From Tokyo to Izu-Oshima

In this new episode of CYCLE AROUND JAPAN, we will recommend a journey that you may start cycling from Tokyo, the Japanese capital. We will take you to the popular towns such as Yokohama, Kamakura and Hakone. And our final destination will be Izu-Oshima, a volcanic island under the administration of Tokyo.

Izu-Oshima is located about 100 kilometers south of the metropolitan Tokyo. The island is a popular tourist destination, especially for those in Tokyo seeking a cycle ride. At the heart of Izu-Oshima is the Mount Mihara (758m), an active volcano which is the source of several interesting sites and various hot springs on the island. Izu-Oshima is also known for its Tsubaki, camellia flowers, which can be spotted almost everywhere from around January through March. Oil extracts from Tsubaki seeds are used in popular hair and skin products that have become famous nationwide under the Oshima Tsubaki brand.

Please join us a cycle ride to the volcanic island "One Step from Tokyo"!

*Access to Izu-Oshima
The high speed ferries are available between Izu-Oshima and Tokyo's Takeshiba. (1-2 hours)
There are also high speed boats connections between Izu-Oshima and Atami. (Izu peninsula, 1 hour)