A while ago, on our way back from a roadtrip to Ito, my family and i stopped in Atami (熱海市) for a quick look.
It is a city located in the eastern end of Shizuoka, Japan and is famous for its onsens as well. It is part of the 三景 Sankei and known as one of Japan’s Three Great Hot Springs (三大温泉 Sandaionsen).
Note: This is a list made in the 17th century. There have been tons of new lists/variations since.
We were there to visit the Atami Station Shopping Street 熱海駅前平和通り商店街
It is right next to the Atami Train Station.
Check this out XD
Beer cups made of dried squid [ika]
My assumption is you would eat the cup as you drink the beer..or is it after? But dont you need to heat it up..else it would be like chewing leather?
I dont really know the logistics of consuming this..what do you think?
And everywhere you go in this street, you will see 温泉饅頭 [onsen manju]
Manju or steamed dessert buns which are steamed using onsen waters. Usually the onsen spring water is used in the dough production too.
Very popular souvenirs.
Almost 80% of the stores are selling their versions of these.
So with all these stores..which is the best?
My fave? Head straight to the store with the water wheel…
We tried one from almost every store in this street [ok not every..but at least the ones with steamers..so about 6!? amongst 4 of us] and this was the BEST. We all took a box home XD
Details: 桜井商店 〒413-0011静岡県熱海市田原本町6-4 [they are shut on wednesdays!!]
How to get here:
You can drive [there is parking available]
Or You can take the train
You can take the Tokaido Shinkansen from Tokyo [about 50mins]
and the much cheaper option would be to take the regular Tokaido line from Tokyo [about 2hours]
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