I am Fumie, 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 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!
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.
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.
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.
Fumie took us on a private tour to Mt. Fuji from Shimizu port. She is an excellent tour guide perfectly speaking English with great knowledge of the area visited. The individually tailored itinerary and her adorable personality made this day an awesome experience we will never forget. Thank you, Fumie, for this wonderful tour.
Thank you, Tamara-san, for your wonderful review. But I was able to do the tour for you with the help of other people, in particular, the lady at the tea farm was very caring and charming, wasn't she? I wish both of you best in your life back home!
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.
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!
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!
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.