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Hiratsuru at Ajiro Onsen


Local Train Station: Ajiro station
From Tokyo: From Ueno station, take the shinkansen or JR express to Atami, then transfer to a local train on the Ito line. Get off at Ajiro station.
Travel Time: Tokyo to Atami (shinkansen), 55 minutes. Atami to Ajiro, 15 minutes. Total travel time approx. 1 hr 10 minutes.

Location/Contact Info

Address: Shimodaka, Atami
Tel: 0557-67-2221
Fax: 0557-67-2200
Web: www.hiraturu.com/ ... (Japanese only)


Price: Rates starts at Y10,000 (including breakfast and dinner). The ryokan has 14 Japanese-style rooms and six western-style rooms.
Days Closed: None
Day Visit Option: Y1,000 (11:30am to 7:30pm)
Credit Cards: None accepted

The Water

Onsen Specifics: Two large outdoor baths (one men, one women) and two indoor baths (one men, one women).
Water Good For: Rheumatism, skin problem, stomach problems, womens' health problems, burns, nervous disorders, fatigue, recovery from surgery, muscle pain, stomach pain.
Water Composition: Chloride and calcium springs

Ajiro is a port town that has been providing fresh fish to Tokyo fish markets and sushi restaurants for years. In fact, Hiratsuru's main business is as a wholesale fish market.

It woun't come as a surprise, then, that the seafood at Hiratsuru comes highly recommended -- a well-known fact among true onsen lovers in Japan.

The Buzz

Because Hiratsuru has a limited number of rooms with an ocean view, you'll need to reserve these rooms in advance.

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