A popular holiday region for domestic visitors, the Izu Peninsula has loads of great lodgings, the best of which lean towards the traditional.

Worth a Trip

On the west coast of the Izu Peninsula, the seaside onsen town of Toi has thermal waters, the world's largest gold ingot and (allegedly) the world's biggest clock made of flowers. But if these random attractions don't wow you, maybe the Mexican-Japanese B&B, La Posada, will. Those with a love of authentic Mexican cuisine will want to spend at least one night here to get their fill of delicious enchiladas, moles and tostadas, prepared with organic ingredients and served by a warmly hospitable Japanese family who lived for decades in Mexico. A day on the beach, an evening with margarita in hand and a soak in the onsen is like a mini Mexican getaway in this low-key Izu town. Buses to Toi run at least hourly from Shunzen-ji (¥1320, 45 minutes) and Dōgashima (¥910, 40 minutes).