Atami Onsen Guide: Hot Springs, Onsen Ryokan, Things to Do


Atami Onsen Guide - Hot Springs - Nikkotei Ooyu

Atami is a popular onsen town and seaside resort located at the northern end of Shizuoka’s beautiful Izu Peninsula. It is one of the closest hot spring towns to Tokyo and there are plenty of onsen, hot spring sights, and things to do in Atami. So let me tell you all about this famous hot spring in my Atami onsen and travel guide.

First, I want to show you 10 beautiful hot spring baths in Atami. Most of them are onsen hotels or onsen ryokan, but all of them welcome day-trippers. So you can go for a soak even if you are not staying overnight.

After that, you will get to know about 11 things to do in Atami including Atami’s top attractions: Atami Castle and Kinomiya Shrine, but also some lesser-known places like for example Hatsushima Island.

Personally, I recommend visiting Atami as a day trip from Tokyo, since it is less than 1 hour away, but just in case you want to stay for the night or the weekend I’m also going to show you 3 onsen ryokans.

Onsen in Atami

Yuyado Mikan No Ki

Atami Onsen Guide - Hot Springs - Yuyado Mikan No Ki

Location: 0.9 km south of Atami Station, near Sun Beach

Yuyado Mikan No Ki (湯宿 みかんの木) is an onsen ryokan hotel with beautiful and onsen facilities. In each of the gender-separated bathing areas, you can find at least 1 indoor and outdoor bath. One of their open-air baths is a rock bathtub, the other one is a wooden bathtub. The bigger bath also has a seated hot spring bath with a foot massage.

What I really like about this onsen is the traditional Japanese atmosphere. The bathtubs, the decor, everything feels like a traditional Japanese hot spring in a traditional onsen town. This might actually be my favorite onsen in Atami.

Rental towels are available for an additional fee of 200円 for a face towel and 400円 for a bath towel, so if you can bring your own.

Access: 11 minutes on foot from Atami Station.

Hours: 13:30 – 18:00

Price: 1,230円 (about $11 or 10€)

Website: www.mikannoki.co.jp (Japanese only)

Atami Onsen Shukaen Yu No Hanazen

Onsen Towns Near Tokyo - Atami - Shukaen Yu No Hanazen

Location: 2.0 km south of Atami Station, near Atami Castle

Shukaen Yu No Hanazen (秀花園 湯の花膳) is an onsen ryokan hotel with 2 gender-separated onsen facilities Tsukinoyu Dokoro and Hananoyu Dokoro. The bathing facilities are located on the hotel’s rooftop and have amazing views of Atami and the bay area. Besides the huge open-air baths, you can also soak in pottery baths and a silky bath.

Non-staying guests are welcome to use the hotel’s bathing facilities, but if there are too many guests you might have to wait or not be able to enter the onsen facilities, so the hotel suggests contacting them beforehand. You can also book one of their seasonal lunch or dinner courses and enjoy a traditional Japanese meal in combination with your onsen soak.

Access: 24 minutes on foot from Atami Station or about 15 – 20 minutes by bus.

Hours: 14:00 – 18:00

Price: 2,350円 (about $22 or 19€)

Website: www.syukaen.com (Japanese only)

Ocean Spa Fuua

Atami Onsen Guide - Hot Springs - Ocean Spa Fuua

Location: 2.5 km south of Atami Station, near Atami Ropeway

Ocean Spa Fuua (オーシャンスパ Fuua) is a modern onsen spa located inside the Atami Bay Resort Korakuen Hotel (熱海後楽園ホテル). This onsen features a standing infinity open-air pool with ocean views, several indoor baths, and a sauna. They also have a Finnish-style sauna and a bedrock bath, but they cost extra.

The entrance to the hot spring spa is on the 2nd floor of the hotel, but the men’s bathing facilities are located on the 5th floor and the women’s ones are on the 7th floor. After 17:00 o’clock the admission is just 1,500円 (about $14 or 12€).

Access: 31 minutes on foot from Atami Station or about 25 minutes by bus.

