A goldmine of beaches and hot springs with an enticing history to go along with it.
The Izu Peninsula has always been a favorite getaway for Tokyoites eager to escape the concrete jungle. It’s located in Shizuoka Prefecture, a couple hours’ drive south of the metropolis and the atmosphere couldn’t be more different.
The region is teeming with nature—soaring mountains, gushing rivers, pounding waterfalls, windblown coastlines, white-sand beaches, and glorious hot springs. Fascinating local history and folklore add a layer of cultural exploration for visitors in addition to taking in the jaw-dropping scenery. Here are some of the top attractions of the Izu Peninsula.
The last Showa-era Japanese Sex Museum. This is definitely NSFW.
These hot springs will make you feel like you're floating in the ocean.
Tattoo-friendly onsen, panoramic ocean views, and capybaras? Count us in.
Japan’s unique geography in an untouched paradise with rocky sightseeing.
Head to the white sand beach closest to Tokyo pronto!
A stunning onsen town a bamboo forest and wasabi ice cream but a tragic history.