10 Things to Do in Izunokuni That You Shouldn't Miss

December 9, 2017 Kaleigh Reichenbach

Izunokuni is a city located in Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan. The city, which covers an area of 94.62 square kilometres, had an estimated population in December 2016 of 47,862, giving a population density of 506 persons per km².
Restaurants in Izunokuni

260-1 Nagaoka, Izunokuni 410-2211, Shizuoka Prefecture +81 55-948-1525
Excellent
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48%
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4 based on 184 reviews

Izunokuni Panorama Park

Reviewed By redeyeblues - Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Unbelievable views of Mount Fuji, the ocean, and surrounding Mountains! There's a restaurant as well as free foot hot spring both facing Mount Fuji... breathtaking! Lots of short little easy trails with little things to see. A very short walk from the bus stop (10 minutes 170 yen from Izu-Nagaoka Station, no SUICA). We spent about an hour up top. The cable car is a bit scary but totally worth it! Highly recommend on a clear day!

268-1 Naka, Izunokuni 410-2113, Shizuoka Prefecture +81 55-948-1428
Excellent
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Good
39%
Satisfactory
43%
Poor
4%
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3.5 based on 287 reviews

Nirayamahansyaro

Reviewed By Banda-in-Japan - Tokyo, Japan

The Nirayama Hansharo (reverberatory furnace) was built between 1854 and 1857 and only operated for 7 years. It's purpose was to cast cannons to be used in defensive positions as a means to intimidate the Western powers, or at least convince them that they couldn't colonize Japan as they had colonized much of Asia. The visitor center/museum that opened last year has various displays of artifacts and an excellent video that brings the site to life. There's no English available yet, but even without it one can pretty well get the gist of what's going on. Visitors then move on to the site itself. The chimneys are only 15.7 meters tall, but that must have seemed enormous to the local farmers back in the 1850s. There are signboards will illustrations of how the furnaces worked. Volunteer English guides are also available.
When you've finished exploring the furnace, be sure to climb the hill with the tea bushes to reach a look-out platform. Great views of the furnace site and the valley below. And if it's a clear day, Mt. Fuji is also visible.

3. Juyobunkazai Ekawatei

1, NIrayama, NIrayama, Izunokuni 410-2143, Shizuoka Prefecture +81 55-940-2200
Excellent
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4 based on 49 reviews

Juyobunkazai Ekawatei

Reviewed By 待兼山 - Osaka Prefecture, Japan

伊豆箱根鉄道で伊豆長岡下車、伊豆長岡から循環バスがでています。反射炉とセットでの見学をおすすめします。江戸時代を通じて代々この地の代官を勤めた江川家の住宅。母屋や蔵などが公開されています。とにかく母屋の土間の柱と梁、天井は見所です。よく今の時代までもったものです。江川家の歴史とあわせて、資料も豊富です。

4. Nirayama Ichigogari Center

69-1 Nirayama Yamaki, Izunokuni 410-2141, Shizuoka Prefecture +81 55-949-8215
Excellent
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4 based on 43 reviews

Nirayama Ichigogari Center

Reviewed By Katherine S

If you love strawberries, you definitely need to go strawberry picking in Japan!
Nirayama Ichigogari Center is a focal attraction in Nirayama. For a set price (1300 yen), you have 30 minutes in the greenhouse to eat as many strawberries as you like. They provide a tray with condensed milk for dipping, but you hardly need it because the strawberries are already sweet. You aren't allowed to take the strawberries outside of the greenhouse, but 30 minutes is plenty of time to consume as much as you would want to eat anyway.
They were seriously the best strawberries I've ever had in my life! Bright red, perfectly shaped, and naturally sweet. As fun as it was to pick the abnormally large strawberries, the small ones tend to be sweeter. You end up walking up and down the lanes, trying to find the best ones to eat. There is definitely no shortage of ripe strawberries though - they have several greenhouses, so there is plenty for all visitors to get their strawberry fix.
We found it a bit difficult to find information about this centre in English. It is recommended to book ahead, but as the website is in Japanese, we asked our hotel concierge for assistance the day before. To get there from Tokyo, ride the bullet train to Mishima (about an 1 hr ride), then take a local train to Nirayama station (approx 20 min). It is about a 1.5km walk to the centre. It was a pleasant level stroll, as we spent a lot of time admiring the views of Mt Fuji in the distance. The street signs are in Japanese, so it will be helpful to have the name of the centre written in Japanese on hand.
After you pay for admission, place your bags in the lockers. You will need a 100 yen coin per locker, which is used as a deposit, you will get it back when you return. They will take you to the greenhouse in a van - it is a short 2 minute drive away.
We had so much fun strawberry picking at Nirayama! It doesn't seem to be a very popular activity for foreign visitors, but I would highly recommend it to anyone!

