What are the Japanese doing in Atami in June?
The beaches in Atami do not open until July. Until then, some tourists are playing in the surf. On rare occasions, some swimmers do, but it is very dangerous because there are no monitors. There are also places where strong currents into deep water occur.
It is very dangerous even for Japanese people because they cannot immediately call for help in the event of an accident.
If you are not fluent in Japanese, you really should not swim. Please limit yourself to playing in the surf.
And please come back to play after July.
From June 1 to June 18, the "Jacaranda Festival" will be held in Atami.
This flower, native to South America, rarely blooms in the open in Japan. Aside from botanical gardens, there are only two places in Japan that are famous for it: Kyushu and Atami.
Bougainvillea also bloom along the Atami Itokawa River, which is popular for Atami cherry blossoms, so tours of these two locations are popular.
Fireflies can also be seen at the Atami Plum Garden in early June. This year, the "Firefly Festival" will be held from June 1 to June 10. Visitors can enjoy fireflies flying leisurely in the darkness by the beautiful river.
Atami Sun Beach is illuminated until 10:00 pm. This night view is supervised by the lighting creators who worked on the Tokyo Tower. There are hotels and private houses nearby, and some people are sleeping, so please enjoy the view quietly.
Police officers will come if you make noise!
Located in front of Atami Station, the foot bath using natural hot springs
Constructed in March 2004, this footbath attracts many visitors every day. Anyone can enjoy it free of charge without having to change into a bathing suit.
All the hot water is pumped out after 4:00 p.m. and cleaned the next morning, so it is very clean. New hot water is re-filled and the footbath is "free-flowing.
Please feel free to bring your own towel or purchase one from the vending machine that sells original towels for 100 yen (tax included).
Business hours are from 9:00 to 16:00, and the hot water is drained after business hours.
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Delicious way to eat Bitter Orange Yokan
Most Japanese people cut it into 2 to 3 cm pieces and eat it with unsweetened Japanese tea or matcha.
It is also recommended to cut this bitter orange yokan into thin slices and bake them on toast or eat them on crackers.
The ingredients of tai tai yokan are sugar, white beans, orange, syrup, and agar agar. No eggs, oil or gelatin are used.
It is a gluten-free candy. Shelf life before opening is 4 months at room temperature.
After opening, it can be sealed and stored in the refrigerator for up to one week.
If it rains, will the fireworks display be cancelled?
No, the fireworks display will be held.
Fireworks displays in Atami are held rain or shine.
However, if there is a risk of danger to visitors due to typhoon-like sideways rain, high tides, or strong winds, the event will be canceled.
On days when there is a fireworks display, fireworks will be signalled at 12:00, and 18:00.
If you hear the sound of fireworks several times during those times, it is a signal that the event will be held tonight.
Trains will be very crowded after the fireworks show on Saturday. You may have to wait in line to enter the station.
If you intend to take a day trip, please purchase a round-trip ticket in advance.
Fireworks displays are held in Atami even outside of summer!
Atami City holds a fireworks display every month except November.
The nearest fireworks display is on April 14. The time of the event is from 20:20 to 20:40.
The Saturday event will be very crowded. After the fireworks display, there may be a line to enter Atami Station.
For day-trippers, please purchase your return ticket first when you arrive at Atami Station.
There is a convenience store on the beach, but it becomes scarce on fireworks night. Restaurants also have to wait a very long time or be turned down if you do not have a reservation. Please be careful.
Atami's fireworks are very powerful with a sound that resonates through your body when you see them on the beach.
The show is short, but well worth seeing! Don't worry, the show will be held even if it rains, unless a typhoon comes.