The Izu Peninsula in Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan is the famous beach getaway accessible by trains from Tokyo. It’s in the southwest of Tokyo where you can enjoy many beaches along its long coastline. The water is generally clearer making it famous too for scuba divers. It is also possible to snorkel and spot small fish and corals.
If you don’t want to carry some water sports gear, there are rental shops and very affordable. Food stalls and public toilets nearby each beach. “Shirahama Beach” is the most famous among the seven or more beaches on the peninsula, but if you want to enjoy the peace of being on a beach, there is “Shirahama Ohama Beach” which is a few kilometers away from “Shirahama Beach”. It is next to a shrine called “Shirahama Shrine.” If you are driving a car, it’s worth to check out “Kawazu Nanadaru Loop Bridge” which connects two mountainsides. It is on Route 414 which leads the way to get to hot spring resorts of the Izu Peninsula. Built in 1982, it became popular and considered as one of the dangerous double spiral bridges in the world so the speed limit is 30km/hour. While driving slowly, you can enjoy the stunning panoramic views of the mountains.