If you’re in Atami during the late January or early February, you might be in time to catch the colorful plum blossoms. It’s a pleasant Japanese garden surrounded by steep hills and nature.

Admission is ¥300 during plum season (usually mid-January to mid-March). Look out for discount tickets at your hotel—we got our tickets for ¥100 each. Outside of plum season, the garden is free to visit.

Photo by Chris Kirkland