Located on the west side of the Izu peninsula, Heda is one of those small Japanese fishing villages that time seems to have left alone. Granted in Heda you will find some very impressive fishing boats alongside some rather modest ones, but the place has something hard to describe that makes it unique. It feels like a place has been left alone and cut off from the rest of Japan, making it unique and beautiful at the same time.
But Heda’s beauty is not only due to its “uniqueness”, but also comes from things like its gorgeous beach, hidden shrine and stunning view of Mt. Fuji. The combination of these things make Heda a highly recommended location to visit for anyone curious about the real Japan.