Welcome to Izu Islands
The peaks of a submerged volcanic chain extending 300km into the Pacific make up the Izu Islands (伊豆諸島; Izu-shotō), a world away from Tokyo. Soaking in an onsen while gazing at the ocean is the classic Izu Islands activity, as is hiking up the mostly dormant volcanoes and along the pristine beaches. Snorkelling, surfing and fishing are also popular. Island hopping is possible on daily ferries and hydrofoils that run up and down the archipelago, but check schedules carefully, as they change frequently.