Spots in Atami Area

  • Kinomiya-jinja Shrine
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    4.0
    773 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Shizuoka Pref. Atamishi Nishiyamachou 43-1
    Also known as the Kinomiya Myojin and the Kinomiya Dai-Myojin, this ancient Shinto shrine has long served the faithful in Izu and Atami. Legend has it that the shrine was built to house an idol which a fisherman caught in his net in 710. The massive sacred tree on the shrine’s grounds, named Okusu, is a nationally designated Natural Monument; over 2,000 years old, it is the second largest tree in Japan. It is said that circling the trunk once extends one’s life by one year. The shrine’s rest area, where visitors can buy tea, Raifuku sweets, and light meals, is also popular. Closest station: Kinomiya Station.

    It’s one of the instagrammable spots in Atami. You should visit there after 5pm. The shrine was illuminated, so it’s fantastic!

  • Akao Herb & Rose Garden
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    4.0
    276 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Shizuoka Pref. Atamishi Kamitaga 1027-8
    A 660 thousand square meter flower garden which makes use of the geography of Nishikigaura, a designated Place of Scenic Beauty in Atami City, Shizuoka Prefecture. The facility consists of 12 themed gardens, including an English rose garden, a herb garden, rose valley, and Japanese garden. One of the unique characteristics of the garden is its use of pale roses and other flower varieties in order to better match the scenery of the nearby ocean. The best time to visit is from May to June when some 600 varieties and 4,000 individual rose plants come into bloom. There is also an herb shop modeled after an image of English country life, a workshop, and ocean view restaurant.

    Lots of kind of roses can be viewed you can enjoy not only your self but for family and friends there’s available umbrellas for all the visitors.

  • Kiunkaku
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    4.5
    257 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Shizuoka Pref. Atamishi Shouwachou 4-2
    Located in the sightseeing spot of Shizuoka Prefecture’s Atami City, this was constructed as a villa in 1919 and is a famous residence that was declared one of Atami’s Top Three Villas. It was used as a ryokan (Japanese inn) during the Showa period (mid-1920s to late 1980s), and as a famous lodge in Atami it was loved by various literary masters and celebrities including Naoya Shiga, Junichiro Tanizaki, and Osamu Dazai. It is a refined residence with a Japanese-style main building, a western-style structure that combines the beauty of the East and the West, and a chisenkaiyu-shiki garden (a style of garden that features a path around a pond), and it was opened to the public as an Atami City Designated Tangible Cultural Property.

    In general, Atami gets a lot of bad press for nothing to see (apart from the Sex Museum). Kiunkaku, however, is definitely worth checking out. The original two buildings date from the Taisho Period...

  • Maruten (Atami Store)
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    4.0
    139 Reviews
    Shopping
    Shizuoka Pref. Atamishi Tawarahonchou 6-3JR Atami Station Episode of Peace Street
    This store specializes in isoage (fried fishcakes) made from fresh seafood. Each of their tasty isoage are fried to order right before your eyes, so there's always a line at a store. Their freshly-fried isoage are a great snack to eat on the go and also make wonderful souvenirs.

    今回も食べました! 伊勢志摩の魚介をふんだんに使った練り物のお店。 揚げたての熱々で超美味しい- ふわふわのぷりぷりって感じ。 The first thing we arrived Atami, we went to line up for these fishcakes!! Piping hot, juicy, texture is between fluffy and bouncy...

  • Atami Trick Art Museum
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    4.0
    88 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Shizuoka Pref. Atamishi Atami 1993 Atami castle grounds
    Open 365 days a year, visitors at this museum on the grounds of Atami Castle can enjoy taking photographs and experiencing illusions. It is highly popular for art that you can not only look at, but touch and think about. The museum has a shop that offers original merchandise and other souvenirs. The museum's website offers three types of discounted tickets to the castle, the museum, and both the castle and the museum.

    great for family to have fun and laughter at. located on hill top, next to atami castle. not many exhibits but enough for one hour plus of fun.