Hours: 10:00 – 23:00

Price: 2,500円 (about $23 or 20€)

Website: www.atamibayresort.com/fuua

Nikkoutei Oyu

Atami Onsen Guide - Hot Springs - Nikkotei Ooyu

Location: 1.2 southwest of Atami Station, near Kinomiya Shrine

Nikkoutei Oyu (日航亭 大湯) or Nikkou-Tei Oo-Yu is a small traditional onsen not far from Atami Station. The onsen is gender-separated and features an open-air and an indoor bath on each gender’s side. While the bath feels a bit basic the larger outdoor bath surrounded by stones and green is quite nice. What’s great about this onsen is that the water flows directly from the natural hot spring source into the tubs, but it might feel a bit overpriced, especially if you visit on a day when you get the smaller one of the outdoor bath. Come here if you are looking for a very traditional onsen experience.

Try to remember to bring your own towel, or otherwise, you will have to pay a little extra for a rental bath towel. It is 50円 for a small towel and 200円 for a bath towel.

Access: 13 minutes on foot from Atami Station. On the way to the onsen, you will come by the Atami Seven Hot Spring Oyu Geyser and a place where you can cook your own Onsen Tamago (onsen eggs). From Kinomiya Shrine and the Atami Ginza shopping district you can walk to the onsen in about 5 minutes.

Hours: 9:00 – 20:00, closed on Tuesdays

Price: 1,000円 (about $9 or 8€)

Website: www.nikkoutei.amebaownd.com (Japanese only)

KKR Hotel Atami

Atami Onsen Guide - Hot Springs - KKR Hotel Atami

Location: 0.7 km south of Atami Station, near Sun Beach

KKR Hotel Atami (KKRホテル熱海) is located a little bit further north of Atami Sun Beach. Both the men’s and the women’s onsen facilities are located on the 7th floor and can be used by day visitors. From the rotenburo, you have amazing views over the Pacific Ocean. Indoors they also have a jacuzzi with ocean view and a sauna.

You can also combine your onsen soak with a Japanese lunch for 2,500円 (about $23 or 20€) in total.

Access: 8 minutes on foot from Atami Station.

Hours: 11:00 – 20:00

Price: 1,600円 (about $15 or 13€)

Website: www.kkr-atami.gr.jp (Japanese only)

Tsuki No Sumika Atami Juraku Hotel

Atami Onsen Guide - Hot Springs - Tsuki No Sumika Atami Juraku Hotel

Location: 0.4 km south of Atami Station

Tsuki No Sumika Atami Juraku Hotel (月の栖 熱海聚楽ホテル) is another hotel that opens its onsen facilities to day-trippers. Both, the men’s and the women’s public onsen bath have an indoor and an outdoor bath. They also have private onsen baths but they are only for staying guests.

The onsen is very close to Atami Station and easy to access, but that’s also why the views are less spectacular compared to the amazing ocean views of some of the other onsen baths in Atami.

Access: 5 minutes on foot from Atami Station.

Hours: 13:00 – 21:00

Price: 2,000円 (about $18 or 16€)

Website: www.atami-juraku.co.jp

Hotel Micuras

Atami Onsen Guide - Hot Springs - Hotel Micuras

Location: 0.8 km south of Atami Station, near Sun Beach

Hotel Micuras (ホテル ミクラス) is an onsen hotel near Atami Sun Beach. The women’s onsen facilities are located on the 8th floor and the men’s onsen facilities are located on the 13th floor. Like most of the other onsen in Atami, the baths are modern and have incredible ocean views, but they come with a price.

Access: 10 minutes on foot from Atami Station

Hours: 14:00 – 19:00

Price: 2,500円 (about $23 or 20€)

Website: www.micuras.jp (English available)

Atami Yu No Yado Ookawa

Atami Onsen Guide - Hot Springs - Atami Yu No Yado Ookawa

Location: 1.7 km southwest of Atami Station, near Kinomiya Shrine

Atami Yu No Yado Ookawa (熱海 湯の宿おお川) is an onsen ryokan with a small gender-separated public bath and a rentable private onsen bath. As you can see in the picture the private hot spring looks amazing and that is the onsen bath I want to recommend. From 15:00 – 23:00 o’clock you can reserve the bath for 45 minutes. For 1,500円 that is a pretty reasonable price for a private onsen.

Access: 21 minutes on foot from Atami Station or 6 minutes away from Kinomiya Station.

Hours: 15:00 – 23:00

Price: 1,500円 (about $14 or 12€) for the private onsen, 1,200円 (about $11 or 10€) for the public bath

Website: www.izu.co.jp/~ohkawa (Japanese only)

Otsuki Hotel Wafukan

Atami Onsen Guide - Hot Springs - Otsuki Hotel Wafukan

Location: 0.7 km of Atami Station, near Sun Beach

Otsuki Hotel Wafukan (大月ホテル和風館) has a spacious modern-looking public bath and a beautiful wooden open-air bath that is made of a rare 300-year-old Japanese umbrella pine tree. The onsen facilities are gender-separated.

