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An Onsen Convert’s Atami Experience



I must confess, my first time in an onsen (hot spring) felt weird and foreign. I didn’t get the appeal at all. Since then, I’ve been converted. When it’s cold outside, nothing beats a relaxing and comforting soak in a hot spring. You’re guaranteed a good night’s sleep as well! 


Sweeping views of the bay in a spacious room are what you can expect from Atami Korakuen Hotel.


Atami is a tourist town in Shizuoka Prefecture, famous for the quality of its onsen. It can be easily accessed without having to get on a bullet train, so it is perfect for a day or two out of Tokyo. 


I recommend staying at Atami Korakuen Hotel. It gives you one of the best views of the bay and the rooms are spacious enough to lounge and relax. There is also a private onsen that you can book to soak in at your leisure.


Climb up a hill near Atami Korakuen Hotel to take in a stunning view of the bay.


Be sure to visit the Atami Plum Garden, where the sakura (cherry blossoms) and plum blossoms start blooming as early as February. There’s also a cable car leading up to a hill just five minutes’ walk from the hotel. From the observation deck, you’ll get a bird’s-eye view of the area. 


If you like fish, Atami is famous for kinmedai (splendid alfonsino) and many restaurants will have it on the menu. When you are hungry for a snack, try the delicious local fried hanpen (Japanese fish cake).  


Atami Korakuen Hotel has a private onsen that you can book to soak in at your leisure.


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