Each year the Imaihama beach in Kawazumachi upholds the highest water quality. Located on such a beautiful blue sea is the “Izu Imaihama Tokyu Resort,” where the exotic plants in the summer and beachside pools makes you feel like you’ve gone abroad to a tropical resort. For those of you who just can’t find the time to go abroad and fully enjoy a resort, we recommend you take a look at Izu Peninsula’s leading beachside resort, Imaihama.
A fashionable exterior
Pictured is the Imaihama Tokyu Resort we’re introducing today. The sign, notable for its strelitzia logo, marks the hotel’s entrance. The strelitzia, a perennial plant that flowers in warm climates, is the symbol of this hotel. This flower design with a tropical feel can be seen throughout the hotel, giving the illusion even from its entrance that you have come to a foreign resort.
This hotel faces National Route 135, and is a three-minute walk from the Izukyu Corporation “Imaihama-Kaigan Station.” Taking the express train from Tokyo station, you can reach here in about 2 hours and 40 minutes, making it very accessible from the capital region!
How about a nice walk?
When you reach the hotel, the first thing you feel like doing is exploring.
Pictured is their “Virgin Road,” located in their garden. The contrast between the colors like the green from the grass and the blue from the sky is quite beautiful, making it a great place to go for a walk!
It’s an amazing experience taking a walk as you feel the salty air of the ocean and bathe in the rays of the sun. There are seasonal flowers like pansies, north balls, and salvias planted in the flowerbed, making the whole scene something that is difficult to find within Japan.
Fully enjoy summer in the pool
When you hear the word “resort,” don’t you immediately picture a pool?
Pictured here is their “Garden Pool,” located near the “Virgin Road” mentioned above. It is a pool reserved for guests, and is free to use! It’s a great place to get the full resort experience under the sun, stretching out on their beachside beds amongst the blossoming hibiscuses. There is also a kids’ pool, and it’s great that you can use the pool even after you’ve checked out!
The pool is available seasonally between the end of June and the beginning of September. At night it is lit up, making for a dreamy scene.
The beautiful beach
This beautiful blue beach is the Imaihama beach. Because of its beauty, it is often called “Izu’s Maiko Beach.” The coastline extends for nearly a kilometer, making it one of the longest beaches on the Izu Peninsula! Each year it boasts the highest water quality, “AA,” and it is a popular beach with over 57,000 people visiting it in 2013.
Exiting the Beach Exit of the Garden Pool, that beach is right in front of you. You can go straight to the beach in your bathing suit from your room.
During the peak of beach season every year, from mid July to late August, the local tourist association organizes events like the “Imaihama Treasure Hunt” and the “Imaihama Beach Flags Contest,” making this beach more than just for swimming! The sand is kept very pretty, and walking barefoot on it is a great feeling!
For more information regarding their events, check out the “Izu Kawazu Tourist Association” link in the MEMO section below.
The art gallery
Pictured is the wooden sculpture of a goddess found in the hotel. She is the goddess of a ship standing in the middle of the hotel’s wide atrium, watching over it. There are many works that give an exotic impression like this one located throughout the hotel, from its halls to its restaurants, so you can enjoy the artwork as well.
Be sure to keep an eye out for pieces that remind you of the ocean, like their murals of fish and seagulls, wooden sculptures of ancient fish, and paintings of their symbol, the strelitzia.
This statue of the goddess can be found right below the stairs in the entrance lobby on the third floor. It is an open space filled with natural light, and you can enjoy the artwork and the garden facing the ocean at the same time through the glass. Also, the hotel’s walls and columns use lava stone found right in Izu.
Inside the hotel they play Hawaiian music, and from your room window you can see the beach, which almost feels like your own private beach! This hotel gives no less of a resort feel for you to enjoy than places abroad
In the summer, enjoy a nice barbecue (separate price) on their “Seaside Terrace,” where you can hear the sound of the waves, or just spend a leisurely time in any of their rooms, all of which are facing the ocean.
Why not spend your summer vacation here this year?