Hokkawa Onsen in Higashiizu



Location of Higashiizu in Shizuoka Prefecture


Coordinates: 34°46′N 139°2′E / 34.767°N 139.033°E / 34.767; 139.033Coordinates: 34°46′N 139°2′E / 34.767°N 139.033°E / 34.767; 139.033
Country Japan
Region Chūbu
Prefecture Shizuoka Prefecture
District Kamo
  Total 77.83 km2 (30.05 sq mi)
Population (September 2014)
  Total 13,071
  Density 168/km2 (440/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
- Tree Sakura
- Flower Isobuki
Phone number 0557-95-1100
Address 3354 Inatori, Higashiizu-chō, Kamo-gun, Shizuoka-ken 413-0411
Website Town of Higashiizu HP
Higashiizu Town Hall

Higashiizu (東伊豆町 Higashiizu-chō) is a town located in Kamo District, Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan.

As of September 2014, the town had an estimated population of 13,071 and a population density of 168 persons per km². The total area was 77.83 km².


Sandwiched to the east and west between the Amagi Mountains and Sagami Bay on the Pacific Ocean, Higashiizu has numerous hot springs. Warmed by the warm Kuroshio Current, the area enjoys a warm maritime climate with hot, humid summers and mild, cool winters. Parts of the town are within the borders of Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park,

Neighboring municipalities


During the Edo period, all of Izu Province was tenryō territory under direct control of the Tokugawa shogunate, and the area now comprising Higashiizu Town consisted of 5 villages (Inatori, Naramoto, Shirata, Katase, and Ōkawa). During the cadastral reform of the early Meiji period in 1889, the area was reorganized into two villages (Inatori and Jōtō) with Kamo District. Inatori was elevated in status of that of a town in December 1920. The town of Higashiizu was founded on May 3, 1959 through the merger of the town of Inatori with the village of Jōtō.


The economy of Higashiizu is dominated by tourism centered on the hot spring resort industry, and by commercial fishing.




Local attractions

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