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Strolling around Atami Nakamise Shopping Street!

This video is titled “Introduction to Atami Nakamise Shopping Street(熱海 仲見世商店街 紹介動画)” and it was created by “Atami Nakamise Shopping Street.”

Atami is a popular resort since it is easy to get to from Japan's Kanto region.
There are many retro and nostalgic views in Atami, as you can see in the video.
In front of the station, is Heiwa Street, the Hellos Atami Building, and ATAMIX. You can go shopping, eat the local food and look for souvenirs.

There's also a foot bath in front of the station, so you can feel like you've stepped into a hot spring resort as soon as you come out of the station.
Let’s explore the attractions of Nakamise Street in Tawarahoncho, Atami, Shizuoka.

Recommended Spots and Popular Food!

Nakamise Street starts from “Lusca” which is built within the station grounds.

The video shows shops, hotels and a view of Nakamise Street.
The shops sell "kamaboko" (dried fish), seen at 1:29 in the video, as well as "satsuma-age" (fried fishcakes) and "iso-age" another type of seafood.

Some of them have been in business for 70 years and you can buy local food such as rice crackers and hot spring manju which is shown at 0:54 in the video.
Hyakunen Youkan is a popular sweet sold by “Honke Tokiwagi”; a long-established Japanese sweets shop.

Atami pudding is also popular among instagrammers, due to its photogenic nature.
There are also restaurants and cafes for sushi and other types of seafood.

Sightseeing in Atami!

Image of Kinomiya Shrine
Photo:Kinomiya Shrine

We highly recommend going sightseeing around Atami station, while visiting Atami. Some good places include the MOA Museum of Art, Kinomiya Shrine(来宮神社, Kinomiya Jinja), Akao Herb and Rose Garden, Kiunkaku, Izusan Shrine (伊豆山神社, Izusan Jinja), Atami Plum Garden, Atami Trick Art Museum, Atami Sun Beach, Atami Castle and the statue of Omiya and Kan-Ichi.

We recommend taking the Atami ropeway to Mt.Hachiman (八幡山, Hachiman Yama) and admiring the scenery as well.
Also be sure to check out some of the events in Atami, like Hatsushima's fireworks display and the Atami Sea Fireworks display.

A Stroll Through Atami Summed Up

There are many shops on Atami Nakamise Shopping Street, where you can find local food and delicious sweets.
Be sure to grab a map before strolling around Atami Nakamise Shopping Street as it will make your time in Atami much more easily navigable.

The average time spent on Nakamise is about two hours.
Checking the map and planning out where you want to go beforehand is great way to make sure you don't get overwhelmed by the crowd.
There are cheap parking lots around the street as well, so keep that in mind if you plan on going by car.

【TripAdvisor】Atami Ginza Shopping District
https://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowUserReviews-g298122-d19121792-r736995457-Atami_Ginza_Shopping_District-Atami_Shizuoka_Prefecture_Tokai_Chubu.html

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Nov. 23, 2021
Japan
坂崎 なお(Nao Sakazaki)
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