A real estate magazine published by Recruit Co. conducted a survey last summer to rank resort areas by popularity. Izu, Shizuoka Prefecture, finished on top, while Karuizawa and Kusatsu, a Gunma Prefecture town known for its hot springs, tied for second, followed by Hokkaido.

Izu is popular for its temperate climate, beaches and hot springs. It is also easily accessible from Nagoya and Osaka.

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