Higashiizu is a town located in Kamo District, Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan.
As of September 2014, the town had an estimated population of 13,071 and a population density of 168 persons per km². The total area was 77.83 km².
Restaurants in Higashiizu-cho
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This sakura festival happens in February and thus is one of the earliest ones in central Japan. Visit here if you are in season.
4 based on 222 reviews
Compared to most zoos I've been to in Japan, this one is the cleanest, with the animals very well kept. The area itself is beautifully set in the Mountains, surrounded by forest. Izu in general is one of the most beautiful places I've been to in Japan, and is a great weekend destination. Because of the size of the zoo, it's not a very long or tiring hike to see all the animals either (which I consider a plus!). Animal variety is good, though the main attraction at this 'walking safari' are the white lion cubs and the white tigers (the latter you can actually watch from within a restaurant situated adjacent to the tiger paddock!). If it weren't for the 2,000 yen per person admission fee, I would have given this place 5/5!
4 based on 215 reviews
This must be a hidden gem, hadn't heard much about such a wonderful place with tropical plants and a huge collection of crocs, turtle, tortoises and fish so near the Atagawa train Station! You just climb the rather steep flight of steps right in the station and you are led into this Garden of Eden, complete with the sight of a slithering live brown snake which crossed in front of me to go the opposite set of bushes! You do have to do a lot of climbing, getting past the caymans to the orchids and then the marvellous varieties of lilies in the ponds, of every colour imaginable. The lily pads are huge and the whole place so well-tended. There is the pitcher plant, the groves of tropical trees and their fruits (banana, starfruit, papaya) but most exciting of all the many species of crocodile (Siamese, Australian, Chinese) and many lively red pandas sleeping in the trees in their cages.
The place is not recommended for those with mobility problems, the elevators don't take you everywhere and you have to climb up and down steep steps to see everything, but it's worth it for the able-bodied. There is even a shuttle bus to take you to the section with red pandas, very considerate of the authority in charge.
However, be warned, there aren't many options for food here, only two eateries at the top of the stairs by the Railway station, good ramen served at the smaller one, and popular with the locals too.
4 based on 240 reviews
All together there are 7 falls however the first one waterfall that was blocked off and you can only visit 6 Waterfalls. It’s a nice gentle walk and good for a half day trip.
Follow a clearly marked and well maintained pathway, you will be able to enjoy an hour or so nice nature hike also able to see the falls. The last three falls are access via a slightly more challenging walk over Bridges and steps. Thumb up to the guide map as it’s clear and the timing listed on it between falls are very well estimated and can be a excellent reference for tourists.
Free parking are available at various spots including Nanadaru Tourist Centre where we start our hike.
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The iZoo is new open on 15 DEC 2012.iZoo is scheduled to open December 15, 2012 in Japan as a zoo whose major species is reptile in the beginning, but the species will be expanded to many other kinds in the future including up to 400 species at zoo.
We visited iZoo after our stay in an excellent onsen hotel in Nanadaru, Kawazu. iZoo was a really special experience. It is a zoo full of reptiles, amphibians, snakes, lizards, insects, tortoises and turtles. There were some rodents, many large tortoises and few of them can carry a child up to 30kg on them. In addition to the creepy animals, the zoo has few crane birds, a camel, pony and goat. It has some plantations too. It is really an assorted zoo. The shop in the zoo has the most variety of reptile toys I have seen. There is a restaurant in the zoo. However, it served gator/crocodile meals, so we didn’t eat there. Instead, we had our lunch at a nice cafe near Kawazu station.
The hotel drove us to the zoo after check out. We used the iZoo free shuttle bus to go to Kawazu station. iZoo has free shuttle bus between Kawazu station and iZoo. Looking at the short distance, taxi drive may not be expensive.
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The Mine Onsen Daifunto Park is a man-made geiser that goes off reliably every hour. The underground Springs were discovered during development of a mine. The park is free to visit and worth a stop to see the geiser go off. When we visited, there were a bunch of families with kids in raincoats under umbrellas eager with anticipation to get drenched with geiser water. Kind of fun to watch.
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