Enjoy the Best View of Izu at the Hotel Harvest Amagikogen!

Review of Hotel Harvest Amagikogen | 1524 Hiekawa, Izu, Shizuoka-ken, JPN, 410-2507
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At an altitude of 900 meters, the Hotel Harvest Amagikogen is located near one of the “100 Famous Japanese Mountains,” Mount Amagi. Although it is a membership-based hotel, non-members may also stay there, and it is a hotel where you can enjoy great views of everything from Mount Fuji, the tallest mountain in Japan, to Komagadake in Hakone. This time we’ll be introducing the hotel where you can have many liberating experiences, like enjoying a bath as you gaze at Mt. Fuji: the Hotel Harvest Amagikogen!

Excellent for a drive!

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If you are getting to the Hotel Harvest Amagikogen by car or motorcycle, we definitely recommend using the toll road, “Izu Skyline.” The reason for this is that, if you use this road, you can reach the hotel from Tokyo in just about two hours and 15 minutes. 
On the way, there are excellent viewing areas where you can look out on everything from Mt. Fuji to the Boso Peninsula, and even a hiking course around Koorigaike, a lake in the area. The road weaves between mountains like Kurodake and Mount Sukumo, making for a pleasant ride through fresh air.



It is also said that lovers are guaranteed to be together forever after viewing the sunrise or sunset at the “Angel Power Spot,” located in the Kurodake Parking Area on the way. Why not bring your significant other there on the way?

Coming from the capital region, through Odawara and Hakone, you get on the Izu Skyline from the Atami Pass IC (Atamitoge IC), get off at the last exit “Amagikogen IC,” then follow prefectural road 111 to the right until you find the hotel. 


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A fancy western style building


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Pictured is the Hotel Harvest Amagikogen.


It stands in the heart of the Amagi Mountain Range, made up by the mountains Banzaburodake, Banjirodake, and Mount Togasa. Banzaburoudake is the highest mountain on the Izu Peninsula! Therefore, you can get a great view of Izu from here. Far away you can see the Southern Alps of Yamanashi Prefecture, and the mountains Komagadake and Mount Ashigara of Kanagawa Prefecture. Right below, you will see both the Suruga Bay and Sagami Bay at the same time, making this resort a hotel surrounded in every direction by breathtaking views. 



The view from their great bathing area located on the top floor of the hotel is especially amazing, so let’s take a look at that next!

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The hotel’s own bath with a superb view!!

enjoy the best view of izu at the hotel harvest amagikogen! | the hotel’s own bath with a superb view!!

Just look at this open view! 


The great bathing area is surrounded by glass walls, allowing you to not only gaze upon Mount Fuji, but also upon other mountains as well, like Jukkokutoge, Kurodake, and Mount Maruno, almost making one big dynamic diorama. If you sink into the bath, you have Mount Fuji at your eye level. Therefore, you can gaze out at the blue skies extending in all directions, enjoying this hot spring in an amazing location.


You’ll be sure to forget all about stresses in your daily life if you take a bath surrounded by this view.

The water used in the great bathing area is natural hot spring water brought from the main spring of Okawa Onsen (onsen = hot spring in Japanese), and is a salty, clear, chloride hot spring.



One of the best parts is that depending on the weather, you can see the many faces of Mount Fuji, like the fantastic Mount Fuji floating in a sea of clouds. Combined with the beautiful view at night that is as if the sky was covered in jewels, you cannot miss this view!


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You can eat to your heart’s content!

enjoy the best view of izu at the hotel harvest amagikogen! | you can eat to your heart’s content!

Pictured is the restaurant “Cent Quarante,” found right inside of the hotel.


It features a buffet of over 40 different kinds of Japanese and western dishes. There are also stands where chefs will prepare steak or desserts right before your eyes, making for quite the fulfilling experience. 


On top of that, they are known for how good their food is, with many traveling magazines calling their food “Delicious”!


It is great to be able to stuff yourself with delicious food when you’re on vacation.



The buffet is only available on Saturdays and other specified days. On days where the buffet is not available, the restaurant operates under the name “Soixante,” providing multi-course meals. For information regarding days where the buffet is available, take a look at the link to “Hotel Harvest Amagikogen” found in the MEMO section below.


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Surrounded by nature


surrounded by nature


A lot of the nature around the hotel remains untouched. You can spend time with a calmed soul surrounded by the fresh air and deep green.


Watch the birds spread their wings and freely fly in the skies, or even catch a glimpse of the wild deer that stick their heads out… it’s an extraordinary experience! 



For those of you thinking “I would love to take a walk in nature like that,” the hotel offers programs like their “Short Morning Hike,” which takes you on a hike to Mount Amagi. There is a fee with it, but a guide comes with you so you don’t have to worry about a thing. Why not give it a try?

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Final thoughts

Since you’re at a higher altitude, Amagikogen is about 6 degrees (Celsius) colder than down in the cities. Especially in the summertime, the average temperatures at around 9 in the morning do not even reach 20 degrees Celsius, making it quite cool and excellent for escaping the summer heat. Gaze upon the breathtaking scenery and let yourself be wrapped in the refreshing breezes of Amagikogen!


There is plenty to do around the hotel, like the ropes course 6 meters above ground, “Amagi Sky Adventure,” and the “Amagikogen Begonia Garden,” where begonias blossom year-round!



Mountains like Banzaburodake and Banjirodake of the Amagi Mountain Range are also nearby, so you can also enjoy hiking as well. The hotel baths are also open to non-guests, so you can take a nice refreshing bath in the hot springs there even if you’re not staying at the hotel! (For more information, click on the link “Hotel Harvest Amagikogen” in the MEMO section below)

The hotel is easy to access from the JR Ito Station, as there is a shuttle bus (fare required) that takes you straight there. 


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