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Atami Complete Guide: Relax With Hot Springs And Fireworks By The Sea

Atami Complete Guide: Relax With Hot Springs And Fireworks By The Sea

Translated by Lester Somera

Written by Mami Wakamatsu

Shizuoka 2019.06.03 Bookmark

Atami in Shizuoka Prefecture is around 50 minutes from Tokyo, making it a great day trip or weekend getaway from the city. This travel guide includes how to get to Atami, recommended hot springs, things to do, where to stay, and everything needed for a memorable, relaxing trip by the sea.

Atami - Travel to a Resort Area with Hot Springs, Beach, and Fireworks

Atami Travel Guide: Rejuvenate In One Of Japan's Favorite Resort Areas

Atami is a town famous for its hot springs on the coast of Shizuoka Prefecture. Visitors come to Atami from all over the country to take in the resort feel at this coastal hot spring town. Atami also has gorgeous fireworks shows held throughout the year

50 minutes away from Tokyo by Shinkansen and two hours by local traifn, it is also a popular weekend and day trip destination for greater Tokyo area suburbanites. Continue reading for suggestions for high-quality, natural hot springs, things to do, how to get to Atami, and tips for enjoying the charming atmosphere of Atami.

Table of Contents:

1. What to See in Atami
2. Atami Onsen Area Guide
3. Atami Onsen Day Trip Spots
4. How to Get to Atami
5. Traveling Around Atami
6. Atami Tourism Information Center
7. Festivals and Events in Atami
8. Atami Souvenirs and Where to Find Them
9. Accommodations in Atami
10. Atami Weather and What to Wear

What to See in Atami

1. Atami Umezono Plum Park

Atami Umezono Plum Park

Picture courtesy of Shizuoka Prefectural Tourism Association

It is said that the famous Atami Umezono Plum Park is where you can see the earliest plum blossoms in Japan. Every year, the first plum flowers bloom in late November to early December. The park has 59 varieties and 472 plum trees that blossom in full glory, including ancient trees that are over a century old. Every year, from January to March, there is a Plum Festival, and foot baths and souvenir shops open in the park during this time. Depending on the day, the festival has events like free amazake tastings, and is busy with people.

There is also an Autumn Festival from mid-November to early December, where 380 trees turn the park red and gold with their autumn colors.

Address: Shizuoka, Atami, Umezono 8-11 Google Map
Hours: Always open (park is illuminated during the Autumn Festival)
Closed: No fixed holidays
Admission: 300 yen during the Plum Festival, free in other seasons
Homepage: Umezono Plum Park (Japanese)

2. Kinomiya Shrine

Kinomiya Shrine

Picture courtesy of Shizuoka Prefectural Tourism Association

Also known as Kinomiya Daimyojin, Kinomiya Shrine has long been believed to be the home of the guardian deity of Atami. Next to the main hall, the Ogusu sacred tree, a designated National Natural Monument, is also known as a power spot. The tree has lived for more than two millennia, and its trunk is 24 meters thick. At night the shrine is lit up, and you can enjoy its changing expressions at different hours of the day.

Address: Shizuoka, Atami, Nishiyama 43-1 Google Map
Access: From Atami Station, take a Nishiyama-bound bus for 15 minutes and get off at Kinomiya Jinja-mae

3. MOA Art Museum

MOA Art Museum has a collection of around 3,500 items, including national treasures and important cultural properties, primarily of Eastern paintings, writings, and handicrafts. Situated on an elevated part of Atami, another of its charms is the way that you can get a view of the ocean, Izu-Oshima and Hatsushima, as well as other seasonal features: cherry blossoms and azaleas in spring, the bright green leaves in early summer, the foliage in autumn, and more.

Address: Shizuoka, Atami, Momoyama 26-2 Google Map
Hours: 9:30-16:30 (last entry at 16:00)
Closed: Thursday (stays open if Thursday is a public holiday), new exhibit installation days, New Year’s
Admission: 1,600 yen for adults, 1,400 yen for seniors 65 years and up, 1,000 yen for high school students, free for elementary and middle school students
Homepage: MOA Art Museum

4. Akao Herb and Rose Garden

At the Akao Herb and Rose Garden, you can admire roses and herbs that have been collected from all over the world. The garden interior is dotted with 12 miniature gardens, and guests will take a dedicated shuttle bus that comes with a guide.

