Discover Higashi Izu and Kawazu

Off the beaten path, Higashi-Izu and Kawazu are wonderful, small coastal towns with some pristine hot springs as well as great outdoor activities. Discover the natural beauty of this charming area while creating lasting memories with your loved ones.

Things to see and do

Tours and Activities


Getting around in Higashi Izu and Kawazu

The easiest way to get around in Higashi Izu and Kawazu is by car, but most major sights and attractions are accessible by a combination of trains and busses. Though, travelers will have to rely on single tickets or a prepaid card, since no special train or bus passes are provided within this area. If you decide to rent a car, it is advised to do so from the nearest airport in the vicinity. You can use our car rental widget in the FAQ menu below. 

Getting to Higashi Izu and Kawazu

Public transportation:

To get from Tokyo to Higashi Izu and Kawazu by public transportation, travelers need to take the JR Odoriko Limited Express train from Tokyo Station to Kawazu Station. The journey takes approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes.



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How long to stay in Higashi Izu and Kawazu

We recommend staying in Higashi Izu and Kawazu between one and two days. 

Hotels in Higashi Izu and Kawazu

Festivals in Higashi Izu and Kawazu

There are several festivals here throughout the year. Please be advised that the following list is based upon previous entries of those festivals and that the dates might have changed slightly in the following year. It is also possible that the entire festival is cancelled in the case of heavy rainfall or a natural disaster. Please check with the official organisers' website for the most up-to-date information. 
For the exact location of any of the festivals listed here, you can consult our map above by clicking on the icon in the upper most corner of the map to open the map legend. Festivals are hidden by default but can be made visible by clicking on the "Festivals" checkbox in the map legend.


  • Dontsuku Festival Fireworks

    • Date: June 1st

    • Time: 19:00 - 21:00 (Fireworks from 20:40 until 21:00)

  • Izu Inatori Onsen Fireworks Performance

    • Date: June 1st, July 25th, August 28th, August 30th and August 31st

    • Time: 20:30 - ???

  • Atagawa Maritime Fireworks Festival

    • Date: July 21st

    • Time: 20:30 - 21:00

Seasonal information

Cherry blossoms:

The best time to see cherry blossoms in Japan is usually between late March and early April. Although the blooming period can vary slightly from year to year and depending from region to region. 


Water sports:

The diving season on mainland Japan is usually between July and August. 

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