A Drive Around Izu Peninsular

The Izu Peninsular offers beautiful sandy beaches and emerald-clear waters. Located just to the West of Tokyo makes it a fantastic destination for a road trip, check out some of our favorite sights that it has to offer along with some public transport info in case you want to explore without driving.

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Atami Trick Art Museum

This art gallery utilizes optical illusions to make it look like the visitors are part of the picture. From being picked up by King Kong to escaping a rampaging

Walk 1.7km
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minamiitou
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Hanagoyomi

Although Hanagoyomi has only two guest rooms (it's the smallest in the Japan!), each of them is equipped with a hinoki bathtub fed by hot-spring waters.

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jogasaki-kaigan
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Kadowaki Suspension Bridge

Kadowaki Suspension Bridge offers a panoramic view of Jogasaki Coast in Izu. The bridge is 48 meters in length and 23 metres above the ground and overlooks caves formed from lava over 4,000 years ago.

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Imaihama Beach

Located in the idyllic town of Kawazu on the Izu Peninsula, this beach offers city-dwellers an escape from the crowds. Rather unknown, this secluded beach is mo

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Shirahama Beach (Shimoda)

Shirahama Beach is an 800 meter long beach that is one of Izu's most famous and popular attractions. People come to enjoy the sand and sun,and the area is also

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Shirahama Beach Torii

Part of the Shirahama Jinja Shrine, this red torii gate stands right next to the ocean. The red of the gate in contrast with the light blue color of the ocean m

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Perry Road

Located between the monument of Perry's landing and Ryosenji temple, Perry Road is a picturesque canal-side street that retains a lot of the regions's history. Lined with traditional craft shops, restaurants (both Japanese and Western), cafes and pubs, a stroll along Perry Road is a great way to spend some time

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Tatadohama Beach

This spot is one of the beaches that have received an A in the water examination conducted by the Ministry of Environment and is especially popular for people w

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Kisami Ohama Beach

Clear waters and white sand make Kisami-Ohama Beach a great location to spend a summer's day. Accessible via a direct train from Tokyo, Kisami-Ohama Beach is a popular choice for Tokyoites seeking an alternative to the Shimoda coast.

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Ryugu Sea Cave

The Ryugu Sea Cave is a popular destination for couples due to its natural heart shape when viewed from above. The 'Cave of the Dragon Palace' is a great place to visit when in the Shimoda region.

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Yumigahama beach

This beach is popular with families due its shade during hot summers and the presence of lifeguards on duty. The clear waters and white sand make it a great place to relax.

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Okuirozaki Observatory

Okuirozaki Observatory, also called Aiai Cape, is a famous spot to see the coast of Izu, overlooking the sea, various islands and the cliffs. We highly recommend arriving for sunset for a spectacular experience.

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Kannon Onsen Hot Spring

Kannon Onsen is an onsen and ryoukan which provide rooms with private baths. Located about 20 minutes by car from Shimoda, we highly recommend taking a dip in the outdoor baths to watch the sunset.

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Tsutsumi Farm

Located in the foothills of Amagi Mountain Tsutsumi Farm produces high quality wasabi plants which were ranked number 1 on popular commerce website Rakuten.

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Dogashima Marine

Located along the stunning Nishi Izu coastline, Dogashima Marine offers a number of cruise options to allow visitors to explore the nearby emerald waters and caves.

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Kanesa Katsuobushi

Ever wondered how the dry tuna flakes on top of your okonomiyaki are made? Kanesa is a shop located on the idyllic Nishi Izu coast that still practices the traditional method of doing so.

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Yagyu-no-sho

Yagyu-no-sho is an onsen ryokan (traditional hot spring inn) in Izu, Shizuoka, located in a bamboo grove. The perfect spot for a weekend getaway from Tokyo, we highly reccommend visiting for a slice of pure Japanese elegance.

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Mishima
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Rakuju-en Garden

Rakuju-en is a large Japanese garden located just south of Mishima station. The Japanese-style garden was built around Kohama Pond formed from the natural springs from Mt. Fuji.