The unspoiled natural settings and gorgeous scenery will spoil your senses. Of course, you can see the flowers, and the garden also has shopping, dining, and cosmetics that use herbs and roses. You can enjoy the cherry blossoms from February to April.

Address: Shizuoka, Atami, Kamitaga 1027-8 Google Map
Access: Take the #6 Tokai Bus bound for Ajiro for 15 minutes and get off at the Herb and Rose Garden
Hours: 9:00 -17:00 (last entry at 16:00)
Admission: 1,000 yen for adults, 500 yen for children
May 15 -June 10: 1,200 yen for adults, 600 yen for children
Dec. 1 - Feb. 28: 700 yen for adults, 400 yen for children
Closed: Every Tuesday in December and January (open for New Year’s) *The garden will close in the event of stormy weather
Homepage: Akao Garden (Japanese)

5. Atami Castle

Atami Castle

Atami Castle is a scenic spot in Atami. Though it’s called a castle, it is not a historic building; it is an amusement facility where guests can learn about the culture and history of the Edo and Sengoku periods. From the main tower and the foot bath-equipped balcony on the first floor, you can get an unbroken view of the Atami townscape.

Address: Shizuoka, Atami, Sogayama 1993 Google Map
Hours: 9:00 - 17:00
Closed: No fixed holidays
Admission: 1,000 yen for adults, 500 yen for elementary and middle school students, 350 yen for children 4 to 6
Homepage: Atami Castle (Japanese)

6. Kiunkaku

Kiunkaku

Picture courtesy of Shizuoka Prefectural Tourism Association

Kiunkaku was built as a villa in 1919. After being the possession of three wealthy individuals, it was remade as a traditional inn in 1947 and has been beloved even by writers as a representative Japanese space.

Now owned by the city of Atami, many visitors come to see it every year. At its center is a Japanese garden in the chisen kaiyu style, where visitors can walk around the central pond as they enjoy the view.

Historical Japanese and western buildings surround the garden. How about enjoying an elegant garden stroll as you feel the seasons?

Address: Shizuoka, Atami, Showa 4-2 Google Map
Access: From Atami Station, 20 minutes on foot, or take the Umezono/Ainohara-bound Shimizu loop bus for 10 minutes and get off at Kiunkaku-mae
Hours: 9:00 -17:00 (last entry at 16:30)
Closed: Wednesday (open on Wednesday if it's a public holiday), December 26 - December 30
Admission: 510 yen for adults, 300 yen for middle school and high school students, free for elementary school students and below
Homepage: Kiunkaku (Japanese)

7. Izusan Shrine

Izusan Shrine

Picture courtesy of Shizuoka Prefectural Tourism Association

A historic shrine even visited by Ieyasu Tokugawa, Izusan Shrine is also the birthplace of the famous name of Izu. Said to be where Minamoto no Yoritomo and Masako Hojo bonded, it is famous as a shrine for making connections. Located 170 meters above sea level, you can see the entirety of Sagami Bay from here.

Address: Shizuoka, Atami, Izusan Uenochi 708 Banchi 1Google Map
Access: from JR Atami Station, take the bus to Izusan Shrine (bound for Izusan Jinja or Nanao) for seven minutes

8. Atami Sun Beach

Atami Sun Beach

Fifteen minutes away from Atami Station on foot, many people come Atami Sun Beach in summer to enjoy its resort vibe and to go swimming. It is lit up at night, making for a wondrous atmosphere.

Address: Shizuoka, Atami, Higashi Kaigan Google Map

9. Hatsushima

Hatsushima

Picture courtesy of Shizuoka Prefectural Tourism Association

Hatsushima is an island floating in Sagami Bay on the eastern edge of the Izu peninsula, accessible by a half-hour ferry from Atami Harbor. The island has open-air hot springs where you can get panoramic views of the sea, cottage-type accommodations on hilltops, and plenty of activities to get your fill of nature, such as diving, stargazing, and fishing.

Address: Shizuoka, Atami, Wadahama Minami Google Map
Access: from Atami Harbor or Ito Harbor, 30 minutes by ferry
Homepage: Hatsushima (Japanese)

10. Omiya no Matsu and Kanichi Statue

Omiya no Matsu and Kanichi Omiya Statue

Picture courtesy of Shizuoka Prefectural Tourism Association

A famous Atami spot is the Omiya no Matsu and Kanichi statue near Sun Beach. In the Meiji Era, many literary figures took up residence in Atami, and it was a place where they created several famous works. One of those works is the novel "Konjiki Yasha," by Koyo Ozaki. The novel features scenes set at Atami Beach and Omiya no Matsu.