5. Ichigo Plaza

1788-2 Minamiema, Izunokuni 410-2221, Shizuoka Prefecture +81 55-946-0666
Excellent
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Good
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3.5 based on 52 reviews

Ichigo Plaza

Reviewed By ゴールデン - 東京

伊豆のドライブ旅行で、伊豆中央道〜修善寺道への移動中、看板に誘われて立ち寄りました。いちごプラザという名前にそそられましたが、実際に訪れてみると、敷地が広いのは好印象とはいえ、中身は昔ながらのドライブインといった感じで少しがっかりしました。同じ道路沿いに新しくできた道の駅もあり、そちらと比べるとどうしても見劣りする感じです。単なるトイレ休憩には良いと思います。

6. Ganjojuin Temple

83-1, JIke, Izunokuni 410-2122, Shizuoka Prefecture +81 55-949-7676
Excellent
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4 based on 17 reviews

Ganjojuin Temple

Reviewed By 待兼山 - Osaka Prefecture, Japan

伊豆箱根鉄道の伊豆長岡から徒歩15分ほど。北条時政のお墓があります。こちらの大御堂には、運慶作の国宝阿弥陀如来像、毘沙門天像、不動明王像があります。鎌倉期の写実的な仏像です。お堂は受付の方に拝観料を支払い、開けていただきます。あまり見学の方はおらず、静かな空間で、仏像と向きあえます。

7. Nirayama Castle Ruins

Nirayama Nirayama, Izunokuni 410-2143, Shizuoka Prefecture +81 90-3570-8480
Excellent
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3.5 based on 19 reviews

Nirayama Castle Ruins

Reviewed By NabeSingapore - Singapore, Singapore

When I was child, I played here with my friends. Our parents talked Nirayama Castle. However, it was difficult to image because there are no buildings. It is small hill, not mountain. However, I recommended watching Mr. Fuji from here.

8. Oohito Shrine

222 Ohito, Izunokuni 410-2323, Shizuoka Prefecture +81 558-76-1229
Excellent
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3.5 based on 15 reviews

Oohito Shrine

Reviewed By korechanfan - TOKYO

伊豆箱根鉄道の大仁駅から徒歩5分ほどの高台にあります。車で坂を登って境内前の駐車場に行くこともできます。梅林を整備していますので季節にはおススメですね。

9. Izunokuni City Tourist Information Center

780-3 Nanjo, Izunokuni 410-2114, Shizuoka Prefecture
Excellent
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4 based on 7 reviews

Izunokuni City Tourist Information Center

Reviewed By 待兼山 - Osaka Prefecture, Japan

伊豆箱根鉄道の伊豆長岡駅の改札を出てすぐ右手にある、新しい建物。係の方が2名おられ、韮山反射炉や江川邸、願成就院など、韮山の観光地を的確に案内いただけます。観光スポットを巡る巡回バスも、観光案内所の前から発車となっており、観光の起点として申し分ありません。

10. Joyama

Kamishima, Izunokuni 410-2325, Shizuoka Prefecture
Excellent
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3.5 based on 13 reviews

Joyama

Reviewed By xanctum - 栃木

狩野川沿いにそびえる印象的な山容の岩山。
ロッククライミングのメッカだそうですが、県道129号側の登山道はうっそうと下草が繁っていて、それほどたくさんの登山者が来ている雰囲気ではありませんでした。
見た目ほど険しくなく登れる山だそうですが…

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