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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.


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


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


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

Oedo Onsen Monogatari Ito Onsen Ito Hotel New Okabe
  • 2-1-1 Sakuragicho, Ito-shi, Shizuoka, 414-0013 Japan
  • ¥22,500 - ¥22,500
  • 4.07/5 (2,773 reviews)
  • 1.6 km
Ito Onsen Wellness Forest Ito
  • 1348-3 Oka, Ito-shi, Shizuoka, 414-0055 Japan
  • ¥22,160 - ¥45,280
  • 4.07/5 (1,918 reviews)
  • 1.6 km
Itoh Onsen Toshinan Komeya
  • 280 Kamada, Ito-shi, Shizuoka, 414-0054 Japan
  • ¥42,845 - ¥94,050
  • 4.52/5 (472 reviews)
  • 1.9 km
Ito Onsen Hotel Ravie Kawaryo
  • 1-1-3 Takenochi, Ito-shi, Shizuoka, 414-0027 Japan
  • ¥14,060 - ¥46,075
  • 4.15/5 (1,579 reviews)
  • 1.9 km
Ito Onsen Yokikan
  • 2-24 Suehirocho, Ito-shi, Shizuoka, 414-0015 Japan
  • ¥23,100 - ¥50,600
  • 4.45/5 (643 reviews)
  • 2.0 km

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