The best sunset-viewing town in Japan
Nishiizu-cho is located in the western part of the Izu peninsula and it has lots of spots where you can appreciate its beautiful sunset.
In September 2005, the town also declared itself as “the best sunset-viewing town in Japan”.
The setting sun reflects off the surface of the sea in Suruga Bay; at that time, everything is surrounded by golden hues, and the visually striking rocks rising above the sea and the complex coastline create light and shade.
The view is superb and deserves to be called Japan’s best sunset-viewing spot.
There are numerous spots scattered around the area where you can enjoy seeing the sunset, including “Otago Coast”, “Dogashima”, “Ohama Coast” and “Koganezaki”.
Otago Coast is especially recommended as it was chosen as one of the 100 best sunset locations in Japan.
Sunset timetable https://www.town.nishiizu.shizuoka.jp/kakuka/kankou/kankou/yuhi/