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The Most Beautiful Natural Sights of Ito

  • Crawling along the Izu’s eastern beaches is Jogasaki Coast one of the area’s most scenic stretches of coastline. A collection of jagged cliffs and stunning stone formations, the Jogasaki coast has become a popular hiking route for those wanting to really explore the natural beauty of Ito. If the word hiking sent you running for the hills don’t worry, the area is home to a variety of walking courses for those of any fitness level. Located about 10 kilometers south of the heart of Ito, it’s the ideal spot for an afternoon escape.

    The Most Beautiful Natural Sights of Ito

    The Most Beautiful Natural Sights of Ito

    The most well trodden area of the coast is the hiking trail leading up to the Kadowakizaki Suspension Bridge. The 23-meter long and 48-meter high bridge gives visitors an impressive vantage point for really soaking in the coast’s surroundings. Also located nearby sits a little more humble lighthouse that is open to the public free of charge.

    The Most Beautiful Natural Sights of Ito

    The Most Beautiful Natural Sights of Ito

    The Most Beautiful Natural Sights of Ito

    The Most Beautiful Natural Sights of Ito

    Known to the locals as ‘the eye of Izu’, Lake Ippekiko is a great location for watching the leaves turn fiery orange during the kouyou (autumn leaves) season. Though the length of the lake’s walking trail is only around 4km, it’s recommended you put aside a few hours for a leisurely stroll along the water’s edge and truly soak in the stunning surrounds. Getting to Lake Ippekiko is quite easy, it’s around 20 minutes by car from JR Ito Station. If you’re getting around by public transport take a Tokai Bus for Shaboten Park from Ito Station and hop off at Ippeki-ko bus stop.

    The Most Beautiful Natural Sights of Ito

    The Most Beautiful Natural Sights of Ito

    Located to the eastern coast of Ito sits Mount Omuro, known to the locals as Ōmuroyama. It’s actually an extinct volcano and one of the area’s main natural attractions. What’s so special about Ōmuroyama is the fact that it’s shaped like an inverted rice bowl, the silhouette of which you can see all around the Izu Kogen (highlands) area. The best way to explore the mountain is by taking the chairlift to the top of the mountain, from there you can head along the easy walking path and soak up the incredible 360° panoramic view of Izu Peninsula.

    The Most Beautiful Natural Sights of Ito

    The Most Beautiful Natural Sights of Ito

    Running through the heart of Ito’s city center into the neighboring ocean is Matsu River, one of the main focal points of the city. Accompanied by a 1.5km-long walking path the river is dotted with historic sites and foliage that stays lush all year round. Framed with old-style wooden inns, ryokans, and onsens, the Matsu River walk is an historic and unique way to explore this fascinating town.

    Ito
    Address
    Shizuoka Pref. Itoushi Yukawa 3-chome
    Phone
    Jogasaki Coast
    Address
    Shizuoka Pref. Itoushi Futo
    Phone
    Lake Ippeki
    Address
    Shizuoka Pref. Itoushi Yoshida
    Phone
    Mt. Omuro
    Address
    Shizuoka Pref. Itoushi Futo
    Phone
  • Address
    静岡県伊東市池
    Phone
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