Address: Shizuoka, Atami, Higashikaigan Google Map

Atami Onsen

Atami Onsen

Atami Onsen is said to have been used since the Nara Period (710 - 794), and therefore has a rich history. In the Edo Period (1603 - 1868), the first shogun, Ieyasu Tokugawa, paid a visit here and is said to have loved it so much that he had the onsen brought to Edo (now Tokyo).

In the Meiji Period (1868 - 1912), many literary figures also visited. Ever since then, Atami Onsen’s abundance of hot spring water has not abated, and unending streams of people come to the area to soak in the high-quality hot springs, even today.

Atami Onsen Area Guide

Atami is home to Atami Onsen, Ajiro Onsen, Izusan Onsen, Minami Atami’s Izu-Taga Onsen, and Minami Atami’s Yugawara Onsen, among others.

Atami Onsen

This refers to the hot springs in the Atami urban center. There are actually a number of onsen facilities, from public bathhouses to the springs in hotels or old traditional inns.

Izusan Onsen

Izusan Onsen is northeast of Atami Station. Sourced from running hot water discovered around 1,300 years ago, it is counted as one of Japan’s three oldest springs, along with Arima Onsen in Hyogo and Dogo Onsen in Ehime. Several trains go to Izusan Onsen from Atami Station.

Address: Shizuoka, Atami, Izusan Google Map

Ajiro Onsen (Minami Atami Onsen)

This onsen is in Ajiro on the Izu peninsula, which once prospered as a port town. It is by JR Ajiro Station, 13 minutes from Atami Station on the Ito line.

Address: Shizuoka, Atami, Shimotaga Google Map
Website: http://www.ajirospa.com/ (Japanese)

Izu-Taga Onsen (Minami Atami Onsen)

Izu-Taga Onsen is in between Ajiro Onsen and Atami Onsen. The closest station is JR Izu-Taga Station, nine minutes from JR Atami Station on the Ito line.

Atami Onsen Day Trip Spots

Atami Day Trip onsen

Below are five great hot springs to visit during a day trip in in Atami.

1. Yuyado Ichibanchi

Yuyado Ichibanchi is an onsen facility is in a great location, two minutes from Atami Station on foot, and has directly sourced hot springs. There are two open air baths: Koyo no Yu, made from piled Izu stones, and Basho no Yu, which lets you look down on the ocean and the townscape. There are two indoor baths, which alternate male and female guests. We also recommend renting out the private baths so you can recline in luxury.

Address: Shizuoka, Atami, Kasuga 1-2 Google Map
Access: From JR Atami Station, two minutes away on foot
Hours: 13:00 - 18:00, private bath 15:00 - 23:00
Price: 1,400 yen (with tax), 3,500 yen for private bath rental (with tax), comes with mineral water and towel (50 minutes)
Homepage: Yuyado Ichibanchi (Japanese)

2. Mikan no Ki

The water at Mikan no Ki is directly-sourced natural hot spring facility, resulting in very high onsen quality. Visitors can enjoy outdoor stone bathtubs, indoor springs, and foot baths. Relax in any of the baths, where you can feel the charms of their Japanese stylings.

Address: Shizuoka, Atami, Higashikaigan 1-11
Access: From JR Atami Station, 10 minutes on foot
Hours: 13:30 -18:00 (last entry)
Price: 1,230 yen (with tax)
Homepage: Mikan no Ki (Japanese)

3. Nagisakan

Nagisakan has eight different kinds of baths to enjoy, including an open-air bath with a sweeping view of the ocean and a cave-style stone bathtub. Six of the eight can be rented out for private use. The Kanichi no Yu bath on the top floor offers a look out onto the Pacific Ocean, which feels incredibly freeing.

Address: Shizuoka, Atami, Nagisa 11-11 Google Map
Access: From JR Atami Station, 15 minutes on foot
Hours: 11:30 - 17:00
Price: from 4,500yen (includes a private room that can be used for three hours; price is before tax)
Homepage: Nagisakan (Japanese)

4. Nikotei Oyu

Nikotei Oyu is a hot spring where Ieyasu Tokugawa is said to have visited. This onsen is also sourced directly from the hot spring sources in Atami. Originally a traditional Japanese inn, the spacious wooden rooms create a very traditional atmosphere that is fun to explore.

