Atami City is located in the eastern part of Shizuoka Prefecture. The city is famous for Atami Onsen, one of the greatest hot springs in Japan, which attracts a large number of visitors on weekends. An overflowing abundance of hot spring water means that not only are there many hot spring facilities and footbaths throughout the city, but while enjoying a stroll you will come across steam rising here and there. Legend has it that after Tokugawa Ieyasu visited the curative hot spring, he commanded that the particularly sublime spring water be brought to Edo Castle. It remains a favorite of celebrities to this day.
Getting there and around
Take the Tokaido Shinkansen from JR Nagoya Station and get off at Atami Station.
From JR Tokyo Station, take the Tokaido Shinkansen or Tokaido Main Line and get off at Atami Station.
Atami City has many attractions and is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Japan. There are numerous sightseeing spots, including the MOA Museum of Art, which boasts a collection of approximately 3,500 pieces of oriental art such as paintings, calligraphy, and crafts, including three national treasures and 67 important cultural properties. Don’t miss Atami Castle, which offers a magnificent panorama of the city of Atami from its castle tower observation deck. And be sure to check out Atami Sun Beach, which has a fantastic ambiance especially when lit up at night.
Beaches & Coast
Atami is celebrated as one of the finest hot spring resorts in Japan. It is said that not only did Tokugawa Ieyasu visit Atami Onsen for a hot-spring cure, but he also had the restoratively gentle spa...