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

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Onsen

Shuzenji

Attractive hot spring resort.
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Nature

Jogasaki Coast

Scenic coastline with a suspension bridge.
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Nature

Kawazu Nanadaru

Seven waterfalls along a walking trail.
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Beach

Shirahama Beach

White sand beach just outside Shimoda.
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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

Perry Black Ships

Attractions related to Perry's arrival.
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Park

Shimoda Park

Attractive, forested hilltop park.
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Castle

Atami Castle

Concrete construction overlooking Atami.
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Historic Site

Tokaikan

A beautiful former ryokan open to the public.
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Industry/Commerce

Toi Gold Mine

A former gold mine developed for tourists.
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Historic Site

Kiunkaku

Former ryokan in Atami open to the public.
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Industry/Commerce

Nirayama Furnace

Best preserved, early reverberatory furnace.
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Access and Orientation

Hotels around Izu Peninsula