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

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The Shizuoka hot spring town of Atami is within day trip distance from Tokyo. This area guide introduces Atami’s hot springs, where to shop, where to stay, annual events and more.

Atami – One of the Most Popular Holiday Resorts in Japan

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

Atami is a hot spring town in Shizuoka prefecture. Visitors come to Atami from all over the country, so they can enjoy the resort feel at this hot spring town by the sea. 50 minutes away from Tokyo by shinkansen and two hours by local train, it is also a weekend destination for Kanto suburbanites. Come to enjoy a different vibe from that of the city, as well as the pride of the area, Atami’s plentiful high-quality hot springs.

Table of Contents:

1. What to See in Atami
2. Atami Onsen Area Guide
3. Atami Onsen Day Trip Spots
4. Getting to Atami
5. Traveling Around Atami
6. Atami Tourism Information Center
7. Festivals and Events in Atami
8. Souvenirs in Atami
9. Lodging and Accommodations in Atami
10. Atami Weather and What to Wear
11. Useful Information for Your Trip

What to See in Atami

1. Atami Umezono Plum Park

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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 a 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
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

2. Kinomiya Shrine

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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
Access: From Atami Station, take a Nishiyama-bound bus for 15 minutes and get off at Kinomiya Jinja-mae

3. MOA Art Museum

Over three decades old, the MOA Art Museum underwent renovations and reopened on February 5th, 2017. The museum has a collection of 3500 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 fresh green leaves in early summer, the foliage in autumn, and more.

Address: Shizuoka, Atami, Momoyama 26-2
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:1600 yen for adults, 1400 yen for seniors 65 years and up, 1000 yen for high school students, free for elementary and JHS 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.

Be entranced by unspoiled natural settings and gorgeous scenery. 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
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: 1000 yen for adults, 500 yen for children
May 15th-June 10th: 1200 yen for adults, 600 yen for children
Dec.1st-Feb.28th: 700 yen for adults, 400 yen for children
Closed: Every Tuesday in December and January (open for New Year’s) *garden will close in the event of stormy weather
Homepage: Akao Garden

5. Atami Castle

Atami Castle is one of Atami’s scenic spots. 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
Hours: 9:00-17:00
Closed: No fixed holidays
Admission: 900 yen for adults, 450 yen for elementary and JHS students, 300 yen for children 4 to 6
Homepage: Atami Castle

6. Kiunkaku

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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 also surround the garden. How about enjoying an elegant garden stroll as you feel the seasons?

Address: Shizuoka, Atami, Showa 4-2
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), Dec.26th -Dec.30th
Admission: 510 yen for adults, 300 yen for JHS and high school students, free for elementary school students and below
Homepage: Kiunkaku

7. Izusan Shrine

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A historic shrine even visited by Ieyasu Tokugawa, Izusan 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 1
Access: JR Atami Station, take the bus to Izusan Shrine (bound for Izusan Jinja or Nanao) for seven minutes
Homepage: Izusan Shrine

8. Atami Sun Beach

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Fifteen minutes away from Atami Station on foot, many people come to this 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, Higashikaigan

9. Hatsushima

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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 baths 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
Access: From Atami Harbor or Ito Harbor, 30 minutes by ferry
Homepage: Hatsushima

10. Omiya no Matsu/Kanichi Omiya Statue

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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, which put Atami in the limelight. This picture spot is a symbol of the city.

Address: Shizuoka, Atami, Higashikaigan

Atami Onsen

Atami Onsen is said to have opened back in the Nara period, and has a rich history. In the Edo period, 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 era, 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 bath houses 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 1300 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.

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.

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

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We’ve chosen five of the best destinations for onsen day trips in Atami.

