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Atami Castle, Atami

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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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  • August 14, 2017
    Go directly to the top bus from Atami Station (JR) or go to the port and from there by ropeway can climb, views of the sea from the Atami Castle is spectacular! Meeting of Japan throughout history in the Castle, so there are various Attraction to children is popular. This time was Bon in so it was super crowded.
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  • August 14, 2017
    Yun-yun-went by bus. Buses are crowded because of the rain. Hatsushima island also looked bad vantage point, though. Looking down from the tower and Atami is small which I think. Even though the tourist Castle is plenty of attractions. Exhibits of weapons, body armor, see and. Corner of the castle is entranced. Fun kids. Underground arcades in the parent-child fun. After all it was about three hours.
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  • August 11, 2017
    Like theme parks, meaning Castle and the Castle, but I would be no where lol. But a good up and down from the top.
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  • May 26, 2017
    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.
  • April 8, 2017
    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.
  • July 9, 2017
    Nice building.... But actually it's not a real castle
  • January 7, 2017
    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.
  • September 24, 2016
    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.

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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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