Over 4,000 years ago, the volcanic eruptions from Mount Omuro propelled lava flows down the eastern coast of the Izu Peninsula with molten rocks gushing into the ocean and the result is a craggy coastline, now known as the Jogasaki Coast, brimming with secret coves and tide pools.
Presenting spectacular ocean views every step of the way, some of the highlights of the trail are the 23-metre long and 48-metre high Kadowakizaki Suspension Bridge, and the Kadowakizaki Lighthouse not far from the bridge with an observation deck that is freely accessible.
The entire hiking trail measures 9 kilometres and takes about 2 to 3 hours to finish. Though it is great for both beginners and more experienced hikers, those who have difficulty also have the option to take shorter routes that intersect with the main trail.
Take pleasure in its sheer serenity as you wander the paths of the trail. Besides that, keep your eyes peeled for diverse flora and fauna in the wild, including coastal plants like the infamous himeyuzuriha, peaches, and friendly hares and swallows.
Discover and experience the beautiful scenery around our Izu Peninsula hotels.
Nature surely takes centre stage in Izu, but not many are aware that the small peninsula also houses a whopping number of museums – over 20 to be exact. There are, of course, the classics, but what really draws people in are the bizarre museums that top the quirky scale for sure.
The fresh water of the Kawazu River surges down the Amagi mountain range through a series of 7 wondrous waterfalls of varying drops, and with it comes a fantastic walking trail by the river that runs through the forest.
Founded by monumental Japanese monk Kobo Daishi in the 9th century, the Shuzenji Temple sits on a small hill and may look absolutely tranquil, but what it conceals is a grim and turbulent history involving power struggles and bad blood within a family.
Spring is inarguably the most loved season in Japan thanks to its world-renowned Japanese cherry blossoms or sakura, which blooms beautifully at this time of the year. In the Izu Peninsula though, sakura season gets an early head start compared to the rest of Japan.