Credit: Shizuoka Prefectural Tourism Association

Ito-shi is in Izu peninsula. It has a hot spring called “Ito onsen”, which is the largest in Japan in terms of the amount of hot spring water. You may also want to visit its popular visiting spots like “Mt. Omuro”, “Jogasaki Coast”, and “Lake Ippeki”. It is a wonderful resort destination with beautiful waters and hot spots!  

About Ito, Izu Peninsula

Credit: Shizuoka Prefectural Tourism Association

Ito-shi is located in the middle of the east coast of Izu Peninsula, it is a city with numerous magnificent sightseeing spots very close to nature such as the impressive cliffs of “Jogasaki Coast”, and “Mt. Omuro” the mountain with beautiful lines. Moreover, there are various flower spots to enjoy in any season. In addition, it is also famous among swimmers in summer for its striking beach.  

Highlights and Hotspots of Ito, Izu

Credit: Shizuoka Prefectural Tourism Association

“Mt. Omuro”, the National Natural Monument

Mt. Omuro is like the symbol of Ito-shi, and it is a national natural monument. The views of the soft and splendid landscape from the peak is definitely something you cannot miss.

Spot Information

  • Spot name: Mt. Omuro
  • Street Address: Ike, Ito-shi, Shizuoka
  • Access: Tokyo station 🡪 [Shinkansen] 40 mins 🡪 Atami station 🡪 [JR] 25 mins 🡪 Ito station 🡪 {Tokai bus} 40 mins 🡪 Izu Shaboden Park Mae
  • Wi-Fi: not available
  • Language: Japanese only
  • Ticket: mountain climbing gondola fare
  • Credit cards: no credit cards accepted

Jogasaki Coast

Jogasaki Coast is a rugged stretch of dark volcanic cliff coastline formed by the eruption of Mt. Omuro then cooled down, and eroded by the sea. It is a famous sightseeing spot with magnificent views.

Spot Information

  • Spot name: Jogasaki Coast
  • Address: Futo, Ito-shi, Shizuoka
  • Access: Tokyo station 🡪 [Shinkansen] 40 mins 🡪 Atami station 🡪 [JR] 65 mins 🡪 Jogasaki Coast station…walk for 25 mins.
  • Wi-Fi: not available
  • Ticket: free admission

Lake Ippeki- Indulgence in Beautiful Views in Any Seasons

Lake Ippeki is a volcanic formed by the eruption of Mt. Omuro. There are lakeside walking trails for visitors to go close to nature and enjoy its splendid views during your relaxing walk.

Spot Information

  • Spot name: Lake Ippeki
  • Address: Yoshida, Ito-shi, Shizuoka
  • Access; Tokyo station 🡪 [Shinkansen] 40 mins 🡪 Atami station 🡪 [JR] 22 mins 🡪 Ito station 🡪 [Bus] 20 mins
  • Wi-Fi: not available
  • Ticket: free admission

Butsugenji Temple- Have a Panoramic View of the Ito City

Butsugenji is located on a highland with superb views of Sagaminada beach and the Ito city. It is also the main venue of festivals like the Hinamatsuri festival.  

Spot Information

  • Spot name: Butsugenji
  • Address: 2-30, Monomigaoka, Ito-shi, Shizuoka
  • Access: Tokyo station 🡪 [Shinkansen] approx. 40 mins 🡪 Atami station 🡪[JR] approx. 22 mins 🡪 Ito station 🡪 [Bus] 🡪 get off at Itoshi Shiyakusho (Town office
  • Wi-F: not available
  • Language: Japanese only
  • Ticket: free admission
  • Credit cards: no credit cards accepted

Plenty of Hot Spring Inns and Hotels to Enjoy Ito Onsen, Izu Peninsula

Credit: Shizuoka Prefectural Tourism Association

Ito onsen is a traditional and the largest hot spring in Shizuoka in terms of the amount of hot spring water, it has been famous for medical therapy since the Edo period, particularly good for seniors and small children. There are as many as 150 accommodating facilities in Ito onsen including resort hotels, guest houses, pensions…for family, large groups, and all kinds of visitors. This wide range of accommodation choices is one of the attractions of the hot spring resort. Besides, there are also easier, casual spots like day-trip public bath, ashiyu foot massage hot spring, etc. 

Spot Information

  • Spot name: Ito onsen
  • Address: Ito-shi area, Shizuoka
  • Access: Tokyo station 🡪 [Shinkansen] approx. 40 mins 🡪 Atami station 🡪 [JR] approx. 22 mins 🡪 Ito station 🡪 [Izu Express] 24 mins 🡪 Izu Kogen
  • Wi-Fi: depends on the hotel/inn
  • Language: English
  • Credit cards: depends on the hotel/inn

Access to  Ito and Izu

Credit: Shizuoka Prefectural Tourism Association

To get to Ito-shi from Tokyo, take shinkansen at “Tokyo station” and get off at “Atami station” (approx. 55 mins). Change to JR line and get off at “Ito station” (approx. 22 mins). 

Index