Welcome to the Izu Peninsula!

Easily accessible from Tokyo, blessed with hot springs, beaches, stunning views, and mild climate, the Izu Peninsula, a UNESCO Global Geopark as well as a part of Fuji Hakone Izu National Park, is one of the most popular resorts in Japan.
Aside from tourism, agriculture and fishing are the main industries, and this is where you can enjoy freshest fruits, vegetables, and fish caught in the local coastal waters.
We, Cooking Holiday in Izu, a group of professional chefs and national certified guide interpreters, are delighted to help you find out and taste unique and delicious local food communicating closely with the local producers through our cooking classes and/or tailor-made food tours.
Cultural adventures and sightseeing can also be included in your food tour.  Get some ideas and inspiration in our recommendations and contact us to tailor-make your tasty holiday in the Izu Peninsula and Mt. Fuji area!

Our Recommendations


Picnic Bento & Sweets

Cook a tasty picnic lunch at a local's.  Japanese sweets workshop at a cozy cafe follows. 


Food Tour

Visit "wasabi" farms, traditional food producing factories, grocery shops, sake breweries, etc.


Haute Cuisine Lunch at

190-year-old Folk House

An elegant restaurant in the middle of the paddy field, where only the locals know.


Cultural Adventures

Dress up in kimono, weaving coasters,  experience tea ceremony, flower arrangment, workshop of "Kamikiri (paper cutout)," etc.



"Yakuzen" Class

Improve your health by what you cook & eat through "yakuzen," cuisine based on Oriental Medicinal Theory.



Izu Peninsula, a UNESCO Global Geopark, and Mt. Fuji, a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage, there are a lot to see in this area.

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