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Walk Tour in Central Atami

by Fumie
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4h $ 141 Price up to 8 people

Highlights

  • Kinomiya Shrine and its gigantic camphor tree (guardian of longevity)
  • Geigi Kemban (dance theater of geisha)—Geisha dance performance is held only on Sat. and Sun from 11 AM). On weekdays, we might be able to watch dance or musical lessons of geisha ladies instead (may not be available), or visit other spots.
  • Kiunkaku (a beautiful historic villa of a shipping tycoon)
  • Atami Baien Park (a beautiful Japanese garden with plum trees on a brook) and Sawada Seiko Memorial Museum (optional)
  • Ohyu Geyser and Yuzen Shrine are historical center of Atami Spa.
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140.80 USD

Price up to 8 people
FREE cancelation 30 days prior

Extras (optional)

Extra hour.
$ 39.60
Extra person.
$ 8.80

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 get a rough idea about central Atami in a half-day walk tour. By visiting a shinto shine in a serene atmosphere, the very central hot spring of Atami spa, a small but charming geisha theater and a classical luxury villa (turned into a tourist spot), you can tell that Atami was an elegant hideaway where cultured people from Tokyo loved.

I offer a sample itinerary, which can be varied and adjusted depending on your physical condition, preference, season, weather and availability (most places are closed at least one day of a week). If you get tired and you don not mind bearing additional costs, of course, we can use a taxi any time, because it is not an endurance contest or physical training!

Sample Itinerary (Sat. & Sun)
9:00 Meet at Atami Station
9:06 Take a local train from Atami
9:08 Arrive at Kinomiya Station
9:20 Visit Kinomiya Shrine
10:10 Ohyu Geyser & Yuzen Shrine
10:30 Geigi Kemban
11:00 Dance Show and photo session with geisha
11:50 Kiunkaku
1:00 PM End of Tour

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Highlights

  • Kinomiya Shrine and its gigantic camphor tree (guardian of longevity)
  • Geigi Kemban (dance theater of geisha)—Geisha dance performance is held only on Sat. and Sun from 11 AM). On weekdays, we might be able to watch dance or musical lessons of geisha ladies instead (may not be available), or visit other spots.
  • Kiunkaku (a beautiful historic villa of a shipping tycoon)
  • Atami Baien Park (a beautiful Japanese garden with plum trees on a brook) and Sawada Seiko Memorial Museum (optional)
  • Ohyu Geyser and Yuzen Shrine are historical center of Atami Spa.

Important

Atami is a hilly town. The tour is designed to walk down the hills as much as possible (To this end, we plan to take a train or a bus to the first destination.), but in some places participants may need to negotiate steps and uphills. Please wear comfortable shoes.
When the weather is rough, I am happy to propose an alternative plan, probably using public transportations.

What‘s included
Guide fee
Hotel pick-up in Atami
What‘s not included
Transportation fare for you and the guide (train ¥140 or bus ¥230 from Atami to Kinomiya Station)
Geisha show ticket: ¥1500 (Sat. & Sun)
Kiunkaku admission fees: ¥510 for adults
Atami Baien Park admission fees: ¥300 in Jan-Mar
Sawada Seiko Memorial Museum: ¥320 for adults in Apr-Dec
Lunch (Time for lunch is not accounted for in the sample itinerary. Please discuss with the guide if you would like to include lunch in the tour.)
Transportation cost for the guide may be necessary in case you would like a hotel-pick-up.
Meeting Point
Atami Station (flexible)
Ending Point
Kiunkaku in Atami (flexible)
Duration
4 hours
Starting time
09:00 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 ( 4 )
CherylAnn CherylAnn United States ( Family )
Excellent
4 weeks ago

“ Shrine and waterfalls ”

Fumie was both knowledgeable of the areas we visited and proficient in the English language. She was a pleasure to work with when planning our day and she tailored our day to the needs of our group. It was a perfect day lead by a terrific tour guide. I will definitely use her again when te-visiting this area.

Fumie:

Thank you very much for your flattering comment, Cheryl-san. It was a pleasure working for your warm-hearted family and I hope I was able to make your trip pleasant and memorable. I sincerely wish continued good health to your mom!

Susan Susan United States ( Friends )
Excellent
1 month ago

“ Outstanding guide - above and beyond ”

Fumie took 6 of us on a tour from Shimizu port. She was a joy to deal with before the tour and absolutely wonderful on the tour. Her English is superb and her knowledge deep and interesting . We wish she could have toured with her the whole time in Japan!

Fumie:

Hi Susan, Thank you for your nice comment. Your group was a terrific team, every one of you was a wonderful person, and I was very lucky to work for you. I hope you will continue a wonderful trip in Japan and come back some day.

E E Hong Kong ( Family with kids )
Excellent
2 months ago

“ Shimizu day tour ”

Fumie is very proficient in English and she is a very responsible and attentive tour guide. She understood my preference and was able to come up with an excellent itinerary catering to my family needs (with 2 teenagers and a child) with short notice. A thoroughly enjoyable day trip.

Fumie:

E-san, It was a great pleasure for me to guide such a wonderful warm family and thank you very much for your compliment. I hope you had a good time making food samples, preparing matcha for your selves, and walking in a Japanese garden. I wish all the best for your family.

Susan Susan United States ( Family )
Excellent
3 months ago

“ Couldn't ask for a better English-speaking guide! ”

Fumie did an amazing job of tailoring our tours to things of interest for my mom and myself. Her English (written and spoken) is outstanding and she has a great personality- we thoroughly enjoyed our time with her! She even went above and beyond to help us out when we needed an extra suitcase to get all our souvenirs home!

Fumie:

Thank you, Susan, for your flattering review. You and your mom were my wonderful guests and I hope you will enjoy your life back home and traveling anywhere in the future.

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