The historic hot spring town of Atami has been looking after weary travelers for hundreds of years. Today the town remains a favorite getaway for Tokyoites due to its easy accessibility – it is also a Gateway to the spectacular Izu Peninsula.
From the scenic trip down the east coast along the shoreline to the spectacular cherry blossom festival and waterfalls around Kawazu and then on to the beautiful white sand beaches and rugged shoreline of Southern Izu – you won’t believe you are just 2 hours from one of the biggest cities in the World.
Easily Accessible from Atami Station
Atami Hot Spring Town – MOA Art Museum, Herb Garden, Atami Castle, Atami Shopping Arcades, Sun Beach
Ito City – Mt Omuro and Shaboten Zoo, Jogasaki Coast & 7 golf courses including the famous Kawana Hotel course.
Kawazu – Cherry Blossom Festival, Nanadaru Waterfall and outdoor hot springs
Shimoda Township – Surfing, Beaches, Perry Road Walking Tours, Fishing, Snorkeling, Scuba Diving
Minami Izu – Sea Kayaking, Seafood, Traditional Japanese Inns, Hagachizaki Monkey Beach
Getting there and around
Jump on a local train to Ito Station and grab an IZU DREAM PASS 3-Day ticket. This will allow you to jump on and off the trains and buses and access most of Izu (and even ride on the ferry to Shimizu) and the ability to take you time and enjoy some of the most stunning coastal views in Japan.
Check out some Suggested Model Courses for Izu here.