This section continues clockwise direction and starts at Senjojiki on the southwest part of the peninsula and finishes at Osezaki Kamike Pond at the northwest tip of the peninsula.

Senjojiki has some fantastic views of the rocky western peninsula.  The Yoshida coast is similar.

Access to Yagawahama beach is via a ferry.  The website has a Google translate button.

Seiryumaru is a seafood restaurant in the area and if you are in the mood for soba noodle you can try Tsukasa-an.

The Ishibu rice terraces and the Ishibu Rice Terraces Observation Deck have a great view over the rice fields to the ocean.  The website (Japanese only) has some photos which illustrate to links to the surrounding community.

Senganmon Beach is fairly rocky.  There is no access at the moment though because of rain damage to the access path.

Muro Iwa cave is an archologiacal site and it is listed on the Izu Geopark website    

Matsuzaki is a charming small town on the coast.  It is quite flat and is easy to walk around.  There are a number of historical landmarks around town.

Namakokabe Avenue has a number of Edo-period buildings.  Other places to visit (or at least stroll by) include Izu Buntei , Big Clock park, and the Izu-no-Chōhachi Museum. Take a stroll along the Naka river too.

The seafood restaurant Sakura is hugely popular and there is often a line out the door into the parking lot.

I have been meaning to try Salute (Italian Pizza Restaurant) and Ajimasa (seafood).  The café Framboise is worth checking out.

If you want to try some Japanese sweets the photos’s on Izubaigetsuen website

There is a bicycle rental shop in town.

I have been to Mingei Sabou (a seafood restaurant) a number of times.  I stayed at Toyosaki Hotel across the street and the meals were served at the restaurant. The hotel and the restaurant have Japanese-only websites.

A bit inland from Matsuzaki (heading east) is the “Yoda house” (no, not that Yoda) which is a historical landmark and a day hot spring.  It is run by a local non-profit organization.  The main building is 300 years old.  If you are in the area this is worth visiting just for the buildings and history.

Not far away you can find a small hot spring with outdoor pools at Osawa-sou. The day hot spring is worth it but you can also stay overnight.  The website is in Japanese.

Nishiizu Choyakuba Chukoshuyokujoseseragi Hot Spring is a day hot spring run by the town of Nishiizu. The website has a translate function.


Dougashima (often spelled Dogamisha) is a small coast down on the west coast of the peninsula.  It is quite small but sees a lot of visitors at times.

Dougashima visitors center and a locally-run website have information about Dogashima.

Dougashima park – this is a seaside park and you can walk along the coast.  There is a short walk to the Dougashima Sea Cave Skylight.

There are a number of Coast / cave boat tours   and there is an English website. One of the tours goes into a cave to the Dougashima Sea Cave Skylight. The tours may not run in rougher weather though.

There are some walking / hiking trails along the coast.  One of them starts here.

The Yuzo Kayama museum (Google Map link) may be far more interesting to Japanese than foreign tourists but there is a large souvenir shop and restaurant in the building and they can be a good escape from the weather in summer / winter.  There is also a huge parking lot here.

The 7-11 in town is one of the rare ones in Japan that has Slurpees. 

The Seiryu hotel has a day hot spring that is open at mid-day. The hours when non-guests can use the day hot spring can change but you can first enter at noon. The hotel has an English website.

Hozoin is a Buddhist temple that is located a bit inland.  There is a very unique mediation path around the grounds and a hiking trail. 

I have stayed at this small family-run campground.  There is a small hot spring for people who are staying in the campground.  You will need a Japanese speaker to help you book.

Heiroku Jizou Open Air Bath is another one of the “off the beaten track” options. You need a bathing suit for this bath.

 Iwachi beach is one of the larger beaches in this part of the Izu peninsula.

Koganezaki Park has some great view of the coast and some unique rock formations.

Lover’s cape has a bell that if rung three times apparently will ensure your romantic wishes are met. 

The town of Toi has a significant historical landmark – a gold mine.  You can go through some of the gold mine, do some gold panning, and you can also see the largest gold brick in the world.  The website has a language button on it. 

There is a small tourist information center, a footbath, a local market, and of all things – a Mexican-themed guesthouse called La Posada.  The owner La Posada  taught judo to the Meixcan Olympic team years ago.  I have stayed at the guesthouse and had some very good Mexican food.  They also make and bottle their own Mexican condiments and the website does have English.  I spent time in Mexico and it was surprising to reminisce about Mexico with a Japanese family in a small seaside town.

Loggerhead turtles come to mate at Mihamamisaki park.  The closeby Toda Information Centre located here. A fair amount of people end up at Noichi Shokudo – a seafood restaurant.

Osezaki Kamike Pond is on the northwestern-most tip of the peninsula.  There is very good scuba diving and snorkeling here.