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.
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Feel free to personalize this offer.
Atami Station or place of your choice in and out of Atami (flexible)
Place of your choice in and out of Atami (flexible)
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.
Hotel pick-up in Atami city
Weekly COVID-19 testing of the guide
FYI: chartered taxi fare for 4 hours (¥27600 for an ordinary taxi for 4 to 5 passengers; ¥38800 for a van 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 ¥610; MOA Museum ¥1600; Geisha show ¥1500; Atami Castle ¥1000; Kyu-Hyuga-Bettei ¥300; Sosaku-no-ie ¥360; Atami Baien Park ¥300 in Jan-Mar; Sawada Seiko Memorial Museum ¥380
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 in other cities.
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.
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 respected our physical abilities as senior citizens and planned a pace accordingly. I highly recommend Fumie as a tour guide.
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
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!