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The Izu Peninsula (ɓ, Izu Hantō) is a resort area popular for its hot springs, beautiful coastlines, beaches, mild climate and scenic mountainous interior. Located about 100 kilometers southwest of Tokyo, its proximity to the city makes the peninsula a popular weekend getaway and the area is well connected to Tokyo by train. In addition, Mount Fuji lies only about 50 kilometers to the north and can be viewed from the peninsula's western coast.

The more developed eastern coast of the Izu Peninsula is home to larger cities such as Atami, Ito and Shimoda, which are popular for their beaches and hot springs. The southern and western coasts, on the other hand, are less developed and better known for their rugged coastlines which are best exemplified by the views around Irozaki and Dogashima.

Top attractions in Izu Peninsula

Volcano

Mount Omuro

Nicely formed, grass covered, extinct volcano.
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Nature

Dogashima

Scenic coastline in western Izu.
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Onsen

Ito

Popular hot spring city surrounded by nature.
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Town/Neighborhood

Shimoda

Southernmost city on the Izu Peninsula.
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Onsen

Atami

Onsen town at the entrance of the peninsula.
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Historic Site

Tokaikan

A beautiful former ryokan open to the public.
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Historic Site

Kiunkaku

Former ryokan in Atami open to the public.
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Hotels around Izu Peninsula

Page last updated: December 1, 2016