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[Old Amagi Tunnel]

A precious piece of Meiji period heritage, and a setting in the novel "Izu no Odoriko"

Opened in 1905, Old Amagi Tunnel connected Izu City with the town of Kawazu, and was used as part of a community road. Large volumes of people and goods used to pass back and forth through it, until New Amagi Tunnel was opened in 1970. The tunnel featured in Yasunari Kawabata's novel "Izu no Odoriko" (called "The Izu Dancer" or "The Dancing Girl of Izu" in English), and also in "Amagigoe", a hit song from the Showa period. It is now one of the most famous tourist spots in Izu. The beautiful design of its stonework showcases the skills of Meiji craftsmen. Together with this, the mood enclosed by the Japanese cedars and cypresses will make for a truly unforgettable experience. Why not enjoy a stroll around the area while recalling scenes from the novel and song?
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Located almost in the exact center of the Izu Peninsula, the tunnel is one of Izu's most iconic tourist spots.
At about 455.5 meters long, Old Amagi Tunnel is far longer than most of the other stone tunnels still found in Japan today.
Address Nashimoto, Kawazu Town, Kamo County and Yugashima, Izu City, Shizuoka
Phone Kawazu Tourist Association
+81-558-32-0290 (English available)
Izu City Tourist Association Amagi Branch
+81-558-85-1056 (Japanese only)
Access Take the Izu Hakone Railway from "Mishima Station" of JR Tokaido Shinkansen for approx. 35 minutes, and alight at "Shuzenji Station". Take the Tokai Bus bound for Kawazu Station for approx. 35 minutes, alight at "Suishochishita", and walk for approx. 35 minutes.
URL Kawazu Town Office
Izu City Tourist Association Amagi Branch

updated on Sep 30, 2019

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