I went to Izu area from 6/30 to 7/1. Izu is a peninsula in eastern Shizuoka prefecture. It takes two and a half hours by car or train from Tokyo. Izu is a popular tourist destination with plenty of beautiful coasts and hot springs. It is also one of my favorite areas.
Home -> Ishida Shoten (Seafood Restaurant) -> Grand Cereus Village (Check In) -> Usami Beach -> Kanpo-no-yado Izukogen Hotel (Bathing Only) -> Grand Cereus Village (Camp)
Grand Cereus Village -> Shirahama Beach -> Akazawa Onsen Resort -> Home
Sea (Usami and Shirahama)
I went to Usami beach on first day and Shirahama beach on second day. Both beaches are shallow. Shirahama is a white and beautiful sandy beach. It’s popular not only for ordinary people but also for surfers.
Grand Cereus Village
Grand Cereus Village is a mandarin orange plantation. Here you can have a picnic and camping as well as orange picking. You can rent a tent, tarp, ground seat, BBQ tools, so you can enjoy a picnic with a few baggage.
I had a BBQ and camp at here. I didn’t have a picnic during the day because it was very hot. I’d like to have a picnic next time on a cooler day.
Akazawa Onsen Resort
Akazawa Onsen Resort is a resort facility operated by DHC (a cosmetic manufacturer). There are hot spring facilities, hotels, and sports facilities such as tennis court, swimming pool and so on.
I went Akazawa-tei for lunch and Akazawa Higaeri Onsenkan for bathing in this trip.
Akazawa-tei is a Japanese restaurant. The building is made by remodeling a Japanese old house. Not only food, the atmosphere is good.
Akazawa Higaeri Onsenkan is a hot spring facility. You can enjoy very nice view in the outdoor bath here. I didn’t take pictures of the view, so look at the website if you are interested.