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.