Address: Shizuoka, Atami, Kamijuku 5-26 Google Map
Access: From JR Atami Station, 12 minutes on foot; from JR Kinomiya Station, six minutes on foot
Hours: 9:00 - 20:00
Closed: Tuesday (or the next day if a public holiday falls on Tuesday)
Price: 1,000 yen for adults, 500 yen for children (before tax)
Homepage: Nikotei Oyu

5. Otsuki Hotel Wafukan

Otsuki Hotel Wafukan boasts spacious public paths where you can leisurely relax, and its interior, bath rooms and open air baths were made with wood from 300-year old parasol pines. The directly sourced Fujisawa-Yu spring is said to have a beautifying effect on the skin.

Address: Shizuoka, Atami, Higashikaigan 3-19 Google Map
Access: From JR Atami Station, 12 minutes on foot
Hours: 14:00 - 20:00 on weekdays, 12:30 - 20:00 on weekends and public holidays
Price: 1,800 yen for adults, 900 yen for children up to middle school school age (with tax)
Homepage: Wafukan (Japanese)

Foot Bath Ieyasu no Yu

Atami S Article

There is also a foot bath called Ieyasu no Yu in front of Atami Station. Be assured that the water is changed and cleaned every day. Here you can soak your feet in a directly sourced hot spring for free.

Address: Shizuoka, Atami, Tahara Honcho 11-1(front of Atami station) Google Map

Closed: No fixed holidays

How to Get to Atami

Atami Complete Guide: Sightseeing, Souvenirs, Onsen and More

Picture courtesy of Shizuoka Prefectural Tourism Association

The JR Shinkansen, Tokaido, and Ito lines all run through Atami Station in Atami.

To get from Tokyo to Atami, you can take the Kodama Tokaido Shinkansen, the limited express Odoriko, regular Tokaido trains, or the bus. The Shinkansen is the fastest way at 50 minutes, and costs 3,670 yen. The highway bus is 1,500 to 2,000 yen, but takes two and a half to three hours. The Shinkansen is the most convenient way to get from Osaka and Kyoto to Atami. It costs around 11,340 yen and takes up to three hours. If you are traveling to other destinations in Japan as well, we highly recommend the JR Pass to save yen on transportation.

Traveling Around Atami

Atami S Article

While you can get to Atami by bus, the area does not have many public transportation facilities when compared to Tokyo. You may have to walk or take a taxi from your closest station. If you’re going to an onsen, take a taxi or the train. If you want to make a loop of sightseeing spots, either take the bus or use a rental car.

Trains

The Tokaido Shinkansen, Tokaido line and Ito line run through JR Atami Station. Atami Station and Yugawara Station, both on the Tokaido line, are near the outskirts of Atami. You may need to use Yugawara Station depending on your destination. The Ito line, which connects Atami to Izu, stops at Atami, Kinomiya, Izu-Taga, Ajiro, Usami, and Ito. There are onsen along the way from Atami to Ajiro. You may need to switch to the Ito line from Atami, depending on your lodging and hot spring destination.

Buses

Take the Yu-Yu tour bus from the bus terminal in front of Atami Station (250 yen per ride, 700 yen for a one-day pass) to get to major sightseeing spots. Check the Tokai Bus (Japanese) homepage for more information about the Yu-Yu bus.

Rental Cars

If you’re going to make a tour of several tourist spots, we recommend renting a car from the Toyota rental car depot near Atami Station. However, since there are some onsen facilities without parking lots, check the parking availability before heading off to the onsen.

Toyota Rental Lease
Address: Shizuoka, Atami, Kasuga 2-9 Atami Station Ekimae #2 Building, first floor; one minute away from the station on foot
Hours: 8:00 - 20:00 (Jan. 1 - Dec. 31) *no fixed holidays

For more information about rental cars in Japan, check out our guide below.

Atami Tourist Information Centers

Tourist information centers are your friends when you’re in trouble, and Atami has one too, so feel free to stop in if you’re not sure where to go in Atami.

