The Izu Peninsula is blessed by a warm climate. Located just a hundred kilometers from Japan’s capital of Tokyo, it is one of the country’s main resort areas, where visitors are enveloped in rich nature. In particular, the three towns of Nishi-Izu, Matsuzaki, and Minami-Izu in the southwest make up the peninsula’s last remote area, one where beautiful natural scenery still remains and one can sense the traditional cultures of Japan. The view of Mt. Fuji, a World Heritage site, from the west coast of the peninsula, looking across Suruga Bay, is one of the unchanging, classic landscapes of Japan.