Region
Chubu
Island
Honshu
Largest City
Shizuoka
Population
3,767,427

Izu Peninsula

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.

Attractions

Atami Adult Museum Shizuoka Japan

Atami Adult Museum

The last Showa-era Japanese Sex Museum. This is definitely NSFW.

Atami Onsen skyline

Atami Onsen

These hot springs will make you feel like you're floating in the ocean.

Ito in Shizuoka on the Izu Peninsula

Ito

Tattoo-friendly onsen, panoramic ocean views, and capybaras? Count us in.

Nishiizu and Dogashima-Kaigan Coast

Japan’s unique geography in an untouched paradise with rocky sightseeing.

Shirahama Beach, Shimoda, Shizuok

Shirahama Beach

Head to the white sand beach closest to Tokyo pronto!

Shuzenji Onsen

A stunning onsen town a bamboo forest and wasabi ice cream but a tragic history.

How To Get There

Address

730-16 Kusumimotowada, Itō-shi, Shizuoka-ken 414-0045, Japan

By train

Take the Odoriko or Superview Odoriko limited express train from Tokyo station. It stops at Atami station (90 minutes), Ito station (110 minutes), Kawazu station (155 minutes), Shimoda station (170 minutes), and Shuzenji station (130 mins).  To get to the Nishiizu area, take the bus from Shuzenji station to Dogashima onsen (90 minutes) or from Shimoda station to Dogashima onsen (60 minutes).

Where To Stay

Higashi Izu Koyoi
  • Kameyama 1-12-1 Ito-Shi, Shizuoka 414-0034
  • 8/10
  • 1.4 km
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Oceanview Villa Jaiz
  • Arai 510-26 Ito-Shi, Shizuoka 414-0043
  • 7.6/10
  • 1.4 km
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Hotel Albergo
  • Sakuragicho 1-5-5 Ito-Shi, Shizuoka 414-0013
  • 6.2/10
  • 1.7 km
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Ito Ryokuyu
  • Hirono 2-2-5 Ito-Shi, Shizuoka 414-0038
  • 9.3/10
  • 1.7 km
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