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About Ito

A historic hot spring resort town on the eastern side of the Izu Peninsula, Ito makes for an enchanting coastal escape. Just 90 minutes from Tokyo by train, it’s a charming town with a fascinating past as well as a lively evening scene. Accommodation options range from traditional ryokans to swish seaside resorts, fit for an array of tastes and budgets. Small and characterful, the best places to stay in Ito promise a warm welcome and a memorable holiday.

Discover Ito’s history with a guided walking tour of the old town centre and the port. It was here, for instance, that the Tokugawa Shogun ordered English navigator William Adams to build Japan's first navy in 1604. Izu Kogen, south of the city centre, is filled with lavish villas and small museums. Tokaikan comes particularly highly recommended.

Hike along the dramatic Jogasaki Coast for panoramic views of craggy rock formations and the ocean beyond, take boat tours and mountain bike rides, or marvel at the Jogasaki Suspension Bridge. Further inland, clamber or ride to the top of Mount Omuro, a huge crater atop a grassy mound. Round off busy days with long soaks in your private onsen at one of the best places to stay in Ito, or buzzy evenings at the city's trendiest bars and gourmet eateries.

The Best Places to Stay in Ito

For Seaside Style

  • KAI Anjin is a sleek design hotel set right by the ocean. Minimalist rooms have floor-to-ceiling windows framing superb sea views, there's a creative gourmet restaurant, extensive record collection and rooftop onsen baths. Very swish.

For a Restful Retreat

  • Seizan Yamoto is a chic hotel overlooking Ito and the surronding mountains. Pick this place for the fusion of tradition and modernity, the epic views and the restful hot spring baths. Its proximity to the city means that you can pop in to explore Ito or the Jogasaki coast with ease.
  • Abba Resorts Izu promises a romantic hideaway with a rejuvenating spa, hot spring baths and breathtaking views, 15 minutes from the coast. An adults-only gem with 11 luxury villas and suites, perfect for unwinding in blissful tranquility.
  • Hanafubuki prides itself on welcoming guests into an environment rich in tradition. Choose from classic Japanese rooms or more Western spaces, some of which offer flexible options for families or groups of friends. Stroll through the surrounding forest or relax in one of the hotel's seven unique onsens before tucking in to delicious dinners. Lovely.

For Great Value

  • Hotel K's House Ito Onsen is a century-old ryokan offering simple futon beds, paper shutters and wooden floors. Well-located for discovering Ito, this is a popular choice for budget travellers or groups in the city. Also within easy reach of the sea.


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  • Fly to Tokyo's Haneda International Airport or to Narita International Airport and travel to Ito by train. The journey should take under two hours by road or rail.
  • The Shizuoka region is wonderful to explore by road! Contact our online partner Rentalcars if you would like to hire a car.
  • Summers are warm and humid, with temperatures hovering around 28°C, whilst spring brings the world-famous cherry blossoms. Both are popular times to visit. For a quieter trip and great hotel deals, we'd recommend travelling in autumn.



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Best Hotels in Ito

  • Hotel K’s House Ito Onsen Ito (Shizuoka) 19 rooms from £64

    Trekking  -  Follow the 10 mile trail along the rugged Jogasaki Coast, including admiring the famous suspension bridge
    Sights nearby  -  Take the cable car up extinct Mount Omuro for panoramic views
    Value chic  -  An authentic Japanese experience at a very reasonable rate
    Groups  -  Dormitories are perfect for budget trips with friends
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    A 100-year-old ryokan offering traditional Japanese hospitality at attractive prices. Dormitories & private rooms have roll down futon beds, delicate paper shutters, wooden floors and low-level dining tables. The onsen is a big draw. Just minutes from the sea and boasting views over Matsukawa river. See More

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  • KAI Anjin Ito (Ito-shi) 45 rooms from £201

    Total relaxation  -  A tranquil spot complete with rooftop hot baths and plenty of local hikes. Just 2 hours from Tokyo, this is an ideal city escape
    Great walks  -  Despite being situated in a city, there are plenty of hiking trails just a short distance from the property
    Sights nearby  -  Take a chair lift up Mount Omuro (an extinct volcano) and enjoy the views from the top
    Restaurant  -  The restaurant serves menus featuring British inspired dishes
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    A sleek design hotel set in the coastal city of Ito. Minimalist rooms benefit from large planes of glass framing the sea views. With rooftop hot baths, a library that holds a large vinyl collection, and a creative restaurant, this is an undeniably cool stay. See More

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  • Seizan Yamoto Ito 42 rooms from £376

    Local exploring  -  Ideally located overlooking Ito, giving easy access to both city attractions and the surrounding countryside
    Hotel Entertainment  -  Enjoy live music in the hotel lobby on weekend evenings - or sing your heart out in the karaoke room
    Total relaxation  -  Unwind in the hot spring baths whilst taking in the mountain views.
    Great walks  -  Scenic walks along the Jyogasaki Coast are not to be missed
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    A chic hotel boasting a great vantage looking across Ito and onto the surrounding mountains. Spacious rooms feature large windows, delicate paper shutters, tatami mat flooring and low level dining tables. A number of onsens provide quiet spots to unwind. An ideal base for exploring the region. See More

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  • Abba Resorts Izu Ito (Ito-shi) 30 rooms from £500

    Romantic Break  -  A wonderful location, beautiful accommodation and first-rate service-perfect for a romantic getaway!
    Total relaxation  -  Forget about all your worries as you unwind in their extensive spa facilities
    Foodies  -  Enjoy exquisite Japanese or French cuisine at their restaurant
    Great walks  -  Set off hiking around Mt Omuro or go for a romantic stroll through the Cherry Blossoms at Izu Highlands
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    The chic Abba Resorts Izu is located on the outskirts of Ito, 15 minutes from the Jogasaki coast. Offers 11 luxurious villas or traditional Japanese-style rooms featuring tatami (woven-straw) flooring. Unwind in the hot-spring baths or treat yourself to a massage! A wonderfully rejuvenating stay. See More

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  • Hanafubuki Ito (Ito) 9 rooms from £408

    Total relaxation  -  Offering seven onsen (hot springs) this hotel gives guests lots of choice for how to indulge in total relaxation
    Back to Nature  -  Set in a verdant forest in the unspoiled Ito region of Japan, book this hotel for a tranquil escape to nature
    Families  -  With family rooms and spacious villas available, this hotel is perfect for parents travelling with children
    Sights nearby  -  Take a cable car up the extinct volcano Mount Omuro for beautiful views across the region from the top
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    This hotel offers luxury accommodation in a forest with natural hot springs in Ito. Guests can choose from well-appointed Japanese or Western-style rooms with large windows looking onto the natural landscape. Relax in one of the hotel's seven distinct Onsen before a traditional dinner. See More

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