“Atami” [熱海/あたみ] is located in the east part of Shizuoka prefecture. You can enjoy shopping, beach and “onsen”.
There are 2 big shopping streets, “Nakamise” street and “Heiwa” street. There are many restaurants and souvenir shops in the street. And what we like to recommend is “onsen-manjyu” which is a local speciality (sweet bun). Eating “onsen-manjyu” and enjoy shopping is the classic style of Japan. There are also rice crackers and other snacks, so choose whatever you’d prefer.
Atami is facing towards the nearby bay so you can have fresh seafood meals. There are many seafood restaurants, but we want to recommend “Maguroya”. This is the famous seafood restaurant and many local people also use it frequently.
As I said, there are many “onsen” in Atami. Most “onsen” are open during the day, so you can enjoy these hot springs without a worry in the world 🙂
Many people visit the beach called “Sun beach” in the summer. There are many palm trees near the beach, so it is full of tropical atmosphere and during the night, it is lit up beautifully. Also fireworks frequently happen in the beach, it is awesome and gives opportunity for great romantic situations and memories.
Photo credit Tokyo Photo.
It is located on the mountains top. This castle is constructed as a tourist facilitiy, so exactly saying, it is construction built after the style of an old castle. From the castle’s tower, you can look down over the full view of Atami city. There is a foot bath in the castle, so you can enjoy the sight while relaxing.