Yamabushi Trail Tour

Top choice Mountain Biking

in Matsuzaki

The mountains inland from Matsuzaki were once criss-crossed with pathways and trails, part of Izu's ancient charcoal industry. Overgrown and long forgotten, they were rediscovered by this band of bike-mad locals who have so far cleared 40km of trails for guided mountain biking tours, from 'beginner' to 'epic' (the longest trail a 550m vertical descent from mountaintop to sea).

More experienced riders can opt for two-day tours that go further afield. Yambushi also operates a guesthouse on the edge of town, Mondo Lodge, with dorms, private ensuites, and an onsen.