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Kiunkaku, Atami

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Historic Site · Hidden Gem · Landmark
Witness a mixture of 20th-century Japanese and Western architecture at Kiunkaku, once a favored retreat for a wealthy shipping magnate. Built in 1919, this historic site sits on a gently sloping hillside and serves as a walk-through museum. Be sure to take a stroll through the surrounding traditional garden, a breath of fresh air and greenery soothing for both the eyes and the soul. For travelers who use our online itinerary creator, Atami holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Kiunkaku and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • In general, Atami gets a lot of bad press for nothing to see (apart from the Sex Museum). Kiunkaku, however, is definitely worth checking out. The original two buildings date from the Taisho Period...  more »
  • If you don’t have time to visit Kyoto, you can visit here and taste a traditional Japanese house and garden. The glasses were made by hand with special skills and the surface is not smooth. No one...  more »
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