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Nobody likes Japan’s cities in the summertime — at least not those south of Hokkaido. With heat rising off the tarmac and radiating from the concrete, and humidity that clings like a wet towel, thoughts of escape come readily to mind — and there’s no better tonic than getting up into the hills and mountains where fresh air and cooler temperatures await.

And so it was that I found myself on an abbreviated road trip with my husband, a last-minute escape to explore the surprisingly uncrowded delights of the Izu Peninsula a mere two hours south of Tokyo.

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