What to Expect
We will visit the charming traditional and historical town of Shuzenji, located at the all lmost center of Izu Peninshula, the oldest hot springs resort in Izu, which is only less than 2 hours from Tokyo by train.
Shuzenji is discribed as "little Kyoto" that attracts many visitors from inside and outside from the country, celebrated for beautiful mountains, hot springs, historical sites associated with the Genjinsajurai clan.
When you are in Shuzenj, you will find Shuzenji very different from other hot spring resorts as the town remainds quaint and relaxed atmosphere of old Japan.
Because of this distinctively nostalgic and elegant atmosphere, many famouse novelists and artists such as Ryunosuke Akutagawa, Yasunari Kawabata and others created their master pieces there .
We visit very attractive spots such as a historical temple of Shuzenji Temple, Shigetsu den known as the oldest wooden structure in Izu and very elegant atmosphere of Bamboo Forest Path .All of them were disignated as one of the beautiful spots in Japan by "Michelin Green Guide Japan".
Walking through the bamboo Forest Path, listening to the sound of birds.
Why not trying Japanese Kimono?
There is a shop you can rent Japanese traditional Kimono ,and you can strall around the town.
When you get tired, you can stop at "Ashiyu"-foot bath along the revier, too.
Before leaving Izu, you may want to try delicious food in Izu, such as fresh Japanese noodle with the best Wasabi in this area, Sushi and others.
I can arrange your lunch for you uopn your request ! You will enjoy freshest seafood from the Suruga bay for Sushi but what is more fun is the time you share with the owner of the sushi restaurant. At the counter with its friendly atmosphere
you feel as if you were their regular customer!
- Shuzenji is known as the best spot for " autumn leaves" and " cherry blossom ".
The season of autumn leaves starts from the end of October till the end of November.
The season of cherry blossom starts from the end of March to April. However, it differs depending on the weather and temperature .
You enjoy meeting with the local people, visiting local craft and ceramic shops and trying delicious food and sweet to add your great memories.
So Please come and visit Shuzenji !
This is something you can not miss and I am so happy to show you
around my favorite town!