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Home - Travel - Sightseeing Guide - Chubu - Shizuoka
Izu Peninsula (Izu Hanto) 
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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.

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Attractions
 1  Irozaki Coast
Dramatic coastline in southern Izu.
User rating: 85/100 (56 votes)
Visited by: 128 users
 2  MOA Museum of Art
Outstanding museum on Asian art.
User rating: 79/100 (31 votes)
Visited by: 81 users
 3  Shuzenji
Attractive hot spring resort.
User rating: 77/100 (70 votes)
Visited by: 219 users
 4  Kawazu Cherry Festival
Festival of a very early blooming tree variety.
User rating: insufficient data
Visited by: 13 users
 5  Ito
Popular hot spring city surrounded by nature.
User rating: 87/100 (6 votes)
Visited by: 16 users
 6  Jogasaki Coast
Scenic coastline with a suspension bridge.
User rating: 82/100 (79 votes)
Visited by: 193 users
 7  Shirahama Beach
White sand beach just outside Shimoda.
User rating: 80/100 (102 votes)
Visited by: 238 users
 8  Atami
Onsen town at the entrance of the peninsula.
User rating: 80/100 (11 votes)
Visited by: 25 users
 9  Dogashima
Scenic coastline in western Izu.
User rating: 80/100 (62 votes)
Visited by: 153 users
 10  Kawazu Nanadaru
Seven waterfalls along a walking trail.
User rating: 79/100 (45 votes)
Visited by: 104 users
 11  Perry Black Ships
Attractions related to Perry's arrival.
User rating: 72/100 (46 votes)
Visited by: 112 users
 12  Shimoda Park
Attractive, forested hilltop park.
User rating: 68/100 (74 votes)
Visited by: 202 users
 13  Izu Cactus Park
Botanical and zoological garden.
User rating: 66/100 (30 votes)
Visited by: 92 users
 14  Shimoda
Southernmost city on the Izu Peninsula.
User rating: insufficient data
Visited by: 9 users
 15  Mount Omuro
Nicely formed, grass covered, extinct volcano.
User rating: insufficient data
Visited by: 6 users
 15  Atami Castle
Concrete construction overlooking Atami.
User rating: insufficient data
Visited by: 6 users
 17  Kiunkaku
Former ryokan in Atami open to the public.
User rating: insufficient data
Visited by: 3 users
 18  Tokaikan
A beautiful former ryokan open to the public.
User rating: insufficient data
Visited by: 2 users
 19  Toi Gold Mine
A former gold mine developed for tourists.
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Visited by: 1 user
  

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User Ratings
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User Rating (by 321 users):
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