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Dogashima (, Dōgashima) in western Izu is famous for its dramatic stone formations, cliffs and caves formed by the lava flow of past volcanic eruptions and shoreline erosion. The best way to see the coast is from one of the frequently departing sightseeing boats, which briefly enter one of the larger caves. The cruises around Dogashima take about 20-25 minutes, although longer tours are also available.

The Futo Coast, about 2.5 kilometers northwest of Dogashima, is a small bay with a stony beach and a hiking trail that leads to rock formations known as magmatic dikes. These dikes were formed when magma rose to the surface and solidified along the vent of a volcano. The outer layers of the volcano eroded over time, leaving just the volcanic neck - a magmatic dike.

Magmatic dikes along the Futo Coast


Dogashima can be accessed by bus from Shuzenji Station (90 minutes, 2030 yen one way, 1-2 buses/hour) or Izukyu-Shimoda Station (1 hour, 1400 yen, 1-2 buses/hour).

The Futo Coast is about 2.5 kilometers north of Dogashima. From Dogashima, take a bus bound for Shuzenji Station and get off at Futo (, 5 minutes, 170 yen one way). From there it is about a ten minute walk down to the shoreline. Alternatively, the Futo Coast is about a 45 minute walk from Dogashima, but note that half of the walking route is alongside the main road without much space for pedestrians.

How to get to and around the Izu Peninsula

Hours & Fees


8:15 to 16:30


During very bad weather or high waves


From 1200 yen

Hotels around Izu Peninsula

Page last updated: December 1, 2016