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Atami Travel Guide: 37 reviews and 106 photos

Japanese typcal Spa Resort

You may find an old fashioned japanese spa resort where is located only about one and half hour from Tokyo.

I think this area is known as typcal showa resort, so well-known by senior people.

The scene you'll likely find outside your window.

Atami's geographical features are a beach cove sharply rising toward mountains, hence most of the streets of Atami have steep hilly roads. The JR train station is located toward the mid- to upper section of the hill.

Precisely where is Atami, you ask?

It's about 1.5 hours train ride on the regular Tokaido Line from Tokyo, but only about 1/2 that time on the local Tokaido Shinkansen Bullet Train three/four stops away from Shinagawa/Tokyo. On this map, look for the two wine-coloured triangles - the northern one is Tokyo.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Charming retro resort town just one train ride out of Tokyo!
  • Cons:Some will think of this area a little outdated, like Japan's version of Acapulco
  • In a nutshell:I could imagine living here when I become a pensioner.
  • Last visit to Atami: May 2005
  • Intro Updated Jan 27, 2008
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  • calcaf38's Profile Photo
    Nov 17, 2007 at 12:55 PM

    Beautiful page. Is this the same Atami where the parents go for a weekend in the movie Tokyo monogatari? Have a great weekend.

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