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Atami Castle, Atami

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Castle Historic Site
Pay a visit to Atami Castle, a facility built in 1959 that imitates traditional Japanese castles (although Atami never had had a castle). Exhibits display swords, armor, and models of important Japanese castles. You'll see a samurai homestead featuring numerous attractions--dress up in an emperor costume or solve a riddle. The observation deck atop the site offers a panoramic view over the town's bay. The site charges admission. A visit to Atami Castle represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Atami travel itinerary maker to plot your vacation.
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Where to stay in Atami

The fairly modestly sized urban area of Atami boasts a number of places to stay, which is fitting for this holiday resort town. The most built-up area around the harbor has lots of modern hotels and more established guesthouses. Many focus on comfort and luxury, with traditional onsens at most of the places. Shoestring travelers will find some budget-friendly options without spa facilities--you can always pop into one of the accommodations with an onsen if the mood strikes.
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  • Located in Atami , Shizuoka prefecture. The castle can be accessed from the JR Atami station by bus or by using the Atami ropeway. The castle stands on the edges of the coast line offering wonderful v...  more »
  • Once you've reached the top of the moint they start charging extra for everything. The castle itself is barely worth the fee and is one of the smaller castles in Japan.  more »
  • We were hoping to see some sakura but the timing is not with us. Thought it might worth go up the castle for a walk but end up quite disappointed. Fantastic view from the top of the castel but that's ...  more »
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  • It was cool but you should take a photo while you are above it in the mountains. Once you get up close to can't get a good photo because there are electrical lines in the way.
  • Must visit place in Atami. It's easy to go here, just take the bus from atami station. You can see very pleasant view from its observations deck.
  • Nice building.... But actually it's not a real castle
  • Great view of Atami Bay. Elevators and accessible toilet available. BUT need an accessible taxi to get there as the hill is very steep and the ropeway is not accessible.
  • It was built in the 50s, so not much history, more of a project of a local wealthy man. But nevertheless the views are very good and it is worth a visit if you are in Atami. The price is a little expensive, but it has a nice collection of the best castles of Japan in a small scale. The basement has a bizarre collection of old nudist art, to say it softly. If you don't want to pay the ticket, you can always go to the small gardens on the left that have a restaurant for a coffee or an icecream, nice views from there too.