Izu Hike's staff have moved to Fuji Five Lakes to focus on our business offering guided hikes to the summit of Mt Fuji, as well as bike tours and winery tours in the mountain's foothills. Find us there at www.fujibiketour.com.
Although we will be located too far away to continue offering Izu Hike's single-day tours, we would be happy to meet requests for multi-day hiking and biking tours in Izu. If you're interested in a multi-day tour in Izu, contact us.
- train, bus, rental car or taxi fares/fees to and from the trailhead or the meeting/starting and ending points for the hike
- bicycle and camping gear rental fees, if bikes and gear are required for your hike
- the cost of food, drink and other items you bring or purchase during the hike
- the cost of admission to a hot spring bathhouse or other optional sites you visit during the hike
- all other incidental expenses
- Izu hikes can generally be done in running shoes. It's usually not necessary to have hiking boots. If you want hiking footwear, you can buy it through Amazon Japan or a sporting goods shop.
- a light rain jacket or poncho in case of rain
- more than enough food and water for the expected duration of the hike
- backpack to carry your food, water and personal items
- enough cash to cover the guide fee (unless you prepaid online) and your bus and train fares and hot spring bath entrance fees, if any
- your passport or Japan residence card
- sun protection, including sunscreen, lip sunscreen, sunglasses, a hat with a visor and clothing that fully covers your arms and legs
- optionally, an extra set of clothing in a plastic bag, in case you get wet due to rain or sweat
- optionally, a bathing suit to wear for a dip in the ocean or in a lake, stream or hot spring bath
- optionally, a small towel to dry off with after swimming or bathing
- optionally, a sweatband and/or a small cloth to wipe sweat from your face
- if camping overnight, a toothbrush and toothpaste
- Most hikers find insect repellent isn't needed in Izu.
- toilet paper
- garbage bag
- essential wilderness tools and emergency equipment (first aid kit, emergency food and water, headlamp, emergency shelter, etc)
- mobile phone for emergency use only
- bike repair kit and tools (only on bike and hike trips)
If, 24 hours before your hike, the chance of a small to moderate amount of rainfall is forecast to be 50% or greater, Izu Hike staff will inform you of the forecast and offer you the option to cancel anytime up to four hours before the scheduled start of your hike and to receive a full refund of fees you've paid. If you choose not to cancel or for any reason fail to cancel by four hours before the scheduled start of your hike and rainfall begins or continues after the scheduled start time, you will be offered the option to either proceed with your hike or to conclude it early and receive a prorated refund on guide fees you've paid, less 25% of the original guide fees as a service charge. No refund on bike, camping equipment and other rental fees will be given in case of failure to cancel four hours in advance.
Rain is a possibility regardless of the forecast. If rainfall was not expected but nevertheless occurs at or after the scheduled start time of your hike, you will be offered the option to either accept the above prorated cancellation terms or proceed with your hike. On the day of your hike, please bring a light rain jacket or poncho in case of rain.
Air travel isn't usually a convenient way to reach the peninsula. Izu's closest airport, in the city of Shizuoka, offers flights to only a handful of domestic and international locations and has no direct connections with most of Japan's largest cities. By public transportation, the airport is over ninety minutes from Mishima, Izu's northwesternmost city.