Inatori-onsen Hot Spring
Hot-spring resort where you can enjoy fresh sea foods landed on its port
This is one of the hot-spring resorts representing Izu. Situated on a small cape sticking out from the northern coast of Izu, the resort features many inns and open-air baths with superb view of the sea. The climate on the coastal area is so mild that hibiscuses blossom even in winter. The relatively new resort where hot spring welled up first in 1956 has developed rapidly.
The cape where the hot spring town is situated has Inatori Gyoko, one of the fishing ports representing Izu. The largest catch of alfonsin in Japan, lobsters, abalone, horse mackerel, mackerel and other sea products are landed on the port. Many tourists visit the place to enjoy local foods.
"Tsurushi-bina (hanging hina dolls)" festival from January and March is quite famous attracting a large number of tourists who come from in and out of the prefecture to see pretty dolls. Enthusiastic local people love festivals such as turban shell gathering and Dontsuku Festival in summer.
Address: Inatori, Higashi-Izu-cho, Shizuoka
Phone: 0557-95-2901(Inatori Association of sightseeing)
Directions: Train: At Izu Kyuko Izu-Inatori Station (2 hours and 30 minutes from Tokyo)
Car: One hour and 50 minutes from Atsugi Interchange on the Tomei Expressway