The 10 Best Things to Do in Ito, Japan

December 15, 2017 Deane Carmody

Discover the best top things to do in Ito, Japan including Mount Omuro, Jogasaki Coast, Izu Shaboten Animal Park, Omuro Mountain Lift, Jogasaki Suspension Bridge, Izu Teddy Bear Museum, Izu Granpal Park, Komuroyama Park, Kadowaki Bridge, Michi-no-Eki Ito Marine Town.
Restaurants in Ito

1. Mount Omuro

Futo, Ito 413-0234, Shizuoka Prefecture
Excellent
47%
Good
42%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 595 reviews

Mount Omuro

Reviewed By KodoDrummer - Yekaterinburg, Russia

A mountain range formed 4,000 years ago by volcanic eruptions. The 580-metre high Mount Omuro is the largest mass of volcanic debris and the highest peak in the Eastern Izu region. From the top of the mountain, you can see the eruption of lava from the seven Izu Islands and the Tiancheng Lianshan Wonderland landscape. Mount Omuro is a natural monument in Japan. Every spring, they hold a fire-and-burn event to maintain its beautiful mountain features.
There is a chairlift to enable people to get better views from higher vantage points. A one-way trip takes about five minutes.

2. Jogasaki Coast

Yawatano/Futo, Ito 413-0231, Shizuoka Prefecture +81 557-37-6105
Excellent
40%
Good
48%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 459 reviews

Jogasaki Coast

Reviewed By Jermvw - Naples, Florida

A very nice walk from the train station to the cliffs. A clearly market path winds its way along the cliff side coast, through beautiful pine trees, across a few suspension Bridges, and a few spots to climb down to the waters edge. a wonderful experience and a nice break from the big cities.

3. Izu Shaboten Animal Park

1317-13 Futo, Ito 413-0231, Shizuoka Prefecture +81 557-51-1111
Excellent
34%
Good
49%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 496 reviews

Izu Shaboten Animal Park

Reviewed By KodoDrummer - Yekaterinburg, Russia

Located next to an extinct volcano, Mount Omuro, this is a beautiful combined botanical and zoological garden. It includes over 120 different animals, and more than 1,500 types of cacti and succulent plants, from around the world.
I’ve been to many zoos, so I spent most of my time in the Izu Cactus Park. The cactus welcome visitors with their hands raised and guide visitors to the bathroom (i.e., I am attaching the unique signs indicating the location of the restrooms). The cactus varieties include cactus and a variety of other plants from South America, Mexico (Opuntia Mexicana), African non-cactus family, Island of Madagascar, and many more.
The zoological garden animals include kangaroos, capybara, wallabies, rodents, pelicans, peacocks, flamingos, other birdlife, squirrel monkeys, and chimpanzees.Many of the animals could be touched, pet, and fed animal treats purchased in the park.
The premises also houses six restaurants, being Restaurant Gibontei, Restaurant Chao, Restaurant Hanamusubi, Restaurant Café, and Bell Station, and Omiyagekan, a souvenir specialty shop.
Dog lovers heaven . . . Dog owners can bring their dogs to the zoo.
Admission fee is adults including high school students 1,800yen; elementary and junior high school students 900yen; and infants 300yen. Discount coupons can be obtained online.

4. Omuro Mountain Lift

1317-5 Futo, Ito 413-0235, Shizuoka Prefecture +81 557-51-0258
Excellent
38%
Good
47%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 337 reviews

Omuro Mountain Lift

Reviewed By LollypopSunshine - London

I had a wonderful day with a local guide who drove me to the mountain with a bike. We took the lift up and then we spent a pleasant few hours slowly riding down, stopping to admire the view, visit a garden, take tea and finally enjoy a soak in an onsen. Not sure I would want to do the ride on a wet day but on a clear, sunny day it was just beautiful.

5. Jogasaki Suspension Bridge

Futo, Ito 413-0231, Shizuoka Prefecture
Excellent
29%
Good
47%
Satisfactory
22%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 243 reviews

Jogasaki Suspension Bridge

Reviewed By DCTravelers69 - Fort Collins, Colorado

The setting here islet decaf and serene! We hiked here from our hotel, and it was great. There is place to access the water close below it with nice watering holes. Highly recommend!

6. Izu Teddy Bear Museum

1064-2 Yawatano, Ito 413-0232, Shizuoka Prefecture +81 557-54-5001
Excellent
20%
Good
54%
Satisfactory
25%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 152 reviews

Izu Teddy Bear Museum

Reviewed By cb1_10 - Bethesda, Maryland

A little surreal to see all those Teddy Bears in one place in action but a very interesting collection.

7. Izu Granpal Park

1090 Futo, Ito 413-0231, Shizuoka Prefecture +81 557-51-1122
Excellent
27%
Good
43%
Satisfactory
25%
Poor
3%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 259 reviews

Izu Granpal Park

Reviewed By Hagoromoaya - Island of Hawaii, Hawaii

fun park for family with small children. $10 per adult entrance fee plus
ride tickets. Free slider rides on foam sheet was great deal. Walking on water in clear huge plastic ball was so fun (about $8 for 5 minutes ride).
The restaurant's menu was very limited and ok for amusement park if you don't expect much.

8. Komuroyama Park

1260-1 Kawana, Ito 414-0044, Shizuoka Prefecture +81 557-37-6105
Excellent
30%
Good
49%
Satisfactory
19%
Poor
2%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 120 reviews

Komuroyama Park

Reviewed By Virendra-Yadav_2014 - Atsugi, Japan

Another mountain view but bigger than Mt omuroyama. It has lift which leads you to 321M high summit to see beautiful crater build by explosion of magma. Fuji san view with the lift and dont forget to look into camera once you are about to reach to summit. It takes automatic photos of your and that tooo is very beautiful. Must take to have a memory of Ito with you.

9. Kadowaki Bridge

Jyogasaki, Ito 413-0231, Shizuoka Prefecture
Excellent
26%
Good
51%
Satisfactory
23%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 104 reviews

Kadowaki Bridge

Reviewed By PassportEnvyTA - Kapolei, HI

The bridge itself is not that big a deal, it's the setting along the coast that is spectacular. Wild and rugged, there is a nice trail along the cliffs if you are in the mood for an easy hike. The lighthouse is worth a climb, too, for the view it affords from the top. We enjoyed both the bridge and the short mile walk from the train station under the Cherry Blossoms -- a lovely outdoor afternoon.

10. Michi-no-Eki Ito Marine Town

571-19 Yukawa | Michi no Eki Ito Marine Town, Ito 414-0002, Shizuoka Prefecture +81 557-38-3811
Excellent
14%
Good
52%
Satisfactory
31%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 612 reviews

Michi-no-Eki Ito Marine Town

Reviewed By Anthony N - Toronto, Canada

We spent a couple days in Ito and to Orange Beach to Marine Town from our Ryokan – it has a public onsen, a few restaurants and a seafood market (might be more interesting to Japanese tourists looking to take home packaged foodstuffs from the sea). The streets within Ito near the station have far more character, and we weren’t too impressed with the Marine Town facility. We grabbed a quick bite at the Izu Kogen Brewery, which was written-up in Lonely planet, and the beer and raspberry juice was super refreshing, and the wood oven pizza was our only taste of western food in Ito.

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