Access: 9 minutes on foot from Atami Station

Hours: 14:00 – 20:00, on weekends and holidays from 12:30

Price: 1,800円 (about $17 or 15€)

Website: www.wafuukan.com (English available)

Shima No Yu Hot Spring

Atami Onsen Guide - Hot Springs - Shima No Yu Hot Spring

Location: Hatsushima Island

Shima No Yu Hot Spring (島の湯) is a natural onsen located on Hatsushima Island just half an hour away from Atami city. The onsen is gender-separated and features an open-air bath along the coast that gets its water from a spring flowing 40 meters underground. Since the rental fee for towels is another 300円 better bring your own.

Access: 30 minutes by ferry from Atami Port to Hatsushima Island and then an 8-minute walk to the hot spring on the east side of the island.

Hours: 10:00 – 21:00

Price: 900円 (about $8 or 7€)

Website: www.pica-resort.jp/hatsushima (Japanese only)

Other Hot Spring Attractions in Atami

Hashiriyu Hot Spring Source (走り湯) is a hot spring source located in a small cave that was discovered 1,300 years ago. Together with Dogo Onsen and Arima Onsen, it is one of the 3 oldest hot springs in Japan. The name of the spring literally translates as “running water” because of its abundance and constant flow. 7,000 tons of 70°C hot spring water is gushing out every day.

It is believed that the entrance to the cave is the mouth of a dragon and that the dragon is a water god. So in the past, the hot spring was worshiped as a sacred source.

You can get to the cave in about 22 minutes on foot from Atami Station and enter for free, but be aware that the cave is only 1.5 meters high. Bathing is not possible but near the entrance, you will find an onsen footbath called Hashiriyu No Ashiyu (走り湯の足湯).

Ooyu Geyser (熱海七湯 大湯間歇泉, Atami Nanayu Ooyu Kanketsuken) is a geyser and one of Atami’s Seven Hot Springs. Its full name is “Atami Seven Hot Springs Ooyu Geyser”. In the past, it used to gush out water 6 times a day with such a vigorous force that the ground started shaking, but after the Great Kanto Earthquake in 1923, it slowly got weaker and finally stopped. Nowadays it gushes out water artificially. Nothing too special to be honest, just a little bit of history. It lies on the way to Kinomiya Shrine.

Ieyasu No Yu (家康の湯) is a free Ashiyu (hot spring foot bath) right in front of Atami Station. It is named after the shogun Tokugawa Ieyasu who loved Atami Onsen so much that he brought its hot spring water back to Edo (Tokyo) in order to soak in it.

Atami Seven Hot Spring Meguri (熱海七湯めぐり) is a hot spring stroll you can do around Atami to see the city’s 7 traditional hot spring sources known as Atami Nanayu (熱海七湯). Ooyu Geyser is one of them. The other hot springs are Kawarayu (河原湯), Sajiro No Yu (佐治郎の湯), Seizaemon No Yu (清左衛門の湯), Furu No Yu-Mizu No Yu (風呂の湯・水の湯), Ozawa No Yu (小沢の湯), and Nonaka No Yu (野中の湯). You can not bath in them, though.

Things to Do in Atami

Atami Castle

Atami Travel Guide - Things to Do - Atami Castle

Location: 4 km south of Atami Station, near Atami Ropeway

Atami Castle (熱海城, Atamijo) is a fun and interesting place to visit if you have the right expectations. This is not an old, historic, or reconstructed castle, it is one of Japan’s newest castles and it was solely built as a tourist attraction in 1959. That’s why in the castle, you will find all kinds of entertainment ranging from a game arcade for kids to an Ukiyo-e Museum for adults.

I recommend visiting Atami Castle for two reasons. First, it is a beautiful place to see cherry blossoms and to do Hanami in spring. Second, the views over Atami and Sagami Bay are incredibly beautiful. Plus, you can enjoy the vista while soaking your weary feet in an Ashiyu on the balcony.

Access: 23 minutes from Atami Station by bus. You can also walk the 26 minutes to the Atami Ropeway and take the cablecar to the top station from where the castle is just a short walk away.

