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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 (55 votes)
Visited by: 125 users
 2  MOA Museum of Art
Outstanding museum on Asian art.
User rating: 79/100 (29 votes)
Visited by: 77 users
 3  Shuzenji
Attractive hot spring resort.
User rating: 77/100 (70 votes)
Visited by: 216 users
 4  Kawazu Cherry Festival
Festival of a very early blooming tree variety.
User rating: insufficient data
Visited by: 11 users
 5  Jogasaki Coast
Scenic coastline with a suspension bridge.
User rating: 82/100 (77 votes)
Visited by: 189 users
 6  Shirahama Beach
White sand beach just outside Shimoda.
User rating: 80/100 (102 votes)
Visited by: 236 users
 7  Kawazu Nanadaru
Seven waterfalls along a walking trail.
User rating: 79/100 (44 votes)
Visited by: 102 users
 8  Dogashima
Scenic coastline in western Izu.
User rating: 79/100 (62 votes)
Visited by: 149 users
 9  Perry Black Ships
Attractions related to Perry's arrival.
User rating: 72/100 (45 votes)
Visited by: 111 users
 10  Shimoda Park
Attractive, forested hilltop park.
User rating: 68/100 (73 votes)
Visited by: 199 users
 11  Izu Cactus Park
Botanical and zoological garden.
User rating: 66/100 (30 votes)
Visited by: 91 users
 12  Atami
Onsen town at the entrance of the peninsula.
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Visited by: 4 users
 13  Ito
Popular hot spring city surrounded by nature.
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Visited by: 3 users
 14  Shimoda
Southernmost city on the Izu Peninsula.
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Visited by: 2 users
 15  Mount Omuro
Nicely formed, grass covered, extinct volcano.
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Visited by: 1 user
 15  Tokaikan
A beautiful former ryokan open to the public.
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Visited by: 1 user
 15  Atami Castle
Concrete construction overlooking Atami.
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Visited by: 1 user
 15  Kiunkaku
Former ryokan in Atami open to the public.
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Visited by: 1 user
 15  Toi Gold Mine
A former gold mine developed for tourists.
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Visited by: 1 user
  

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Hotel Watei-Kazekomichi, Atami
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User Ratings
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User Rating (by 312 users):
81/100
  recommended

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