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 is a city located on the eastern shore of the Izu Peninsulamarker in Shizuokamarker, Japanmarker. Itō is one of the well known hot spring resort towns near Tokyomarker. Its heavily indented coastline facing Sagami Baymarker is a scenic area, and much of the city is part of the Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Parkmarker.


As of 2009, the city has an estimated population of 71,731 and the density of 578 persons per km². The total area is . The local economy is dominated by tourism (primarily hot spring resorts and ocean sports activities) and fishing.

History

At the end of the Edo period, the area now comprising Itō was occupied by 15 small farming and fishing hamlets. These were organized into four villages (Tsushima, Itō, Komuro and Usami) within Kamo District in 1889, and were transferred to Tagata District in 1896.

  • January 1, 1906 - The village of Itō becomes a town.
  • August 10, 1947 - The town of Itō merges with Komuro to become the city of Itō.
  • 1950 - Itō is proclaimed an "International Tourism and Cultural City" by the central government.
  • April 1, 1955 - Tsushima and Usami merge with Itō.


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