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A fantastic, and romantic, night resort

If crowds of visitors bathing in the summer sea is Atami Sun Beach's lively "day face", then what we have here is its "night face". The palm trees are lit by a blue light evocative of moonlight, a romantic mood hangs in the air, and the beach turns into a place for adults. The lighting was set up by a famous designer, and turns the 400-meter long sandy beach a fantastic blue. Combined with the calm sound of the waves, it creates a night mood that visitors never forget.

※ Views like the one shown in the photo can only be seen under certain conditions (time of day, weather etc.).

  • Viewing period:
  • All year round
  • Challenge level:
  • ★☆☆
  • Feeling:
  • Romantic

Travel advice

The beach is located an approximately 15-minute walk from the station and is easy to access from the city. One of its attractions is the fact that visitors can take a walk on it freely at anytime. The beach is lit every day from sunset to 10:00 p.m. The period of illumination is extended to 0:00 a.m. on Saturdays, Sundays, holidays and in August. Expect large crowds of bathers from mid July to the end of August.

The pleasure of travel: Atami Sun Beach

Atami Castle, which stands on a mountain top overlooking Nishikigaura, has an observation deck. This is a recommended spot for visitors to take in the beautiful night scenery and illuminated coastline from. The apricot trees in Atami Baien, which are said to be the earliest-blooming apricots in Japan, are in their best viewing season from late January to mid February. Many people visit the Ume Matsuri every year. A recommended item of gourmet cuisine is the curry with pork cutlet served at the curry restaurant Takara-tei in Atami. The long-established menu goes back over 40 years. Also, visitors can enjoy delicious dried fish and fresh seafood at Kaikourakuzen Kamatsuru, which serves a variety of local seafood.

Atami Castle


updated on Mar 31, 2015