From upstream, these scenic falls of different shapes and sizes are called Kamadaru, Ebidaru, Hebidaru, Shokeidaru, Kanidaru, Deaidaru and Odaru Falls, with the largest one being Odaru, boasting a towering drop of 30 metres.
A great number of statues are also erected along the walking trail and they portray the heroine of the prominent literature The Izu Dancer, which is set in the Izu Peninsula and written in 1926 by Nobel Prize winner Kawabata Yasunari.
Rest, relax and take a refreshing dip in the cooling waters of the gracious falls, and just as you thought the adventure ends at the end of the trail, the Nanadaru Onsen hot spring resort awaits at its foot, allowing for thermal baths complemented with sublime waterfall or mountain views.
Finally, those who continue down south after reaching the Odaru Falls will arrive at Wasabidanosato, a wasabi field where the green rooted plants grow in abundance. Needless to say, there will be loads of wasabi-flavoured snacks at one’s disposal, including wasabi ice cream.
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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.
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.
The Jogasaki Coast is an exquisite 9-kilometre segment of the Izu Peninsula coastline with a wonderful hiking trail that offers incredible views of the Pacific Ocean, jagged cliffs and stone structures that border the coast.