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Take a trip to the Izu Peninsula, south of Tokyo, and discover dramatic scenery, quiet seaside towns and hot springs. Whether you’re visiting for a resort experience or to learn about the local history, the Izu Peninsula is sure to provide plenty of relaxation.
For decades the Izu Peninsula has been a popular weekend escape for the people of Tokyo, but recent resort development and Japan’s high-speed rail system has now opened the Izu region to the world.
Visit the coastal town of Toi to learn about the region’s legacy of gold mining. Spend an afternoon looking through historical displays at the Toi Kinzan, a museum dedicated to the industry. Visit the original Toi Gold Mine nearby and tour sections of the long tunnel that winds beneath the town. Don’t miss the chance to try your hand at panning for gold.
Toi has a reputation as a quiet beach town but while it is more remote than many of the bigger tourist destinations on the peninsula, the bold landscapes that surround the town are worth the travel time. Bathe at Toi Beach as you admire the views of Mount Fuji, the tallest mountain in Japan, or walk beneath drooping cherry trees when you visit the Anrakuji Temple.
Hire a car or motorbike and explore the Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park which dominates most of the peninsula. High peaks and green valleys are dotted with small onsen (traditional Japanese hot springs). Unwind after a day of exploring and let the thermal waters remove all the stress from your muscles.
The Izu Peninsula is located approximately 130 kilometres (80 miles) from the center of Tokyo and can be reached by car, train or bus. The eastern coast is well connected by the JR Rail network; however, those wanting to reach Toi and the west coast may prefer the independence offered by hiring a car. The region is particularly beautiful in early April when the cherry blossoms are in full bloom.
This is one of the best places I’ve ever stayed! The service was the best.. we barely spoke any Japanese and they were still so helpful. The extra amenities of umbrellas, public baths, and restaurant were great. It also helped that the room itself was spectacular: a mix between western and traditional ...
Nice private hot spring with Mount Fuji view although only the mountain top. Breakfast reasonably good.
Beautiful views. Very picturesque. Stunning actually. Staff were lovely. Very helpful. Breakfast was amazing. Very delicious, and a good variety. Clean, spacious rooms. The only gripe I would have, is we had dinner and found it expensive.
Great place to experience a traditional Japanese room and hospitality. Room also had a great view of the ocean. Very quiet except for the soothing sound of the waves. Hotel is within walking distance to the next town of Kawazu as well as the train station. Enjoyed our stay. Will come back again if ...
The location was amazing, but services lacked human effort. I had already mentioned in the requests while booking that I'll be in my last trimester of pregnancy, despite: 1. As we entered room, the beds were separated, and when requested if they can be joined, the person asked us for an extra fees ...