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Atami (”MŠC) 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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    • Watei Kazekomichi
      Luxury
      Located in Atami, 1.2 km from Kinomiya Shrine, Watei Kazekomichi provides accommodation with a restaurant, free private parking, a shared lounge and a garden. Each accommodation at the 4-star ryokan has sea views, and guests can enjoy access to a terrace. The accommodation offers a hot spring bath, free WiFi and room service. The ryokan will provide guests with air-conditioned rooms with a wardrobe, a kettle, a fridge, a safety deposit box, a flat-screen TV, a balcony and a private bathroom with a hot tub. Watei Kazekomichi features certain units with garden views, and each room is equipped with a coffee machine. At the accommodation every room is fitted with bed linen and towels. An Asian breakfast is available daily at Watei Kazekomichi. MOA Museum of Art is 3.5 km from the ryokan, while Izusan Shrine is 5 km away. The nearest airport is Tokyo Haneda International Airport, 106 km from Watei Kazekomichi.
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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. The dormitory room features a bamboo garden. 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 and a supermarket 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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    • atami onsen guesthouse nagomi
      Budget-friendly
      Set in Atami, 600 metres from Kinomiya Shrine, atami onsen guesthouse nagomi offers accommodation with a garden, private parking and a terrace. The property is around 2.9 km from MOA Museum of Art, 4.4 km from Izusan Shrine and 6 km from Nagahama Beach. 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. Atami Onsen is 1.7 km from atami onsen guesthouse nagomi. The nearest airport is Tokyo Haneda International Airport, 104 km from the accommodation.
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    • Guesthouse Nishihara
      Budget-friendly
      Featuring a shared lounge, garden and views of garden, Guesthouse Nishihara is located in Atami, 1.7 km from MOA Museum of Art. 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. Popular points of interest near the accommodation include Kinomiya Shrine, Izusan Shrine and Atami Onsen. The nearest airport is Tokyo Haneda International Airport, 109 km from Guesthouse Nishihara.
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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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    • 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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    • 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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    • Relax Resort Hotel
      Luxury
      Located at the top of the hill overlooking the sea, ”MŠC‰·ς Relax Resort Hotel ƒŠƒ‰ƒbƒNƒXƒŠƒ][ƒgƒzƒeƒ‹ offers luxurious resort accommodation with exotic Bali-inspired d?cor. Guests can enjoy rejuvenating beauty treatments at spa facilities or relax in hot spring baths. The hotel offers butler and concierge services to cater for each guestfs needs. All spacious rooms feature a balcony and views of ocean. They are equipped with Bali-made canopy beds and furniture, as well as a flat-screen TV and a well-stocked fridge. A DVD player, an air purifier and a hairdryer are also included. Some rooms come with an open-air hot spring bath on the balcony. Resort Hotel Relaxfs 24-hour front desk offers free luggage storage services. The indoor hot spring baths and sauna can be used privately. A dedicated butler and an English-speaking concierge can take care of shoe shine, taxi hire and sightseeing arrangements. The hotel is a 5-minute drive away from JR Atami Station. Atami Plum Garden is a 10-minute drive away, and MOA Museum of Art is a 20-minute drive from the property. Organic & Natural Nine restaurant serves Japanese/Western breakfast and lunch meals, as well as delicately prepared course meals at night. The Lounge caf? offers refreshments and cocktails in a stylish ambiance.
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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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    • Atami Korakuen Hotel
      Luxury
      Situated in Atami, 2 km from Kinomiya Shrine, Atami Korakuen Hotel features accommodation with a restaurant, free private parking, a bar and a terrace. Located around 4.2 km from Izusan Shrine, the hotel with free WiFi is also 5 km away from Nagahama Beach. 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. MOA Museum of Art is 5 km from the hotel, while Atami Onsen is 1.5 km from the property. The nearest airport is Tokyo Haneda International Airport, 110 km from Atami Korakuen Hotel.
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