Introduction of Atami City! Onsen, Seafood, Sakura and so on!
Three weeks have passed since our newest branch, Khaosan Atami Onsen Ryokan & Hostel opened.
As one of the staff who live in Atami, I would like to introduce to you what is here, what you can eat, and what you can experience in Atami.
To start off, I must tell you where ‘Atami’ is.
Atami is located in Shizuoka prefecture in the middle of Japan.
It takes only 45 minutes by Shinkansen (bullet train) and 2 hours by local trains from Tokyo with no transfer.
☟JR Atami station. There is a free public foot bath at the station.
The city is 61.61 km² and most parts of the city are on hillside.
It is bordered on one side by the ocean and mountains on the other.
As you can imagine, there are lots of slopes to walk up but the view is spectacular from everywhere in the city!
☟View from our hostel. You can see a beautiful sunrise.
Atami is famous for onsen, seafood, and as an old style city.
Buses are running through everywhere in the city.
However I highly recommend you to walk around the city and find SOMETHING by yourself.
That ‘SOMETHING’ could be a restaurant,
scenery or could be local people.
There are many hidden places/things that you won’t see if you get on a bus.
Atami is famous for being the earliest place in which the sakura and ume bloom and the last place in which the leaves turn red in the fall.
Besides that, it’s full of nature and many kinds of events are held.
You can see fireworks almost every month!
☟One of the weeds in Atami which is called ‘Persicaria capitata’ protects us from landslides.
You will find them everywhere in Atami.
A small but tasteful city.
I am sure you will like it a lot.
Written by Aya