Hours: 9:00 – 17:00

Price: 1,000円 (about $9 or 8€)

Website: www.atamijyo.com (Translation available)

Atami Trick Art Museum

Location: Right next to Atami Castle

The Atami Trick Art Museum (熱海トリックアート迷宮館, Atami Trick Art Meikyuu) is a fun little museum with 3D art and optical illusions that make you look like you are part of the paintings. If you come here with your partner, friends, or kids you can have a lot of fun getting the perfect shot of you being eaten by King Kong, escaping a shark attack, or stopping a wild dinosaur.

In case you plan to visit both, the Atami Trick Art Museum and Atami Castle, you should get the combi ticket to save a few hundred yen.

Access: 23 minutes from Atami Station by bus. Just 1 minute from Atami Castle.

Hours: 9:00 – 17:00

Price: 900円 (about $8 or 7€)

Website: www.atami-trickart.com

Kinomiya Shrine

Atami Travel Guide - What to Do - Kinomiya Shrine

Location: 1.5 km southwest of Atami Station

Kinomiya Jinja (來宮神社) is a Japanese Shinto shrine with several red torii gates and a sacred 2,000-year old tree. The giant camphor tree is Japan’s second-largest tree (the biggest one is Jomon Sugi located in the forest on Yakushima Island that was the inspiration for Miyazaki’s anime “Princess Mononoke”). It is said that you can extend your life by one year if you walk around the trunk. Another belief is that if you go around the trunk and wish for something without telling anyone your wish will be granted.

Access: 20-minute walk from Atami Station or an 8-minute walk from Kinomiya Station, the station after Atami on the JR Ito Line.

Hours: 9:00 – 17:00

Price: Free

Website: www.kinomiya.or.jp (Japanese only)

MOA Museum of Art

Location: 1.4 km north of Atami Station

The MOA Museum of Art (MOA美術館) is a museum with beautiful architecture and an impressive collection of approximately 3,500 pieces of art including 3 national treasures: the Red and White Plum Blossoms screen, a tea leaf pottery jar with wisteria design, and an ancient calligraphy album. You can also see a reconstruction of the Golden Chashitsu, a portable tea room built for Lord Toyotomi Hideyoshi. The original room is unfortunately lost.

Even if you are not really into museums or art you should consider visiting the museum because of the amazing ocean view and the nice Japanese garden. Especially in spring, the pink cherry blossoms with the blue Pacific Ocean as a backdrop look so pretty.

Access: 27 minutes from Atami Station on foot

Hours: 9:00 – 17:00, closed on Thursdays

Price: Depends on the exhibition but around 1,500円 (about $14 or 12€)

Website: www.moaart.or.jp

Atami Ekimae Heiwa Dori Shopping Street

Location: Right in front of Atami Station

Atami Ekimae Heiwa Dori Shopping Street (熱海駅前平和通り名店街, Atami Ekimae Heiwa Dori Meitengai) is a shopping arcade right in front of Atami Station. It is one of the typical shopping streets you can find all over Japan. Since Atami is famous for seafood you will see a lot of fresh fish and dried squid. You will also come across a small hot spring fountain called Fufu No Yu (福福の湯).

Another shorter but slightly more traditional shopping arcade called Atami Nakamise Dori Shotengai (熱海 仲見世通り商店街) runs in parallel to Ekimae Heiwa Dori Shopping Street.

Access: 1 minute from Atami Station

Hours: 9:00 – 17:00

Website: www.atamiekimae.com (Japanese only)

Akao Herb & Rose Garden

Atami Travel Guide - Things to Do - Akao Herb & Rose Garden

Location: 5 km south of Atami Station

Akao Herb & Rose Garden (アカオハーブ&ローズガーデン) is a beautifully designed and huge flower garden. It is one of the top rose gardens in the world featuring 600 varieties of roses and a total of 4,000 rose bushes. The Coeda House (コエダ ハウス), a cafe designed by the world-famous architect Kengo Kuma, is another beautiful highlight of the garden. Even if you are not into roses the sweets, the small Japanese garden, and the swing with ocean views might be something for you.

Access: 18 minutes by bus from Atami Station, about 20 minutes on foot from Atami Castle.

Hours: 9:00 – 17:00

Price: 1,100円 (about $10 or 9€)

Website: www.garden-akao.com (Japanese only)

Atami Sun Beach

Atami Travel Guide - What to Do - Atami Sun Beach

Location: 0.8 km south of Atami Station, upper Bay Area

Atami Sun Beach (熱海サンビーチ) is a 400-meter long sand beach with palm trees not far from Atami Station. It is a good place to let your children play and makes for a romantic stroll at night when the beach is lit up. The swimming season is usually from the middle of July until the end of August.

