Explore Shuzenji, an ancient hot spring town, and Mishima, the town of Fuji spring water!

Calm hot springs and temple town in the heart of Izu, famed for its peaceful atmosphere. Shuzenji has long been popular with writers, artists and intellectuals seeking to help their creative energy. This town, where Shuzenji Temple was founded by Kukai in 807, is deeply connected to the history of the Kamakura period. The hot springs in the river dug by the great monk Kukai are still gushing with boiling water.

Shuzenji temple

Located in the mountains of Izu, Shuzenji is a very quiet place, a little far from Hakone and the Izu area along the coast. In the spring, you can see beautiful cherry blossoms all over the city, and you can enjoy the autumn leaves in the autumn. The small hot spring town also has a footbath, so you can take a break between walks.

Shuzenji town

Mishima, located halfway between Tokyo and Shuzenji, is the capital of water. It is said to be the last place where lava flowed during the eruption of Mt. Fuji. As a result, beautiful rivers fed by Mt. Fuji’s spring water can be seen throughout the city. The people living in harmony with spring water from the beautiful and bountiful Mt. Fuji, the people of water-capital Mishima have long enjoyed the soothing calm of parks and clear running water.

River path

This town is home to Mishima Taisha Shrine, which had a deep connection with Minamoto no Yoritomo, a park with the former residence of the imperial family, and a walking path with a river running through it.

Mishima town

This tour takes you through the sights of Shuzenji and the streets of Mishima.(Izu Panorama park is the option)

Shuzenji placed 90 minutes from Tokyo by Shinkansen and local train.

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Shuzenji temple

Shuzenji is a temple founded by Kukai in 807. This place is famous for the fact that Kukai created a hot spring to help the parents and their children.
It is also a place that has deep connections with Minamoto no Yoritomo, who served as the leader of the samurai family during the Kamakura period. The precincts are very beautiful, with impressive large cherry blossoms and a bell tower.

Shuzenji temple

Shuzenji Hot Springs town

Shuzenji is a hot spring town where the hot springs created by Kukai continue to bubble up to this day. Stroll through this quiet town beloved by many writers and artists.

Shuzenji town

Bamboo street

There are beautiful bamboo alleys in the city. Along the river, you can see a beautiful sight of cherry blossoms dancing in spring.

Bamboo Alley

Izu Panorama Park

Izu Panorama Park is one of the spots where you can see Mt. Fuji beautifully between Shuzenji and Mishima.
If you take the ropeway to the 452-meter peak, you can see the majestic view of Mt. Fuji on a clear day.

Izu Panorama Park

Rakujyuen Park in Mishima

Rakujuen park where the lava of Mt. Fuji remains in some places, and where the former residence of the imperial family was located.
There is a classic Japanese garden with a pond that uses spring water from Mt. Fuji, and the view of the garden changes depending on the amount of snow on the top of Mt. Fuji in winter.

Mishima Rakujyuen

Mishima Water Path

There are walking paths all over the river that flow from Mt. Fuji’s spring water. You may get wet when there is a lot of water, but it is a very pleasant street in the hot summer. The small shopping street also has a nice retro atmosphere. In the past, people in the town used to chat while doing laundry in this river. Nowadays, it is a place for children to play in the water and relax.

Mishima River side walk
Mishima city

Mishima Taisha Shrine

Mishima shrine is the one of the great shrines in Tokai area. Minamoto no Yoritomo who is the first shogun in Kamakura shogunate pray the success of the fighting with Heike for regaining the power of control Japan. Therefore, it is popular as a power spot.

Mishima Taisha Shrine

Our guide will pick you up and drop you off at your hotel or any preferred place, allowing you to relax and enjoy yourself like a local without the stress of complicated public transport.
Your departure time and course contents will be arranged to suit your schedule.

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