Getting Around

Buses are the main form of transport on the west coast and central southern portion of the peninsula, due to the lack of a railway. The Tokai Bus company ( offers a range of single and multi-day bus passes.

Driving can be a fun way to explore the island at your own pace, with winding clifftop roads offering dramatic views. Atami, Itō and Shimoda all have hire car companies by their train stations.