Nearby you will find a large pine tree, Omiya no Matsu (お宮の松), and a statue showing a tragic scene from a famous novel. If you walk further south you will come by a nice water promenade called Atami Water Park (熱海親水公園, Atami Shinsui Koen) and the pier for the pleasure boat ride San Remo.

The whole bay area makes for a nice stroll from the station area to Kiunkaku Former Ryokan and to Atami’s sights further south near the ropeway like for example Atami Castle and the Trick Art Museum.

Access: 11 minutes from Atami Station on foot.

Hours: 9:00 – 17:00

Price: Free

Kiunkaku Former Ryokan

Atami Travel Guide - What to Do - Kiunkaku Former Ryokan

Location: 1.6 km south of Atami Station, lower Bay Area

Kiunkaku (起雲閣) is a historic Japanese villa that was built in 1919 and turned into a ryokan in 1947. It was one of Atami’s top ryokans and so many influential people and renowned authors came to stay and write at the inn. The villa is a unique combination of traditional Japanese-style architecture with European and Chinese aesthetics. You can also take a look at the ryokan’s old Roman-style onsen facilities with tiles and cathedral-like windows.

Access: 19 minutes from Atami Station on foot

Hours: 9:00 – 17:00, closed on Wednesdays

Price: 510円 (about $5 or 4€)

Hatsushima Island

Atami Travel Guide - What to Do - Hatsushima Island

Location: 30 minutes offshore, Sagami Bay

Hatsushima (初島) is a small island that ist just a short 30-minute ferry ride away from Atami city. It is the only inhabited island in Shizuoka Prefecture and known for its mild climate, delicious seafood, subtropical flora, marine activities, and the onsen “Shima No Yu Hot Spring”.

For people who want to explore the island, there is a 4-kilometer long walking trail around Hatsushima that will take you past flowers, a lighthouse, and a small Shinto shrine. Depending on the time of the year you can see hibiscus, aloe, crane flower, and 3 different types of cherry blossoms: Atami sakura, Kawazu sakura, and Oshima cherry trees. Other fun outdoor activities include an adventure park, diving, and snorkeling.

You can also see Mount Fuji from the island.

Access: 23 minutes on foot or 13 minutes by bus from Atami Station to Atami Port and then a 30-minute ferry ride to the Island. The place where the ferries depart is called Atami Minato Port Teikisen Funanoriba (熱海港定期船乗り場, Atamikou Teikisen Funanoriba).

Price: 2,640円 (about $24 or 22€) for a roundtrip

Website: www.hatsushima.jp

Atami Plum Garden & Plum Festival

Location: Near Kinomiya Station and Kinomiya Shrine

Atami Plum Garden (熱海梅園, Atami Baien) is a park with 472 plum trees and 59 varieties of plum blossoms. It is known as the plum garden with the earliest plum blossoms and the latest autumn leaves in Japan. You can see the first plum blossoms as early as late November and autumn leaves until the beginning or even the middle of December. If you want to see the plum blossoms the best time to visit is mid- to late-February. For the beautiful red and golden autumn leaves come here from late November to early December.

Usually, the park is free but when the Plum Festival (熱海梅園梅まつり, Atami Baien Ume Matsuri) takes place from January to March you have to pay a small admission fee. You can avoid the fee by visiting the park after 16:00 o’clock when the event is over for the day, but I recommend you to come during the festival hours and enjoy the events and food stalls. This year, for example, you could see Geisha and sword dance performances, experience a tea ceremony with a Geisha, and get free Amazake.

Access: 29 minutes from Atami Station on foot, 8 minutes from Kinomiya Station.

When: January – March, and November – December

Price: Free, but during the plum festival 300円 (about $5 or 4€)

Atami Sea Fireworks Festival

Atami Travel Guide - Things to Do - Atami Sea Fireworks Festival

Location: Sun Beach, Bay Area

The Atami Kaijo Hanabi Taikai (熱海海上花火大会) is a fireworks display that is held several times each season. The biggest and longest firework shows take place in July and August with 5,000 shells that light up the sky for 35 minutes. In spring, autumn, and winter there are fewer shows and each one takes only about 25 minutes. The grand finale and highlight of the event is a stream of silver fireworks called the “Niagara Falls in the Sky”.

