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Atami Tour Customized for You!

by Fumie
(12) Reviews
4h $ 142 Price up to 8 people

Highlights

  • View of Mt. Fuji from Jukkoku Pass
  • Kiunkaku (a beautiful historic villa of a shipping tycoon)
  • MOA Museum houses a beautiful collection of oriental and Japanese art. It also offers a magnificent view from the windows, beautiful Japanese gardens, a reproduction of Ogata Korin’s house (a master painter during Edo period), restaurants and tea rooms. (Closed on Thu.)
  • Hashiriyu Hotspring Tunnel (One of Japan’s oldest onsen!) Hot water is gushing out from inside a steamy tunnel.
  • Geigi Kemban (dance theater of geisha): Dance performance is held here on Sat. and Sun. from 11 am. On weekdays, they have dance and music lessons, which we are allowed to observe (subject to availability).
  • View from the Atami Castle of the ocean and samurai museum
  • Kyu-Hyuga-Bettei (by Bruno Taut) is the only architecture he designed that still exists in Japan (open on Sat. & Sun.).
  • Sosaku-no-ie (a small museum dedicated to Ikeda Masuo): He is a Japanese contemporary artist and award winner of la Biennale di Venezia (closed on Tue.).
  • Izusan Shrine, patronized by many shoguns as guardian deities of the fights
  • Kinomiya Shrine and its gigantic camphor tree (guardian of longevity)
  • Atami Baien Park (a beautiful Japanese garden on a brook known for its plum grove): A tasteful old house once owned by a renowned composer Nakayama Shinpei, and a small elegant museum dedicated to a sculptor and painter, Sawada Seiko are located on the premises.
  • Ajiro Fishing Port and watch sun-dried fish being made, or fish on a raft in captivity
  • A small private Carpentry Museum to understand techniques used in Japanese traditional architecture
  • Soba noodles at a 200-year-old house of a wealthy merchant...or fresh sea food for lunch?
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142.40 USD

Price up to 8 people
FREE cancelation 30 days prior

Extras (optional)

Extra hour.
$ 40.05
Extra person.
$ 8.90

Overview

Atami is a small onsen resort only 48 min. from Tokyo on Shinkansen trains. It is one of the oldest spa resorts in Japan and historically it has been an attractive retreat for celebrities. But it has rustic charms to offer, too. If you are tired of traveling in big cities, why don’t you visit Atami and spend a day or two and find spots off the unbeaten path.

What to Expect

You can select any spots you wish to visit. I will try to arrange as many of your wishes come true as possible in your limited timeframe.
We can visit other places near Atami as well, such as Hakone (only about 45 min drive), Mt. Fuji, Izu Peninsula and other parts of Shizuoka.
MOA Museum provides tea ceremony experience, flower arrangement and dressing up in kimono at the reconstructed Ogata Korin’s residence for its visitors (optional with extra fees). They are subject to availability, so please ask your guide if you are interested.

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Highlights

  • View of Mt. Fuji from Jukkoku Pass
  • Kiunkaku (a beautiful historic villa of a shipping tycoon)
  • MOA Museum houses a beautiful collection of oriental and Japanese art. It also offers a magnificent view from the windows, beautiful Japanese gardens, a reproduction of Ogata Korin’s house (a master painter during Edo period), restaurants and tea rooms. (Closed on Thu.)
  • Hashiriyu Hotspring Tunnel (One of Japan’s oldest onsen!) Hot water is gushing out from inside a steamy tunnel.
  • Geigi Kemban (dance theater of geisha): Dance performance is held here on Sat. and Sun. from 11 am. On weekdays, they have dance and music lessons, which we are allowed to observe (subject to availability).
  • View from the Atami Castle of the ocean and samurai museum
  • Kyu-Hyuga-Bettei (by Bruno Taut) is the only architecture he designed that still exists in Japan (open on Sat. & Sun.).
  • Sosaku-no-ie (a small museum dedicated to Ikeda Masuo): He is a Japanese contemporary artist and award winner of la Biennale di Venezia (closed on Tue.).
  • Izusan Shrine, patronized by many shoguns as guardian deities of the fights
  • Kinomiya Shrine and its gigantic camphor tree (guardian of longevity)
  • Atami Baien Park (a beautiful Japanese garden on a brook known for its plum grove): A tasteful old house once owned by a renowned composer Nakayama Shinpei, and a small elegant museum dedicated to a sculptor and painter, Sawada Seiko are located on the premises.
  • Ajiro Fishing Port and watch sun-dried fish being made, or fish on a raft in captivity
  • A small private Carpentry Museum to understand techniques used in Japanese traditional architecture
  • Soba noodles at a 200-year-old house of a wealthy merchant...or fresh sea food for lunch?

Important

I customize your itineraries depending on your interest, physical condition, season, weather and availability (All the spots have different business days/hours).
Kyu-hyuga-bettei (by Bruno Taut) and watching dance/music lessons of geisha ladies require reservations, which I will make on your behalf if we decide to go.
Traffic on beachside roads tends to be congested during the summer.
View of Mt. Fuji is weather dependent. Let's keep our fingers crossed.
Hotel pick-up from outside Atami city may be subject to extra hours of the guide and her transportation fare depending on the location. read more

What‘s included
Guide fee
Hotel pick-up in Atami city
What‘s not included
Transportation fare
FYI: chartered taxi fare for 4 hours (¥23840 for a small taxi for 4 passengers; ¥27120 for a medium taxi for 5; and ¥35760 for a minivan taxi for 9. The capacity of taxis excludes the driver.) Depending on our itinerary we may catch cruising taxis on the streets or use public transportation.
Admission fees: Kiunkaku ¥510; MOA Museum ¥1600; Geisha show ¥1500; Atami Castle ¥900; Kyu-Hyuga-Bettei ¥300; Sosaku-no-ie ¥300; Atami Baien Park ¥300 in Jan-Mar; Sawada Seiko Memorial Museum ¥320
Lunch (if you wish to have one) for you and the guide; around 1000 to 2000 yen (or more) depending on your choice
Transportation cost for the guide might be necessary in case you would like a hotel-pick-up.
Meeting Point
Atami Station or place of your choice in and out of Atami (flexible)
Ending Point
Place of your choice in and out of Atami (flexible)
Duration
4 hours
Starting time
10:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Number of people
up to 8 people   Flexible

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I make changes after I book?

