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Hotsprings, beaches and seafood await those on a two-day tour of Izu
Short trip from Tokyo to Izu

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Russell Willis / I'm from Wales, U.K. / I have lived in Japan for 15 years.

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I came to Japan with my wife over ten years ago intending to stay for just one year. We immediately fell in love with Izu, and one year led to another.
I'm originally from England, where I worked as a freelance photographer and travel writer after graduating from Anglia University with a degree in biology. I now run a small business in Shimoda with my wife.
My interests include painting and studying the local wildlife, and much of my time is spent exploring the picturesque countryside of the Izu Peninsular. Other interests include snorkelling, kayaking, cooking and collecting traditional Japanese ceramics.

Just an hour or so by Shinkansen from Tokyo and you'll already feel like you're hundreds of miles away. The Izu Peninsula is compact enough to travel round in a couple of days but there is plenty to keep you for longer. Tranquil mountain passes, emerald seas and white sandy beaches, natural hot springs and breathtaking scenery are just some of the things awaiting visitors to this part of the Izu Hakone National Park. Get around the northwestern part of Izu, get a great view of Mt. Fuji on a clear day, and have a relaxing soak in a hot spring. Then on day two, rent a car and take a scenic trip through the heart of Izu, passing over the Amagi Mountain Range and then on to the east coast towards Kawazu and Shimoda. Enjoy the costal drive and get a sense of Izu's relaxed tropical vibe.

Tokyo Station

JR Tokaido Shinkansen (56min)
¥4,520

JR East

Mishima Station(JR Tokaido Shinkansen)

Transfer (21min)

Mishima Station(Izunagaoka Railways Sunzu Line)

Izunagaoka Railways Sunzu Line (22min)
¥320

Iyu Kyuko

Izunagaoka Station

Walk (1min)

Nagaoka Sta. Stop

Izu Hakone Bus (11min)
¥170

Izunokuni Shiyakusho Stop

Walk (2min)

Sanroku Station

Izunokuni Panorama Ropeway (7min)
¥1600

Sancho Station

Walk (1min)

Izunokuni Panorama Park

  • Estimated time:40min

Ropeway ride and a panoramic view offer a fun time for all ages

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Walk (1min)

Sancho Station

Izunokuni Panorama Ropeway (7min)

Sanroku Station

Walk (2min)

Izunokuni Shiyakusho Stop

Izuhakone Bus (18min)
¥170

Nagaoka Sta. Stop

Walk (1min)

Izunagaoka Station

Izunagaoka Railways Sunzu Line (14min)
¥270

Shuzenji Station

Walk (5min)

Shuzenji Sta. Stop

Izuhakone Bus/Tokai Bus (3min)
¥220

Shuzenji Onsen Stop

Shuzenji Temple and surrounding area

  • Estimated time:3hr 30min

Walk through a true Japanese experience

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Stay in Shuzenji Onsen

Stay the night and refresh yourself in the natural hot spring

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Shuzenji Onsen Stop

Izuhakone Bus/Tokai Bus (3min)
¥220

Shuzenji Sta. Stop

Walk

Car rental office (20min)
Rental fee ¥6,500~ (Excluding gasoline fee)

Rental car (45min)

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Kawazu Nanadaru Seven Falls

  • Estimated time:45min

Seven Falls and mountain trails

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Walk (5min)

(C)JNTO

Kawazu Nanadaru Odaru Onsen

  • Estimated time:1hr
  • Estimated cost:¥2,000

Take a relaxing hot spring bath

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Rental car (40min)

Lunch - Kinmedai

  • Estimated time:1hr

Try the local seafood speciality – “Kinmedai” or Splendid Alfonsino

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Rental car (3min)

Perry Road

  • Estimated time:30min

Get a taste of bygone years with a stroll along Perry Road

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Rental car (5min)

A Cruise around Shimoda Bay

  • Estimated time:30min
  • Estimated cost:¥1,200

Cruise around Shimoda Bay on the Black Ship

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Rental car (5min)

Car rental office (10min)

Walk (1min)

Izukyu Shimoda Station

Izu Kyuko Line (1 hr 29min)
¥6,140

Atami Station(Izu Kyuko Line)

Transfer (14min)

Atami Station (JR ToKaido Line)

JR ToKaido Line Ueno Tokyo Line (49min)

Tokyo Station

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