The Izu Peninsula in Shizuoka Prefecture offers many beaches along its long coastline. The water is generally clearer than at beaches closer to Tokyo, and it is possible to snorkel and spot small fish and corals at some of the beaches.

The official swimming season at Izu beaches is typically from around mid July to late August, but water and weather temperatures allow for beach activities earlier and later than that. Many of the popular beaches are patrolled by lifeguards and have rental shops, food stalls and public toilets nearby. Compared to the beaches closer to Tokyo, there are fewer rules at the beaches in Izu, but most still prohibit barbecues and camping.

East Izu

The peninusla's eastern coast is more populated and urban and includes the cities of Atami and Ito. Lifeguards patrol the beaches during the summer beach season, and shops and restaurants can be found near the beaches. Train and bus frequencies are comparatively frequent, and most places are within walking distance from a train station or bus stop.

Atami Sun Beach

Ten minute walk from Atami Station

Nagahama Beach

Ten minute walk from Izutaga Station or 20 minutes by bus from Atami Station

Ito Orange Beach

Five minute walk from Ito Station

Around Shimoda

Shimoda is a town near the southern tip of the Izu Peninsula. Its train station, Izukyu-Shimoda, is the terminal stop of the Izukyu Railway Line and also a main hub for buses going further down into the peninsula where many nice beaches can be found. One of the Izu Peninsula's most famous beach, Shirahama Beach is only a short bus ride away from the train station.

Shirahama Beach

Ten minutes by bus from Shimoda Station

Sotoura Beach

Seven minutes by bus from Shimoda Station, followed by a five minute walk to the beach

Kujuppama Beach

20 minutes by bus from Shimoda Station, followed by a short walk along a relatively steep slope to the beach

Tatadohama Beach

About seven minutes by bus from Shimoda Station, followed by a five minute walk to the beach

Iritahama Beach

About ten minutes by bus from Shimoda Station, followed by a five minute walk to the beach

Kisami Ohama Beach

Ten minutes by bus from Shimoda Station, followed by a 15 minute walk

Yumigahama Beach

25 minutes by bus from Shimoda Station

South Izu

Due to their remote location, most of the beaches in the south of the Izu Peninsula tend to be less crowded compared to those around Atami and Shimoda. Bus service is relatively infrequent to the beaches, and travel by car is a much more convenient way to get around. Lifeguards patrol the beaches during the summer season, and parking is charged at a flat rate of typically 700 to 1000 yen a day.

Hirizo Beach

Two minute ferry ride from Nakagi Port (2000 yen for a round trip)

Yagawa Beach and Mera Athletics Water Park

Three minute ferry ride from Mera Port (1500 yen for a round trip)

Kumomi Beach

20 minute by bus from Matsuzaki

West Izu

The western coast of the Izu Peninsula is beautiful and more remote than the eastern coast. Public transportation tends to be infrequent, and driving is more convenient to get around, although some of the smaller roads are narrow and parking lots can get full in summer. Some of the beaches towards the northwestern end offer views of Mount Fuji when visibility is good.

Noribama Beach

Immediately south of Dogashima

Futo Beach

Five minute bus ride north of Dogashima, followed by a ten minute walk

Tagose Beach

Five minute bus ride north of Dogashima to Tago, followed by a 20 minute walk

Koganezaki Beach

20 minutes by bus north of Dogashima or 75 minutes by bus from Shuzenji Station, followed by a 10 minute walk

