Fuji and head for the ocean!
From Fussa to Mishima Skywalk
2 hours by car
Mishina Sky Walk
Mishima Skywalk is the longest pedestrian suspension bridge in Japan. The suspension bridge, which is 70 meters above the ground, is a thrilling experience.Fuji, Suruga Bay, and the Izu Peninsula can be seen from the bridge. There is also a long zip line, athletic activities, and more. Cafes, restaurants, and souvenir shops are located nearby, making it a great place to take a break from driving.
DATA：Mishina Sky Walk
Address/ 313 SasaharaShinden, Mishima, Shizuoka 411-0012
From Mishima Skywalk to Shimoda
1.5 hours by car
This beach has 700 meters of pure white sand. The color of the sea is even more beautiful when it comes to Southern Izu, so many people visit here for swimming and surfing. There is enough parking space, hot spring showers, parasols, bodyboards, floats, etc. are available for rent!
Address / Shirahama, Shimoda, Shizuoka 415-0012
After enjoying the beach, go back to the hotel
2 minutes drive from the beach to the hotel
Check in to the hotel
Shimoda Prince Hotel
Shimoda Prince Hotel is located just a short distance from Shirahama Beach, and all guest rooms and hot spring baths offer magnificent views of the Pacific Ocean. In addition to the main dining room, there is a sushi bar featuring locally caught seafood to whet your appetite. A free shuttle bus is also available from Shimoda Station.
DATA：Shimoda Prince Hotel
Address/ 1547-1 SHirahama, Shimoda, Shizuoka 415-8525
Walk around the hotel♪
7 min. walk from the hotel to Shirahama Shrine
Shirahama Shrine, the oldest shrine in Izu, has a sacred tree over 2,000 years old and is known as the god of marriage. The carvings in the main shrine hall made of all cypress and the worship hall made of zelkova are worth seeing. The rocky torii gateway contrasts beautifully with the blue sea, and is a must-see especially at sunrise and sunset!
Address / 2740 Shirahama Shimoda, Shizuoka 415-0012
Overnight stay at Prince Hotel (1st night)
Enjoy Shimoda's nature with all your senses!
Departure from Hotel
From the hotel to the cave
20 minutes by car
Ryugukutsu is a circular cave formed by wave erosion. Looking up at the nearly 50-meter-diameter skylight from inside the cave, a mysterious space unfolds. The cave is surrounded by a well-maintained promenade, which is popular as a power spot because it looks like a heart when viewed from above.
Address / Taushi, Shimoda, Shizuoka 415-0029
From Ryugukutsu to Roadside Station
17 minutes by car
Road Station Shimoda Minato
This roadside station is adjacent to Shimoda Fishing Port. Visitors can enjoy fresh fish caught at the fishing port as sashimi, sushi, and boiled dishes with hamburger. It also has a museum introducing the history of Shimoda and a direct sales shop.
DATA：Road Station Shimoda Minato
Address/ Sotogaoka, Shimoda, Shizuoka 415-0000
TEL / 0558-25-3500
Golden Sea Bream
Shimoda Port has the largest catch of sea bream in Japan! With its plump white flesh and elegant flavor, kinmedai is said to be best in June and July when it is fatty and delicious. In addition to sashimi and simmered dishes, a popular menu item is a hamburger made with kinmedai! It is an exquisite gourmet dish that can only be tasted in Shimoda.
To the sightseeing boat pier
A short walk
This sightseeing boat, whose motif is a black ship, runs nearly 10 times a day. Shimoda is home to several historical spots since Perry's fleet came to the area. This 20-minute cruise takes you around Bentenjima, where Yoshida Shoin hid out, while feeling the sea breeze. In spring and fall, you can feed friendly seagulls from the boat.
Address / 19 Sotogaoka, Shimoda, Shizuoka 415-0000
TEL / 0558-22-1151
From the cruise disembarkation point to the Aquarium
5 minutes by car
Shimoda Underwater Aquarium
This is an unusual aquarium floating on the sea in Shimoda. Visitors can observe the ecology of more than 50 species of fish, including sharks and sea breams.The show time of sea lions, dolphins, and penguins is also popular.Dolphin School," in which visitors can feed the dolphins directly and signal them to jump or shake hands, is also currently being held.
DATA：Shimoda Underwater Aquarium
Address / 3-22-31 Shimoda, Shizuoka 415-0023
TEL / 0558-22-3567
From the Aquarium to Perry Road
10 minutes walk
The road to Ryosenji Temple, which Perry used to negotiate a treaty, is known as Perry Road. Along the small river, weeping willow trees are planted and the stone-paved road is very tasteful. There are restaurants, cafes, and galleries in converted old private homes, and a museum with materials related to the Black Ships.
Address / 3-14 Shimoda, Shizuoka 415-0023
From Perry Road to Tsumekizaki
15min. by car
This scenic spot is located at the southeastern tip of the Susaki Peninsula in Shimoda. The cape has a beautiful view of the chalk lighthouse. In winter, the area is known for its daffodil colony, and the sweet scent of countless dainty flowers spreads throughout the area. Visitors can take a stroll along the boardwalk!
Address / Suzaki, Shimoda, Shizuoka
Back to the hotel
From the cape to the hotel
15 min. by car
Stay at Shimoda Prince Hotel (2nd night)
Drive along the seaside road!
Check out at the hotel
Drive north on Route 135 along the coast!
16 min. by car
Kawazu-zakura cherry blossoms allow visitors to experience spring a little earlier than usual. The cherry blossoms bloom from early February to early March, and are in full bloom for about one week. The contrast between the blue sky, yellow field mustard, and the vivid pink of the Kawazu cherry blossoms is photogenic!
DATA：Kawadu Cherry Blossoms
Address / Sasahara, Kawadu, Kamogun, Shizuoka 413-0512
Head to Mt. Omura
40 min. by car
Omuro is a beautiful mountain with a form like a bowl turned upside down. You can take a walk around the summit, which is reached by a lift. The summit offers a wonderful view of Mt. Fuji, the seven Izu islands, and the Sagami Sea. The entire mountain is baked every February, so you can enjoy the varied scenery throughout the year.
Address / 672-2 Ike, Ito, Shizuoka 413-0234
Go to Shaboten Park right next door
Izu Shaboten Zoo
Izu Shaboten Zoological Park is an animal park where you can enjoy activities with zero distance, 1500 types of cacti and succulents from all over the world planted 140 types of animals. One of the most popular is the open-air bath for capibaras. You will be healed by the capybaras soaking comfortably in the yuzu (citron) and rose flower baths.
DATA：Izu Shaboten Zoo
Address / 1317-13 Futo Ito, Shizuoka 413-0231
TEL / 0557-51-1111
Dried fish and wasabi are two of the most popular Izu souvenirs to buy! Fresh, additive-free dried fish is sold at various places. They last for a long time, so buy some as souvenirs and enjoy them at home. Because of the abundance of clear water in Izu Kogen, there are many wasabi fields. If you like wasabi, you cannot miss it.
Back to home
From Izu to Fussa
3 hours by car
End of tour