From Ito, we headed to Shimoda 下田 the next day where there happened to be a festival called 下田太鼓祭り which takes places every August 14th and 15th. Cool girls and dudes in shirts that look like tattoos parade trees and wooden carts with large dolls around, ending in some very short but entertaining fireworks at night.
A guy mumbled, "Arigato, Shimoda!" as he watched the fireworks exploding in the air to make a happy face.
in front of Ryosenji 了仙寺
Despite the weather forecast of rain these 3 days,
it barely rained at all except for a couple of drops.
Nice Italian food & awesome view at パスタと雑貨 on the very atmospheric but short Perry Road ペリーロード.
Feels like Amsterdam in Japan! Lots of mosquitoes though so bring bug spray!