I am Fumie Ueda, a National Government Licensed Guide Interpreter in Atami, Shizuoka, only 50 minutes away from Tokyo by Shinkansen trains.
Atami is conveniently located at the foot of the Hakone mountains, and the base of the Izu Peninsula. It is also close to Mt. Fuji and the Shimizu Port in Shizuoka. I am excited to show you around beautiful places that I love.
I grew up in Yokohama, spent 1 year as a high school exchange student in Allentown, PA in the US, went to college and lived/worked in Tokyo for about 10 years before coming to this beautiful onsen resort.
After becoming a guide, I met with guests from various backgrounds, and I feel grateful once again, for my experience to be exposed to different cultures in my youth.
Let’s have a good time together!
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
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
Yes, you can and you may be able to get a discount if you are traveling alone. Price depends on which guide you choose.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!?
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.
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.
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.
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!