Acclaimed by fireworks professionals! Japan's best fireworks launching venue.
Atami's fireworks have two significant features. One is the finale "Midair Niagara Falls". The other is the "launching venue". The "Midair Niagara Falls" displayed at the finale every year is not a set fireworks piece but a star-mine fireworks launched from the entire venue. The silver fireworks fill out the night sky and shine brightly like midday. Its overwhelming beauty even makes you forget to blink... You will be impressed for sure.
Also, the venue at Atami Bay is the Japan's best fireworks launching site acclaimed by fireworks professionals. As the terrain is shaped like a basin surrounded by mountains at three sides, the sound of fireworks launched from the sea is resonated and generates the acoustic effect like a stadium. The sound of large fireworks shots and "Midare Niagara Falls" vibrate your body if you watch it near the sea such as from Shinsui Park, etc.
It is the fireworks to experience, not just to watch. Other than the above, you will enjoy the fireworks unique to Atami taking full advantage of the venue. Please come again this year with your families and friends to watch the fireworks.
The places where people are attracted and gathered since ancient times...
These are called Power Spots and capturing attention presently as the places in which we can receive the invisible energy. Power spots are also called as "Long Mai" (Dragon Vein) in China, "Iyashirochi" in Japan, "Ley Line" in western countries, etc., and the people who can perceive its power have been carefully protecting churches, castles, shrines, temples, etc. from ancient times as the sacred places which hold the special power on the earth.
This may not be just the locations, but there are cases where the things generated by the nature per se such as mountains, trees, rocks, etc. are emitting the power.
At such power spots, we can connect ourselves to the nature and the universe, and our mind and body can store the energy, get purified and healed.
In the stressful ages, the people are unknownigly attracted by the power and visiting such places.
At Atami Plum Garden (Atami Baien), which opened in 1886, the first plum flower blossoms every year between the end of November and the beginnig of December.
The plum festival is held every year between the beginning of January and the end of February.
Including an ancient tree aged over 100 years, the plums of 472 trees of 59 species gradually open flowers in turn starting from the early blooming, the mid blooming, and the late blooming, so you can enjoy the plums during the whole festival period. During the festival period, footbaths and souvenir shops are also opened inside the garden. Depending on the day, various events such as the entertainment by "Geisha" girls, the performance of the "Koto" instrument, and the free service of "Amazake" (sweet fermented rice drink) are also provided.
Please be sure to visit Atami Plum Garden.
This museum is built inside the Zuiun-kyo sacred ground which covers 70,000 square meters (17.3 acres) on Momoyama-dai Hills at the back of Atmai Station.
To enter the building, visitors use the underground escalator which was constructed out of consideration for the surrounding landscape. The collection of approximately 3500 items are exhibited including 3 national treasures and 65 important cultural properties such as Korin Ogata's "Kohaku Baizu Byobu" (The Folding Screen of Red and White Plum Blossoms) which is exhibited on February every year.
You can enjoy the broad range of arts and cultures such as the Noh theater, "The Golden Teahouse" of Hideyoshi, and the tea garden, etc.
Built in 1919, this is one of the "Three Biggest Villas of Atami".
Originally built as a villa of a billionaire, and later opend as a ryokan inn in 1947, this place has welcomed numerous guests as the inn which represents Atami.
It is said that Japan's great literary figures such as Yuzo Yamamoto, Naoya Shiga, Junichiro Tanizaki, Osamu Dazai, Seiichi Funahasni, Taijun Takeda, etc. stayed here.
Currntly, this place is opened to public as a city's cultural property and regarded as a treasurable building of the academic significance.
Worshiped as a god of good fortune and good luck from ancient times, it enshrines the god of Atami's landlords and is located at the place of Kinomiya.
Respecting the tree of two thousand years old towering inside the shrine, the worshippers continue to visit here. The legend has it that "one's life shall be lengthened by one year" if you walk around this massive kusunoki (camphor) tree.
It is also believed that "one's wish shall be fulfilled" for those who has a wish if you walk around the tree without speaking about your wish to anyone.
This is a recommended bus which conveniently visits Atami's tourist facilities, sightseeing sopts, historic sites, etc. for a reasonable cost.
Yu-Yu Bus Free-Ride Ticket (One-Day Ticket)
* Adult 700 yen (junior high schooler or older)
* Child 350 yen (elementary schooler or younger)
It literally means "dreamtown dance, dances of flowers" where you can enjoy watching the dances of geisha girls and talking with geisha girls while eating snacks.
[Ticket Fee] Adult 1500 yen
[Place] Atami Geiko Kenban Theater
[Date/Time] From 11:00 on Saturdays and Sundays