Resources & Links
Izu is full of stunning scenery (it’s a UNESCO Geopark), world class diving, majestic mountains, delicious food and unique experiences. There is so much to do and see.
Here’s a list of links to businesses with English speaking staff and sites with English info. If you know of others, please let us know via our contact page.
Places to stay
Local Tours in English
Resources for Japan
Things to do and see
Tourist Offices Around Izu
Explore Shizuoka – The BEST guide to all things Shizuoka
Beautiful Izu – A consortium of tourist offices throughout Izu.
City of Itō Tourist Division (Choose English from a drop down menu)
Izu City Tourist Division (Choose English from a drop down menu)
Higashi Izu City Tourism Division (Choose English from a drop down menu)
Kawazu City Tourism Division (Choose English from a drop down menu)
Shimoda City Tourist Division
Resources for Izu
Izu Link is a site by Yoshiro Aoki, a local resident of Ito who is also a member of the Ito City Council. Aoki-san owns the charming and delicious Chit-Chat Cafe in Ito and comes from a long line of Japanese confectionery makers here. For any local knowledge about Ito and Izu, especially local food, Aoki-san is the man!
Iza-Izu is a blog site maintained by Yuji Funamoto, an expert on the old highways and pilgrimage routes of the Izu Peninsula. There are some amazing stories behind these old roads, and Funamoto-san brings them to life.
The site is in Japanese, so you’ll have to run it through Google Translate or similar.
We’re always adding more resources and links.
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