Ito, Shizuoka

Apr. 12, 2024
[Image1][A bright red azalea begins to bloom! ] Komuroyama Park Azalea Viewing Party 🌺✨]From Saturday, April
[Image2][A bright red azalea begins to bloom! ] Komuroyama Park Azalea Viewing Party 🌺✨]From Saturday, April
[Image3][A bright red azalea begins to bloom! ] Komuroyama Park Azalea Viewing Party 🌺✨]From Saturday, April
[Image4][A bright red azalea begins to bloom! ] Komuroyama Park Azalea Viewing Party 🌺✨]From Saturday, April
[Image5][A bright red azalea begins to bloom! ] Komuroyama Park Azalea Viewing Party 🌺✨]From Saturday, April
[Image6][A bright red azalea begins to bloom! ] Komuroyama Park Azalea Viewing Party 🌺✨]From Saturday, April

[A bright red azalea begins to bloom! ] Komuroyama Park Azalea Viewing Party 🌺✨]

From Saturday, April 13th to Tuesday, April 30th, a "Azalea Appreciation Party" will be held at Komuroyama Park Azalea Garden!
In the azalea garden, where 100,000 azaleas of 40 varieties are in bloom, the landscape looks like a bright red carpet!
This year, the beginning of blooming is a little late, but when it is in full bloom, it is a masterpiece, so please stop by when you visit Izu and Ito. There is also 😊✨♨ a bus from the station to Komuroyama

At the summit of Mt. Komuro, there is "Komuroyama Ridge Walk "MISORA", and there is also a stylish "Cafe 321".
If the weather is good, you can see Sagami Nada, the Izu Islands, Mt. Fuji, etc.!

On the way to the summit, there is a large dinosaur monument called Dinosaur Square, a popular spot for children with Athletics, making it a ♪ place for families to enjoy

* Implementation of traffic restrictions on some roads in the park so that customers can enjoy the azaleas with peace of mind, and the Komuroyama Ground will be opened as a temporary parking lot.
* Please note that when the temporary parking lot is released, the parking lot will be charged (500 yen per car).

