Izu (伊豆 市) is a city located in the center of the Izu Peninsula, the Izu Peninsula has always been a favorite haven for the inhabitants of Tokyo eager to escape the concrete jungle. Located at Shizuoka Prefecture, a few hours drive south of the metropolis. The region is full of nature with high mountains, Rivers, waterfalls, beaches of white sand and glorious hot springs, with jaw-dropping scenery.
The city of Izu received city status in April 2004 by the merger of the cities of Shuzenji, Toi, Nakaizu and Amagiyugashima. It has a climate characterized by hot and humid summers and relatively mild winters. September it is the wettest month. Temperatures are higher in August, reaching about 27 ° C, and the lowest in January with 6 ° C.
With a population of 30.036 inhabitants, including about 283 foreign citizens, being 12 Brazilians, 7 Peruvians, 8 Americans, 56 Chinese, 33 Philippines 13, Indonesia, 32 Koreans, 15 Vietnam, 1 Mexican and others (data 2.020).
The Izu region is rugged and about 80% of the city's area is covered by forest. The area is part of the Izu-Tobu volcanic region, so it is subject to frequent earthquakes. As a result, the city also has numerous hot springs, which makes it famous for its onsen. It is also home to a number of stunning beaches, like Atami, Ito and Shimoda, as good as Okinawa and has many water sports. They are suitable for snorkeling and scuba diving, as the waters are clear and rich in marine life.
As mountains and Izu mountains are a great attraction for practitioners of walking and other nature lovers, and main meals include wild boar and mountain vegetables.
Joren Waterfall (浄 蓮 の), and the waterfall Izu's most famous due to its beautiful shape and beautiful blue well, the Joren Falls was selected as one of the 100 best waterfalls in Japan, a masterpiece of nature and represents one of the main sights of the city of Izu.
Dogashima (堂 ヶ 島) is west of Izu, famous for the scenic landscape of geographic locations of rock formations, cliffs, caverns and the beautiful clear blue ocean. There's a lot hiking trails along a dynamic scenario created by a unique and natural nature.
Ponte Tombolo Land, is a type of coastal relief in which an island is connected to the continent by a piece of land, like a strip of sand, where there is a group of 4 small islands called Sanshiro, which only appear when the tide is low connecting the continent in the Dogashima area.
Koganezaki, is an incredible view of the ocean and rock formations. One of the cliffs is called "Horse Rock", which literally looks like a horse's head.