Wednesday, May 15, 2013

School Trips to Shiraishi Island 修学旅行

The first school group of the year receives kayaking instructions from Sea-kun.

May and June bring groups of Japanese school children to Shiraishi Island on field trips to experience swimming, fishing and kayaking. These trips are called 修学旅行 (shugaku-ryoko). Most of the students come from prefectures such as Gifu, which is surrounded by mountains, where the students have little chance to experience the sea.

While the International Villa is open for bookings, most accommodation on the beach will be fully booked. Since the villa is located up on a hill, you will not run into many of the students, but if you go down to the beach, you'll see them taking part in their activities. Give them a friendly "Hello!"

We also get smaller student groups from Australia and the US. Our first foreign school will come June 20.

Thursday, May 09, 2013

Start planning now for your summer trip to Shiraishi Island!

 Shiraishi Island over Golden Week (Photo: Shelly Itoh)

Golden Week has come and gone and we were happy to see some intrepid travellers come out to Shiraishi Island over the holidays. There were plenty of beautiful sunsets to be enjoyed by all!

The Moooo! Bar website is back up but, unfortunately, the site url has also been updated. This means that all previous links to the Moooo! Bar site no longer work :( The new url is
At the moment does not redirect there, but will shortly. Apologies.

If you are still finding it hard to find the site, please email us.  We'll get it right, eventually!

The Shiraishi International Villa has already started filling up for the summer. Fully booked are the dates of June 20, July 13, 14, 19, 20, August 15, 16, 23, 24 and Sept 30. There are also many days in between that are nearly booked in full, so be sure to get your reservations in if you are planning on staying at the villa this summer. Please contact them directly.

We hope to see you this summer on Shiraishi Island! Moooooooooooo......

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