This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Izu Peninsula. To help you make friends with Izu Peninsula before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!
Izu Peninsula, Japan, is located on the island of Honshu in Japan. Honshu is by far the largest and most populated Japanese island. More than one hundred three million people live there, whereas the Greater Tokyo Area is the most-populated metropolitan area on Honshu. Compared to the enormous dimensions and the population density of the Japanese capital, the Izu Peninsula is fairly sparsely populated and laid back. Only around four hundred seventy thousand people permanently live in the area, which is famous for its authentic nature, hot springs, and beautiful beaches. In fact, it is a very popular tourist destination for national and international tourists. Getting there is easy. There a regular train links from Tokyo via Tokaido Shinkansen, a Japanese high-speed train. Slower but cheaper railway lines such as the Ito Line are available, as well. If you want to take a train from Tokyo, look for tickets to the stations in Atami and Mishima.
Due to its popularity, there are numerous hotels, guesthouses, and hostels in Izu Peninsula, Japan. You can choose from luxury resorts as well as inexpensive budget places such as hostels in Izu Peninsula, Japan -- it is up to you and your budget. Many accommodations are located along the east coast and have a good standard. Especially in summer and during the weekends, the best Izu Peninsula, Japan hostels and hotels can be booked out quickly. Therefore, booking in advance helps to avoid trouble.
One of the biggest tourist attractions are the hot springs. For example, the city of Atami boasts many hot spring inns with a beautiful view on the ocean. Tokaikan, in central Ito City, is also situated on the east coast. This hot spring ryokan has a particular architecture because it is one of only few remaining Japanese-style inns built of wood. It was opened in the early twentieth century and today it is considered to be a national monument due to its elegant woodwork. Nature enthusiasts should visit the Jogasaki Coast, including the Kadowaki Suspension Bridge. The stunning coastline south of central Ito offers beautiful panoramas, stone formations, and rugged cliffs. The MOA near Atami is a very recommendable museum for culture and art lovers. The collections include beautiful Japanese and Chinese paintings as well as pottery. Some of them are more than a thousand years old and some national treasures are on display, too.
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