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Atami 1-Day Itinerary: Exploring Japan's Castle & Hot Springs Resort Town Near Tokyo!

Atami 1-Day Itinerary: Exploring Japan's Castle & Hot Springs Resort Town Near Tokyo!

Date published: 25 January 2019

The following is a recommended sightseeing course starting from Atami Station, which includes all that you would like to do in Atami, such as hot spas, gourmet seafood dishes, and relaxation at the beach. Atami has many aspects, including hustle-bustle near Atami Station and a nostalgic atmosphere in the back streets. It is recommended to take the Yu-Yu Bus to visit Atami Castle on the hill.

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    Explore along Atami's Nakamise shopping street with its incredible array of shops!
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    Atami's fresh seafood dishes are sure to satisfy!
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    Atami onsen: Incredible area for Tokyo day trippers looking to relax at Atami's hot springs!
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    Atami Sun Beach: Resort area with a tropical atmosphere!
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    The most photographed place with a statue based on a novel
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    Atami Castle: An observatory commanding a view of the whole area!
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Explore along Atami's Nakamise shopping street with its incredible array of shops!

Explore along Atami's Nakamise shopping street with its incredible array of shops!

Along Nakamise shopping street and Heiwa shopping street, close to Atami Station, are an array of eating and drinking establishments and souvenir shops. You can enjoy shopping while eating onsen manju (hot-spa sweet buns), a must-try specialty of a hot-spa town.

  • Atami Ekimae Nakamisedori Shotengai
    Atami Ekimae Nakamisedori Shotengai
    熱海駅前仲見世通り商店街
    • Address Shizuoka Taharahoncho, Atami-shi, Shizuoka, 413-0011
    • Nearest Station Atami Station (Tokaido Shinkansen Line / JR Tokaido Main Line / JR Ito Line / JR Ueno Tokyo Line)
  • Atami Ekimae Heiwadori Shotengai
    Atami Ekimae Heiwadori Shotengai
    熱海駅前平和通り商店街
    • Address Taharahoncho, Atami-shi, Shizuoka, 413-0011
    • Nearest Station Atami Station (Tokaido Shinkansen Line / JR Tokaido Main Line / JR Ito Line / JR Ueno Tokyo Line)
      1 minute on foot
    • Phone Number 0557-85-2222
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Atami's fresh seafood dishes are sure to satisfy!

Atami's fresh seafood dishes are sure to satisfy!

Maguroya, famous for its fresh seafood dishes, is popular and frequented by local people. Maguro-don (tuna rice bowl), a specialty of the restaurant, fully satisfies you in terms of volume for its inexpensive price of 500 JPY. Other popular dishes include sashimi-teishoku (sashimi set menu) and kama-age-shirasu-don (rice bowl with freshly boiled young sardine on it). These meals are served with ara-jiru (a savory fish-broth based soup), which is only possible because of the location of Atami close to the sea.

Open: 11:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. (closed when all meals are sold out)
Closed: Wednesday (twice a month, but irregularly)

  • Maguroya
    熱海 まぐろや
    • Address ATAMIX B1F,Tawarahontyou9-1, Atami-shi, Shizuoka, 413-0000
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Atami onsen: Incredible area for Tokyo day trippers looking to relax at Atami's hot springs!

Atami onsen: Incredible area for Tokyo day trippers looking to relax at Atami's hot springs!

If you're looking to indulge in some of Japan's hot springs but don't want to venture far from Tokyo, Atami the right spot for you. Atami is home to dozens of hotels offering a spot to soak.

One such spot is Nikkotei Oyu is a time-honored inn, which is popular among one-day tourists to enjoy hot spring bathing. There is an open-air bath surrounded by bamboo trees, which is large enough to accommodate some 20 people. There is also a room for up to five people, which is recommended for a family.

Open: 9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Closed: Tuesday (or next day when Tuesday falls on holiday)
Bathing fee: 1,000 JPY (adult)
Private room: For up to five people, 2,000 JPY for two hours

  • Nikkotei Ooyu
    Nikkotei Ooyu
    日航亭・大湯
    • Address 5-26, Kamijukucho, Atami-shi, Shizuoka, 413-0018
    • Nearest Station Atami Station (Tokaido Shinkansen Line / JR Tokaido Main Line / JR Ito Line / JR Ueno Tokyo Line)
      10 minutes on foot
    • Phone Number 0557-83-6021
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Atami Sun Beach: Resort area with a tropical atmosphere!

Atami Sun Beach: Resort area with a tropical atmosphere!

Sun Beach with palm trees, which many people visit for swimming during summer, has an atmosphere that makes you feel as if you were in a tropical country. The sandy beach is lit up at night, making visitors enjoy a view like a tropical resort. The beach is opened for swimmers every year from the second Saturday of July to August 31.

Swimming is allowed from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. during the above-mentioned swimming period.
The beach is lit up every night from the sunset to 10:00 p.m.

  • Atami Sun Beach
    Atami Sun Beach
    熱海サンビーチ
    • Address Higashikaigancho, Atami-shi, Shizuoka, 413-0012
    • Nearest Station Atami Station (Tokaido Shinkansen Line / JR Tokaido Main Line / JR Ito Line / JR Ueno Tokyo Line)
      12 minutes on foot
    • Phone Number 0557-86-6218
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The most photographed place with a statue based on a novel

The most photographed place with a statue based on a novel

The place along the beach where Omiya-no Matsu (pine tree of Omiya) and a statue of Kanichi and Omiya are situated is the most photographed place in Atami. The bronze statue is based on the novel, Konjiki Yasha (The Golden Demon), written by Koyo Ozaki, which gained popularity in the Meiji period (1868-1912). The novel greatly helped make the name of Atami known throughout Japan.

  • Statue of Kanichi and Omiya
    Statue of Kanichi and Omiya
    お宮の松/貫一・お宮の像
    • Address Higashikaigancho, Atami-shi, Shizuoka, 413-0012
    • Nearest Station Atami Station (Tokaido Shinkansen Line / JR Tokaido Main Line / JR Ito Line / JR Ueno Tokyo Line)
      12 minutes on foot
    • Phone Number 0557-86-6218
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Atami Castle: An observatory commanding a view of the whole area!

Atami Castle: An observatory commanding a view of the whole area!

Atami Castle is located on the top of Mt. Nishikigaura. The observatory in its tehnshu-kaku (donjon) commands a view of the whole of Atami. Atami is likened to a Monaco in the orient for its resort hotels and beautiful marine views. On a clear day, it is recommended to enjoy views while soaking your feet in the footbath on the first floor (free of charge).

Open: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
The castle is open throughout the year.
Entrance charge: 900 JPY (adult)

  • Atami Castle
    Atami Castle
    熱海城
    • Address Atami-shi, Shizuoka Sogayama 1993, 413-0000
    • Nearest Station Atami Station (Tokaido Shinkansen Line / JR Tokaido Main Line / JR Ito Line / JR Ueno Tokyo Line)
    • Phone Number 0557-81-6206

Written by Takamasa Yamashita

Spots showcased in the article

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    Atami Ekimae Nakamisedori Shotengai
    熱海駅前仲見世通り商店街
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    Atami Ekimae Heiwadori Shotengai
    熱海駅前平和通り商店街
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    Maguroya
    熱海 まぐろや
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    Nikkotei Ooyu
    日航亭・大湯
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    Atami Sun Beach
    熱海サンビーチ
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    Statue of Kanichi and Omiya
    お宮の松/貫一・お宮の像
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    Atami Castle
    熱海城

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