Shimoda Japan – A Complete Travel Guide To Visit This Beautiful City In Izu Peninsula

Shimoda Japan - Ogawa Ryokan 1

Shimoda Japan – The Izu Peninsula is one of the most popular weekend getaways from Tokyo. Located southwest of the main city, it is only a relatively short train ride away from the hustle and bustle of Japan’s capital.

Across the entire peninsula, you can expect to witness stunning coastlines lined with beaches and jagged rock formations, and mountain peaks and troughs in the near distance wherever you go.

In particular at Shimoda, you can also engage in the interesting experience of learning about a significant and integral part of Japanese modern history.

Shimoda is arguably one of the most popular resort towns located along the peninsula. It’s characterised by its easy-going atmosphere all-year-round, popular beaches that are perfect for splashing and surfing in summer, and simply being a relaxing getaway for you and your loved ones.

How To Get To Shimoda

Shimoda Japan - Izukyu Train Station
Izukyu-Shimoda Train Station

Shimoda is directly connected to Tokyo via an express train. From Tokyo, simply hop on the JR limited express Odoriko train and you’ll be there in 2.5 hours. It will cost 6,000 yen one way.

If you are coming from neighbouring towns such as Ito or Atami, it is even quicker!

Shimoda Japan - Izukyu Train Pass

From Ito, we recommend using the Izukyu Line Pass. There are three versions of this pass: 1 day, 2 days, and 3 days. This pass will allow …continue reading