1. Yuyado Ichibanchi

This 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
Access: From JR Atami Station, two minutes away on foot
Hours: 13:00-18:00, private baths 14:00-15:00-16:00 –
Price: 1400yen (with tax), 3500 yen for private bath rental (with tax), comes with mineral water and towel (50 minutes)
Homepage: Yuyado Ichibanchi

2. Mikan no Ki

This directly sourced natural hot spring facility has a personal hot water source. Enjoy outdoor stone bathtubs, indoor springs, foot baths and more. 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: 1230 yen (with tax)
Homepage: Mikan no Ki

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 on the top floor offers a look out onto the Pacific, which feels incredibly freeing.

Address: Shizuoka, Atami, Nagisa 11-11
Access: From JR Atami Station, 15 minutes on foot
Hours: 11:30-17:00
Price: 4500yen (*private rooms can be used for up to three and a half hours, price is before tax)
Homepage: Nagisakan

4. Nikotei Oyu

Enjoy the Oyu hot spring at this representative onsen facility, said to have been visited by Ieyasu Tokugawa. This onsen is also sourced directly, with no water supplied from the outside. Originally a traditional inn, the spacious wooden rooms have a very Japanese vibe.

Address: Shizuoka, Atami, Kamijuku 5-26
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: 1000yen for adults, 500 yen for children (before tax)
Homepage: Nikotei Oyu

5. Otsuki Hotel Wafukan

This onsen is appealing for its 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
Access: From JR Atami Station, 12 minutes on foot
Hours: 12:30-20:00 (last entry)
Price: 1800 yen for adults, 900 yen for children up to elementary school age (with tax)
Homepage: Wafukan

Bonus! Ieyasu no Yu

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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)
Hours: 9:00-16:00
Closed: No fixed holidays

For more information about onsen day trips, check out our Atami onsen guide.

Getting to Atami

Atami Complete Guide: Sightseeing, Souvenirs, Onsen and More

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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 4000 yen. The highway bus is 1500 to 2000 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, and it costs around 12,000 yen and takes up to three hours.

For more about getting to Atami, read our How to Access Atami article.

Traveling Around Atami

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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.


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.


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 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/Access: Shizuoka, Atami, Kasuga 2-9 Atami Station Ekimae #2 Building, first floor; one minute away from the station on foot
Phone: 0557-81-0100
Hours: 8:00-20:00 (Jan.1st-Dec.31st) *no fixed holidays

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

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: Atami, Tahara Honcho, Atami Ekimae Building, Lusca Atami
Hours: 9:00-20:00
Closed: No fixed holidays

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

Atami Tourism Association (Wakagaeru Station)
Address: Atami, Nagisa 2018-8 Suikoen Rainbow Deck (Hatsukawayori)
April-September: 9:00-17:30, Oct.-March: 9:00-17:00, Dec. 30th-Jan. 2nd: 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 hanami events, a Plum Festival, and various festivals at shrines and temples. Here is a list of particularly well-known events in the city.

Atami Umezono Plum Festival: Jan.7th-March 5th (2017)

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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: Jan. 21st-Feb.12th (2017)

Atami cherry blossoms are among the fastest-blooming in Japan. Normally they start to 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 Regular Festival: April 14th-16th (Annual)

Dancing and other events take place at this major festival held at Izusan Shrine, which sees many visitors.
Izusan Shrine
Address: Shizuoka, Atami, Izusan Uenochi 708-1
Homepage: Izusan Shrine

Summer Atami Seaside Fireworks Festival: Aug. 5th, 8th, 18th, 20th, 24th (2017)

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Every summer, fireworks are shot off at the Atami Harbor. The fireworks pack a real punch as they are right by the beach. You can get good views from some inns and hotels.

