Photo/IllutrationBathers can enjoy the panoramic ocean view from the open-air “tachiyu” bath in Atami, Shizuoka Prefecture, which is deep enough for them to bathe in while standing. (Provided by Tokyo Dome Corp.)

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As Tokyo Dome Corp. seeks to build a new customer base in Atami, Shizuoka Prefecture, it plans a massive hot spring facility to open March 28 that will appeal to day-trippers.

The company will offer the new hot spring to its Atami Korakuen Hotel, when it opens the Atami Bay Resort Korakuen.

The ocean view spa called Fuua is about 25 meters long and is a “tachiyu” bath deep enough for bathers to stand while bathing. Bathers can see the panoramic view of the Sagaminada sea from the bath, feeling like they are floating in the sea, according to the company.

The hot stone bath area will be equipped with two baths with different temperatures. There will also be a spacious resting area, a cafe, a beauty salon and other facilities.

“The ocean view that also offers a view of islands from the tachiyu is a luxurious location for adults and makes everyone so relaxed,” said actress Anne Nakamura, who is in charge of promoting the resort.

Harbor’s W, a 256-seat restaurant, will serve grilled food, freshly baked pizzas and other items. Original craft beers produced in collaboration with Kamakura-Beer Brew Co. will also be available.

The La Izu Marche market will deal in local specialties from the prefecture’s Izu region, ranging from wild vegetables and seafood to sweet treats. The third outlet of Atami Purin, which is famous in the city for its flans, will also open.

The project will cost a total of about 11 billion yen ($98 million).

Tokyo Dome said it aims to primarily attract company employees in their 20s and 30s and married couples in their 30s and 40s.

It expects to attract 250,000 bathers a year to its new facility in Atami, a popular destination for tourists, where many visitors stay overnight.

The day-use hot spring facility will be open from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Admission on weekdays is 2,500 yen for a junior high school student or older and 1,800 yen for a child aged 4 or older. Children aged 3 or younger are not allowed.

The company expects to attract 130,000 overnight guests to the 189-room hotel.