Atami Onsen

Lined with hotels and inns from the coast to the mountainside

It is said to be one of the three major hot springs in Japan and one of the largest in the country.

Surrounded by the mountains of Hakone and Izu, the hot spring resort area stretches from Atami Station to the seaside, lined with inns and hotels. Hotels are also scattered along the mountainside, where visitors can enjoy the view of the ocean and the night scenery of Atami, as well as the hot springs.

There are also many tourist facilities such as bathing beaches, Atami Plum Garden, museums, and Atami Castle. Atami Station is a 30-minute Shinkansen train ride from Tokyo Station and the first station on the Ito Line, making it the eastern gateway to sightseeing in Izu.

With its mild climate, cherry blossoms begin to bloom in late January.

In the hot spring resort area, there existed seven ancient sources of hot spring water until the Edo period, known as the seven hot springs of Atami. Among them, Oyu (Oyu Intermittent Spring) is even said to be one of the three largest geysers in the world, and Tokugawa Ieyasu, the first shogun of the Tokugawa Shogunate, visited the area in 1602 for a hot-spring cure.

After the Meiji era, the natural gush of Atami’s seven hot springs ceased due to source development, but they were restored in the form of artificially gushing out and gushing from city-owned hot springs.

The quality of the spring was a chloride and sulfate hot spring, but due to an increase in the amount of seawater mixed into the underground veins as a result of source development, it has changed to a chloride hot spring since the late Showa period. The high sulfate content makes it slightly alkaline and smooth to the touch. There are many sulfate springs along the mountains.

Legend has it that the Atami hot spring was founded in the Nara Period (749), and that Yumae Shrine was built there.

The Izuyama Hot Spring (Shirishiyu) in the Izuyama district in the northern part of the city is said to have been discovered in 699 by En no Kozuno (En no Gyoja), according to legend.

Hashiri-yu (running hot spring)
It is said that during the reign of Emperor Temmu, En no Gyoja, who had mastered the art of incantation, used his divine powers to draw hot spring water from a fault in the mountain.

Located behind a group of Japanese-style inns along the coast, it is known as the source of the hot spring of the Yoko-ana style jet stream. The hot spring erupts from a cave about 5 meters deep and flows through a wooden pipe.

The temperature of the spring is about 70 degrees Celsius, and it gushes out about 170 liters per minute, which most of the inns draw from here. The majority of ryokans draw their hot water from here.

Information

Name
Atami Onsen
熱海温泉
Link
Official Site
Address
Atami City, Shizuoka Prefecture
Telephone number
0557-85-2222
Access

1 minute walk from Atami Station

Area
Shizuoka Atami Tokai Izu (Izu Peninsula)
Category
Onsen resort Hot springs, Healing

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Izu (Izu Peninsula)

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