Rest and Relaxation in the Marine Paradise of Hatsushima
Discover natural beauty, outdoor adventures, and fine dining on Shizuoka's only inhabited island
Come to Hatsushima, a resort island in Shizuoka Prefecture blessed with a mild climate year-round thanks to sea currents from the south.
Arrive on the island via one of two high-speed boats, and you'll find an Asian paradise where you can swing on a hammock and take in beautiful ocean vistas. The whole family will enjoy the "Sarutobi" forest adventure course, where you can navigate treetops with harnesses and ziplines. Enjoy the beautiful flowers that bloom year-round, and see as far as Mount Fuji when the skies are clear.
Marine sports enthusiasts can partake in diving, snorkeling, and fishing, or relax in the island pool, open during the summer months and offering great views of the sea. Fine dining fans will want to partake in the treasure trove of seafood delights available on the island, including freshly caught sashimi served by local fishermen. Too much to see in a single day? Not to worry—the island also has a villa-style area for an overnight "glamping" (a Japanese term meaning "glamorous camping") experience in caravans or cottages. Soothe your body at relaxing baths, or visit cultural sites like shrines and museums and take in the island's rich history.
Accessible by ferry from the hot spring resort of Atami, Hatsushima can be reached in just over an hour from Tokyo, making it ideal for those looking to escape from the big city.