Friday, June 7, 2019
There are many sightseeing spots in Atami.We give you some of our recommendations as below.
■Geigi Kenban (Dance theater of geisha ladies) Geisha dance
performance is held only on Sat. and Sun from 11 AM. (1500
■Kinomiya Shrine and its gigantic 2 thousands year old camphor
tree (guardian of longevity)
The Atami castle sits on top of a hill by the sea, you can take amazing photos of the city.
Before choosing to go, we must say that the castle is not a historic one. It was built in 1957 merely to attract tourists.
■Kiunkaku (former Ryokan or prestgious Japanese inn and private
villa of magnate in early 20th century) You can see a Japanese architectual style combined with Western and Eastern influences.
You can actually walk around the beautiful Japanese landscape garden surrounded by the complex.
Kiunkaku is preserved as a cultural property.
There is a cafe where you can relax with tea and sweets overlooking the garden.
A 30 minute bus ride from Atami Station takes you to Jukkoku Pass.
You can see a great view of Mt. Fuji and a 360 degree panoramic view of the Pacific Ocean from there.
■MOA Museum of Art
The location is impressive. It sits on the hilly slopes and overlooks the Pacific Ocean.
It holds one of the finest collections of modern arts in Japan as well as Eastern Asia.
It is not only valuable cultural properties, but also Japanese garden, tea houses, and noh theater that make you feel impressed.
Sunday, February 3, 2019
Tuesday, September 11, 2018
It is a big chance that you can see the traditional Japanese dance by Geisha girls and Noh on September 22nd (17:00~19:00) for free of charge, if you sit on the beach or stand at esplanades.
(\4,000 for A seat and \3000 for B seat)
Noh is a classical stage drama which is performed by men wearing elaborate masks to the accompaniment of music and recitative chants called yokyoku.
Takiginoh is a Noh play performed by torchlight on an outdoor stage.
You will be able to enjoy the fantastic atmosphere under the moon light. Don't miss the chance!
Saturday, June 16, 2018
Wednesday, May 30, 2018
Tuesday, April 24, 2018
Wednesday, April 11, 2018
The festival of Izusan Shrine in Atami was held on April 15th and 16th.
Izusan Shrine is famous because MINAMOTO no Yoritomo, who had been exiled from Kyoto by the TAIRA clan to Hirugakojima in Izu, prayed at the shrine for victory over the TAIRA and for the revival of the GENJI clan. It was also here that Shogun Yoritomo and Masako HOJO met to be united in marriage. The shrine has been long known for its patron god of great fortune and marriage.
・Izusan Local Materials Center
This center exhibits various precious artifacts and craftworks owned by Izusan Shrine, including “Masako no Tohatsu Mandara” (a mandala made from Masako’s hair) and other important national cultural assets.