An area rich in national treasures, the vast ocean, and scenes that will shine on social media. Start with the MOA Museum of Art and its environs near Atami Station

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Begin your journey with a visit to the MOA Museum of Art, which lets you admire national treasures and views of the ocean. This route takes you through photogenic locations like Atami Purin and Kinomiya Shrine, as well as Higashiizu destinations like the Jogasaki Coast and the Kadowaki Suspension Bridge.

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JR Atami Station

10 minutes by bus

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MOA Museum of Art

10 minutes by bus to JR Atami Station followed by a 12-minute walk

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Atami Onsen: Atami Purin

2 minutes by train from JR Atami Station to JR Kinomiya Station followed by a 5-minute walk

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Kinomiya Shrine

50 minutes by train from JR Kinomiya Station to Jogasaki-Kaigan Station on the Izu Kyuko Line followed by a 20-minute walk

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Jogasaki Coast/Kadowaki Suspension Bridge

20-minute walk to Izu Kyuko Jogasaki-Kaigan Station followed by 50 minutes by train from Jogasaki-Kaigan Station on the Izu Kyuko Line.

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JR Atami Station

Sample route guide

Teruko Kobayashi, Tokoha University

Your journey begins at the MOA Museum of Art, just ten minutes by bus from Atami Station. After taking in the art, feel the sacred power of the large tree at Kinomiya Shrine and then savor Atami Purin, the pudding sensation everyone is talking about. If you have time, you could even head further out to the Higashiizu area to see the Jogasaki Coast.

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JR Atami Station

10 minutes by bus

1MOA Museum of Art

This museum stands atop elevated ground looking down at Sagami Bay. The 3,500 piece museum collection focuses on Oriental art and houses three national treasures and sixty-six important cultural properties, among them Ogata Korin’s Red and White Plum Blossoms folding screen. Appreciate the numerous artworks on display made from traditional Japanese materials, such as Yakusugi cedar, Gyoja cedar, and black lacquer. The main lobby gives views out onto Hatsushima Island and Izu Oshima Island, which float in Sagami Bay. It’s like being at a resort. After appreciating the art, unwind at one of the many cafes or restaurants here as you gaze out at Izu and Atami. You will also find a Noh theater and teahouse on the grounds, as well as a Japanese garden with seasonal plum, cherry, and azalea trees, and fall foliage.

The museum’s crown jewel is a national treasure, the Red and White Plum Blossoms folding screen by Ogata Korin.

This museum stands atop elevated ground looking down at Sagami Bay. The 3,500 piece museum collection focuses on Oriental art and houses three national treasures and sixty-six important cultural properties, among them Ogata Korin’s Red and White Plum Blossoms folding screen. Appreciate the numerous artworks on display made from traditional Japanese materials, such as Yakusugi cedar, Gyoja cedar, and black lacquer. The main lobby gives views out onto Hatsushima Island and Izu Oshima Island, which float in Sagami Bay. It’s like being at a resort. After appreciating the art, unwind at one of the many cafes or restaurants here as you gaze out at Izu and Atami. You will also find a Noh theater and teahouse on the grounds, as well as a Japanese garden with seasonal plum, cherry, and azalea trees, and fall foliage.

Address: 26-2 Momoyama-cho, Atami City, Shizuoka Prefecture
Inquiries: 0557-84-2511

The Wisteria Jar, a national treasure, by Nonomura Ninsei

A quiet teahouse on the grounds

The main hall is made from Indian sandstone. The black lacquered entrance is breathtaking!

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The MOA Museum of Art presents a fantastic space with a kaleidoscope ceiling, gorgeous views of the ocean, and national treasures on display! The vast museum grounds also house a French restaurant and soba noodle establishment for fine dining.

10 minutes by bus to JR Atami Station followed by a 12-minute walk

2Atami Onsen: Atami Purin

Atami Purin is a dessert sensation that draws snaking lines of customers. They also sell various desserts and unique merchandise that would make great souvenirs.

The second shop has a cafe where you can sit and enjoy pudding in-store. The refined sweet taste is exquisite!

Atami Purin has become a social media sensation and is bringing long lines of expectant customers to the shop. The first shop, located in front of Atami Station, is dedicated to take-out. The second shop, in the Atami Ginza shopping arcade, offers dining on the premises. This cute pudding comes in a retro container resembling a milk bottle and has a smooth texture. The cute interior gives a nod to Atami’s hot springs culture, with an interior tiled like a public bath and with tables shaped like tubs. It’s so cute, you’ll want to take a snapshot to post to social media.

Address:10-22 Ginza-cho, Atami City, Shizuoka Prefecture

2 minutes by train from JR Atami Station to JR Kinomiya Station followed by a 5-minute walk

3Kinomiya Shrine

Take a commemorative photo with a shrine maiden

Touch the large tree and feel its sacred power

Referred to as “Kinomiya Daimyojin” since ancient times, it has a devoted following as an auspicious deity bringing good fortune. There is a large sacred tree on the grounds that is over 2,000 years old and is a natural monument of Japan. Making a circuit around the trunk is said to increase one’s lifespan by a year, so many people visit to say a prayer for long life and health. It is illuminated at night, creating a unique mood that differs from what you’ll see during the day. A popular souvenir here are charms that are used to invite good luck in matchmaking or ward off evil. You will also find a stylish cafe on the grounds where you can take a breather.

Address:43-1 Nishiyama-cho, Atami City, Shizuoka Prefecture
Inquiries:0557-82-2241

The large sacred tree is located at the far end of the shrine

There’s a stylish, bright cafe that totally upends conventional thinking on what a shrine should be

Find the three hearts hidden around the shrine

50 minutes by train from JR Kinomiya Station to Jogasaki-Kaigan Station on the Izu Kyuko Line followed by a 20-minute walk

4Jogasaki Coast/Kadowaki Suspension Bridge

The Kadowaki Supension Bridge has a thrilling, sheer cliff face that looks down at the ocean.

The Jogasaki Coast has a unique profusion of coral reefs and seasonal flowers

The Jogasaki Coast was created from lava flows following the eruption of Mt. Omuro approximately 4,000 years ago, which were then eroded by the waves to create a rias coastline. There is a hiking trail along the cliff that runs parallel to the ocean, with magnificent views. Notably, the Kadowaki Suspension Bridge has a sheer cliff face that is 48m long and 23m high. Marvel at the vast cliff and the blue of the open ocean.

Address:Futo, Ito City, Shizuoka Prefecture
Inquiries:0557-37-6105

20-minute walk to Izu Kyuko Jogasaki-Kaigan Station followed by 50 minutes by train from Jogasaki-Kaigan Station on the Izu Kyuko Line.

JR Atami Station

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