Thursday, July 23, 2015

Sunny skies, beautiful sunsets in the forecast!


Looks like we're going to have beautiful weather for the next several days. And it also looks like Typhoon 12 is going to miss us, and take the course up the Japan Sea instead. So, we can look forward to sunny skies and beautiful sunsets.

See you on Shiraishi Island!

Friday, July 17, 2015

Ferries resume on Shriaishi Island Saturday morning #typhoon11

No ferries will be running today, Friday. Ferries to and from Shiraishi Island will resume tomorrow morning, Saturday.

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Typhoon 11 update, Shiraishi Island

They typhoon has passed and the weather is stabilizing. We'll let you know as soon as the ferries are up and running again! Hopefully by late afternoon.

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Shiraishi Island Typhoon No. 11 Update and Ferry Schedules


Looks like the Typhoon 11 will be hitting this area in the Seto Inland Sea on Thursday, July 16. The ferries will be running today, Wednesday, and the Shiraishi Ferry will make one morning run on Thursday at 7:55 to take people back to the mainland. So if you're on the island already, plan on leaving tomorrow morning. If you're booked into accommodation here tonight, you can still come, but you won't be able to leave the island until Friday. This is not such a bad thing, and If you like to drink, this may suit you just fine.

The typhoon looks like it will have lost strength by the time it gets here. Shikoku does a great job of impeding storms before they reach Shiraishi. Thanks Shikoku!

The weather is usually best immediately after a typhoon--super clear skies and beautiful sunsets. Just in time for Sea Day. See you on the island!

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Summer kick-off at the Moooo! Bar, Shiraishi Island #japan


Moooo! Bar table and stools

We survived the first weekend of the new Moooo! Bar. The new location was adopted quite readily by some regular customers who put on an impromptu BBQ on the first night! The next day we hosted a group of 10 sailors. Over the weekend,we also served as the mooing spot for 23 Australian university students traveling around Japan. Everyone seems to like the new place and one person even said they liked it better! So we are very happy and a bit relieved that we have not disappointed the herd. After all, we wouldn't want a herd of angry bulls!

Looking at accommodation on the island for the summer, all lodgings are full on Saturday nights for July and August.

The Villa has the following availability:
 
 Pink=Full, Green=2 rooms available, Orange=1 room available, Light blue=All rooms available

To make a reservation, email us at shiraishireservations at yahoo dot com

If the dates you'd like are full, and you don't want a Saturday night, then let us know and we can book you into a different accommodation. All accommodation except the villa is on the beach. The villa is a 3-minute walk from the beach.

Saturday, July 04, 2015

Shiraishi Beach opens July 4

View of Tomonoura from Shiraishi Island

We have a rainy weekend to start off the summer season here on Shiraishi Island! A few people did come to the beach today but everyone went home early due to the insistent rain.

Tomorrow we have the Shiraishi Yacht Race (rain or shine) and the new Moooo! Bar will have a "soft opening," meaning we'll be open, but with just a few options available for food and drink. Next weekend we'll be ready to for a full moo--more details and photos later in the week!

See you soon on Shiraishi Island!

Wednesday, June 03, 2015

June on Shiraishi Island, #japan

The Shiraishi International Villa offers 5 rooms and a shared living room and kitchen. Western toilets and showers as well as a Japanese style bath are also available.

It's June and the weather is perfect on the island! It's a great season for kayaking and hiking. The villa is filling up fast for the summer, however. Please be aware that the following dates are fully booked already:

June 5, 6, 20, 25
July 11, 12, 18, 19, 24, 25, 31
August 1, 5, 6, 7, 12-17, 21, 22

We can still book you into other places on the island if the villa is full on the dates you've requested. Just send us an email at shiraishireservations at yahoo dot com

See you on the island!
 
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