Recommended itinerary 2 for Izu (Atami and Ito)

Travel to East Izu, long known for its relaxing hot springs

The gateways to the eastern part of the Izu Peninsula, Atami and Ito have long been known for their illustrious hot springs that dot the region. East Izu is also filled with leisure facilities and major points of note.

Itinerary Map

Itinerary Map

Trip Details

Day 1 – Time needed: approximately 6 hours, 30 minutes, including approximately 5 hours, 30 minutes for sightseeing and meals

Atami Station

On foot

Approximately 20 minutes on foot

Kiunkaku

On foot

Approximately 10 minutes on foot

Activities

11Kiunkaku

Constructed as a villa in 1919, Kiunkaku is counted as one of the "Three Great Villas of Atami" due to its aesthetic blending of Japanese, Chinese and European decorations and forms. When it served as a ryokan (Japanese-style inn), many Japanese literary giants stayed here, including Osamu Dazai.

Hours of operation

  • 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (last entrance at 4:30 p.m.)

Closed

  • Wednesdays (open on holidays and festival days) and December 26 to 30

Admission

  • Adults – 510 yen

Address

  • 4-2 Showa-cho, Atami, Shizuoka Prefecture

Related websites

Official website of the City of Atami (in Japanese)

Time needed: approximately 60 minutes

Kirin, one of the rooms
Kirin, one of the rooms

Stained glass in the solarium
Stained glass in the solarium

Restaurant
Scott Kyukan

On foot

Approximately 10 minutes on foot

Dining

12Restaurant Scott Kyukan

Since Restaurant Scott was founded in 1946, its popular beef stew has been made from the same recipe. Maintaining traditional preparation techniques, they use a demiglace perfected after many adjustments and Japanese beef that is cooked down until it melts, creating a magnificent dish.

Hours of operation

  • 11:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., 4:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Closed

  • Wednesdays and unscheduled days

Address

  • 12-6 Nagisa-cho, Atami, Shizuoka Prefecture

Related websites

Restaurant Scott (in Japanese only)

Time needed: approximately 60 minutes

Scott's beef stew
Scott's beef stew

Atami Station

Bus

Regular Sightseeing Bus


Regular
Sightseeing Bus

Bus

Regular Sightseeing Bus

ActivitiesSightseeing

13Regular Sightseeing Bus – L Course

This bus travels around the tourist spots in Atami. Departing twice a day, the first one leaves at 9:30 a.m. and is called the Kanichi-go and the second leaves at 1:30 p.m. and is known as the Omiya-go. After departing Atami Station, the bus travels to the truly amazing Kinomiya Shrine and other famous Atami locations, and allows passengers to enjoy the views such as the one from Jukkoku Toge. (Closed for service between June and September.)

Fee

  • Adults – 2,350 yen (required time: approximately 3 hours, 15 minutes)

Notes

  • Reservations are required.
  • The route and fee are subject to change according to the season.

Related websites

Regular Sightseeing Bus – L Course (in Japanese only)

Time needed: approximately 195 minutes

Atami Station

Trunk Lines

Train – approximately 25 minutes (JR Ito Line)

Ito Station

Shuttle

Shuttle – approximately 10 minutes

Ito-onsen
Hot Spring –
Seizan Yamato

Lodging

14Ito-onsen Hot Spring – Seizan Yamato

Located on a hill overlooking the town of Ito and Sagami Bay, Seizan Yamato is a luxury ryokan (Japanese-style inn) featuring free-flowing hot spring water and cuisine made from carefully selected ingredients. Guests can select their favorites from among dishes prepared using seasonal local ingredients, such as abalone.

Address

  • 203 Oka, Ito, Shizuoka Prefecture

Related websites

Seizan Yamato

Ito-onsen Hot Spring – Seizan Yamato
Ito-onsen Hot Spring – Seizan Yamato

An outdoor bath under a starry sky
An outdoor bath under a starry sky


Day 2 – Time needed: approximately 6 hours, 30 minutes, including approximately 5 hours for sightseeing and meals

Ito-onsen
Hot Spring –
Seizan Yamato

Ito Station

Trunk Lines

Train – approximately 20 minutes (Izu Kyuko Line)

Jogasaki-Kaigan
Station

Bus

Bus – approximately 10 minutes

Jogasaki
Picnical Course

Bus

Bus – approximately 5 minutes

SightseeingActivities

15Jogasaki Picnical Course

There is a promenade that extends approximately three kilometers along the coastline. The highlight of the route is the Kadowaki suspension bridge that spans 48 meters some 23 meters directly above the sea. For a real thrill, have a look down at the whitecap waves striking the sheer cliffs.