Atami Tourist Information Center
Address: Shizuoka, Atami, Tahara Honcho, Atami Ekimae Building, Lusca Atami
Google Map
Hours: 9:00 - 20:00
Closed: No fixed holidays

Izusan Onsen Tourism Association/Ryokan Association
Address: Shizuoka, Atami, Tahara Honcho, 9-1 #1 Building B1
Google Map
Hours: 9:00 - 17:00
Closed: Sundays and public holidays

Atami Tourism Association (Wakagaeru Station)
Address: Atami, Nagisa 2018-8 Suikoen Rainbow Deck (Hatsukawayori)
Google Map
Hours: April - September: 9:00 - 17:30, Oct. - March: 9:00 - 17:00, Dec. 30 - Jan. 2: 10:00-16:00
Closed: No fixed holidays

Atami Festivals and Events

Atami has many seasonal events, the most famous being the fireworks festival in the summertime. There are also cherry blossom viewing events, plum blossom festivals, and various festivals at shrines and temples. Here is a list of particularly well-known events in the city.

Atami Umezono Plum Festival: January 5 - March 3, 2019

Atami Umezono Plum Festival

The Atami Uezono Park has 59 varieties and 472 plum trees that blossom in full glory, including ancient trees that are over a century old. Every year, people flock to the park for the festival. Depending on the day, the festival has events like free amazake tastings, and is bustling with people.

Atami Umezono
Address: Shizuoka, Atami, Umezono 8-11
Homepage: Plum Festival

Atami Sakura Itogawa Cherry Blossom Festival: January 12 - February 11, 2019

Cherry blossoms in Atami are one of the earliest flowers to bloom during Japan's sakura season. Normally, cherry blossoms bloom around late March, but along the Itogawa river which runs through central Itami, you can enjoy the blossoms starting in late January. During the festival, the paths are lit up and there are services offering cherry blossom tea.

Location: Itogawa walking path
Address: Shizuoka, Atami, Ginza Kishi
Homepage: Atami Cherry Blossoms

Izusan Shrine Festival: April 14 - 16 Annually

A lion dance and other traditional events take place at this major festival held at Izusan Shrine, which sees many visitors. If you are in the area in spring, be sure to visit.
Izusan Shrine
Address: Shizuoka, Atami, Izusan Uenochi 708-1 Google Map

Summer Atami Seaside Fireworks Festival: July 26 and 30; August 5, 8, 18, 23, 30, 2019

Atami fireworks festival

Picture courtesy of Shizuoka Prefectural Tourism Association

Every summer, fireworks are shot off at the Atami Harbor. The fireworks are spectacular and right by the beach. You can get a great view from some inns and hotels. We suggest seeing the shows from Hoshino Resorts RISONARE Atami.

Atami has fireworks displays in fall, winter, and spring as well.

Kinomiya Shrine Festival: July 14 -16 Annually

Kinomiya Shrine Regular Festival

Picture courtesy of Shizuoka Prefectural Tourism Association

At the Kinomiya Shrine Festival, also known as the Parched Barley Festival, there is a tradition of having parched barley ready for the gods by the seaside. Mikoshi, or portable shrines, are brought out, and there are parades and performances during these three days in summer.

Kinomiya Shrine
Address: Shizuoka, Atami, Nishiyama 43-1 Google Map
Homepage: Kinomiya Shrine

Atami Souvenirs and Where to Find Them

Atami souvenirs

Atami has many souvenirs that will delight travelers, from Japanese traditional sweets to savory snacks like dried fish and rice crackers. Be sure to try onsen manju, a type of steamed dumpling, which is particularly famous in Atami. Filled with red bean paste, wrapped in soft dough, and small in size, we recommend sampling several before making your final purchase. Here are a few popular shops with delicious and unique manju.

1. Sakurai Shoten Atami Onsen Manju

Sakurai Shoten is a long-established shop on the Heiwa D
ori shopping street in front of Atami Station. The tea-colored manju here contains slow-cooked mashed red bean paste. The white manju contains sweet finely-mashed, smooth red bean paste, both wrapped in a soft dough. Both varieties cost 80 yen apiece.

Sakurai Shoten
Address: Atami, Tahara Honcho 6-4
Hours: 8:00 - 18:00
Closed: Wednesdays (may close on public holidays)

2. Atami Sakura Manju

Atami Sakura is an unusual manju, made by kneading Japanese yam into the dough, creating a characteristically chewy texture. It was made to evoke the early-blooming Atami cherry blossoms. The touch of salt accentuates the smell of cherry blossoms. A pack of three costs around 330 yen and a pack of six is around 650 yen. You can buy them from places like A-PLUS, a souvenir shop right by Atami Station.

