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The Kawazu Nanadaru (͒Î) are seven waterfalls in the mountains above Kawazu Town in southeastern Izu. They range from the 30 meter tall Odaru ("large waterfall") to the 2 meter tall Kanidaru ("crab waterfall"). A pleasant walking trail leads for about one kilometer through the forest and past the waterfalls.

Several statues along the walking trail depict the heroine of the short story "Izu no Odoriko" (The Izu Dancer, 1926), one of several works by Kawabata Yasunari (1899-1972), which are set in this area of the Izu Peninsula. Kawabata won the Nobel Prize in literature in 1968. The limited express trains from Tokyo to the Izu Peninsula, which also stop at Kawazu, are named Odoriko after the short story.

At the base of the trail you can find the small hot spring resort Nanadaru Onsen and the imposing Kawazu Nanadaru Loop Bridge, a unique, two-storied spiral bridge along National Route 414 high above the valley floor.

Getting there and around

The hourly buses between Kawazu and Shuzenji stations stop at both the upper and lower ends of the trail that leads past the waterfalls. Many people get off at Mizutare bus stop (, 35 minutes, 670 yen one way from Kawazu; 50 minutes, 1310 yen from Shuzenji) and walk the one hour trail down to the Nanadaru Visitors Center (͒Î, Kawazu Nanadaru) from where you can take a bus to Kawazu Station (30 minutes, 610 yen) or to Shuzenji Station (65 minutes, 1440 yen).