  • Ieyasu no Yu
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    3.5
    113 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Shizuoka Pref. Atamishi Tawarahonchou 11-1
    A free footbath in the rotary in front of Atami Station, this facility was established in 2003 as part of the 400th anniversary celebration of the Tokugawa Ieyasu’s appointment as the first shogun. It was renovated at the end of 2014. The water is 100% natural spring water, and it has a roofed section that can seat over 10 people, so you can enjoy it on rainy days as well. There is a vending machine that sells towels, and you can also enjoy a manmade geyser that periodically gushes water.

    熱海駅を出た正面にあります。 いぃ感じの暖かさで、まったり出来ます。 タオルが無い方向けに、近くにはオリジナルタオルの自販機(¥100-)もあります。 但し、湯の出口付近は熱い湯が出るので注意が必要です。 ----- 0-minute walk from the station hot spring (but footbath) It is in front of Atami...

  • Atami Castle
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    3.5
    5 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Shizuoka Pref. Atamishi Atami 1993
    A castle built in the Momoyama period style located at the Nishikigaura mountaintop in Atami City, Shizuoka Prefecture. The castle was in fact built in 1959; no castle was ever historically located here. The castle tower viewing platform offers a stunning view 160 meters above sea level, and on clear days visitors can see all the way to the Izu Peninsula and Oshima. The castle’s grounds are filled with things to see and do, including a jacuzzi foot bath to soothe aching feet while gazing at beautiful scenery, a free game center, an area where visitors can try various Edo period activities, a museum dedicated to castles and samurai culture, and a tea house offering sweets and spectacular views. The adjoining Atami Trick Art Museum is also popular. Fee required to enter castle grounds.

    We went for lunch as there is nowhere else around the castle but it has a nice panoramic view of the sea. The meal itself is simple, based on Japanese noodles (soba/ udon) , options with tempura. The...

  • Nikkoutei Ooyu
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    4.0
    43 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Shizuoka Pref. Atamishi Kamijukuchou 5-26
    This hot-spring in Atami City is where Tokugawa Ieyasu once bathed and is said to bring success to those who bathe here. The 10-meters stone-lined outdoor bath is surrounded by a verdant bamboo grove, comfortably able to accommodate large numbers of guests. There are also family baths that can be reserved for 40-minute periods.

    This is the go-to public onsen which we always visit when we go to Atami. Positives: the water is piped directly and continuously flowing from the hotspring source. The water is and never recycled...

  • Marine Spa Atami
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    4.0
    45 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Shizuoka Pref. Atamishi Wadahamaminamichou 4-39
    This is an all-weather water theme park in Atami City, Shizuoka Prefecture. It is a facility with an ocean view reminiscent of a tropical resort where visitors can enjoy pools and a spa that use the plentiful water from the hot spring source. In addition to a 73 meter-long water slide, a running water pool, a 25 meter pool and a children’s pool, an open rooftop pool is also available during the summer. Keep your swimsuit on to enjoy the 12 different types of baths in the spa; it is always busy with groups and families. The park also has a restaurant, a shop and a BBQ terrace with everything you need.

    Great spot for year-round swimming with kids. They have a tall water slide but you have to be over 120cm to ride. There is a pretty unique swimming river which has a current and is not very deep...

  • MOA Museum of Art
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Shizuoka Pref. Atamishi Momoyamachou 26-2
    This is a museum built on a hill which overlooks Sagami Bay in Atami, Shizuoka Prefecture. From the main lobby with one sweep of the eye, you can see Hatsushima and Izu Oshima islands floating in the sea, and the large 180-degree panorama soothes the souls of the people who see it. It holds approximately 3,500 fine works of art with a focus on Japanese art including three National Treasures and 65 Important Cultural Properties. The museum reopened in February, 2017 after undergoing renovations. It is located five minutes by car from JR Atami Station.
  • Atami Beach Line
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    3.5
    38 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Shizuoka Pref. Atamishi Izumi 207
    A 6.1-kilometers toll road that runs along the Sagami Sea from Yugawara to Atami. It's known for delivering beautiful views of Sagami Bay and a great costline driving experience. Ticket books, which contain 100 toll passes for a discount price, are available for purchase.