Crystal Beach

20 minutes by bus north of Dogashima

Mihama Beach

In Heda Town

Ose Beach

40 to 60 minutes by car from either Numazu or Shuzenji Station

Rarara Sun Beach

45 minutes by bus from Numazu Station

Getting there and around

Hotels around Izu Peninsula

Top rated on the Izu Peninsula
    • Watei Kazekomichi
      Located in Atami, 2.1 km from Atami Sun Beach, Watei Kazekomichi provides accommodation with a garden, free private parking, a shared lounge and a restaurant. This 4-star ryokan offers room service, free shuttle service and free WiFi. Each room is equipped with a balcony with a city view. The ryokan will provide guests with air-conditioned rooms offering a wardrobe, a coffee machine, a fridge, a safety deposit box, a flat-screen TV, a terrace and a private bathroom with a bidet. Watei Kazekomichi offers certain units with garden views, and each room comes with a kettle. At the accommodation every room is fitted with bed linen and towels. An Asian breakfast is available daily at Watei Kazekomichi. The ryokan offers 4-star accommodation with a hot spring bath. Shuzen-ji Temple is 31 km from Watei Kazekomichi, while Hakone-Yumoto Station is 31 km away. The nearest airport is Oshima Airport, 56 km from the accommodation.
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    • Guest House MARUYA
      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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    • Hotel New Akao
      Hotel New Akao 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. Free WiFi is availble in all areas.
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    • Atami Korakuen Hotel
      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. A buffet breakfast is available each morning at the accommodation. The reception at Atami Korakuen Hotel can provide tips on the area. Hakone Checkpoint is 21 km from the hotel, while Hakone Shrine is 24 km from the property. The nearest airport is Oshima Airport, 54 km from Atami Korakuen Hotel.
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    • Guesthouse Nishihara
      Located in Atami and with Atami Sun Beach reachable within 1.9 km, Guesthouse Nishihara provides a garden, non-smoking rooms, free WiFi and a shared lounge. This 2-star guest house offers a shared kitchen and luggage storage space. The guest house features family rooms. Guest rooms are equipped with air conditioning, a fridge, a microwave, a coffee machine, a shower, free toiletries and a desk. The guest house offers certain rooms with city views, and each room includes a kettle. At Guesthouse Nishihara each room comes with bed linen and towels. The accommodation offers 2-star accommodation with a hot spring bath and barbecue. Hakone-Yumoto Station is 25 km from Guesthouse Nishihara, while Shuzen-ji Temple is 34 km away. The nearest airport is Oshima Airport, 56 km from the guest house.
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    • Atami Onsen Guest House Megumi
      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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    • Hotel Micuras
      Located along Atami Sun Beach and looking out to the Pacific Ocean, Hotel Micuras boasts spacious hot spring baths, a sauna and a massage spa. This modern and stylish hotel offers large guestrooms and free Wi-Fi at the public area. JR Atami Station is a 10-minute walk away. Fitted with a relaxing ambience and wide windows, each room comes with a comfortable sofa, a flat-screen TV and a DVD player. A fridge and an electric kettle with tea bags are also included. Rooms with sea views feature a shower booth with a rain shower head. While staying at the Micuras Hotel guests can unwind in the public hot spring baths with a great ocean view, or receive rejuvenating massages at on-site Sanacion Spa. Free luggage storage services are offered. The hotel is a 12-minute walk from Kinomiya Shrine. MOA Museum of Art is a 10-minute drive or taxi ride away. Micuras Dining restaurant offers exquisite French cuisine and fine wine in an elegant setting. The hotel serves American breakfast daily.
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    • Relax Resort Hotel
      Located at the top of the hill overlooking the sea, MC Relax Resort Hotel bNX][gze offers luxurious resort accommodation with exotic Bali-inspired d?cor. Guests can enjoy rejuvenating beauty treatments at spa facilities or relax in hot spring baths. The hotel offers butler and concierge services to cater for each guestfs needs. All spacious rooms feature a balcony and views of ocean. They are equipped with Bali-made canopy beds and furniture, as well as a flat-screen TV and a well-stocked fridge. A DVD player, an air purifier and a hairdryer are also included. Some rooms come with an open-air hot spring bath on the balcony. Resort Hotel Relaxfs 24-hour front desk offers free luggage storage services. The indoor hot spring baths and sauna can be used privately. A dedicated butler and an English-speaking concierge can take care of shoe shine, taxi hire and sightseeing arrangements. The hotel is a 5-minute drive away from JR Atami Station. Atami Plum Garden is a 10-minute drive away, and MOA Museum of Art is a 20-minute drive from the property. Organic & Natural Nine restaurant serves Japanese/Western breakfast and lunch meals, as well as delicately prepared course meals at night. The Lounge caf? offers refreshments and cocktails in a stylish ambiance.
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    • ISHINOYA Atami
      Situated in Atami, 2.7 km from Atami Sun Beach, ISHINOYA Atami features accommodation with a shared lounge, free private parking and a terrace. This 4-star ryokan offers free shuttle service, luggage storage space and free WiFi. The property is allergy-free and is located 27 km from Hakone-Yumoto Station. The ryokan provides some rooms with sea views, and rooms include a private bathroom. An Asian breakfast is available each morning at ISHINOYA Atami. The accommodation offers 4-star accommodation with a hot spring bath. Shuzen-ji Temple is 31 km from ISHINOYA Atami, while Mount Daruma is 45 km from the property. The nearest airport is Oshima Airport, 57 km from the ryokan.
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    • Yuyado Ichibanchi
      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 Shihomiyafs 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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