The Super View Odoriko was developed as a resort-style limited express, specifically for serving Izu, somewhat to the southwest of Tokyo. To provide a better view of the beautiful shoreline running along the Izu Peninsula, the Super View Odoriko has a raised floor and windows extending to the ceiling. The Izu Peninsula is filled with hot springs, from Atami to Ito and Shimoda as well. With spring coming just a bit earlier than in Tokyo, Izu is a popular destination for viewing the ume (plum) and cherry blossoms in spring, bathing in the sea during the summer, and then welcoming autumn and winter with fresh seafood.
A free hiking event will be held in Atami, city of flowers and hot springs! Choose your own day during the Friday, January 17 to Sunday, March 9, 2014 period.
From Ito and Izukyu Shimoda, trains operate on the Izu Kyuko Line. JR EAST PASS holders ride free on this interval.