    You drive right by the ocean. It is very pretty but could be busy on weekends. Drive on weekday if possible.

  • Sobadokoro Taga
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    4.0
    80 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Shizuoka Pref. Atamishi Kamitaga 798
    A soba restaurant in Atami City. Their noodles are directly purchased from contracted farms and kept at low temperatures, preserving the flavor and aroma of the soba they serve. They serve soba on traditional wicker trays, multi-tiered lunch boxes and tempura, and can accommodate banquet courses with advance reservation. Thick fried omelets are sold as souvenirs. One of the special features of the shop is its 200-year-old building.

    This is one of the best soba restaurants in the region of perhaps 50 miles radius. Sobagaki, ancient preparation to eat soba, is a great way to start a lunch. The next must be seiro. This is a...

  • Nagahama Kaihin Park
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    3.5
    12 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Shizuoka Pref. Atamishi Kamitaga A landmark
    A park in Atami City with a deck plaza with tables and chairs in the open space so you can relax as you'd please as well as foot-baths and shops selling local goods. There are also a variety of limited time pop-up shops including cafes. The open spaces are also used for events such as the Nagahama Special Wakame Festival. It is a place for locals and tourists to come together and relax.

    以前にも訪れましたが今回の方が改善されていました。散歩も気軽にできますし、お弁当を食べる場所も整備されています。子供連れに最適だと思いますよ。

  • Irori Chaya
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    3.5
    95 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Shizuoka Pref. Atamishi Tawarahonchou 2-6
    Irori Chaya is a Japanese restaurant, just a two-minute walk from Atami Station in an attractive building with a nostalgic air that looks like a traditional rural house. A hearth is set into each table, so that in the evening, customers can roast various mountain food and seafood on skewers. The restaurant also receives high marks for its dried seafood and freshly caught fish from the waters around Atami. Its most famous dishes are Kinmedai no Nitsuke (simmered alfonsino) and Aji no Mago Chazuke (mackerel sashimi with green tea over rice). The restaurant also serves an assortment of set meals centered on sashimi or dried seafood. The most popular lunchtime menu items are donburi (rice with savory toppings), including Umi no Sachi (assorted seafood) Don.

    Irori was the hearth found in Japanese homes where people would gather to chat and eat. These days irori is a grill and most people come here to grill skewers at their table. The grills are only on...

  • Atami Baien
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Shizuoka Pref. Atamishi Baienchou 8-11
    This plum garden located in the city of Atami City, Shizuoka Prefecture was first opened in 1886 and is famous for its “ume” (or Japanese plum/apricot) trees considered to be the earliest blooming in Japan, and other fall foliage, considered to occur the latest in Japan. In addition to 59 varieties and 472 individual plum trees, the garden is also dotted with some 380 deciduous trees of other species, allowing visitors to enjoy beautiful seasonal scenery while strolling about the grounds. The garden’s “Daiichi-go” (“Number One”) plum tree generally blossoms around late November to early December, while the garden’s various other varieties gradually come into bloom one after the other from January through March. The Atami Baien Festival is held from mid-January to mid-March, and during this time a footbath facility and souvenir shop are opened on the garden grounds. Geisha, rakugo comedic storytelling, and other performances are also held during the festival period.
  • Atami Sun Beach (Atami Moonlight Beach)
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Shizuoka Pref. Atamishi Higashikaiganchou Chisaki
    This is a beach lined with palm trees, and has a resort-like atmosphere with gentle wave breaking ashore. The sandy beach is illuminated at night and gets transformed into a fantastic moonlight beach. This is Japan’s first sandy beach illumination, which is produced by the world’s famous lighting designer, Motoko Ishii. The beach is authorized in “sacred place for lovers” and at the fountain at the tip of the terrace, there is a monument where lovers can pledge their love to each other.
  • Sugi Bee Garden Atami Branch
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    4.0
    18 Reviews
    Shopping
    Shizuoka Pref. Atamishi Tawarahonchou 6-5
    Located around one minute’s walk from Atami Station, Sugi Bee Garden is a specialist honey store. Besides its signature product—honey—Sugi Bee Garden also produces and sells a wide variety of honey-related products, including fruit juices that contain honey, and APIMIEL functional cosmetics products, made using royal jelly. Sugi Bee Garden’s honey soft-serve ice cream is also very popular.

