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Walk Tour in Central Atami

by Fumie
(10) Reviews
4h $ 144 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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144.00 USD

Price up to 8 people
FREE cancelation 30 days prior

Extras (optional)

Extra hour.
$ 40.50
Extra person.
$ 9.00

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 ( 10 )
Mary Mary United States ( Family )
Excellent
2 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
2 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
2 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!

AJ AJ United States ( Friends )
Excellent
3 months ago

“ Great guide! ”

Fumie was great! She was very prepared and organized. We had a good time in Hakone even though it was raining a lot. She printed out step-by-step instructions for us to get to our next destination. Very friendly. I will definitely reach out next time I go to Japan!

Fumie:

Thank you, AJ san, for your comment. It was pouring rain but I was encouraged by your behavior of seeing a good side. I wish you best in your life and I hope you will have a chance to come back.

Rachel Rachel United States ( Family with kids )
Excellent
4 months ago

“ Day in Hakone ”

We had a wonderful day with Fumie leading our little family of 3 around Hakone. She was very communicative and detailed with logistics and instructions prior to the tour (much appreciated by this Type A person), and was both great at guiding us during our short day in Hakone while building in tons of flexibility since we had a two-year-old in tow. Not only was her friendly and calm demeanor helpful to our tired selves, but she was enthusiastic and attentive to our toddler -- who kept asking where "Aunt Fumie" went after we had to go our separate ways.

Fumie:

Hi Rachel-san, Thank you for your review! It was really a pleasure for me to help your family trip. Please convey to K-chan that Aunt Fumie misses her, too. There are many more beautiful sites to see in Japan and I hope you will come back in the future.

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