Model courseM-1Geo Tour in Namesawa Gorge

Middle Izu Area - Izu city
Geological age
Lava flows flowing out from a small monogenetic volcano belonging to Izu Tobu Volcanic Group erupted somewhere between about 50,000 to 4,000 years ago.
Start: Amagi Visitor CenterNamesawa Gorge-Dragon WaterfallsWasabi-zawa Taro CedarAmagi Visitor Center:goal
Walk about 4.2km (cumulative altitude 220m)
Time required
About 2 hours
Meeting place
Amagi Visitor Center
Dismissing:Amagi Visitor Center


You can explore the traces of volcanoes and enjoy the beauties of nature around the Namesawa Gorge.

  • Start: Amagi Visitor Center

    We will meet at Amagi visitor center which is set up in "Showa no Mori Kaikan" at Road Station "Amagi Goe".

  • Namesawa Gorge-Dragon Waterfalls

    A smooth monolith that lies in the bottom of the Namesawa Gorge is the lava flow that effused from Namesawa Volcano. Numerous joints (cracks formed when the lava cooled) are carved on its surface. Over the years, the river water eroded and polished the surface of the lava and created a beautiful gorge.

  • Taro Cedar

    Taro cedar is a giant old cedar designated as a natural treasure of Shizuoka prefecture. Just before reaching Taro cedar, you can see on the roadside the strata created by the volcanic debris flow from Namesawa Volcano.

Entry fee
Adult: 1,000yen Elementary and middle school student: 500 yen
Number of participants
2 to 10 people
Please reserve one week in advance.
What to wear and bring
Walking clothes, footwear (for walking on rocky ground), hat, rain gear, drinks, etc.
Canceled in case of heavy rain or storm
Please confirm about "Cancellation Policy".
Izu Peninsula Geo Guide Association