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Highlights around Izu-Kogen

1. Omiashinoyu Foot Bath

1183-2 Yawatono, Ito, Shizuoka

Enjoy a warm hot spring foot bath in the semicircular bathtub made with natural stones. Allow the stones on the base of the bath to stimulate the reflex points in your feet. Accessible for free all year round.

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2. Yamamo Plaza

1183-2 Yawatono, Ito, Shizuoka

Directly connected to Izu-Kogen station, Yamamo Plaza is a restaurant and shopping village where you have the choice of various restaurants and souvenir shops. There is also a tourist office, making it perfect for both shopping and sightseeing.

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3. Izumigo Hotel Ambient Izu-Kogen

At Izumigo Hotel Ambient Izu Kogen you can make use of the many relaxation therapies and soothing hot springs at your disposal.

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4. Jogasaki Kaigan

Futo–Yawatono, Ito, Shizuoka

When Mount Fuji's sister mountain Mount Omuro erupted 4000 years ago, the lava that flowed from the eruption formed a magnificent lava rock coast around 9km in length. The cliffs connect along the coastline and you can enjoy a spectacular view from one cape to the other.

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5. Jogasaki Suspension Bridge & Kadowaki Lighthouse

Jogasaki Kaigan

This suspension bridge above the ocean connects to the cliff, which makes for a perfect spot to gaze into the water and contemplate the horizon. The bridge is short so even children or those afraid of heights can enjoy the superb view of Jogasaki coastline without feeling uncomfortable.

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6. Mt Omuro

Futo, Ito, Shizuoka

With a 300m-wide crater and altitude of just 580m, Mount Omuro - the sister mountain of Mount Fuji - looks like an upside down bowl. Its beautifully gentle silhouette can be viewed from anywhere in Izu-Kogen. Access the mountain top via the lift (with a fee) to enjoy a stunning 360°panorama, where you can take in the sights of Oshima Island floating in Sagami Bay, Izu Shichijima Island and peaks including Mount Fuji, Hakone and Mount Amagi. There are also archery facilities at the crater were beginners are welcome.

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7. Izu Cactus Park

Ito Shaboten Park, 1317-13 Futo, Ito, Shizuoka

Located in Ito, Izu Cactus (Shaboten) Park is famous throughout Japan. You can actually encounter more than 1500 different species of animals here at this natural park, including capybaras and kangaroos. Spend the day enjoying both the botanical gardens and the perks of the zoo. It is not only about observing at Izu Shaboten Park though - you can also feed the animals and try planting different flowers.

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