Address

  • Futo, Ito, Shizuoka Prefecture

Related websites

Ito Tourist Association (in Japanese only)

Time needed: approximately 80 minutes

Jogasaki Picnical Course
Jogasaki Picnical Course

The Kadowaki suspension bridge
The Kadowaki suspension bridge

Honke Maguroya

On foot

Approximately 10 minutes on foot

Dining

16Honke Maguroya

The most popular menu item at Honke Maguroya is Tokusen Toro Aburi-Zanmai Don, a dish of grilled fatty splendid alfonsino from Inatori on rice, along with atama (head) toro and otoro (the fattest part of the fish), which are in small quantities on fish. The three types of toro with real ground wasabi make for an excellent meal.

Hours of operation

  • 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (last order at 3:00 p.m.) and 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. (last order at 8:00 p.m.)
  • Sundays: 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. (last order at 7:30 p.m.)

Closed

  • Second and fourth Wednesdays of the month

Address

  • 1069-4 Yawatano, Ito, Shizuoka Prefecture

Related websites

Honke Maguroya (in Japanese only)

Time needed: approximately 60 minutes

Honke Maguroya
Honke Maguroya

Toro Aburi-Zanmai Don
Toro Aburi-Zanmai Don


Music Box
Museum of Izu

On foot

Approximately 5 minutes on foot

SightseeingActivities

17Music Box Museum of Izu

This museum has approximately 120 antique music boxes, gramophones and more from countries around the world. A hands-on session is also available (starting at 2,050 yen for approximately 40 minutes) in the attached workshop in which visitors select their favorite song and case and make a music box. Let the beautiful notes soothe you.

Hours of operation

  • 9:10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (last entrance at 4:00 p.m.)

Open 365 days a year

Admission

  • Adults – 860 yen

Address

  • 1191-1 Yawatano, Ito, Shizuoka Prefecture

Related websites

Music Box Museum of Izu

Time needed: approximately 60 minutes

Music Box Museum of Izu
Music Box Museum of Izu

Izu Kogen Station

Trunk Lines

Train – approximately 20 minutes (Izu Kyuko Line)

Ito Station

On foot

Approximately 10 minutes on foot

Tokaikan

On foot

Approximately 5 minutes on foot

Sightseeing

18Tokaikan

Opened for business in 1928 as a ryokan (Japanese-style inn), the Tokaikan was donated to Ito in 2001. To impart its valuable wooden architecture to future generations, it has become a tourism and cultural facility. The top floor has an observation area with a fabulous view. Bathing is available on Saturdays and Sundays.

Hours of operation

  • Touring inside: 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Closed

  • The third Tuesday of the month (the following day in case of a holiday)

Admission

  • Adults – 200 yen

Address

  • 12-10 Higashi Matsubara, Ito, Shizuoka Prefecture

Related websites

Tokaikan (in Japanese only)

Time needed: approximately 80 minutes

Tokaikan
Tokaikan

One of the rooms
One of the rooms


Sekishuan –
Yu-no-Hana

On foot

Approximately 5 minutes on foot

Shopping

19Sekishuan – Yu-no-Hana

The local specialties of Izu and seasonal confections made here with fresh ingredients are recommended. These Japanese-style confections are simple, yet sophisticated. The confections may be enjoyed inside the store with tea.

Hours of operation

  • 9:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Open 365 days a year

Address

  • 1-14-15 Yukawa, Ito, Shizuoka Prefecture

Related websites

Sekishuan (in Japanese only)

Time needed: approximately 20 minutes

Sekishuan – Yu-no-Hana
Sekishuan – Yu-no-Hana

Sekishuan manju
Sekishuan manju

Ito Station

As of June 2014.
Prices, business hours, transportation and other details are subject to change.

Trunk line

Trunk line

Bus

Bus

On foot

On foot

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