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. 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

Eastern Izu is the more populated and slightly more urban part of the Izu Peninsula thanks to 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 to the beach

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 700 to 1000 yen a day.

Hirizo Beach

Two minute ferry ride from Nakagi Port (2000 yen for a 1-day pass)

Yagawa Beach and Mera Athletics Water Park

Three minute ferry ride from Mera Port (1500 yen for a 1-day pass)

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, 1.4 km from Atami Sun Beach, Watei Kazekomichi provides accommodation with a restaurant, free private parking, a shared lounge and a garden. Each accommodation at the 4-star ryokan has sea views, and guests can enjoy access to a terrace. The accommodation offers a hot spring bath, free WiFi and room service. The ryokan will provide guests with air-conditioned rooms with a wardrobe, a kettle, a fridge, a safety deposit box, a flat-screen TV, a balcony and a private bathroom with a hot tub. At Watei Kazekomichi every room is fitted with bed linen and towels. An Asian breakfast is available daily at the accommodation. Kinomiya Shrine is 1.2 km from Watei Kazekomichi, while MOA Museum of Art is 3.5 km away. The nearest airport is Tokyo Haneda International Airport, 82 km from the ryokan.
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    • Ryokan Izuna
      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. The dormitory room features a bamboo garden. 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 and a supermarket 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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    • atami onsen guesthouse nagomi
      Boasting a garden, terrace and views of sea, atami onsen guesthouse nagomi is set in Atami, 1 km from Atami Sun Beach. This 1-star guest house offers a shared kitchen and luggage storage space. The air-conditioned rooms provide a garden view and come with a desk and free WiFi. At the guest house, all rooms include a wardrobe. All guest rooms in atami onsen guesthouse nagomi are fitted with a flat-screen TV and slippers. The accommodation offers 1-star accommodation with a hot spring bath and hot tub. Kinomiya Shrine is 600 metres from atami onsen guesthouse nagomi, while MOA Museum of Art is 2.9 km from the property. The nearest airport is Tokyo Haneda International Airport, 82 km from the guest house.
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    • Guesthouse Nishihara
      Featuring a shared lounge, garden and views of garden, Guesthouse Nishihara is located in Atami, 600 metres from Atami Sun Beach. Boasting family rooms, this property also provides guests with a barbecue. The accommodation provides a hot spring bath, a shared kitchen and free WiFi. Guest rooms are equipped with air conditioning, a microwave, a fridge, a kettle, a hot tub, slippers and a desk. At the guest house each room comes with bed linen and towels. Popular points of interest near Guesthouse Nishihara include MOA Museum of Art, Kinomiya Shrine and Izusan Shrine. The nearest airport is Tokyo Haneda International Airport, 80 km from the accommodation.
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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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    • 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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    • Onsen Hostel Hinoemi
      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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    • 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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    • Atami Koro
      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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    • Izu no Umi Hotel
      Located in Atami, 600 metres from Atami Sun Beach, Izu no Umi Hotel provides air-conditioned rooms and a terrace. With free WiFi, this 3-star guest house offers a 24-hour front desk and a shared lounge. The guest house features family rooms. At the guest house, each room is fitted with a desk, a flat-screen TV, a private bathroom, bed linen and towels. At Izu no Umi Hotel, rooms include a seating area. Guests at the accommodation will be able to enjoy activities in and around Atami, like cycling. Kinomiya Shrine is 1.4 km from Izu no Umi Hotel, while Izusan Shrine is 3.5 km away. The nearest airport is Tokyo Haneda International Airport, 82 km from the guest house.
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