Hyuga Villa

Hyuga Villa
From city website:

Kyu Hyuga Bettei (1936) - Atami Hyuga Villa designed by Bruno Taut

Kyu-Hyuga-Bettei stands on a hill overlooking Sagami Bay in the vicinity of Atami Station. The "annex," created in the underground space below the yard, was designed by Bruno Taut, a renowned German architect who loved Japanese culture and nature. This is the only building by Taut that still exists in Japan. It is a fruitage of his ambitious undertakings to harmonize his works with nature, to pursue the best quality color for each space and to express "something Japanese" that he captured during his stay and "something western" from his background in unique manners.

Open: Saturdays, Sundays and National Holidays/ Reservation Required (Please look at below for the procedure)/ Fees: 300 yen (adult), 200 yen (high school students)/ Direction: 8 min. walk from Atami Station/ There are only 2 parking spaces next to the site. It is about 5 min. walk from the Atami Ekimae City Parking./ Address: 413-0005 Shizuoka-ken, Atami-shi, Kasuga-cho 8-37/ Phone: 0557-81-2747 (Open Hours Only) and 0557-86-6232 (Weekdays; Atami City Office)

How to Make a Reservation

1. Write names and addresses of all the persons who wish to visit the Kyu-Hyuga-Bettei.

2. Write a phone number (and fax number, if you send your note by fax) of the group leader.

3. List 3 time slots you wish to come, from 9:30, 10:30, 11:30, 13:00, 14:00 and 15:00 on Saturdays, Sundays and National Holidays. Maximum of 10 persons can enter the villa each time.

4. Send the above information via fax, postal mail or e-mail to Bunka-Koryu-ka (Cultural and International Affairs Section) of Atami City Office between the 1st date of the 3 month before and the same date 1 month prior to the reservation date (i.e. between March 1 to May 15, if you wish to come on June 15).

5. We will send you a confirmation note. Please bring it and your ID when you visit the site. Thank you for your cooperation for preserving the important cultural asset.

Bunka-Koryu-ka, Atami City Office: 413-8550 Atami-shi, Chuo-cho 1-1

Tel: 0557-86-6232 (8:30-17:15 on Weekdays)

Fax: 0557-86-6606

E-mail: bunkashisetsu@city.atami.shizuoka.jp