izu kogen is a weekend or day resort complete with hot springs, a cable car to the top of a dormant volcano, a golf course and a stunning coastline for the urban residents of tokyo. this set has many extra landscapes to a beautiful location. in all the confinement that tokyo is, izu kogen is all about space. after a day on the rim of this volcano and under the gaze of mount fuji we walked through the forest to the rocky tidal pools. we ended the day with a mineral springs bath followed by a bottle of red wine at an argentine restaurant where the japanese host and hostess entertained us with a night of tangos.