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The Kawazu Nanadaru (‰Í’ÃŽµ‘ê) 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 (‰Í’ÃŽµ‘ê, 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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      Set in Atami, 600 metres from Atami Sun Beach, Pearl Star Hotel ATAMI offers accommodation with a fitness centre, private parking, a terrace and a restaurant. With free WiFi, this 5-star hotel offers room service and a 24-hour front desk. Guests can have a drink at the bar. The hotel will provide guests with air-conditioned rooms offering a wardrobe, a coffee machine, a fridge, a minibar, a safety deposit box, a flat-screen TV and a private bathroom with a bidet. Each room has a kettle, while some rooms come with a balcony and others also have sea views. At Pearl Star Hotel ATAMI all rooms are equipped with bed linen and towels. The accommodation features amenities such as an on-site business centre, sauna and hot spring bath. Hakone-Yumoto Station is 26 km from Pearl Star Hotel ATAMI, while Shuzen-ji Temple is 32 km away. The nearest airport is Oshima Airport, 55 km from the hotel.
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    • Watei Kazekomichi
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      Featuring an open-air bath and views of sea, Watei Kazekomichi is a sustainable ryokan located in Atami, 2.1 km from Atami Sun Beach. There is an on-site restaurant, plus free private parking and free WiFi are available. The accommodation provides free shuttle service, full-day security and luggage storage for guests. The ryokan will provide guests with air-conditioned units offering a wardrobe, a coffee machine, a fridge, a safety deposit box, a flat-screen TV, a terrace and a private bathroom with a hot tub. A balcony with mountain views is offered in all units. At the ryokan, all units include bed linen and towels. Guests can also relax in the garden or in the shared lounge area. Shuzen-ji Temple is 31 km from the ryokan, while Hakone-Yumoto Station is 31 km away. The nearest airport is Oshima Airport, 56 km from Watei Kazekomichi.
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      Atami Sekaie is set in Atami, 2.6 km from Atami Sun Beach, 25 km from Hakone-Yumoto Station, and 35 km from Shuzen-ji Temple. There is an on-site restaurant, plus free private parking and free WiFi are available. The accommodation offers a 24-hour front desk. At the ryokan, each unit comes with a private bathroom. Mount Daruma is 49 km from the ryokan, while Hakone Checkpoint is 22 km away. The nearest airport is Oshima Airport, 57 km from Atami Sekaie.
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    • Guest House MARUYA
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      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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    • Taiseikan
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      Offering an open-air bath and sea view, Taiseikan is set in Atami, 2.3 km from Nagahama Beach and 25 km from Shuzen-ji Temple. Ideally located in the Ajiro Onsen district, this ryokan offers a shared lounge, as well as a hot spring bath and a public bath. Free WiFi is available and private parking can be arranged at an extra charge. The units in the ryokan are fitted with a kettle. There is a private bathroom with bidet in some units, along with slippers, a hair dryer and free toiletries. All units will provide guests with air conditioning, a safety deposit box and a flat-screen TV. The ryokan is located in a geothermal area, with a number of hot springs nearby for guests to relax in. Hakone-Yumoto Station is 34 km from the ryokan, while Mount Daruma is 39 km from the property. The nearest airport is Oshima Airport, 61 km from Taiseikan.
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    • Atami Korakuen Hotel
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      Situated in Atami, 1.4 km from Atami Sun Beach, Atami Korakuen Hotel features accommodation with a terrace, free private parking, a restaurant and a bar. The property is set 28 km from Hakone-Yumoto Station, 33 km from Shuzen-ji Temple and 47 km from Mount Daruma. The hotel has a sauna, room service and free WiFi. The rooms in the hotel are equipped with a kettle. Complete with a private bathroom fitted with a shower and a hairdryer, all rooms at Atami Korakuen Hotel have a flat-screen TV and air conditioning, and some rooms also boast a balcony. The units will provide guests with a fridge. The reception at the accommodation can provide tips on the area. Hakone Checkpoint is 21 km from Atami Korakuen Hotel, while Hakone Shrine is 24 km from the property. The nearest airport is Oshima Airport, 54 km from the hotel.
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      Mid-range
      Set in Atami, 1.5 km from Atami Sun Beach, ATAMI SPRING TERRACE HOTEL offers accommodation with a garden, private parking, a shared lounge and a terrace. Featuring a spa and wellness centre, the 3-star hotel has air-conditioned rooms with free WiFi, each with a private bathroom. The property is non-smoking and is located 26 km from Hakone-Yumoto Station. Some rooms also feature a kitchenette with a fridge, a microwave and a stovetop. At the hotel the rooms are equipped with bed linen and towels. ATAMI SPRING TERRACE HOTEL offers a range of wellness facilities including a hot tub and a hot spring bath. You can play table tennis at the accommodation. Shuzen-ji Temple is 33 km from ATAMI SPRING TERRACE HOTEL, while Mount Daruma is 47 km from the property. The nearest airport is Oshima Airport, 56 km from the hotel.
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    • ISHINOYA Atami
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      Situated in Atami and only 2.7 km from Atami Sun Beach, ISHINOYA Atami features accommodation with sea views, free WiFi and free private parking. This 4-star ryokan offers a lift and free shuttle service. Boasting family rooms, this property also provides guests with a terrace. There is a shared bathroom with bidet in some units, along with bathrobes, slippers and a hair dryer. At the ryokan, some units are allergy-free. For guests with children, the ryokan provides an indoor play area. Guests can also relax in the shared lounge area. Hakone-Yumoto Station is 27 km from ISHINOYA Atami, while Shuzen-ji Temple is 31 km from the property. The nearest airport is Oshima Airport, 57 km from the accommodation.
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      Featuring open-air hot-spring baths and traditional multi-course meals, Shihomiya Ryokan is a 3-minute walk from JR Atami Train Station. The Japanese rooms include futon beds and a flat-screen TV. Ryokan Shihomiyafs air-conditioned rooms have tatami (woven-straw) floors and shoji paper screens. Guests can make fresh green tea or enjoy a drink from the minibar. A Western toilet is attached, and bathing facilities are shared. Kurai Shrine and MOA Museum are just 1.6 km away. Himenosawa Park and Nishi-Atami Golf Course are about a 15-minute drive from the hotel. A hot-spring bath can be reserved for private use, for a fee. Guests can relax with a massage. Coffee and tea are offered at the lobby cafe.
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