Japan is a land famous for its volcanos, and the Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park includes a volcanic area that is in the Fuji volcanic belt that features Mt. Fuji, the symbol of Japan, on the northern edge. It also includes the Izu Peninsula and Izu Islands, which extend into the Pacific Ocean. Mt. Fuji is the tallest of Japan’s mountains and its beauty is renown worldwide. It has been designated as world heritage, and has influenced the sensibilities, arts, and crafts of the Japanese people since ancient times. Mt. Fuji is surrounded by a beautiful natural environment and quality hot springs along with history, culture, and epicurean delights. This site introduces you to both popular and yet unknown locations in and around these areas that were selected for what they have to offer visitors.
to the Region
It takes only 30 to 60 minutes from Tokyo by Shinkansen (Bullet Train) to reach the main stations for this region: the Mishima, Atami, and Odawara Stations. This region is close enough to allow for pleasant day trips from Tokyo. If you use a Japan Rail Pass, you can come to discover wonderful memories for little time and expense. This region provides many fine hot springs and Japanese-style guest houses as one of the select resort areas in Japan, so you can make your trip even more enjoyable by spending a night or more.