10 Things to Do in Higashiizu-cho That You Shouldn't Miss

October 19, 2017 Franklyn Hardiman

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

1. Kawazu Zakura (Kawazucho)

Kawazu-cho, Kamo-gun 413-0512, Shizuoka Prefecture +81 558-32-0290
Excellent
51%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 362 reviews

Kawazu Zakura (Kawazucho)

Reviewed By Matan K

This sakura festival happens in February and thus is one of the earliest ones in central Japan. Visit here if you are in season.

2. Izu Animal Kingdom

3344 Inatori, Higashiizu-cho, Kamo-gun 413-0411, Shizuoka Prefecture +81 557-95-3535
Excellent
27%
Good
51%
Satisfactory
18%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 222 reviews

Izu Animal Kingdom

Reviewed By tecbarrera - Sydney, Australia

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!

3. Atagawa Tropical & Alligator Garden

1253-10 Naramoto, Higashiizu-cho, Kamo-gun 413-0302, Shizuoka Prefecture +81 557-23-1105
Excellent
22%
Good
48%
Satisfactory
26%
Poor
4%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 215 reviews

Atagawa Tropical & Alligator Garden

Reviewed By Bluesphynx - Singapore

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. Kawazu Nanadaru Waterfalls

Nashimoto, Kawazu-cho, Kamo-gun 413-0501, Shizuoka Prefecture
Excellent
31%
Good
56%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 240 reviews

Kawazu Nanadaru Waterfalls

Reviewed By Lunasolhk - Hong Kong

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.

5. Minato no Asaichi Market, Inatori Port

3354 Inatori | Higashi Izu Town Office Parking Lot, Higashiizu-cho, Kamo-gun 413-0411, Shizuoka Prefecture +81 557-95-2021
Excellent
25%
Good
53%
Satisfactory
21%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 64 reviews

Minato no Asaichi Market, Inatori Port

Reviewed By chi-bakun48 - 千葉

700円であの釜飯食べれて、あら汁も飲めてって すごいです。
朝から幸せになれました。
土日しかやってないのが残念でなりません。

6. iZoo

406-2 Hama, Kawazu-cho, Kamo-gun 431-0513, Shizuoka Prefecture +81 558-34-0003
Excellent
53%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
1%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 85 reviews

iZoo

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.

Reviewed By porkrib - BSB

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.

7. Inatori Hosono Kogen

Higashiizu-cho, Kamo-gun, Shizuoka Prefecture
Excellent
46%
Good
40%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 42 reviews

Inatori Hosono Kogen

Reviewed By まるいぬピーピーちゃん - Shizuoka, Japan

東伊豆町に在る、知名度が出て来た高原で、特に秋のススキ野原が有名です。
秋のススキの時季には入山料(2017年は大人600円)が必要ですが、見る角度によってはまるで北海道の丘陵を思わせる壮大感は、料金以上の満足感がありました。
ただしかし、町から細野高原へのアクセス道路が大変狭く、場所によっては茂みの中で薄暗くカーブもきつく荒れた路面が所々にあり、充分に注意しての運転が必要となります。
それ故に、開けた細野高原に到着してその風景を見た時の感動は一層でしたよ。

8. Mine Onsen Daifunto Park

446-1 Mine, Kawazu-cho, Kamo-gun 413-0511, Shizuoka Prefecture +81 558-32-0290
Excellent
20%
Good
50%
Satisfactory
28%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 104 reviews

Mine Onsen Daifunto Park

Reviewed By quoodel - Pearl City, Hawaii

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.

9. Imaihama Beach

Midaka, Kawazu-cho, Kamo-gun 413-0503, Shizuoka Prefecture
Excellent
23%
Good
56%
Satisfactory
20%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 69 reviews

Imaihama Beach

Reviewed By enemy01 - Edinburgh

I had a swim here and it was great. Beautiful setting, clean water and a bit of surf although not enough to surf properly. Good for swimming and Surfing depending on the swell.

10. Oyukakebenzaiten

Naramoto, Higashiizu-cho, Kamo-gun 413-0302, Shizuoka Prefecture
Excellent
25%
Good
42%
Satisfactory
33%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 24 reviews

Oyukakebenzaiten

Reviewed By トレインバス - 兵庫県

草津や有馬には普通にありますが、伊豆にもこんな場所があるのがビックリしました。
生憎の雨で傘をさして、お金を洗うのは火傷して危険なので止めましたが、なかなか良い観光スポットだなと思いました。

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