Atami Travel Guide

  • The Beach After Sunbathing Season
    The Beach After Sunbathing Season
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    The Garden of Kiunkaku
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Atami Things to Do

  • Atami Geigi Kenban (Geisha Exchange...

    If you like to see real Geisha performance, Atami Geigi Kenban theater near Kiunkaku is one of the places. The performance is held every Saturday and Sunday. Shoyo Tsubouchi known as a translator of Shakespean works contributed a lot to refine Atami Geisha performance what it is today.

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  • Nagisa Sho-Koen Park

    The park which was recently renewed is a nice small park with children's playground with playsets. It is connected with Shinsui Park with a brand-new overpass. The park is also a start to the walk toward Kiunkaku.

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  • Shinsui Park

    Shinsui Park is a newly developed park located south of Atami Sun Beach. It is a great place to enjoy the view of the sea, as well as various kinds of boats. It is also a nice place to stroll around particularly in the morning or evening. The park has a plaza for events, european styled promenade the monument of Sir Rutherford Alcock, the first...

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  • Atami Moon Terrace

    Atami Moon Terrace located between harbor side and beach side of Atami coast is a part of newly developed Atami Shinsui Park designed to enjoy the view of the sea and port particularly during nighttime. It is the great place to watch the ferry boats to Hatsushima Island, Izu Oshima Island or pleasure boats go by.

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  • Atami Sun Beach

    Although it is an artificial sand beach it is one of the most popular touring spots in Atami luring younger visitors and oversea visitors back to Atami, once-popular spa resort. The beach is generally calm protected by breakwaters and has been one of the popular bathing places in Shizuoka.

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  • Omiya Park

    After getting down the narrow winding slopes you will see a nice beach. Omiya Park is a narrow strip of green space right behind the Atami Sun Beach. The park has a nice promenade to view the nice fountains, tropical trees, the beach and unquely shaped art objects. To get to the Atami Sun Beach you can cross the bridge to the beach at the middle...

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  • The Footbath of Iyeyasu

    The town of Atami has much of ups and downs. So before you get moving from Atami Station I do recommend you try a footbath called Iyeyasu-no-yu or The Footbath of Iyeyasu. The backdrop of the footbath is the fountain designed to give out water periodically. The water is not too hot nor too cold. It is truly relaxing. The footbath is free of charge....

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  • Walk along Atami Beach

    At the beach front, you can walk directly on the sand or swim in Atami Sun Beach, or walk along the "Shinsui Park Moon Terrace", which is especially popular during nighttime.

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  • Akao Rose and Herb Garden

    Among the steep mountains of Atami are lovely terrace gardens. Once inside the grounds, if it's difficult for you to physically take the uphill or downhill walk, you may optionally ride for free the tour van or golf cart to enjoy the gardens. There are rose blooms are peaking in mid-May to mid-June, and there are many herb gardens, English style as...

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  • Atami Castle

    Once again, I didn't enter (and it looked a bit overpriced at 900 yen for an adult), but also at the top of the ropeway is Atami Castle.It's not really one of Japan's more noted castles, but may interest some.

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  • Ropeway up the hill

    I recommend getting the ropeway up the hill to the castle. I didn't actually enter the doll museum, castle or adult museum up there, as time didn't allow, but you do get a very good view of the sea and the city. Recommended.500 yen return.

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  • The Atami Onsens

    Don't miss the famous Onsen (japanese baths) when you visit Atami; aside from the Atami city spas, there are also two other main spa areas:Izu Yugawara Spa, 5km in the north of Atami, where the Chitose River and the Fujiki River join together, a row of modern hotels and traditional hotels along the river. The right side of the river is Atami city...

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Atami Hotels

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  • Hotel Aiola

    We stayed here for a short sojourn about 1.5 hours train ride outbound on the Tokaido Line from near...

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  • Pension Friend Inn

    For around 14000 yen per person, we had use of two separate baths (guests use privately in turn), a...

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  • Atami Club Keihinkan

    1171 Izusan, Atami, Shizuoka Prefecture, 413-0002, Japan

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

Atami Restaurants

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    This particular restaurant is located along the beach coast, but you'll find many such restaurants along your journey, if not for the evening dinner service in where-ever Japanese "ryokan" lodging you stay.

