After checkout we abandoned plans for scenery in Nishi-Izu and headed north to seaside town of Numazu due to heavy rain for whole day. Stayed in Hatake onsen in Central Izu for 2 nights.
Numazu Deep Sea Aquarium
It has plenty of fish varieties and other sea creatures down to 300m+ below the Suruga Bay – one of the deepest sea troughs closest to Honshu.
Hakone Open-Air Museum
On next morning drove uphill to Hakone Gora for this outdoor museum. After the passage of cold front day temperature was down to around 10C with occasional drizzles up there. Spent about 3 hours, including an indoor Picasso museum with plenty of his works. Other sculptures include Henry Moore and French, Italian, Japanese artists.