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Atami (MC) lies at the northeastern base of the Izu Peninsula, less than an hour west of Tokyo by shinkansen. Due to its proximity to Tokyo, Atami has long been a popular seaside resort town with plenty of hot springs and ryokan in addition to museums and other cultural heritage sites.

Through the extravagant years of the bubble economy in the late 1980s, Atami was a highly popular destination for business retreats. This led to huge developments in the area, including large ryokan and apartment blocks built along the ocean. When the bubble burst in the early 1990s, many of these large establishments and the city as a whole suffered from the decline. In recent years, however, the city has been quite successful in reinventing itself as a popular destination for individual travelers and families.

Kiunkaku Former Ryokan

Hours: 9:00 to 17:00 (entry until 16:30)
Closed: Wednesdays (unless it is a national holiday), December 26 to 30
Admission: 610 yen

Atami Castle

Hours: 9:00 to 17:00 (entry until 16:30)
Closed: No closing days
Admission: 1000 yen (castle), 1000 yen (trick art museum), 1700 yen (both)

Getting there and around

How to get to Atami

Atami is connected to Tokyo by the JR Tokaido Shinkansen (40-50 minutes, about 4000 yen one way, 1-3 trains/hour) and by direct local and rapid trains along the JR Tokaido Line (100-120 minutes, 1980 yen one way, about 3 trains/hour). The shinkansen ride is covered by the Japan Rail Pass, but not by the JR Tokyo Wide Pass, JR East Nagano Niigata Area Pass, JR East Tohoku Area Pass and JR East South Hokkaido Pass. The trip by local or rapid trains is fully covered by all the above-mentioned passes

How to get around Atami

Atami is built on a steep mountain slope, and its attractions are spread across a relatively wide area. Consequently, it is not easily walkable, and more conveniently explored by bus or taxi.

The Yuyu Sightseeing Loop Bus is a bus for tourists that serves most of the city's sightseeing spots (with the prominent exception of the MOA Museum of Art). The bus costs 250 yen per ride. Altrenatively, it is covered by the Atami 1-Day Pass, which costs 800 yen and is also valid on other Tokai Bus lines around Atami and provides discounts on admission to selected sights. It can be purchased at the Tokai Bus ticket counter at Atami Station or inside the Yuyu buses.

