Visit quiet coastal villages, relax in traditional Japanese hot springs and explore dramatic vistas and coastlines, all just 2 hours from Tokyo.
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.
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Cruise across the deep blue waters of Ashinoko Lake, soar to the top of Owakudani, and tuck into a delicious lunch of grilled meats, salads, and other specialties. This fun-filled trip takes you from scenic shores to stunning summits, with plenty of time for lunch and shopping in between.
Take in picture-perfect views of Mount Fuji from multiple spots on Japan's east coast. Capture sights of the mountain from Arakura Sengen Park and marvel at its peak from the heights of Hakone Ropeway. End your day with a Japanese tradition—a relaxing dip in the steamy hot springs.
Did you know that Tokyo is one of a few megacities in the world that has its very own active volcanos and Japan’s only desert. Tokyo features a total of 11 islands that stretch up to 1000km away from Tokyo’s center and this tour takes you to one of the islands where you can immerse yourself in a Japanese island culture! DAY 1 Leave Takeshiba port by boat in the morning.
After staying in the Kawaguchiko area, you can take this bus tour and enjoy Hakone sightseeing on the way to Odawara or Tokyo. An English-speaking tour conductor accompanies the tour, so join worry-free! Departure is in the afternoon, so feel free to enjoy sightseeing in the Kawaguchiko area in the morning.
This day trip tour includes round-trip Shinkansen tickets between Tokyo and Odawara and an Izu Hakone Bus 1-Day Pass. Normally priced at JPY 8,660 per adult, this plan can be enjoyed for only JPY 7,000! As the round-trip Shinkansen tickets are for non-reserved seating, customers are able to use them at the time that fits their schedule.
Meet us at Odawara Station, in front of the Shinkansen line. A local guide, will walk with you to the near castle park. Learn about history of the castle town and about the structures of the different castle gates while walking through the park.