Kiunkaku (起雲閣) is a villa loved by many great writers of Japan. The main building and annex retain their traditional Japanese architecture, while the unique Western-style building mixes foreign architectural styles with Japanese ones, and the garden is rich and green. It was originally built as a villa in the Taisho period but used as a ryokan (旅館 - Japanese inn) later on. In 2000 ownership passed to Atami city and it was opened to the public. Historically and culturally valuable decorations are littered throughout, so you can enjoy every nook and cranny of the building.
Take the JR Tokaido Shinkansen from Nagoya to Atamai (2h) Take the Ainohara-bound bus from Atami to Kiunkaku-mae (9 min)
|Business hours||9:00–17:00 (last entrance 16:30)|
|Holidays||Closed Wednesdays (except holidays) and New Year's|
Adults: ¥510 (¥410 in group) Junior high/High school: ¥300 (¥200 in group) Elementary: free
|Average visit length||40–60 minutes|