3. Ira Manju

Abe Ira manju, made by Abe Shoten, are priced around 160 yen apiece. These manju are made with slightly different variants, with brown sugar aroma, and manju using dough blended with green tea or perilla. They are somewhat large for onsen manju, and contain coarse red bean paste, with a perfect texture.

Abe Shoten
Address: Shizuoka, Atami, Tahara Honcho 5-7 Google Map
Homepage: Abe Shoten (Japanese)

4. Atami Daidai Manju

Made by kneading daidai bitter oranges with sweet white bean paste, these Atami specialty manju are very original. The refreshing aroma and taste of white bean paste go perfectly together. A set of three is 300 yen, and a set of six is 600 yen.

Minami Seika
Address: Shizuoka, Atami, Shimizu 6-27 Google Map

5. Kogashi Manju from Kinomiya Kenko-Pan

These manju are related to the Parched Barley Festival at Atami’s Kinomiya Shrine, and made using parched barley flour, which has been offered to the gods since ancient times. The refined sweetness and aromatic scent is their touchstone. A set of three is 300 yen before tax.

Kinomiya Kenko-Pan
Address: Shizuoka, Atami, Fukumichi 7-9 Google Map

There are many other onsen manju available, too. For more information, read the article below.

Where to Shop in Atami

shopping in atami

When buying souvenirs and gifts in Atami, close to JR Atami Station is perhaps the most convenient option.

The bustling Heiwa Dori shopping street, just a minute away from JR Atami Station, has rows of shops selling manju, Japanese sweets, food, dried goods, and specialty products. It’s a good place to drop in on your way home and pick up some souvenirs. However, many of the shops close around early evening, so be careful. There are also cafes and restaurants ideal for teatime or a meal.

Another option for shopping is Lusca Atami, located in the JR Atami Station building. You can find a selection of items like sweets, dried goods, souvenirs, and bento boxes. A few restaurants and cafes are also located in the complex.

Atami Ekimae Heiwa Dori Shopping Street
Address: Shizuoka, Atami, Tahara Honcho Google Map

Lusca Atami
Address: Atami, Tahara Honcho 11-1 Google Map
Hours: shops 9:00 - 20:00; restaurants and cafes 11:00-21:30

Accommodations in Atami

Atami has many hotels and traditional inns (ryokan) with onsen facilities. Some of them even have baths or private rooms where you can get a direct view of the ocean. Rates vary, but you can expect a room to cost 15,000 to 30,000 yen per night. Here are a few accommodations we recommend.

Traditional Inn Guide

1. Ryokan Furuya

The Saemon no Yu onsen was established in 1806 in the Furuya Inn, and it is one of the seven Atami Shichi-Yu springs. You can enjoy its famous waters, which flow directly from the source, at this inn. A one-night stay with two meals will run from around 25,000 to 45,000 yen.

Address: Shizuoka, Atami City, Higashikaigan 5-24 Google Map
Access: From JR Atami Station, 15 minutes on foot or five minutes by taxi
Homepage: Furuya

2. Yuyado Ichibanchi

Yuyado Ichibanchi is close to JR Atami Station and is reasonably priced. We recommend it for people only staying for one night. For a standard one-night stay with two meals, the rate is around 15,000 to 30,000 yen.

Address: Shizuoka, Atami, Kasuga 1-2 Google Map
Access: From JR Atami Station, two minutes on foot
Homepage: Yuyado Ichibanchi (Japanese)

3. Atami Onsen Ryokan Tachibana

Only 30 seconds from the seaside, Atami Onsen Ryokan Tachibana is recommended for people who want to enjoy the natural scenery. Not only close to the ocean, it also has open-air baths where you can leisurely gaze out at the Izu mountains.

The indoor bathtubs are luxurious, and for people who want to soak for a long time, there are bathtubs set to low, comfortable temperatures. For a one-night stay with two meals, the rate is around 13,000 to 40,000 yen.

Address: Shizuoka, Atami, Showa 5-13 Google Map
Access: From JR Atami Station, six minutes by taxi
Homepage: Ryokan Tachibana (Japanese)

4. Yume Iroha Atami

Yume Iroha Atami is recommended for people on a budget who still want to have a relaxing bath in a good onsen. At this accommodation, one can enjoy a directly-sourced onsen for as low as around 6,000 yen per night (this plan includes only breakfast, without dinner). A one-night stay with two meals is around 10,000 to 15,000 yen.

