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Izu Peninsula

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Mount Fuji featuring mountains, snow and landscape views

Visit quiet coastal villages, relax in traditional Japanese hot springs and explore dramatic vistas and coastlines, all just 2 hours from Tokyo.

Take a trip to the Izu Peninsula, south of Tokyo, and discover dramatic scenery, quiet seaside towns and hot springs. Whether you’re visiting for a resort experience or to learn about the local history, the Izu Peninsula is sure to provide plenty of relaxation.

For decades the Izu Peninsula has been a popular weekend escape for the people of Tokyo, but recent resort development and Japan’s high-speed rail system has now opened the Izu region to the world.

Visit the coastal town of Toi to learn about the region’s legacy of gold mining. Spend an afternoon looking through historical displays at the Toi Kinzan, a museum dedicated to the industry. Visit the original Toi Gold Mine nearby and tour sections of the long tunnel that winds beneath the town. Don’t miss the chance to try your hand at panning for gold.

Toi has a reputation as a quiet beach town but while it is more remote than many of the bigger tourist destinations on the peninsula, the bold landscapes that surround the town are worth the travel time. Bathe at Toi Beach as you admire the views of Mount Fuji, the tallest mountain in Japan, or walk beneath drooping cherry trees when you visit the Anrakuji Temple.

Hire a car or motorbike and explore the Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park which dominates most of the peninsula. High peaks and green valleys are dotted with small onsen (traditional Japanese hot springs). Unwind after a day of exploring and let the thermal waters remove all the stress from your muscles.

The Izu Peninsula is located approximately 130 kilometres (80 miles) from the center of Tokyo and can be reached by car, train or bus. The eastern coast is well connected by the JR Rail network; however, those wanting to reach Toi and the west coast may prefer the independence offered by hiring a car. The region is particularly beautiful in early April when the cherry blossoms are in full bloom.

SHIMODA ITOEN HOTEL HANAMISAKI
SHIMODA ITOEN HOTEL HANAMISAKI
3 out of 5
6-12, Takegahama, Shimoda, Shizuoka
The price is AU$135 per night from 23 Aug. to 23 Aug.
Situated near the beach, this ryokan is within a 10-minute walk of Fujisan and Hofuku-ji Temple. Choraku-ji Temple and Monument to Perry's Landing are also within ...
3.8/5Good! (105 reviews)
"It was am amazing stay place.. the view of the morning beach was awesome.. onsen was available for the guests.."

Reviewed on 18 Sep. 2020

SHIMODA ITOEN HOTEL HANAMISAKI
Hotel Izukyu
Hotel Izukyu
3.5 out of 5
2732-7 Shirahama, Shimoda, Shizuoka
The price is AU$178 per night from 31 Aug. to 31 Aug.
Situated in Shimoda, this beach hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Shirahama Ohama Beach and Shirahama Jinja Shrine. Mount Nesugatayama Observatory and Gyokusen-ji ...
4.3/5Excellent! (104 reviews)
Good location
"Booked hotel with outside pool but one day before our stay got email from hotel that they ended it instead of pool view no water lot of cleaners inside hole. Old hotel, early check out, no channels in TV, hard heavy pillows made by small hard balls. Onsen no view. + Free shuttle to station, convenient ..."

Reviewed on 13 Sep. 2020

Hotel Izukyu
LAFORET CLUB ITO ONSEN
LAFORET CLUB ITO ONSEN
3.5 out of 5
2-3-1 Shishido, Ito, Shizuoka
The price is AU$170 per night from 2 Sep. to 2 Sep.
Located in the heart of Ito, this ryokan is 0.3 mi (0.5 km) from Ito Orange Beach, and within 9 mi (15 km) of Mt. Omuro and Izu Cactus Park. Izu Granpal Park ...
4.4/5Excellent! (218 reviews)
"Staff especially one in restaurant are so caring about us, and food and room with hot spring are great, we want to definitely come back again."

Reviewed on 23 Aug. 2020

LAFORET CLUB ITO ONSEN
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LIFULL STAY Ito Sakuragaoka
LIFULL STAY Ito Sakuragaoka
3 out of 5
Sakuragaoka 2-3-8, Ito, Shizuoka
The price is AU$275 per night from 29 Aug. to 29 Aug.
Located in the heart of Ito, this holiday home is within 1 mile (2 km) of Ito Onsen, Otonashi Shrine and Kuzumi Shrine. Koushikiji and Ito Municipal Kinoshita ...
5/5Exceptional! (1 review)
"3世代で利用しました。 コンビニ、スーパー、駅までは徒歩圏内。地元の温泉浴場も直ぐそばにあり、とても便利でした。海までは車で10分程度でした。 施設はオートロック、チェックインはタブレット端末からの操作のためキーレス、ペーパーレスで全て行え、困った時はすぐに問い合わせが出来る。なんとも頼もしいシステムでした。一軒家なので、滞在中は全く周りを気にする事なく楽しめました。 充実した調理器具と設備により、毎食ご飯と味噌汁を、また地元の鮮魚や朝一で調達した食材を存分に振る舞うことが出来ました。 ..."

Reviewed on 22 Aug. 2020

LIFULL STAY Ito Sakuragaoka
Sea Shell Marine House
Sea Shell Marine House
3 out of 5
28-18 Kakisaki, Shimoda, Shizuoka
The price is AU$840 per night from 1 Sep. to 1 Sep.
Located in Kakisaki, this holiday home is within 2 mi (3 km) of Sotoura Beach, Shimoda Park and Shimoda Aquarium. Shirahama Ohama Beach and Tatadohama Beach ...
Sea Shell Marine House
Ufufu Village - Glamping
Ufufu Village - Glamping
2 out of 5
425-1 Tsukigase, Izu, Shizuoka
The price is AU$488 per night from 1 Sep. to 1 Sep.
Situated in Izu, this campsite is 2.1 mi (3.4 km) from Kodo-ji Temple and within 6 miles (10 km) of Joren Waterfall and Hie Shrine. Shuzenji Temple and Tokko-no-yu ...
4/5Very Good! (4 reviews)
"友達の誕生日に、初めてのグランピングで宿泊しました。 あいにくの雨でしたが、ガゼボのおかげで快適にBBQもでき、美味しかったです。 夜は、持参の花火もできて、トレーラーハウスも広くて、シャワーやトイレもあるので、雨でも快適に過ごせて、楽しく過ごせました。スタッフも丁寧で優しい方ばかりで、良かったです。 施設もキレイで清潔で、心地が良かったです。 次回は、晴れた日にまた、来たいです! 最高でした!!ありがとうございました。"

Reviewed on 22 Aug. 2020

Ufufu Village - Glamping
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