Yes! If you need to make changes such as removing or adding someone to your booking or changing the date or time of your tour, contact us by phone or email

Starting and ending points of the tour.

After you secure your booking, the starting and ending points of your tour can be customized to your convenience (ex.: your hotel, nearby stations, etc.). Don't worry, we will take care of you! Some tours may have an extra fee for this service, make sure to check the tour page.

What happens after I book a tour?

After booking a tour, the guide will accept (or decline) your booking within 24 hours. Then you will be noticed by email from Triplelights.

Is the price per person or per group?

The price is charged per group. Which means that you make a one-time payment for your entire group and the price will not change if it is less or more people.

Can I add more people to my booking?

Some guides accept extra people (more than the specified number) for an extra charge. Please check for the extras on the tour or booking page, or contact your guide directly to clarify.

Will there be other tourists in my tour?

No. Your tour is private, only for you and your family or friends, there will be no other group of tourists together in your tour.

Can the guide pickup me at the airport?

Yes, but there will be additional charge for that and it is not by car. The guide will go pick you up using public transportations. For further details, please contact your guide directly.

I'm travelling alone. Can I book this tour?

Yes, you can and you may be able to get a discount if you are traveling alone. Price depends on which guide you choose.

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Cancellation Policy

  • If you cancel in the first 14 day(s) before the meeting date ,there is a 100% charge.
  • If you cancel between 15 and 29 day(s) in advance of the meeting date ,there is a 50% charge.
  • If you cancel at least 30 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 100% refund.
Reviews ( 12 )
Stella Stella United States ( Friends )
Excellent
1 day ago

“ Wonderful day in Hakone ”

Fumie help us a lot initially to prepare our plan for the day in Hakone. She was very detailed and efficient. We did a lot in one day and visited every point planed. Fumie was very attentive to our needs and help us a lot. Her English is wonderful!

Fumie:

Thank you so much for your great review. It was a little hectic but I hope you enjoyed our excursion in Hakone. There are a lot to see and enjoy in Japan and I hope you will have a chance to come back one day.

Ruth Ruth United States ( Business )
Excellent
3 weeks ago

“ Fantastic custom day tour in Kamakura ”

My colleague and I spent a wonderful day with Fumie who designed a custom tour based on our interest in spending time at zen temples, walking outdoors, seeing early Cherry Blossoms 🌸 and learning about the history of Kamakura. She was responsive to emails and sent us helpful information in advance (transportation, itinerary options), she picked a wonderful restaurant that caters to my vegan plant based 🌱 diet yet offers traditional Japanese food and found us tasty vegan Sakura Mochi at a local confectionary. Her English is excellent; she is fit to guide day hikers (we walked >8 miles and took 88 flights of stairs while visiting temples). Overall a wonderful experience for which we are grateful.

Fumie:

Thank you for taking your time to write a review on me, and good one! I am glad to hear that you enjoyed the time we spent together. I am wishing you the best.

Mary Mary United States ( Family )
Excellent
3 months ago

“ a day in shimizu ”

Fumie was a wonderful guide for our day in Shimizu. She took us to many off the beaten path places for a unique tour. She was very accommodating in her ability to modify the day on the fly when our "old feet" were just too tired to go on. She was very comprehensive in providing in advance a spreadsheet of anticipated extra expenses for the tour. She gracefully handled all of the metro fares and provided receipts and change at the end of the tour. Very Professional!

Fumie:

Thank you very much for your nice comment on me. It was a long day with a lot of walking. Have you recovered from the fatigue? I hope I was able to share with you my favorite places around here and good aspects of Japan, and hopefully, I made you want to come back to Japan again some day!?

Nancy Nancy United States ( Family )
Excellent
3 months ago

“ Lovely Hakone tour ”

We had a lovely time with Fumie! She was prompt, professional, and charming. She went out of her way to ensure our trip was special and to help us with our onward travel arrangements. You will be very happy taking a tour with Fumie.

Fumie:

Thank you for the good review, Nancy-san! It was an honor for me to be a part of your special family trip on holidays. I hope the rest of your trip will be pleasant as well and wish you a happy new year.

carmina Carmina Philippines ( Family )
Excellent
3 months ago

“ Hakone Trip ”

From the start of the trip, up until the end, Fumie was eager to help and friendly. She greeted us very warmly as we got off the shinkansen, and even prior to that, she took her time to help us arrange our trip and make plans to maximize our stay. She was thoughtful and made sure we were all present on whatever transportation we were supposed to be using. She was also very knowledgable about the area, and even gave us some trivia on the places we were visiting, which we found helpful and interesting. She was also very conversational and made us feel at ease with talking to her. Overall, the trip was amazing, and it would not have been successful without Fumie.

Fumie:

Thank you, Carmina-san, for your compliment. I might have made you walk too much along the lake, and I was hoping you did not get too tired. Your family has a very warm and strong bond and it was wonderful to working for you. I send my best wishes to you and all your family members for holidays and the new year!

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