17 Aug 2018 in Discover Japan
Ever visited a Japanese “power spot”? Get energized with our guide to the top spots in Izu.
Intrigued? The Izu peninsula, home to Hoshino Resorts KAI Anjin, hosts a number of power spots, each with its own kind of energy.
Power spots in Izu:
Dedicated to the goddess of childbirth Toyotama-hime, this riverside shrine in Ito is a big draw for women hoping for a healthy pregnancy and safe delivery.
Offering a ladle with its bottom removed is said to make prayers more effective.
At almost 2000 ft high, this photogenic bowl-like volcano offers stunning views of the Izu area and, on a clear day, you can see Mt. Fuji and Izu Oshima Island.
A prime power spot for connecting with nature.
At this site in Ito, both the shrine and nearby “Okusu” tree are around 1000 years old.
The gigantic tree is a National Treasure and, standing in its shade, you can supposedly feel the weight of its years and of the many people who have stood here before you.
In the south of the Izu peninsula, crashing waves have carved out a cave in the rock. Part of the ceiling has collapsed, allowing you to look down onto the perfectly-formed heart shape of the cave floor.
A very popular power spot for couples!