For starters, avid museumgoers who wish to delve deeper into Izu’s natural heritage, such as the geological history behind its inactive and active volcanoes, should look no further than Georia, a national history museum with lots of interactive displays and exhibits.
Art aficionados will take a liking to the Izu-no-Chohachi Art Museum that features intricate plasterwork of a local 19th century artist, Chohachi Irie, as well as the Izu Highland Merchen Art Museum displaying dream-like works, and the Ikeda 20 Seiki modern art museum.
Now, those in for an odd and outrageous experience at museums with compellingly unusual subjects will be spoilt for choice. Not only is there the Izu Teddy Bear Museum, the Music Box Museum of Izu and Izu Wax Doll Museum are also highly intriguing choices.
Among the other noteworthy museums worth checking out in Izu include the Izu Glass and Craft Museum, Izu Kogen Stained Glass Museum, Izu Kogen Antique Jewelry Museum, and the Museum of Ivory and Stone Sculptures. They are definitely offbeat, but entertaining nonetheless.
Discover and experience the beautiful scenery around our Izu Peninsula hotels.
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.
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.