Cycling in Izu Peninsula 

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.

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HIGHLIGHTS OF THE AREA STUNNING COASTLINE, BEACHES, VIEWS, ONSEN, SEAFOOD   

The Izu Peninsula is a resort area popular for its hot springs, beautiful coastlines, beaches, mild climate and scenic mountainous interior.

Located about 100 kilometres southwest of Tokyo, its proximity to the city makes the peninsula a popular weekend getaway.

This convenience offers the cyclist a lot of opportunity to escape the busy streets of the megacity and enjoy some amazing coastal riding with views of Mt. Fuji.

The more developed eastern coast of the Izu Peninsula is home to larger cities such as Atami, Ito and Shimoda, which are popular for their beaches and hot springs.

HOW TO GET THERE AND AROUND

The easiest way to get to Izu Peninsula is on the Bullet train – getting off at Atami Station to access the East Coast and head down to the small surf town of Shimoda or get off at Mishima station and head down the more secluded West Coast of the Peninsula.

 Bike rental options available within easy reach of the main train stations, as are lots of marked cycling roads with good signage and roads that are well suited to riders of all levels.

Like most of Shizuoka, this region is great for multi day touring and riders can experience a range of amazing off-bike experience, especially the onsen town of Shuzenji, which also happens to be home of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic velodrome.

Check SHIZUOKA GUIDE for a detailed list of cycling courses, and associated downloadable route data, available in Izu Peninsula with a range from Beginner through to Expert level options.

The southern and western coasts, of Izu are less developed and well known for their rugged coastlines and spectaular views around Irozaki and Dogashima.

Cycling In SHizuoka

Shizuoka is a great cycling destination for all levels. Temperate climate, good roads, steep climbs and… Mt Fuji. Choose from any of the following JR Bullet Train stations as a starting point for your Shizuoka Cycling adventure.

GOTEMBA & OYAMA

Heading North from Mishima Station you can easily get to Gotemba and Oyama at the Eastern Foothills of Mt Fuji… Head North and you can access the western coastline of Izu Peninsula. Take the train from Mishima Station to Izu Nagaoka and check out the Merida Showroom which is a cyclists dream come true… Read More

 IZU PENINSULA

Atami Station is the gateway to Izu Peninsula rugged East coast road which boasts some of the best ocean coastal roads in Japan…  Read More

 FUJINOMIYA AREA

From Shin Fuji Station it is easy to access the town of Fujinomiya at the foothills of Mt Fuji on the JR Minoru Line. Once you arrive in Fujinomiya spend an hour or so cycling around this idyllic Japanese town, grab a coffee and marvel at… Read More

 HAMAMATSU AREA

 After arriving at Hamamatsu Station head to In Hamamatsu information desk to leave luggage, get information on local cycling areas – rental bikes are also available…Read More

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