    箱根など、他の観光地にもあるハチミツ屋さんですが、熱海は駅の商店街の入り付近(駅側)にあるので、わかりやすい。そして、下まで歩いて坂道を登ってきて疲れた時にちょうどぴったり。目の前にベンチもあるし、試飲の蜂蜜ドリンク?!もおいしい。

  • Seafood and Seaside Hot Springs Inn Hiratsuru
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    4.0
    17 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Shizuoka Pref. Atamishi Shimotaga 493
    Guests at this hot spring inn in Atami City can take their time to relax mind and body while taking in views of Ajiro Bay from its guest rooms. Fed directly from a natural hot spring, their baths are a destination for people seeking hot springs cures. Each of their three baths, which are open to day bathers in addition to overnight guests, switches gender at 8:00 p.m. every day. Guests can enjoy great seafood at the inn's restaurant and ocean views from its guest rooms.

    定食を食べられる貴重なお店。旅館なので昼だけ一般に開放しているのだと思います。ボリュームたっぷりで、満足度高いです。

  • Honke Tokiwagi
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    4.0
    16 Reviews
    Shopping
    Shizuoka Pref. Atamishi Ginzachou 14-1
    This Japanese-style sweets store located at the corner just before the entrance of the Atami Ginza Shopping Street in Shizuoka Prefecture’s Atami City is a long-established store that was founded in 1918. The Kyuzo-style building catches the eye thanks to the plentiful use of its Showa-period carpenter techniques such as the coffered, finely latticed ceiling, sparrow and butterfly nailhead covers, and decorative ridge-end tiles. Their mainstay product is Yokan (sweet bean jelly), in which one can taste the original flavor of the azuki bean. They maintain the traditional production method and taste, and it has continued to be loved by customers of a wide range of ages since they were founded. At the storefront, they also have various Japanese-sweets on display such as kibi-mochi (millet mochi) and uguisu-mochi (mochi filled with red bean paste and topped with green soy flour).

    とても趣のある建物なので、見に行くだけでも価値があります。 お茶を飲みながら試食出来ます。きび餅を購入しましたが、お餅がとても柔らかくて程よい甘さの優しいお味で、美味しかったです。 無添加で賞味期限3日と短い為、少しお土産には不向きですが、余計な添加物を入れず伝統を守っている所が良いです。

  • Izusan-jinja Shrine
    Travel / Tourism
    Shizuoka Pref. Atamishi Izusan 708-1
    A Shinto shrine located in Atami City, Shizuoka Prefecture with a rich history. The location where famous shogun Minamoto no Yoritomo and Hojo Masako met and wed, the shrine is revered for providing aid in love and marriage. Visitors can enjoy a sweeping view of Atami and the blue ocean beyond from the shrine’s grounds. The main shrine is located up the mountain beyond the back of the inner sanctuary and can be reached by walking for approximately one hour along a mountain trail which passes by a worship space, Hakusan jinja Shrine, and Musubumyojin-honsha Shrine. Soto-jinja Shrine, dedicated to a hot spring god, is located at the bottom of an 800 step set of stairs leading away from the inner sanctuary. During the shrine’s festival held from April 14 to 15, many visitors come to watch a portable mikoshi shrine parade around the local area.

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With the giant Pacific Ocean to the south and the great Mount Fuji to the north, Shizuoka prefecture is blessed with some of the best views the country has to offer. The white sand beaches of the Izu Peninsula are a rare find on mainland Japan, neighbored by beautiful cliffs, tumbling hills, and natural hot springs. As Japan’s largest producer of green tea, the age-old tradition of tea drinking is ubiquitous in Shizuoka, from the miles of tea fields to the old tea houses hosting traditional tea ceremonies.

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