13 minutes` drive from our hotel.
Since their re-opening in April 2010, the Izu Animal Kingdom (Formerly “Izu Biopark”) has boasted their famous white tiger, lion, cheetah, and more… Their walking zone and the petting zone featuring armadillos, hedgehogs and capybaras remain popular as ever! Located on the heights of the Izu Inatori Onsen, the Izu Animal Kingdom is also known for their great panorama view of the Izu archipelago on the Pacific Ocean.
Only a minute drive from our hotel, and just as easily accessible by foot.
This beach is a popular spot for its close proximity to the Atagawa Onsen and the breathtaking view of the Izu Peninsula in the horizon. There is also a seaside swimming pool nearby where visitors can also take a dip in.
23 minutes’ drive from our hotel.
iZoo is the largest zoo in Japan featuring lizards and amphibians. It is an interactive zoo where visitors can join in the experience of raising the animals. You can interact with many rare types of lizards and amphibians; we recommend this zoo for children and adults alike!
Only 4 minutes’ drive from our hotel.
The park is a sanctuary to roughly about 140 crocodiles of which many are endangered species. Visitors can also see the ever so popular red pandas and Amazon manatees which grow up to a height of 240cm, 300 kg in weight and body circumference of 175cm. Lastly but most importantly, don’t miss out on their bananas grown in the onsen heat. You can enjoy them in the fruit parlor at the Garden!
33 minutes’ drive from our hotel.
In Izu, the seven falls are usually referred to as “nanadaru” literally meaning “seven drips” rather than “nanataki”, meaning “seven falls”. The falls are known as the scenic setting for “The Dancing Girl of Izu” by the famed author Kawabata Yasunari as well as being the site for the former Amagi tunnel. In recent years, the Kawazu Sakura Festival is being held from the end of January to the beginning of March; moreover, this site is recommended for visit during any season with its blossoming flowers all year round.
8 minutes’ drive from our hotel.
The beachside Kurone Iwa-buro in Hokkawa is a natural open air-bath which is known by onsen enthusiasts from all over Japan for its breathtaking view. The view of the ocean at Hokkawa changes between seasons and times of the day, and it is open from early in the morning. It was ranked as one of the “Top ten picturesque natural onsens” on The Nikkei. The superb view is worth the trip!
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