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.
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.
Hotel pick-up in Atami city
What‘s not included
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.
Atami Station or place of your choice in and out of Atami (flexible)
Place of your choice in and out of Atami (flexible)
10:00 AM ( recommended ) Flexible
Number of people
up to 8 people Flexible