Location: Shizuoka, Atami, Atami Port

Kinomiya Shrine Regular Festival: July 14th-16th (Annual)

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At the Kinomiya Shrine Regular Festival, also known as the Parched Barley Festival, there is a tradition of having parched barley ready for the gods by the seaside, and when the festival rolls around, people offer parched barley without fail. On August 15th and 16th there is a festival float competition where people pull floats around the city center and National Route 135. Every year, more than 30 floats, as well as over 30 mikoshi shrines, enliven this summer event

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

Atami Souvenirs

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As a tourism-focused region, Atami has plenty of souvenirs on offers, from sweets-primarily Japanese traditional confectioneries-to dried fish and processed rice crackers. Of these souvenirs, the onsen manju is what comes to mind for most Japanese people when they think of Atami. From established old products to new feats of ingenuity, all sorts of onsen manju (dumplings filled with sweet red bean paste) are lined up on shelves. Onsen manju are mostly quite small, so we recommend doing a taste teste by eating several. Here are a few of the most popular shops.

1. Sakurai Shoten Atami Onsen Manju

This manju is from a long-established shop on the Heiwa-dori shopping street in front of Atami Station. This tea-colored manju contains slow-cooked coarse red bean paste, and the white manju contains sweet smooth 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

This unusual manju, made by kneading Japanese yam into the dough, has a characteristically chewy texture. It was made to evoke the Atami cherry blossoms, the fastest-blooming in Japan. The touch of salt accentuates the smell of cherry blossoms. A pack of three is 330 yen and a pack of six is 650 yen. You can buy them from places like the antenna shop A-PLUS, right by Atami Station.

3. Ira Manju

Ira manju, the flagship product of Abe Shoten, are 160 yen apiece. There are manju with an aroma of brown sugar, as well as manju made using dough blended with green tea or perilla. They are somewhat large for onsen manju, and contain coarse sweet bean paste, with a perfect texture.

Abe Shoten
Address: Shizuoka, Atami, Tahara Honcho 5-7
Hours: 9:00-18:00
Closed: No fixed holidays
Homepage: Abe Shoten

4. Atami Daidai Manju

Made by kneading the flesh, skin and juice of daidai bitter oranges into sweet white bean paste, these Atami specialty manju are overflowing with originality. 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
Hours: 9:00-19:00
Closed: Wednesday

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
Hours: 9:00-18:00
Closed: Wednesday

There are other onsen manju available, too. For more, read our Atami onsen manju guide.

Shopping in Atami

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When buying souvenirs in Atami, somewhere near the station is the most convenient option. The busy Heiwa-dori shopping street, a minute away from JR Atami Station on foot, has rows of shops selling manju, Japanese sweets, food, dried goods, specialty products and more. It’s a good place to drop in on your way home and pick up some souvenirs. However, many of the shops close around 6 pm, so be careful. The Lusca Atami station building, which opened in 2016, also has a selection of sweets, dried goods, souvenirs, bento boxes and more.

Atami Ekimae Heiwa-dori Shopping Street
Address: Shizuoka, Atami, Tahara Honcho

Lusca Atami 
Address: Atami, Tahara Honcho 11-1
Hours: Shopping 9:00-20:00, Restaurants and Cafes 11:00-21:30

Rates at Atami Traditional Inns and Hotels

Atami has many hotels and traditional inns, and most of them are attached to onsen facilities. Some of them even have baths or private rooms where you can get a direct view of the ocean. Rates vary, but most are in the 15,000 to 30,000 yen range. Here are a few places we recommend, as well as their rates.

Traditional Inns 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
Phone: 0557-81-0001
Access: From JR Atami Station, 15 minutes on foot or five minutes by taxi
Homepage: Furuya

2. Hoshino Resort Kai

For people who want to stay in a luxury venue, there’s Hoshino Resort Kai. This chic inn also has a very Japanese feel. Its onsen source, Izusan Onsen’s running water, comes from one of Japan’s three oldest hot springs. After enjoying the open air baths, head to the Blue Sea Terrace, which juts out over the sea as though it were floating in the air. Enjoy the stellar view with your preferred beverage in hand. A one-night stay with two meals will run from around 30,000 to 60,000 yen.

