Visiting power spots in Izu

17 Aug 2018 in Discover Japan

Ever visited a Japanese “power spot”? Get energized with our guide to the top spots in Izu.

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The term “power spot” may not mean much to you, but in Japan it’s a common term. For the Japanese, these are spiritual places – a shrine, a temple or a site of natural beauty – where you can be at one with your surroundings in order to restore life energy, cleanse the mind and relax the body.

Intrigued? The Izu peninsula, home to Hoshino Resorts KAI Anjin, hosts a number of power spots, each with its own kind of energy.

Hoshino Resorts KAI Anjin

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Power spots in Izu:

Otonashi Shrine

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.

Otonashi

Offering a ladle with its bottom removed is said to make prayers more effective.

Omuroyama Volcano

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.

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A prime power spot for connecting with nature.

Kuzumi Shrine

At this site in Ito, both the shrine and nearby “Okusu” tree are around 1000 years old.

Kuzumi-sanctuari

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.

Ryugu-Kutsu

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.

Ryugu-Kutsu

A very popular power spot for couples!


Photo credits: S.R.G – msucoo93 / CC BY-NC-SA

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