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
Kawazu – Cherry Blossom Festival, Nanadaru Waterfall and outdoor hot springs
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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 give you the ability to take your time and enjoy some of the most stunning coastal views in Japan.
40 mins from Tokyo the Hot Spring town of Atami by the sea has been a popular getaway for Tokyoites for centuries.
For cycling in Izu Peninsula the Southern and Western coasts are less developed than the East and provide spectaular views as you cycle the coastal roads.
Japan is quickly becoming recognized as one of the world’s top cycling destinations – Cycling in Shizuoka has something for all levels of cyclists