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Atami City is a storied hot spring resort located a short Shinkansen ride away from Tokyo on the southern edge of the Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park. The city cloaks the hillside overlooking Sagami Bay, and its hot springs have soothed the aches and softened the knots of the Daimyo (feudal lords) and other dignitaries traveling along the historic Tokaido Road, connecting Tokyo and Kyoto, for more than twelve centuries. Its name, which means "the hot sea," matches this resort area blessed with the natural bounty of a sandy beach, magnificent seascapes, mineral-rich hot spring baths and stunning views of the eastern Izu coast and outlying islands from its cliff perches.

In addition to its exquisite natural beauty and hot springs, the Atami area is home to the MOA Museum of ART, renowned for its exquisite collection of Japanese and Chinese painted scrolls, calligraphy and porcelain, including several national treasures and important cultural objects. Atami Castle is also a prominent sightseeing spot in the area, featuring breathtaking views of the ocean and surrounding countryside from the observation deck, and is a popular spot to enjoy cherry and plum blossoms in the spring and fireworks in the summer.

Modern Atami City was established on the crater of a former volcano, vital to positioning the city as one of the top three hot spring destinations in Japan where the hot springs possess famous restorative powers said to alleviate such ailments as high blood pressure, arteriosclerosis, neuralgia and arthritic pain. Atami Fufu's own luxurious open-air bath and private hot spring baths in each guestroom, combined with the sumptuous fresh seafood exquisitely presented by the master chef at Atami Fufu, are convincing reasons why most guests never set foot outside of our restaurant, baths and guestrooms.