You can view the fireworks from the whole bay area (Atami Sun Beach to Atami Port), from Atami Castle, or a lot of resort hotels like for example the Atami Korakuen Hotel or the Hoshino Resort Risonare Atami. In July, August, and September they sell tickets for a reserved seat with some of the best views. It is best to try to buy them in advance but a small number of tickets are also sold on the same day.

Access: About 15 minutes from Atami Station on foot.

When: Each month from April – October, and in December; start time 20:20

Price: Free, or a reserved seat for 1,000円 (about $9 or 8€)

Website: www.ataminews.gr.jp/event/8 (Japanese only)

Onsen Ryokan & Hotels in Atami

Furuya Ryokan

Atami Hotel Guide - Onsen Ryokan - Furuya Ryokan

Location: 0.8 km south of Atami Station, near Sun Beach

Furuya Ryokan (古谷旅館) is one of Atami’s old traditional onsen ryokans. The 4-star hotel was established in 1806 and offers 2 types of Japanese-style guest rooms, one with an open-air onsen bath, and a more affordable room without private onsen. You can also soak in the gender-separated public onsen facilities with an indoor bath and a rotenburo.

Access: 10 minutes on foot from Atami Station

Check-In: 14:00

Price Range: $$$$

Website: www.atami-furuya.co.jp

Ryori Ryokan Nagisa Kan

Atami Hotel Guide - Onsen Ryokan - Ryori Ryokan Nagisa Kan

Location: 1.2 km south of Atami Station, near Bay Area

Ryori Ryokan Nagisa Kan (料理旅館 渚館) is another traditional onsen ryokan offering delicious Kaiseki Ryori. The ryokan is located near the Atami Water Park and Atami Sun Beach is also just a few minutes away. They have Japanese-style rooms in various sizes and some of them have an ocean view. Their onsen facilities look also really nice and feature 8 different types of baths including a cave bath.

The cheapest room rates I could find started from under 10,000円 per night.

Access: 15 minutes on foot from Atami Station

Check-In: 15:00

Price Range: $$ – $$$

Website: www.nagisakan.jp (Japanese only)

Atami Onsen Hotel Yume Iroha

Atami Hotel Guide - Onsen Ryokan - Atami Onsen Hotel Yume Iroha

Location: 1.0 km southwest of Atami Station

Atami Onsen Hotel Yume Iroha (熱海温泉ホテル 夢いろは) is a modern onsen ryokan with western-style and Japanese-style rooms. Their onsen is also more modern-looking with black stone baths in the men’s bathing facilities and wooden baths in the women’s onsen facilities. They also have a rentable private onsen bath.

Right now I could find room rates starting from 5,000円 for a western-style room, though.

Access: 11 minutes on foot from Atami Station

Check-In: 15:00

Price Range: $$ – $$$

Website: www.yumeiroha-atami.jp (Japanese only)

Atami Onsen Review & Summary

Pros

Cons

  • a bit touristy and can get very crowded especially during holidays
  • less traditional onsen baths than in nearby Ito and Hakone
  • the admission fee for some of the onsens feels overpriced

Best Time to Visit Atami Onsen: The best time to see the plum and cherry blossoms is in early to mid-February. The Plum Festival is held way longer from January until March, though. If you want to see the fireworks I recommend the summer season, because in July and August the show is the longest. The best season for the autumn leaves is late November to early December.

Getting to Atami from Tokyo: The one-way trip from Tokyo to Atami Station takes about 45 minutes and costs about 4,270円 (about $39 or 35€) by Shinkansen, but it is fully covered by the Japan Rail Pass. By local train (JR Tokaido Line), it takes about 2 hours and costs 1,980円 (about $18 or 16€).

Getting around Atami: You can explore Atami on foot and visit most of the sights on foot. However, if you dislike walking I recommend you to get a 1-day Yuyu Bus (湯~遊~バス) ticket for 700円 (about $7 or 6€). The bus stops at all the major sights including Atami Castle, the MOA Art Museum, Atami Sun Beach, Akao Herb & Rose Garden, and a few hot springs.

Alex (RockinJapan)

Hey. I'm Alex. I've been living in Japan since 2015. Before moving to Tokyo, I traveled through Japan for 7 months to visit all 47 prefectures. Traveling and staying in Japan has been so much fun and such an incredible experience that I decided to write about it. I noticed there isn't a lot of information about hot springs and onsen towns in Japan, so I'm focusing on this topic. Hopefully, my articles will help you to get the most out of your trip and to fully enjoy your time in Japan! Alex

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