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Travel to Atami: The resort easy to access from Tokyo 

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Mon, 11 Mar 2024

For visitors coming to Japan, why not visit Atami, a famous Japanese resort with only 45 minutes of access from Tokyo? Atami is famous for its nature, beautiful coastline and hot springs. It is a wonderful day trip destination in Japan. 

We explain how to get to Atami from Tokyo in this article.  

Things to do in Atami 

Atami is one of the best hot spring resorts in Japan with its beautiful nature. For example, the seasonal flowers at the Atami Plum Garden delight visitors, and in early spring the plum blossoms are in full bloom. Firework festivals are held throughout the year. Furthermore, there is a beautiful Japanese shrine “Kinomiya Shrine”. You can also enjoy local seafood and hot springs.  

Atami Fireworks Festival(熱海海上花火大会)
Atami Fireworks Festival(熱海海上花火大会)
Atami Plum Garden(熱海梅園)
Atami Plum Garden(熱海梅園)
Kinomiya Shrine(来宮神社)
Kinomiya Shrine(来宮神社)

How to get to Atami from Tokyo 

JR Atami Station
JR Atami Station

We recommend the train as the best way to get to Atami from Tokyo. Here we explain the journey time and fare for each type of train.

Shinkansen: the fastest way 

The Shinkansen is the fastest way to travel from Tokyo to Atami. The journey time is 45 minutes and the fare is 3,740 yen (equal to $25, non-reserved seat). There is no need to change trains and you can take the Shinkansen for free with the JR Pass. The JR Pass is an unlimited rail pass for tourists from overseas. For more information, please see the following URL.

Tokaido Shinkansen 

The name of the Shinkansen line from Tokyo to Atami is the Tokaido Shinkansen Line. There are three types of Tokaido Shinkansen. However, you must take the Kodama Shinkansen or Hikari Shinkansen because Nozomi Shinkansen does not stop at Atami Station. 

- Kodama Shinkansen 

- Hikari Shinkansen 

- Nozomi Shinkansen 

Local Train  

For the cheapest way, you should take a conventional train. The fare is 1,980 yen (equal to $13) and it takes 1 hour and 50 minutes to get to the Atami Station. When Japan is a public holiday, the Shinkansen may be full. At that time, we recommend travelling by local train. 

You use the JR Tokaido Line, coloured in orange. This is also covered by the JR Pass. 

The Limited Express "Odoriko" and "Saphir Odoriko" 

These trains are great ways to enjoy the journey. They connect Tokyo and the Izu Peninsula, with comfortable seats and beautiful views of Japan’s coastline and mountains. The journey from Tokyo to Atami takes around 1 hour and 20 minutes.  

The “Odoriko” and the “Saphir Odoriko” are both all reserved-seat trains, however, the “Saphir Odoriko” stands out for providing a higher level of service equivalent to 1st class green cars. 

You can find more information about the facilities, train stops and timetable below: 



Saphir Odoriko 

Seat Reservation 



Travel Time to Atami 

1 hour 20 min 

1 hour 20 min 

Seat Class 

Ordinary cars + Green car 

All Green car 


¥3,560~ ($24) 

¥6,640 ($45) ~  

Wi-Fi access 

Not available 


JR Pass 

Free for ordinary seats; additional fee for Green car 

Additional fee required 

How to purchase train tickets 

  • Counter at the station: tickets can be purchased at the 'Midori-no-madoguchi' of JR stations. If you are worried about language barriers, it is easier to show a written note of where you want to go. 
  • Ticket vending machines: you can purchase tickets at the vending machines. English displays are also available. 

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We hope this article will be helpful and your experience in Atami will be a wonderful memory of your trip to Japan.