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Hotels around Izu Peninsula

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    • Ryokan Izuna
      Budget-friendly
      Located a 20-minute walk from JR Atami Station and 1.7km from Atami Onsen, Ryokan Izuna offers ocean views and Japanese-style breakfast. Free WiFi is available throughout the property. All rooms at Ryokan Izuna feature an ocean view with tatami (woven-straw) floor. All rooms have a private bathroom. Free luggage storage is available at Ryokan Izuna. Guests can relax in the shared lounge, which overlooks the on-site garden with cherry blossoms in spring. Food and drink is offered at the property at an additional cost. There are a few restaurants within a 3-minute walk from the property. An array of activities are offered in the area, such as golfing, scuba diving and hiking. Izusan Shrine is a 10-minute walk from Ryokan Izuna, while Jyukkoku Pass is a 30-minute drive away. The nearest airport is Tokyo Haneda International Airport, 80 km from the property.
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    • Guesthouse Nishihara
      Budget-friendly
      Featuring a shared lounge, garden and views of garden, Guesthouse Nishihara is located in Atami, 1.9 km from Atami Sun Beach. Boasting family rooms, this property also provides guests with a barbecue. The accommodation provides a hot spring bath, free WiFi and a shared kitchen. Guest rooms are equipped with air conditioning, a microwave, a fridge, a kettle, a hot tub, slippers and a desk. The guest house offers certain rooms with city views, and each room includes a coffee machine. At Guesthouse Nishihara each room comes with bed linen and towels. Hakone-Yumoto Station is 25 km from the accommodation, while Shuzen-ji Temple is 34 km away. The nearest airport is Tokyo Haneda Airport, 115 km from Guesthouse Nishihara.
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    • Hotel ACAO
      Luxury
      Hotel ACAO is a 10-minute ride from JR Atami Train Station, and a free shuttle is offered. The modern accommodation features hot-spring baths with ocean views, a rooftop garden and a French restaurant. Spacious guest rooms offer both air conditioning and heating facilities. Each room is equipped with a fridge, a tea/coffee maker and a television set. The en suite bathroom comes with toiletries and a bathtub. The hotel has a seasonal outdoor pool. Free WiFi is availble in all areas except the on-site restaurant. Hotel ACAO is a 15-minute walk from ACAO FOREST and the nearest beach. Atami Castle is a short 200 metres away.
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    • Guest House MARUYA
      Budget-friendly
      Located in the central area of Atami and a 15-minute walk from JR Atami Station, Guest House MARUYA offers capsule rooms fitted with Japanese futon-bedding. Guests can take a few minutes' walk to soak in the nearby hot springs or a 10-minute drive to visit the Atami Castle. JR Shinyokohama Station can be reached with a 50-minute ride on the shinkansen (bullet train). Haneda Airport is a 2-hour drive away from the property. There is a shared kitchen and lounge, where guests can socialise and relax. Washing machines and towel rentals are available at a surcharge. Each room at MARUYA Guest House comes with a power outlet and clothes hangers. Bathroom facilities are shared with other guests. Meals are not provided at the property; however, there are several dining options nearby.
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    • Atami Korakuen Hotel
      Luxury
      Situated in Atami, 1.4 km from Atami Sun Beach, Atami Korakuen Hotel features accommodation with a restaurant, free private parking, a bar and a terrace. Located around 28 km from Hakone-Yumoto Station, the hotel with free WiFi is also 33 km away from Shuzen-ji Temple. The accommodation offers a 24-hour front desk and room service for guests. The rooms in the hotel are equipped with a kettle. Complete with a private bathroom fitted with a shower and slippers, all rooms at Atami Korakuen Hotel have a flat-screen TV and air conditioning, and some rooms also boast a balcony. The units have a safety deposit box. Guests at the accommodation can enjoy a buffet breakfast. Atami Korakuen Hotel offers a sauna. Mount Daruma is 47 km from the hotel, while Motomachi Port is 48 km from the property. The nearest airport is Tokyo Haneda Airport, 118 km from Atami Korakuen Hotel.
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    • Atami Onsen Guest House Megumi
      Mid-range
      Situated in a quiet neighbourhood in Atami, Guest House Megumi is just a 5-minute walk from JR Atami Station. Atami Sun Beach is can be reached via a 4-minute stroll. Private parking and free WiFi are available on site. Every room has a sea view, and guests can enjoy fireworks during Atami Fireworks Festival in a guest room. A shared bathroom comes with free toiletries and a hairdryer. There is a shared lounge with a TV at the property. For guests' comfort, a natural hot spring bath is provided free of charge. Rental towels and washing machine are available at a fee. There are some dining options and convenience store within a 10-minute walk. Izusan Shrine is 1.6 km from Guest House Megumi, while Nagahama Beach is 5 km from the property. The nearest airport is Tokyo Haneda International Airport, 81 km from Guest House Megumi.
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    • atami onsen guesthouse nagomi
      Budget-friendly
      Set in Atami, 1.3 km from Atami Sun Beach, atami onsen guesthouse nagomi offers accommodation with a garden, private parking and a terrace. The property is around 31 km from Shuzen-ji Temple, 31 km from Hakone-Yumoto Station and 45 km from Mount Daruma. The accommodation provides a hot spring bath, a shared kitchen and free WiFi. Certain rooms also offer a kitchen with a microwave and a fridge. The guest house offers a hot tub. Motomachi Port is 50 km from atami onsen guesthouse nagomi, while Hakone Checkpoint is 19 km from the property. The nearest airport is Tokyo Haneda Airport, 118 km from the accommodation.
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    • Atami Fuga
      Mid-range
      Situated in Atami, 2.4 km from Atami Sun Beach, Atami Fuga features accommodation with a shared lounge, free private parking, a garden and a terrace. The property is set 31 km from Shuzen-ji Temple, 31 km from Hakone-Yumoto Station and 45 km from Mount Daruma. The accommodation offers a hot spring bath, free WiFi and a 24-hour front desk. All rooms in the ryokan are fitted with a kettle. The rooms are fitted with air conditioning, a safety deposit box and a flat-screen TV, and some units at Atami Fuga have a balcony. At the accommodation all rooms are fitted with bed linen and towels. Guests at Atami Fuga can enjoy an American breakfast. The ryokan offers 3-star accommodation with a sauna. You can play billiards at Atami Fuga. Hakone Checkpoint is 19 km from the accommodation, while Hakone Shrine is 22 km from the property. The nearest airport is Tokyo Haneda Airport, 119 km from Atami Fuga.
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    • Onsen Hostel Hinoemi
      Budget-friendly
      Onsen Hostel Hinoemi is located in Atami, 1.2 km from Atami Onsen. The on-site public hot spring bath is open between 08:00-10:00 and 15:00-23:00. The shared shower and shared kitchen at the property are open 24 hours. Some units include a seating area to relax in after a busy day. Each room is equipped with a shared bathroom. The nearest airport is Haneda Airport, 80 km from the property.
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    • Hotel Micuras
      Mid-range
      Located along Atami Sun Beach and looking out to the Pacific Ocean, Hotel Micuras boasts spacious hot spring baths, a sauna and a massage spa. This modern and stylish hotel offers large guestrooms and free Wi-Fi at the public area. JR Atami Station is a 10-minute walk away. Fitted with a relaxing ambience and wide windows, each room comes with a comfortable sofa, a flat-screen TV and a DVD player. A fridge and an electric kettle with tea bags are also included. Rooms with sea views feature a shower booth with a rain shower head. While staying at the Micuras Hotel guests can unwind in the public hot spring baths with a great ocean view, or receive rejuvenating massages at on-site Sanacion Spa. Free luggage storage services are offered. The hotel is a 12-minute walk from Kinomiya Shrine. MOA Museum of Art is a 10-minute drive or taxi ride away. Micuras Dining restaurant offers exquisite French cuisine and fine wine in an elegant setting. The hotel serves American breakfast daily.
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