A short walking distance from Hotel Kailani is the nostalgic fishing port of Habu.

Habu Port was originally a crater lake called “Habu Pond.” Construction of a waterway was directed by Heiroku Akihiro in 1800, and Habu Port officially opened in 1801. The topography of the crater lake made for an idyllic port with calm protected waters. Habu Port served as an active base to transport cargo between the islands of the Izu Peninsula.

Habu Port was historically known as a cultural area that attracted notable writers and artists. Today it is a quiet space that is full of nostalgic charm.

Habu Osanpo(Walking) Map

Explore the hidden treasures of Habu port on a leisurely stroll. Starting from Hotel Kailani, experience the relaxed atmosphere of the island through its beautiful natural scenery and nostalgic townscape.

Picturesque Landmarks

Explore the popular spots to take photos around Hotel Kailani.

①Habuminato Observatory

Take in the breathtaking view of Habu port which historic poet Ujo Noguchi once described "as calm and beautiful as a lake."


Standing 30 meters above sea level, this dynamic landscape is framed by a cliff against the sea.

③Ryuozaki Lighthouse

During the Asia-Pacific War, many soldiers gathered here to support the war effort by using these grounds as a monitoring post for the Japanese Army. They were often supported by youth (age 15 - 19) who had graduated from school but were too young to join the military at age 20.

④Odoriko no Sato Museum

At the time of construction, this building was the largest in all of Japan and became one of the iconic backdrops in Yasunari Kawabata’s famous novel “The Dancing Girl of Izu.”

⑤The Bells of Habuminato

Tap the bells in order to recreate the melody of “Habu no Minato” written by Ujo Noguchi and composed by Shinpei Nakayama.

⑥Townscape of Habu

Take in the nostalgic atmosphere of the Habu port townscape, which was once a bustling relay port for offshore fishing.

⑦Palais la Mer Museum

This shellfish museum was originally built with the lifetime collection of its first director – Masao Kusakari. The continuous support of benefactors such as Akira Suda and Hiroshi Ito helped to grow the museum into its impressive showcase of 4,500 types of seashells from around the world.

⑧Habu Hime no Mikoto Shrine

One of the three former shrines on Oshima where, according to "Miyakeki", the god of worship is Hafu Hibiki, the wife of "Kotoshironushi".

⑨Kyujin no Marutei

Built in the Meiji era, this area was the political and economic center of the Namiuki Port area at that time.


Enjoy the surroundings of Hotel Kailani virtually through these videos.

Get to know Habu

Check out information on where to “eat” “play” and “sightsee” in the Habu Port area.