Discover Izu Kogen and Ito

Situated on Japan's eastern coast, both Izu Kogen and Ito offer an array of activities for the whole family. Indulge in relaxing onsens, visit amusement parks, stroll along pristine beaches, or explore zoos. Experience a slower pace of life and a rejuvenating break away from the hustle and bustle of Tokyo.

Things to see and do

Tours and Activities


Getting around in Izu Kogen

The easiest way around Izu Kogen and Ito is by car, since the major sights and attractions are a bit spread out over the entire area.Though, it is possible to get to most of the sights using a combination of trains and busses within the area. For up-to-date train and bus schedules, we recommend syncing Google Maps with our customized map above (to do this: click the top right icon on the map to expand and select a route between your destination and your current destination).

Getting to Izu Kogen and Ito

Public transportation:

To get from Tokyo to Izu Kogen and Ito by public transportation, travelers need to take the JR Odoriko Limited Express train or the JR Tokaido Main Line from Tokyo Station to Ito Station. The journey takes approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes. For Izu Kogen, transfer at Ito Station to the Izu Kyuko Line and get off at Izu Kogen Station. The additional journey takes approximately 25 minutes.



Valid rail passes:


Nearest airport: 

The nearest and most convenient airport is Haneda Airport in Tokyo. 

  • by car: approximately 2 hours and 40 minutes

  • by public transport: approximately 2 hours and 10 minutes


Rental cars: 

How long to stay in Izu Kogen and Ito

We recommend staying here for about 3 days.

Hotels in Izu Kogen and Ito

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. 


Scenic rides:

  • Omuroyama Tozan Lift: click here to go to the official website



The hiking season in this area typically runs from Spring until Autumn.

Festivals in Izu Kogen and Ito

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.


  • Ito Onsen Yume Fireworks

    • Dates: July 20th, July 21st, July 28th, July 30th, July 31st, August 2nd, August 3rd, August 6th, August 7th, August 17th and August 24th

    • Time: 20:30 - 21:00

  • Usami Summer Festival

    • Date: August 1st and 2nd 

    • Time: 17:00 - 21:00 (fireworks from 20:00 - 20:30 on August 2nd)

  • Festival Matsukawa - Lantern Flow Launch Fireworks

    • Date: August 8th

    • Time: 19:30 - 21:00 (Fireworks from 20:50 until 21:00)

  • Anjin Festival Fireworks with the Sound of Drums

    • Date: August 9th

    • Time: 18:00 - 21:00  (Fireworks: 20:50 - 21:00)

  • Sea Fireworks Festival

    • Date: August 10th

    • Time: 20:00 - 21:00

  • Yanmono no Sato Fireworks Festival

    • Date: August 14th

    • Time: 20:00 - 20:30

  • Izu Kogen Summer Festival

    • Date: August 14th and 15th

    • Time: 09:00 - 19:00

  • Kawana Port Kahama Fireworks Festival

    • Date: August 17th

    • Time: 20:00 - 20:30 

  • Ito Onsen Chopsticks Festival Fireworks Festival

    • Date: August 22nd

    • Time: 20:30 - 21:00

  • Ito Onsen Sanyare Festival

    • Date: October 13th

    • Time: 18:00 - 20:00

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