Ito Onsen 伊東温泉
One of Japan's top onsen villages with beaches and fine museums close by
How to Get There
Ito Onsen is easy to access by train from Tokyo.
It takes about two hours to get to Ito Station from Tokyo Station by regular train. You can also take the limited express or Shinkansen bullet train to reach your destination faster.
Ito Onsen has a number of Japanese- and Western-style hotels
Many of the baths at local ryokan are open to non-staying guests
There are indoor and outdoor onsen throughout the area
Meet the seven gods of good luck
Among the many places to bathe in Ito Onsen, there are eight unique public bathhouses associated with Ito's seven deities of good luck. You can follow a path from one to the next.
Hot springs for everyone
The main types of hot springs here are simple springs, and weak salt springs. Simple springs are gentle on the skin and body, making them ideal for infants and the elderly. Weak salt springs are also known as "Netsu no Yu," (literally "fever hot water") because the minerals of the water keep the body warm after bathing. The springs are believed to have various healing properties.
Go museum hopping
There are several museums in Ito. There is the Ikea Museum of 20th Century Art, which primarily exhibits and houses humanity-themed paintings and sculptures of the 20th century. There is also the Music Box Museum of Izu, which exhibits about 130 items, mainly music boxes, automatic musical instruments, and phonographs.
For further adventures, explore Ito's many beaches
If you have the time to spare and the weather cooperates, check out Ito's pleasant sandy beaches. Ito Orange Beach and Usami Beach are popular local favorites.
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