kenta-san will take a boat and bicycle trip that can be easily accessed from the Kanto region!

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Around Izu Oshima Island!


DAY 0 & 1 Overnight ferry & Round Izu Oshima

Just one boat ride from Takeshiba Station, located right next to Hamamatsucho in the heart of the city, and you can start your bicycle trip instantly upon arrival and disembarkation! Izu Oshima is a perfect destination for a weekend ride if you make full use of Friday night's overnight stay on the boat and Saturday and Sunday. The island itself is a modest 50km in circumference, but the course is hilly and challenging. However, Tsucchi and I have conquered a lot of the steep hills in the past, so I affirmed, "Well, we've got plenty of time to finish!" We thought that we would be able to enjoy the ride without any problems, but we had a big mechanical problem right at the beginning of the ride, so it turned out to be a crazy trip.


Outline of the "Round Trip of Izu Oshima Island" route

The trip starts with boarding at Takeshiba Passenger Boat Terminal and disembarking at Okata Port. The tour finishes at Okata Port after riding around the island on the Oshima Round-the-Island Road anti-clockwise. The west side of the island is relatively flat, but the west side has a steep uphill slope.