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    • Ryokan Izuna
      Budget-friendly
      Located a 20-minute walk from JR Atami Station and 1.7km from Atami Onsen, Ryokan Izuna offers ocean views and Japanese-style breakfast. Free WiFi is available throughout the property. All rooms at Ryokan Izuna feature an ocean view with tatami (woven-straw) floor. All rooms have a private bathroom. Free luggage storage is available at Ryokan Izuna. Guests can relax in the shared lounge, which overlooks the on-site garden with cherry blossoms in spring. Food and drink is offered at the property at an additional cost. There are a few restaurants within a 3-minute walk from the property. An array of activities are offered in the area, such as golfing, scuba diving and hiking. Izusan Shrine is a 10-minute walk from Ryokan Izuna, while Jyukkoku Pass is a 30-minute drive away. The nearest airport is Tokyo Haneda International Airport, 80 km from the property.
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    • Guesthouse Nishihara
      Budget-friendly
      Featuring a shared lounge, garden and views of garden, Guesthouse Nishihara is located in Atami, 1.9 km from Atami Sun Beach. Boasting family rooms, this property also provides guests with a barbecue. The accommodation provides a hot spring bath, free WiFi and a shared kitchen. Guest rooms are equipped with air conditioning, a microwave, a fridge, a kettle, a hot tub, slippers and a desk. The guest house offers certain rooms with city views, and each room includes a coffee machine. At Guesthouse Nishihara each room comes with bed linen and towels. Hakone-Yumoto Station is 25 km from the accommodation, while Shuzen-ji Temple is 34 km away. The nearest airport is Tokyo Haneda Airport, 115 km from Guesthouse Nishihara.
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    • Hotel ACAO
      Luxury
      Hotel ACAO is a 10-minute ride from JR Atami Train Station, and a free shuttle is offered. The modern accommodation features hot-spring baths with ocean views, a rooftop garden and a French restaurant. Spacious guest rooms offer both air conditioning and heating facilities. Each room is equipped with a fridge, a tea/coffee maker and a television set. The en suite bathroom comes with toiletries and a bathtub. The hotel has a seasonal outdoor pool. Free WiFi is availble in all areas except the on-site restaurant. Hotel ACAO is a 15-minute walk from ACAO FOREST and the nearest beach. Atami Castle is a short 200 metres away.
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    • Guest House MARUYA
      Budget-friendly
      Located in the central area of Atami and a 15-minute walk from JR Atami Station, Guest House MARUYA offers capsule rooms fitted with Japanese futon-bedding. Guests can take a few minutes' walk to soak in the nearby hot springs or a 10-minute drive to visit the Atami Castle. JR Shinyokohama Station can be reached with a 50-minute ride on the shinkansen (bullet train). Haneda Airport is a 2-hour drive away from the property. There is a shared kitchen and lounge, where guests can socialise and relax. Washing machines and towel rentals are available at a surcharge. Each room at MARUYA Guest House comes with a power outlet and clothes hangers. Bathroom facilities are shared with other guests. Meals are not provided at the property; however, there are several dining options nearby.
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    • Atami Korakuen Hotel
      Luxury
      Situated in Atami, 1.4 km from Atami Sun Beach, Atami Korakuen Hotel features accommodation with a restaurant, free private parking, a bar and a terrace. Located around 28 km from Hakone-Yumoto Station, the hotel with free WiFi is also 33 km away from Shuzen-ji Temple. The accommodation offers a 24-hour front desk and room service for guests. The rooms in the hotel are equipped with a kettle. Complete with a private bathroom fitted with a shower and slippers, all rooms at Atami Korakuen Hotel have a flat-screen TV and air conditioning, and some rooms also boast a balcony. The units have a safety deposit box. Guests at the accommodation can enjoy a buffet breakfast. Atami Korakuen Hotel offers a sauna. Mount Daruma is 47 km from the hotel, while Motomachi Port is 48 km from the property. The nearest airport is Tokyo Haneda Airport, 118 km from Atami Korakuen Hotel.
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    • Atami Onsen Guest House Megumi
      Mid-range
      Situated in a quiet neighbourhood in Atami, Guest House Megumi is just a 5-minute walk from JR Atami Station. Atami Sun Beach is can be reached via a 4-minute stroll. Private parking and free WiFi are available on site. Every room has a sea view, and guests can enjoy fireworks during Atami Fireworks Festival in a guest room. A shared bathroom comes with free toiletries and a hairdryer. There is a shared lounge with a TV at the property. For guests' comfort, a natural hot spring bath is provided free of charge. Rental towels and washing machine are available at a fee. There are some dining options and convenience store within a 10-minute walk. Izusan Shrine is 1.6 km from Guest House Megumi, while Nagahama Beach is 5 km from the property. The nearest airport is Tokyo Haneda International Airport, 81 km from Guest House Megumi.
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    • atami onsen guesthouse nagomi
      Budget-friendly
      Set in Atami, 1.3 km from Atami Sun Beach, atami onsen guesthouse nagomi offers accommodation with a garden, private parking and a terrace. The property is around 31 km from Shuzen-ji Temple, 31 km from Hakone-Yumoto Station and 45 km from Mount Daruma. The accommodation provides a hot spring bath, a shared kitchen and free WiFi. Certain rooms also offer a kitchen with a microwave and a fridge. The guest house offers a hot tub. Motomachi Port is 50 km from atami onsen guesthouse nagomi, while Hakone Checkpoint is 19 km from the property. The nearest airport is Tokyo Haneda Airport, 118 km from the accommodation.
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    • Atami Koro
      Mid-range
      Boasting beautiful sea views from its hilltop location, Atamikoro provides Japanese and Western-style rooms. The property is a 5-minute drive from JR Ajiro Station and a complimentary shuttle service is provided. Free WiFi is available throughout the premises. Renovated in July 2015, all rooms at Atami Koro feature ocean views and a wall-mounted flat-screen TV with video games. They have a tatami (woven-straw) floor, traditional futon bedding and a seating area with chairs and a coffee table. Toilets and bathing facilities are shared. Guests at Atamikoro can relax on comfortable sofas in the shared lounge. An array of activities can be enjoyed on site or in the surroundings, including cycling, hiking and snorkelling. Free-use laundry facilities (detergent not included), free-use bicycles and free parking are on site.
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    • Atami Fuga
      Mid-range
      Situated in Atami, 2.4 km from Atami Sun Beach, Atami Fuga features accommodation with a shared lounge, free private parking, a garden and a terrace. The property is set 31 km from Shuzen-ji Temple, 31 km from Hakone-Yumoto Station and 45 km from Mount Daruma. The accommodation offers a hot spring bath, free WiFi and a 24-hour front desk. All rooms in the ryokan are fitted with a kettle. The rooms are fitted with air conditioning, a safety deposit box and a flat-screen TV, and some units at Atami Fuga have a balcony. At the accommodation all rooms are fitted with bed linen and towels. Guests at Atami Fuga can enjoy an American breakfast. The ryokan offers 3-star accommodation with a sauna. You can play billiards at Atami Fuga. Hakone Checkpoint is 19 km from the accommodation, while Hakone Shrine is 22 km from the property. The nearest airport is Tokyo Haneda Airport, 119 km from Atami Fuga.
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    • Onsen Hostel Hinoemi
      Budget-friendly
      Onsen Hostel Hinoemi is located in Atami, 1.2 km from Atami Onsen. The on-site public hot spring bath is open between 08:00-10:00 and 15:00-23:00. The shared shower and shared kitchen at the property are open 24 hours. Some units include a seating area to relax in after a busy day. Each room is equipped with a shared bathroom. The nearest airport is Haneda Airport, 80 km from the property.
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