Hozo-in Temple means temple which was established to spread the teachings of the Great Buddha. The magical stone, "Stone of 'i' character", which is said to be the fate stone of the Great Buddha, still remains. The main temple gate is the oldest structure in the Amagi Yugashima region, and is recognized as a cultural property of the city of Izu. It is said to be designed by Hidari Jingoro. (13 minutes by car from the hotel)
Experience canyoning near the hotel. Canyoning is an outdoor sport that originated in Europe and involves going down a valley by walking or swimming. Enjoy chills and thrills simultaneously during the hot summer, sliding down waterfalls, or jumping into waterfall basins. Beginner courses and parent and child (minimum 11 years old) courses are available. (hosted by Izu Adventure Support) (30 minutes by car from the hotel)
Many sightseeing spots can be found along the Katsura River, which flows through the center of town. The first is....more information
A dimly visible Mt. Fuji towers over its surroundings in the beautiful nightscape as photographed from Mr. Daruma Plateau Rest House. The view in combination with the skyline is exceptional.(25 minutes by car from the hotel)
You can now challenge yourself with a tree-climbing experience (using ropes and climbing gear) in our forest on the hotel grounds of the Laforet Resort Shuzenji - on the premises of the Izu Marriott Hotel Shuzenji. Enjoy a breathtaking and unprecedented view from the tops of the trees. Here, you can not only have fun tree-climbing, but also relax and enjoy yourself on our hammocks - called "tree boats." Tree-climbing - an experience to be enjoyed by everyone - from adults to children. Befriend a tree, and develop and experience the feeling of cherishing nature. (¥1,500 (tax included) * Advance reservation required (same-day admission pending availability).
Shuzenji Temple is said to have been established by Kobo Daishi (Kukai) in 807. The temple is also....more information
"Issekian" is the only cafe in the hot spring town of Shuzenji where you can enjoy the view of Shuzenji Temple from across the river, whilst indulging in a sweet treat. Our cafes' recommended dish is our "Cream Shiratama Dumpling Adzuki Bean" dish. The adzuki beans are large, with a plump texture and gentle sweetness to them. The Shiratama dumpling is springy and goes perfectly with a dollop of cold ice-cream in summer. You can take in the historic atmosphere of the town whilst relaxing away at our cafe.(15 minutes by car from the hotel)
Izu Amakara-ya is a ramen shop that is only open on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays. It initially opened as a shop specializing in curry, but later leaped into fame when it started serving ramen. I recommend the "spice soy sauce ramen" (850¥). The soup is made with over 15 types of spices. This unique dish has a flavor that tastes like nothing you've had before. The interior is reminiscent of a traditional Japanese house; it's a very calm and relaxing space.(30 minutes by car from the hotel)
The Odoriko Walkway leads from the foot of Joren Falls to Yugano, Kawazu. The 18.5km-long route—named after the great writer Yasunari Kawabata's masterpiece, "Izu no Odoriko" (The Dancing Girl of Izu)—passes through the Seven Falls of Kawazu and the Old Amagi Tunnel. Like Kawabata's quote, "Crossing Amagi is the heart of traveling Izu," the walkway allows you to fully enjoy the forests, history, and hot springs.
At Akagaeru Park, guests can enjoy whimsical and beautiful firefly lights in the dark every year (this year's viewing will end on June 4th.) Time: 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. (8 p.m. is prime viewing time.)(15 minutes by car from the hotel)
This is the evening scenery of the Shuzenji hot spring town. The area is filled with small bamboo paths, historical Buddhist temples and shrines, as well as refined hot spring hotels. You can also enjoy the charming little Kyoto.(15 minutes by car from the hotel)
This view of Mt. Fuji is just a 30-minute drive away from the hotel. The Nishi-Izu Skyline is a popular spot for drivers, riders, cyclists, and even hikers.
In places at high altitude close to Mount Fuji, such as Izu and Hakone, cherry blossoms with small petals bloom. The name they are called varies from place to place; they are called Mamezakura (bean cherry blossom) in Izu, Komezaku in Hakone (rice cherry blossom), and near Mount Fuji and Yamanashi they are called Fuji blossom. Near to Darumayama in Izu, the fresh shoots of spring and the pastel colored cherry blossom weave together for a beautiful view in the spring. (20 minutes by car from the hotel)