    Yes, Lobster Sashimi! located just off bus stop #33 of
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Atami Transportation

  • Odoriko Express vs Odakyu & Tokaido Line

    There are three ways to get to Atami from Tokyo area. The easiest way is to take Shinkansen Kodama express from Tokyo to Atami. Only Kodama Express stops at Atami but it is the quickest way to get there.Another way is to take Odoriko Express from Shinjuku Station. It is slower than Shinkansen and the train cost may take as much as that of...

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  • Hatsushima Sea Route

    Hatsushima Island is the small island off the coast of Atami. It is connected by 25-minute ferry ride from Atami Port. It has four services a day. There are two type of vessels the larger one is Isle de Vacance III (293 tons) and the smaller one is Isle de Vacance II (184 tons).

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  • "Yu-Yu" Tourist Bus

    This is a handy bus route where you purchase a day pass, and ride at will. You'll receive an illustrated map with timetable. There are two loops: the "Nishikigaura/Baien (Plum Garden)" which is the main Atami city loop, and the "MOA Museum of Art/Mt. Izu Shrine" route. All 33 stops in the combined two loops are at tourist points of interest.The bus...

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Atami Shopping

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    by RoseAmano Updated Jan 27, 2008

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    Atami is in Shizuoka Prefecture which is famous for Green Tea, so this will be the main item. In addition, there are many delightfully outdated shopping arcades outside of JR station. For local craft, particularly noteworthy is the Hakone Wood Mosaic Inlay which is a lovely if somewhat expensive item - later I'll post a photo of my secret-combination-slide-open box! Local varieties of fishes and fish products are also good. Any of these would be prepared for taking home or presentation gift wrapped if you require it.

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Atami Local Customs

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    This is located outside JR Station and use is free, and I also noticed some hotel/restaurants who offer the same for free (but also hoping to entice customers for other business by having them access the balcony pool via entering the building).

    It's just a mineral hot spring wading pool, whereby you remove shoes, roll up trousers and rest your feet in the bath. On this day, this particular pool was not filled so perhaps it has limited availability only according to time or season?

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Atami Off The Beaten Path

  • Kaizoji Temple

    Kaizoji Temple is located about five minutes uphill walk from Kiunkaku. It is a quiet place visited only by historical buffs. It is best known by the grave and monument of Shoyo Tsubouchi who first introduced Shakespean works by translating them in Japanese. The temple also has a monument of Shozo Inoue as well as neatly managed garden.

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    Please understand that this is one of the strange part of Japan.Obselute off the beaten path - Sex Museum in Japan. Don't think that this is dirty or digusting.Otherwise, VT will force me to delete this strange page, so this will be the lost of VT and for me.Thank you.

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  • Fairy Tales

    A Fairy with the wooden 'thing' on hand, standing on the shell. She is pouring te water coming out from the wooden *** into the shell.She smiles and moaning with a very soft voice, sounds like a real women while making love. 'ahah...ah..haha..ah..oh..no....yes... oh yes, no...'

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  • Typical Street Scenes of Atami

    It's a very charming and retro resort town, which some will consider outdated, something like Japan's version of Acapulco. But I actually like this old-fashioned scene, as this nostalgia is disappearing so quickly in Tokyo and being replaced by the a la mode places to live or be seen, such as the Roppongi and/or Omote Sando Hills, and the...

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  • View the city from Atami Castle

    The Atami Castle is located at the top of a peninsula cape which overlooks the city. It is less an authentic castle (as it was reconstructed in the 1950's, and the interior features nothing authentic), and more of a tourist museum.Access by public transport is by the Tourist "Yu-Yu" Bus, or by the Atami ropeway. Exhibitions located within or nearby...

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  • Atami Bai-en (Plum Blossom Garden)

    Opened since 1886, many of the plum trees are about this old. From December-January (depending on weather sometimes in early February), the fragrant flowers are in peak bloom, drawing many visitors here. Atami is well-known in Japan for these gardens.Off season, it is still a nice place to visit as there are some other flower or autumn foliage...

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