Local Train Station: Atami From Tokyo: Take either the Shinkansen or local train to Atami station. The ryokan is a short walk from the station. Travel Time: Fifty minutes by Shinkansen, followed by a 10-minute walk.
Price: Rates start at Y25,000 (including breakfast and dinner). The ryokan has 44 rooms. Days Closed: None Day Visit Option: Not available Credit Cards: Yes
Onsen Specifics: Six outdoor baths, which are attached to indoor baths (three for men, three for women). The ryokan also has a sauna for use by guests. Water Good For: Rheumatism, muscle pain, nervous disorders. Water Composition: Weak salt springs.
This ryokan, built in 1940, was once the country retreat for a wealthy Osaka businessman, the founder of one of the city's largest steel companies.
The setting, perched in a mountain lookout, takes its name from Taikan Yokoyama, a famous Japanese painter who admired the gardens and mountainside setting. The building itself was built by a noted builder/craftsman named Masaya Hirata, who built the home in the Sukia style of architecture.
Numerous personal web sites rave about the ryokan, many commenting on the staff and owner who are exceptionally friendly, going out of their way to make guests feel welcome and comfortable.
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