Surrounded by the blue ocean and mountains, Inatori Onsen is located in a small town along the coast of the Izu Peninsula in Shizuoka Prefecture. This hot spring is a sulfate spring and the water is considered to have efficacy for prevention of rheumatism, arteriosclerosis and high-blood pressure. It has some 30 accommodations. You can soak in a bath in a relaxed manner while seeing a view of Izu Islands and feeling a comfortable sea breeze, enjoying the mild climate of Izu.
Dishes using alfonsin, of which Inatori Port boasts the largest catch in Japan, is a must-eat. Abalone, Iseebi (lobster), horse mackerel, and other seafood are also delicious. The beach is thronged with families enjoying sea bathing in summer.
Hina no Tsurushi Kazari Matsuri is a festival held from January through March every year. (In 2015, January 20 – March 31) Its history dates back to the Edo period (1603-1867). A decoration called “Hina no Tsurushi Kazari” is hung over and around the hinadan, or a tiered stand for the Doll Festival on March 3.
Nearby Atagawa Tropical & Alligator Garden is a tropical zoological and botanical garden using the hot springs heat where you can see 350 alligators of 27 kinds.
okyo -> 2 h 30 min by Limited Express Odoriko, or 2 h 20 min by Limited Express Super View Odoriko -> Izu Inatori
Inatori, Higashiizu-cho Kamo-gun, Shizuoka, 413-0411, Japan