This is one of the power spots of Atami that is gaining attention recently.
Ookusu, the 2000-year old tree at Kinomiya Shrine is a popular spot. It is said that if you go around the Ookusu once, your life-span extends by 1 year.
It is famous as a shrine that brings happiness and good luck.
There are rest areas in the shrine, so you can enjoy meals there as well.
Hours: 10:00 ~ 16:30
Address 43-1 Nishiyamacho Atami city
Access: 3-minute walk from JR Kiyomiya station
This is said to be the origin of the name, Izu.
After climbing 837 steps made of rock, you can enjoy a great view of Atami city and the ocean.
It is said to bring good luck with relationships because Minamoto no Yoritomo and Masako Houjou met here.
It is also good for strong luck because this is where Minamoto no Yorimoto and Ieyasu Tokugawa prayed for victory.
Reception: Prayer 9:00 ~ 16:00, Good-luck charms and returns for Ofuda 9:00 ~ 16:00
Address: 708-1 Izusan Uenochi, Atami city, Shizuoka prefecture
Access: 10 minutes on bus from Atami station headed for "Nanao Danchi", get off at "Izusan jinja mae".
Official Website： http://izusanjinjya.jp/
This is a museum where you can see pieces such as Korin OGATA's "Kohakubai-zu byobu".
It reopened in winter of 2017 as an oriental modern museum.
Closed: Thursdays, New years season
Hours: 9:30 ~ 16:30 (reception until 16:00)
Fee: ¥1600 for adults, ¥800 for college/high school students, free for junior-high or younger
Address: 26-2, Momoyamacho, Atami city
Access: 10 minutes on bus from Atami station headed for "MOA Museum", get off at the last station.
Atami Umebayashi is a famous spot for the fastest flowering of Ume and a late foliage in Japan.
It opened in Meiji 19. Here you can enjoy Ume, Sakura, and foliage throughout various seasons.
From early June to mid June, you can enjoy fireflies as well.
Hours: No time limit
(Illuminations only available during "Momiji Festival")
Ume Festival hours:
8:30 ~ 16:00 (Free entrance/exit during other hours)
Fireflies show: 19:00 ~ 21:00
(Costs ¥300 for adults during Ume festival only)
Access: 15 minutes on bus from Atami station headed for "Ainohara Danchi", get off at "Umeen"
Alternatively, take the Ito line from JR Atami station for 3 minutes and get off at the JR Kinomiya station and walk for 10 minutes.
Address: 8-11 Umeencho, Atami city, Shizuoka prefecture.
(Atami city park maintenance department)
(Atami city tourist association)
This is a castle that stands on Nishigakiura.
Warriors tried to establish a castle here but could not finish the job.
This castle was built in Showa 34 as a tourist attraction.
You can enjoy a 360 degree view of Atami's ocean and mountains from the castle tower viewing deck.
In the Atami trick art maze, you can enjoy photo shoots using optical illusion.
Hours: 9:00 ~ 17:00 (Reception until 16:30)
Fee: ¥900 for adults, ¥450 for elementary/junior-high students (trick art maze bundle ticket - ¥1300 for adults, ¥650 for elementary/junior-high students)
Address: 1993 Sogayama, Atami city
Access: 15 minutes on bus from Atami station headed for "Amishiro", get off at "Nishikigaura" and walk for 10 minutes
This is a 200,000 tsubo garden that lies on the hill, which received the 17th World Rose Meeting Garden Award.
It was designed by landscape designer, Nobuo Shirasuna.
There are 12 gardens inside where you can enjoy various roses and herbs of the season.
There are also workshops where you can experience making herbal soaps and cologne.
Hours: 9:00 ~ 17:00 (Reception until 16:00)
Fee: ¥1000 for adults (*¥1200 during 5/15 ~ 6/10, ¥700 during 12/1 ~ 2/28 for adults)
Address: 1027-8, Kamitaga, Atami city
Access: 20 minutes on bus from Atami station headed for Amishiro Asahimachi, get off at "Akao Herb & Rose Garden".
50 minutes from Tokyo
Atami station <-> Hotel Grand Bach Atami Crescendo
Fee: About ¥1300, about 15 minutes away
Atami, Shizuoka Prefecture Izusan 1048-4