Address: Shizuoka, Atami, Sakimi 4-6 Google Map
Access: From JR Atami Station, 14 minutes on foot
Homepage: Yume Iroha (Japanese)

Atami Hotel Guide

1. Hoshino Resort RISONARE Atami

Located on a hill by the coast, close to JR Atami Station, Hoshino Resorts RISONARE Atami is an elegant, high-end accommodation with many activities and facilities, from hot springs looking over the Pacific coast to outdoor climbing courses. Guests here have a great view of the firework displays held throughout the year.


A one-night stay with meals is around 30,000 to 50,000 yen.

2. Atami Korakuen Hotel

At Atami Korakuen Hotel, every guest room has a large bath with an unbroken ocean view. This upper-class, comfortable hotel has also restaurants and bar facilities. A one-night stay with two meals will cost around 20,000 to 30,000 yen.

Address: Shizuoka, Atami, Wadahama Minami 10-1 Google Map
Access: From JR Atami Station, 10 minutes by shuttle bus
Homepage: Atami Korakuen Hotel

3. Atami New Fujiya Hotel

The Atami New Fujiya is a historic Atami hotel with large baths great for relaxing in, as well as karaoke, table tennis, a swimming pool, and other included entertainment facilities. A one-night stay with two meals is around 10,000 to 15,000 yen.

Address: Shizuoka, Atami, Ginza 1-16 Google Map
Access: From JR Atami Station, 10 minutes on foot, or three minutes by free shuttle
Homepage: New Fujiya Hotel (Japanese)

4. Hotel New Akao

At Hotel New Akao, every room has an ocean view. There is also a luxurious, infinity-edge, open-air bath at the hotel that guests can dip into. Along the one-kilometer shoreline nearby, there are swimming pools, restaurants, beauty salons, and other establishments that give priority to Hotel New Akao’s guests. Guests can also visit the Akao Herb and Rose Garden. A one-night stay with two meals is roughly 11,000 to 25,000 yen.

Address: Shizuoka, Atami, Atami 1993-250 Google Map
Access: From JR Atami Station, 10 minutes by taxi
Homepage: Hotel New Akao

5. Atami Onsen Hotel Kanichi

Atami Onsen Hotel Kanichi is known for its high-quality, directly-sourced hot springs Guests can relax in Japanese or Western-style rooms as they look out onto the sea. There are indoor baths, as well as an observatory open-air bath, where bathers can look out onto all of Sagami Bay and Hatsushima (separate fee) and revel in a supreme feeling of freedom. A one-night stay with two meals will run from 15,000 to about 35,000 yen.

Address: Shizuoka, Atami City, Higashi Kaigan 1-2 Google Map
Access: From JR Atami Station, 13 minutes on foot
Homepage: Atami Kanichi (Japanese)

6. Atami Hotel Paipu no Kemuri

Atami Hotel Paipu no Kemuri has natural hot spring open-air baths, large bathtubs and private baths that can be rented out for private use. A one-night stay with two meals is around 6,900 to 11,500 yen. At night, you can avail of a buffet with Japanese, Western, and Chinese dishes, as well as a bar, making it a great deal.

Address: Shizuoka, Atami City, Nishiyama 16-53 Google Map
Access: From JR Atami Station, 10 minutes by taxi
Homepage: Paipu no Kemuri

*Rates vary by season and room availability. Please check the hotel homepage for details.

Atami Weather and What to Wear

weather in Atami

Located around one hour from Tokyo, Atami’s weather doesn’t vary greatly from the climate in the city. Base your outfit on what you would wear in Tokyo according to the weather.

However, since Atami is by the sea, there are strong winds on some days, and it does get colder than Tokyo in the winter. Make sure to take measures to ward off the cold in the autumn and winter months, and even in the spring by bringing an extra layer of clothing.

Atami - Great for a Day Trip or Weekend Getaway

Close to Tokyo, Atami is a beach resort-like area by the coast with everything needed for a relaxing day trip or weekend away. Use this guide to plan a relaxing stay to experience Japanese hot springs, coastal nature, and everything else this charming seaside city has to offer.

The information presented in this article is based on the time it was written. Note that there may be changes in the merchandise, services, and prices that have occurred after this article was published. Please contact the facility or facilities in this article directly before visiting.

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