While the peninsula only spans over 1,400 square kilometres, its west coast distinctively varies from the east. Marked by picturesque shores and an abundance of hot spring baths, the appeal of Izu’s eastern area encompasses Atami, an old hot spring town, the scenic Jogasaki Coast which is fringed with cliffs, and Kawazu, a town sought-after for its cherry blossoms.
Towards the west coast, Izu is home to Shuzenji, an elegant hot spring town full of history, river walks and bamboo groves. Those seeking adventure will also take pleasure in visiting the wondrous waterfalls of Amagi and Kawazu. Finally, Dogashima extends secret caverns and islands that are definitely worth exploring.
With such a close proximity to the capital city, there is literally no reason one should overlook the Izu Peninsula, especially when it has been made highly accessible by train from most parts of Japan. Besides, the peninsula has yet another irresistible appeal – its fresh seafood is absolutely to die for.