Attractions

Old Amagi Tunnel

The Old Amagi Tunnel is the longest stone tunnel in Japan. The construction took 13 years and it was completed in 1905. It was the main tunnel connecting Mishima and Shimoda areas until the New Amagi Tunnel was constructed. The tunnel appears in the world-famous novel ‘Izu Dancer’ by Kawabata Yasunari. (Length: 446 meters; width: 4.02 meters)

Lake Haccho-ike

Lake Haccho-ike is the crater lake of 1,170-meter high Mount Amagi. The name ‘Haccho’ originates from the distance around the lake, which is about 870 meters. The lake is also known as the home of rare Moriao frogs. From May through June, the frogs lay eggs on twigs over the lake to protect them from fish predators.

Kawazu Nanadaru Waterfalls

Kawazu Nanadaru Waterfalls are made up of seven waterfalls: Odaru (Grand Waterfall), Shokei-daru, Kani-daru, Kama-daru, Ebi-daru (Shrimp Waterfall), Deai-daru and Hebi-daru (Snake Waterfall). Around Kawazu Nanadaru Waterfalls, well-formed columnar rocks can be found. The rocks are formed by basaltic lava.

Kawazu Loop Bridge

The Kawazu Loop Bridge is located on Route 414 near the entrance of Nanadaru/Odaru Onsen. This double loop bridge was constructed to withstand earthquakes. It’s 1.1 kilometers long and 45 meters high. The diameter is 80 meters. Since opening in 1981, it has become one of landmarks in Kawazu.

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