Address: Shizuoka, Atami, Izusan 750-6
Phone: 0570-073-011 (international: +81-50-3786-1144)
Access: From JR Atami Station, five minutes by taxi
Homepage: Hoshino Resort Kai

3. Yuyado Ichibanchi

Yuyado Ichibanchi is close to the 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 25,000 yen.

Address: Shizuoka, Atami, Kasuga 1-2
Phone: 0557-81-3651
Access: From JR Atami Station, two minutes on foot
Homepage: Yuyado Ichibanchi

4.Atami Onsen Ryokan Tachibana

Only 30 seconds from the seaside, we recommend this 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 temperatures. For a one-night stay with two meals, the rate is around 12,000 to 40,000 yen.

Address: Shizuoka, Atami, Showa 5-13
Phone: 0557-81-3564
Access: From JR Atami Station, six minutes by taxi
Homepage: Ryokan Tachibana

5. Yume Iroha

We recommend this place for people on a budget who still want to have a relaxing bath in a good onsen. At Yume Iroha, you can enjoy a directly sourced onsen for 5000 yen a night (this plan includes breakfast but not dinner). A one-night stay with two meals is around 10,000 to 15,000 yen.

Address: Shizuoka, Atami, Sakimi 4-6
Phone: 0557-82-1151
Access: From JR Atami Station, 14 minutes on foot
Homepage: Yume Iroha

Atami Hotels Guide

1. Atami Korakuen Hotel

At this hotel, every guest room is equipped with a large bath that offers an unbroken ocean view, complete with 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
Phone: 0557-81-0041
Access: From JR Atami Station, 10 minutes by shuttle bus
Homepage: Atami Korakuen Hotel

2. Atami New Fujiya Hotel

The New Fujiya is a historic Atami hotel with large baths to rinse away the day’s fatigue, as well as karaoke, table tennis, mahjong, a summer pool and other free entertainment. A one-night stay with two meals is around 10,000 to 15,000 yen. There are also special guest privileges like a 2500 yen roundtrip bus ticket from Tokyo Ueno Station to the hotel (reservation required).

Address: Shizuoka, Atami, Ginza 1-16
Phone: 0557-81-0111
Access: From JR Atami Station, 10 minutes on foot, or three minutes by free shuttle
Homepage: New Fujiya Hotel

3. Hotel New Akao

At this hotel, every room has an ocean view, and it also features an open air bath just five meters away from the ocean. Along the one-kilometer shoreline, there are two pools of various sizes, restaurants, beauty salons and other establishments that give priority to Hotel New Akao’s guests, and the hotel is also linked to leisure facilities like the Akao Herb and Rose Garden. A one-night stay with two meals is roughly 12,000 to 25,000 yen.

Address: Shizuoka, Atami, Atami 1993-250
Phone: 0557-82-5151
Access: From JR Atami Station, 10 minutes by taxi
Homepage: Hotel New Akao

4. Atami Onsen Hotel Kanichi

This hotel has its personal source for its directly sourced onsen. Guests can relax in their Japanese or Western-style rooms as they look out onto the sea. There are indoor baths, as well as a observatory open air bath, where bathers can look out onto all of Sagami Bay and Hatsushima (2160 yen for 40 minutes, inquire at reception on the appointed day) 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, Higashikaigan 1-2
Phone: 0557-81-3595
Access: From JR Atami Station, 13 minutes on foot
Homepage: Atami Kanichi

5. Atami Hotel Paipu no Kemuri

This hotel 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 6900 to 11,500 yen. At night, you can avail of a buffet with Japanese, Western and Chinese dishes, as well as a limited open bar, making it a great deal.

Address: Shizuoka, Atami City, Nishiyama 16-53
Phone: 0557-86-1777
Access: From JR Atami Station, 10 minutes by taxi
Homepage: Paipu no Kemuri

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

Atami Weather and What to Wear

Atami S Article

Because it’s under an hour away, Atami’s weather doesn’t vary greatly from the weather in Tokyo. 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.


Source: Matcha

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