One of the best Izu snorkeling spots
It is a harbor with about 10 inns (minshuku).
In summer, it is crowded with numerous tourists because ships from there leave for the Hirizo Beach, which is a popular snorkeling spot.
The Hirizo Beach is known as “the last hidden region of Izu” because its location at the tip of the peninsula and is surrounded by sharp cliffs.
It boasts outstanding transparency; allowing visitors to see the bottom of the sea even 15 to 20 meters deep if various conditions are right.
The Hirizo Beach can be reached only by ship, no land-way. However, every 2 to 5 minutes, ferry go back and forth to the beach.
If you purchase a boarding ticket, you can take a ferry and go back and forth any number of times within the day.
There are no man-made objects on the beach, so please use the restrooms, shops, vending machines etc. near the ticket office before boarding.
- 【Open】 Early July ～ Late September
- 【Toll parking】 capacity 200 cars
- 【Ferry service hours】 8:00 ～ 16:30
- 【Ferry Fees】 Adults (Junior high school students or older): 1,500 yen, Child (4 year old ～ Elementary School): 500 yen
* You can board any number of times as long as the ticket purchase date
Guidance of the precincts
Cape IrozakiThe Irozaki is a cape at the southernmost point of Izu Peninsula, and it is the entrance point from the Sagami Nada sea to Suruga Bay.
Most of the surrounding coastlines are made up of volcanic ash and lava emitted from submarine volcanoes, and the rugged terrain was created due to the erosion of waves over many years.
From a rough cliff about 100 meters high, you can enjoy spectacular views at a glance.
Facility information“Irozaki Cape Cruise”
【Opening Hours】 9:30 ～ 15:30 (Departure time is 00 minutes and 30 minutes every hour)
【Shipping fee】 Adult: 1400 yen, Child: 700 yen
The cape “Aiai”The cape “Aiai” is one of the most famous capes in Minami-Izu.
It is located a little westward from the cape Irozaki at the tip of the Izu Peninsula.
There is “Okuiro One Observatory” and it is also called “Aiai Misaki”.
The name “Aiai Misaki” is more common, and it is one of the most prominent scenic spots in Izu area.
It has been shown in numerous forms of media, including television programs and magazines.
Nakagi Area 中木エリア
Cape Irozaki 石廊崎
Cape Aiai あいあい岬
Yumigahama Beach 弓ヶ浜
Shimogamo Tropical Botanical Garden 下賀茂熱帯植物園
Minami-Izu Aloe Center 南伊豆アロエセンター
Minami-Izu Geopark Visitor Center 南伊豆町ジオパークビジターセンター
Yusuge (Late yellow daylily) Park ユウスゲ公園
The Paradise of the wild monkey “Hagachizaki-en” 野猿の楽園 波勝崎苑
Yumigahama Onsen Hot Spring “Minato-yu” 弓ヶ浜温泉「みなと湯」
Shimogamo Onsen Hot Spring 下賀茂温泉
Silver Hot Spring 銀の湯会館
Izu Shimoda Country Club 伊豆下田カントリークラブ
Iruma Camping Village 入間キャンプ村
Izu Shimoda Horse Riding Club 伊豆下田乗馬クラブ
Tenjinbara Botanical Garden 天神原植物園
Chojagahara Azalea Park 長者ヶ原山つつじ公園
Ichijo Takenoko Village 一条竹の子村
Aonodaishi Dam 青野大師ダム
Izu Fishery Association’s Direct Sales Shop 伊豆漁協南伊豆支所直売所
Michi-no-Eki “Shimogamo Onsen Yunohana” 道の駅『下賀茂温泉 湯の花』