Welcome to Banyuwangi
Java’s land’s end is a pleasant, growing city, home to a large number of Osig people, whose roots reach back centuries in southeast Java. Most travellers simply pass through on their way to or from Bali by ferry, but the city does make a reasonable and comfortable base to explore the Ijen Plateau and other national parks along the east coast, and there are a couple of reasonable beaches in the vicinity. The town takes pride in its appearance and is a multiple winner of the 'Cleanest Town in Indonesia' award.
Point of clarification: the ferry port for Bali, the bus terminal and the train station are all some 8km north of town in Ketapang, though all transport states ‘Banyuwangi’ as its destination.