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Mar. 14, 2024
Hello! It is Ito City, Shizuoka Prefecture. Ito City, Shizuoka Prefecture is located in the east of the Izu Peninsula facing Sagami Nada. 44.7% of the city area is designated as the Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park Area, and the average annual temperature is 17.4°C, which is warm throughout the year. Use Shinkansen from Tokyo Station to Ito Station is about 90 minutes from Tokyo Station to Ito City, and about 60 minutes by car from Numazu IC on the Tomei Expressway. Ito City, with a population of about 65,000, continues to attract people who visit with its hot springs, beautiful coastline, and seasonal nature. It has a long history as a resort area and is a tourist destination loved by many people. ◆◆Popular tourist destination Representative of Ito City, Shizuoka Prefecture The Izu Peninsula, where Ito City is located, was recognized as a UNESCO Global Geopark in 2018, and there are many geosites in Ito City, such as Mt. Omuro and the Jogasaki Coast. Here, we will introduce sightseeing spots that Representative Ito City. ◇Izu Shaboten Zoo Izu Shaboten Zoo is a park famous for its "original Capypara open-air bath", and the "Animal Boat Tours" where you can interact with animals such as capyparas, squirrel monkeys, and kangaroos, and observe the animals on a boat are popular. In addition, about 1500 species of cacti and succulents from around the world are cultivation in the park. ◇Izu Guranparu Park It is a leisure spot where you can enjoy attractions such as "Zipline", "Water Balloon", and "3D Maze" in the park about 5 times the size of Tokyo Dome. There are many attractions that you can enjoy with children. In addition, "Izu Kogen Grand Illumination" will be held for a limited time, and currently "Izu Kogen Grand Illumination ~ 9th Season ~" is being held until August 31, 2024. ◇ Jogasaki Coast It is a coast formed by lava flowing from the Eruption of Mt. Omuro about 4,000 years ago, which stretches about 9 km from Tomito to Hachimano in the south of Ito City. The bridge "Kadowaki Suspension Bridge" that connects the cliffs of the Jogasaki coast is thrilling! Be sure to cross the Suspension Bridge, which is 48 meters long × about 23 meters high. From the observation deck at the Kadowakisaki Lighthouse, you can also see the Izu Seven Islands. ◇Mt. Omuro It is a volcano with an eruption port on a mortar formed by an eruption about 4,000 years ago, and the entire Mt. Omuro is designated as a nationally designated natural monument. Climbing on foot is prohibited, and at the top of Mt. Omuro, which can be climbed by lift, you can enjoy a "bowl tour" that goes around the ruins of the Eruption Mouth about 1 km away, and you can enjoy the view of Mt. Fuji and Sagami Nada. Every year in February, a traditional event called "Yamayaki" is held to burn the entire Mt. Omuro. ◇Sakura no Sato at the foot of Mt. Omuro About 1,000 cherry trees of 40 varieties are planted, making it one of the most popular cherry blossom viewing spots on the Izu Peninsula. You can admire a variety of cherry blossoms during the long period of September ~ May. It has also been selected as a "100 best cherry blossom viewing spots". ◇Komuroyama Park About 100,000 azaleas bloom in April every year, and visitors are greeted by a carpet of bright red azaleas. In addition, you can enjoy a variety of camellias from early October to mid-April. ◇Roadside Station Ito Marine Town "Ito Marine Town" facing the coast is a facility where you can not only shop for local Specialty Products, but also enjoy hot springs and foot baths with a panoramic view of Sagami Bay. At the restaurant, you can taste Ito Gourmet such as fresh seafood. ◇Lake Ippeki It is a volcanic lake formed by Eruption about 100,000 years ago and has been selected as a One of the 100 most scenic spots in Japan. Lake Ippeki, known as the "Eye of Izu", is a place where you can enjoy the scenery of the four seasons, cherry blossoms in spring and autumn leaves in autumn. ◇Ito Orange Beach It is a beach characterized by a coastal promenade with a tropical atmosphere. For a limited time while the beach is open, you can enjoy a water attraction and water park in the center of Ito Orange Beach. ◆◆ Enjoy hot springs in Ito City, Shizuoka Prefecture Ito Onsen, a hot spring in Ito City, is said to be one of the three major hot spring towns in Japan, along with Beppu Onsen and Yufuin Onsen in Oita Prefecture. It is a historic famous hot spring that was also dedicated to Tokugawa Iemitsu in the Edo period, and you can enjoy Ito's hot springs not only at inns and hotels, but also at footbaths at Roadside Stations. There is also a day-trip hot spring facility, so please heal your daily fatigue. ◆◆Beloved events and festivals in Ito City, Shizuoka Prefecture ◇Anjin Festival It is the largest event in Ito City, held every year on August 8~10, and includes "Lantern Floating", "Drum Battle", and "Anjin Festival Sea Fireworks Festival" where about 10,000 fireworks go up from the coast. ◇Sakura no Sato Night Cherry Blossom Viewing Party This event is held during the season when the Someiyoshino cherry blossoms at the foot of Mt. Omuro are in full bloom, and the beautiful cherry blossoms lit up at night create a fantastic atmosphere. ◆◆Enjoy the Specialty Products of Ito City, Shizuoka Prefecture Specialty products grown in the rich nature of Ito City attract many people. Cultivation locally grown agricultural products, such as tangerines, dried fish, and tea, are known for their freshness and depth of taste. In particular, the mandarin oranges in Ito City are grown with the blessings of a warm climate and are characterized by their juicy and sweet taste. In addition, this area facing the sea is famous for its Hinomono made with fresh seafood, and the flavor that can only be tasted here is loved by many people. These Specialty products are also popular as thank-you gifts for Furusato Nozei tax payments. ◆◆ Fun the best trip in Ito City, Shizuoka Prefecture In Ito City, you can spend a relaxing time in the hot springs, experience the beauty of nature, taste local Specialty products, and enjoy it in a way that suits your travel plans. Why don't you find new discoveries and exciting moments in Ito City, which is full of charm? The COOL JAPAN VIDEOS account will send out the latest information such as recommended sightseeing spots that you should visit when sightseeing in Ito City. Best regards!