IZU Day Tours for Olympic Media

Izu Peninsula Tourism Bureau offers the following 5 hosted day return tours from Tokyo Media Center (TMC) for media accredited to the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games. Numbers are limited so advance reservations are essential. Please email your enquiry to tonyeveritt@tokaido.blog

Izu Peninsula Tourism Bureau reserves the right to decline participation, or cancel without notice any or all of the following tours due to weather or other conditions.

Tour #1 JAPANESE CULTURE & HIKING OLD TOKAIDO FOOT HIGHWAY

Tour dates: August 10, 16, 25

Mishima Sky Walk

Discover National Treasures & other Japanese cultural experiences, hike a short section of the old Tokaido foot highway that has linked Japan’s new capital of Tokyo with former capitals Kyoto and Osaka for five centuries.

08:00 TMCMeet at TMC and transfer together by subway to Tokyo Station. We will ride Tokaido Shinkansen Kodama #709 departing 08:27 to IzuTokaido Kodama Shinkansen pulls into Atami Station
MOA Museum of Art AtamiMOA Museum of Art Atami (Hiroshige/Hokusai Ukiyoe) teahouse/lunch The Great Wave off Kanagawa - Wikipedia
Old Tokaido Foot Highway A section of old Tokaido foot highway close to Tokyo known as Hakone Hachiri has recently been declared a Japan Heritage Area. 90 minute hike to Yamanaka Castle Ruins.
Mishima Skywalk Enjoy a stunning view (weather permitting) of Japan’s highest mountain, Mt Fuji, from Japan’s longest suspension bridge.
GenbegawaWorld Water System Heritage. Enjoy hopping along the paving stones that idle down the middle of the stream formed from bubbling Fuji snow meltwater.
17:24 Mishima StationDepart on Tokaido Shinkansen #734, ETA Tokyo Station 18:18

Tour #2 JAPAN’S HIGHEST MOUNTAIN (FUJI) AND DEEPEST BAY (SURUGA)

Tour dates: August 11, 17, 23

Panorama Park
Enjoy panoramas of Japan’s iconic Mt Fuji (weather permitting) and lunch on the shores of Japan’s deepest bay (Suruga).
08:00 TMC
Meet at TMC and transfer together by subway to Tokyo Station. We will ride Tokaido Shinkansen Kodama #709 departing 08:27 to Izu Tokaido Kodama Shinkansen pulls into Atami Station
NumazuStroll around Numazu Port/walk across Japan’s heaviest tsunami gate
NumazuDeep Sea Aquarium
NumazuLight lunch at a café overlooking Suruga Bay
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Kanami GatewayWasabi Museum and tasting World Agriculture Heritage Izu Wasabi
Mishima StationDepart on Tokaido Shinkansen #734, ETA Tokyo Station 18:18

Tour #3 JAPAN’S INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION (WORLD HERITAGE) AND 7 WATERFALLS SHORT HIKING

Tour dates: August 12, 18, 26

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Amagiso Hot Spring
Discover how Japan is one of the few countries to have successfully avoided European colonisation through self-industrialisation, short hike the famous 7 Waterfalls with an outdoor hotspring soak to finish
08:00 TMCMeet at TMC and transfer together by subway to Tokyo Station. We will ride Tokaido Shinkansen Kodama #709 departing 08:27 to Izu Tokaido Kodama Shinkansen pulls into Atami Station
Nirayama Nirayama Reverborating Furnace, World Heritage
KawazuIzu Geopark 7 Waterfalls light hiking (80 mins)
Amagiso Hot Spring, KawazuOutdoor Hot Spring at the waterfall base. Rental swimmers and towels provided.Image
Kawazu StationDepart on Odoriko #18 for Tokyo (via Atami) ETA Tokyo Station 18:18

Tour #4 AMERICA OPENS UP JAPAN AT SHIMODA

Tour dates: August 19, 30

Perry Road, Shimoda

Walking tour of the quaint port village which is ground zero for the US/Japan and Russia/Japan relationships

08:00 TMC Meet at TMC and transfer together by subway to Tokyo Station. We will ride Tokaido Shinkansen Kodama #709 departing 08:27 to Izu Tokaido Kodama Shinkansen pulls into Atami Station
Shimoda ropewayShort ropeway ride to hilltop overlooking pretty Shimoda harbour, light lunch briefing
GyokusenjiJapan’s First Foreign Diplomatic Mission (1857, USA): Gyokusenji
Perry Road/RyosenjiStroll Perry Road, presentation from priest at Ryosenji Temple where Perry concluded US/Japan Treaty 
Shimoda StationDepart on Odoriko #18 for Tokyo (via Atami) ETA Tokyo Station 18:18

Tour #5 IZU GEOPARK AND A DIP IN THE PACIFIC

Tour dates: August 20, 31

Cape Irosaki
At the southernmost tip of Izu Peninsula enjoy spectacular ocean vistas whilst learning how this unique geological feature is being shaped by fierce underground forces. Finish with lunch and a beach swim
08:00 TMCMeet at TMC and transfer together by subway to Tokyo Station. We will ride Tokaido Shinkansen Kodama #709 departing 08:27 to Izu Tokaido Kodama Shinkansen pulls into Atami Station
11:30 MinamiIzu Ocean ParkSpectacular Pacific views and Geopark interpretation at the southernmost tip of Izu
Yumigahama beachLunch Yumigahama beach
Yumigahama beachDip in the Pacific Ocean at this popular beach (bring your swimmers)
Shimoda StationDepart on Odoriko #18 for Tokyo (via Atami) ETA Tokyo Station 18:18

Note: Subject availability, Tours 4 and 5 can be combined for an overnight tour ex Tokyo.