The Atami Baien Ume Matsuri begins in early January and ends in early March. It is held in Atami Baien, one of the prominent plum groves in central Japan. It was opened for public in 1886 and it is about 14,000 square meters in size. The garden is home to a wide variety of plants, but plant that dominates the most is the plum tree. There are 59 different kinds of plum, and almost 480 trees total. Every year during the festival period, visitors can enjoy taiko drum performances, a Miss Atami photo session, tea ceremonies, a Geisha Hand Fan dance, and live concerts. Festival-goers will also receive a free cup of amazake to drink.