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Izu PeninsulaJapan

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.

Top Hotels in Izu Peninsula

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
LAFORET CLUB ITO ONSEN
LAFORET CLUB ITO ONSEN
3.5 out of 5
2-3-1 Shishido, Ito, Shizuoka
$129
per night
Apr 6 - Apr 7

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. Omuroyama and Izu Cactus Park. Izu Granpal Park ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (128 reviews)

"A fantastic getaway. A trip down to Izu peninsula is a common adventure for most in the Tokyo area, however the choice between towns isn’t always clear. This property takes away any concern. You can spend the entire trip in the luxury of the hotel or venture out to see the small city of Ito. A rich ..."…"

Reviewed on Jan 7, 2020

LAFORET CLUB ITO ONSEN
IZU IMAIHAMA TOKYU HOTEL
IZU IMAIHAMA TOKYU HOTEL
3.5 out of 5
35-1 Mitaka-Imai, Kamo-gun, Kawazu, Shizuoka

Located in Kawazu, this beachfront hotel is in a national park and within 1 mi (2 km) of Imaihama Beach and Kawazu Hachiman Shrine. Kinomiya Shrine and Kawazu ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (120 reviews)

"Great location next to train station, rooms clean and slightly bigger than other local hotel ( but still small)."…"

Reviewed on Feb 15, 2020

IZU IMAIHAMA TOKYU HOTEL
Condominium Hotel Garland Court Usami
Condominium Hotel Garland Court Usami
2.5 out of 5
139-1 minori-no-mura, Ito, Shizuoka-ken

Situated in the mountains, this apartment building is 2.9 mi (4.6 km) from Usami Beach and within 6 mi (10 km) of Ito Orange Beach and Ito Tourist Information ...

4.3/5Excellent! (46 reviews)
country

"good for families the room is big"…"

Reviewed on Sep 4, 2018

Condominium Hotel Garland Court Usami

Popular things to do in Izu Peninsula

Shirahama Beach
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Shirahama Beach

4.5/5(8 reviews)

If a restful vacation is part of your travel plans, Shirahama Beach might be the perfect place to seek out during your trip to Shimoda. While you're in the area, stroll along the seaside.

Hirizo Beach
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Hirizo Beach

4/5(1 review)

Why not spend a carefree afternoon at Hirizo Beach during your travels in Minamiizu? While you're in the area, wander around the parks.

Atagawa Tropical and Alligator Garden
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Atagawa Tropical and Alligator Garden

5/5(2 reviews)

Enjoy an outing to Atagawa Tropical and Alligator Garden during your stay in Higashiizu. Wander the riverfront or discover the hot springs in this relaxing area.

Toi Kinzan
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Toi Kinzan

4.5/5(3 reviews)

Learn the early history of the Izu Peninsula at this dedicated gold museum or try panning for gold at the mine next door.

Toi Beach
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Toi Beach

4/5(2 reviews)

This secluded beach is among the most beautiful on the Izu Peninsula and is perfect for swimming, morning walks and for viewing Mount Fuji.

Shimoda Aquarium
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Shimoda Aquarium

2.5/5(2 reviews)

Take the family to visit the sea life at Shimoda Aquarium during your travels in Shimoda. Wander the beaches and seaside in the area.

Top activities in Izu Peninsula

Kawazu Cherry Blossom Experience (Feb 10 - Mar 10, 2020)
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Kawazu Cherry Blossom Experience (Feb 10 - Mar 10, 2020)

$158
Per adult
Private Mount Fuji Viewing Full-Day Tour with Hot Springs
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Private Mount Fuji Viewing Full-Day Tour with Hot Springs

100% of travellers recommend
$143
Per adult
2 Day Tokyo Volcanic Island Tour
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2 Day Tokyo Volcanic Island Tour

$666
Per adult
Hakone Fuji Day Tour: Cruise, Cable Car, and Volcano
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Hakone Fuji Day Tour: Cruise, Cable Car, and Volcano

90% of travellers recommend
$97
Per adult
Tokyo Line 1 : Hakone + Ashinoko + Owakudani
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Tokyo Line 1 : Hakone + Ashinoko + Owakudani

$74
Per adult
Hakone Day Trip & Lake Ashi Cruise from Tokyo — Full Day
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Hakone Day Trip & Lake Ashi Cruise from Tokyo — Full Day

$106
Per adult