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Atami Tour Customized for You!


Shizuoka
4 hours
up to 8 people
Japanese ( Native ), English ( License )
Private tour (only you and your guide)
Walking / Public Transportation Tour
( Contact guide for other options )

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.

Itinerary

Feel free to personalize this offer with Fumie.

  • 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 (scheduled to be closed until 2020 for restoration).
  • 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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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.

Departure & Return

Starting time 10:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
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)

Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

Guide fee
Hotel pick-up in Atami city

What‘s not included

Transportation fare
FYI: chartered taxi fare for 4 hours (¥24320 for a small taxi for 4 passengers
¥27600 for a medium taxi for 5
and ¥36400 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.

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

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation - 30 days prior to meeting date
  • 50% Refund - 15 to 29 days prior to meeting date
  • No Refund - Within 14 day(s) prior to meeting date

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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Reviews ( 16 )
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Roger Roger United States ( Friends )
Excellent
3 days ago

“ A wonderful day in Shimizu with Fumie ”

My wife and I and our friends were on a Viking cruise and stopped at the port of Shimizu. Fortunately for us the cruise ship was staying overnight in Shimizu and we were able to book an eight hour tour. Fumie met us at the cruise port at 9 AM. Fumie had arranged for a private car and driver for the four of us to visit a tea plantation, have a delicious lunch in a "farm to table" restaurant, go to the World Heritage site and museum of Mt. Fuji, visit the waterfalls by Mt. Fuji and taste sake at a sake factory. It was a busy day but because we were a small group we did a lot. Fumie is truly a professional. She offered us options on things to do in and around Mt. Fuji. Her English and her personality are excellent and she gave us insights into the people of Japan. She respect... read more

Fumie:

Thank you, Roger-san, for the great words on me. It was a pleasure serving your team and I hope you will come back in the future. Wishing you the best, Fumie

deepa Deepa United States ( Family )
Excellent
3 months ago

“ One day Hakone trip ”

Our journey to Hakone was a great one. We had 13 people in our troop with kids, seniors, adults etc. She managed the group very well, helped all of us stay on time and made sure that we covered all things that were discussed when the booking was made. The original ropeway was closed for volcanic activity and she was very efficient in changing our itenary so that we could still do an alternate ropeway and enjoy the same things that we had originally planned for. I will totally recommend anyone to appoint Fumie as their guide. Thanks again Fumie.

Fumie:

Thank you, Deepa-san, for letting me help your extended-family trip. I hope you enjoyed the trip as much as to make you want to come back to Japan sometime in the future. I hope you and your big family will be happy and prosperous as ever.

Paul Paul United States ( Family with kids )
Excellent
5 months ago

“ If you want customized fuji experience, go with Fumie! ”

Fumie planned a most delightful day for our group of 10. She went to great lengths before and during our tour to ensure there was something for everyone. We exchanged several messages and she integrated all of the info i gave her about the ages and personalities of our group members into an inpeccably planned customized experience. She even took on connecting us with charter bus company. I cant sufficiently express our gratitude - the day was perfect.

Fumie:

Hi Paul-san. Thank you so much for very quick and good review. You were a fantastic leader of your team. Mt. Fuji even smiled to you despite rainy/cloudy weather forecast. I wish every one of you good luck during the rest of your trip and life ahead!

Claudia Claudia United States ( Friends )
Excellent
6 months ago

“ Looking for the PERFECT guide for Mt. Fuji? Choose Fumie! ”

3 senior couples had an amazing day with Fumie while our ship was in Shimizu. We had the perfect view of Mt. Fuji from Lake Tanuki. We were amazed at the beauty of Shiraito no Taki Waterfalls and Otodome no Taki Waterfalls. Fumie guided us through the Sengentaisha Shrine and our final destination was the Mt. Fuji World Heritage Center. Fumie is very charming, proud of her county, speaks excellent English and knows the perfect angles for the perfect photographs. Thanks Fumie for a great day.

Fumie:

Thank you, Claudia-san, for taking your time to write such a superb comment on me. You have a great family and friends! I wish continued good health and happiness to you all!

Stella Stella United States ( Friends )
Excellent
7 months 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.

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