Fumie U.

5.00(16) reviews
 

Available Areas

Kanagawa, Shizuoka (Living), Kamakura, Hakone, Mount Fuji, Shimizu, Other Shizuoka Locations

 

Languages

English, Japanese (Native)

 

Response Time

1 day on average

 

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About

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!

Tours

A Day-Trip from Shimizu Port, Customized for You!

Shimizu
5 hours

Would you like to spend a nice day starting from Shimizu? In a shore excursion, it is a good starting point to choose which direction you will go. In north-western direction, you have Mt. Fuji, sacred sites related to the mountain and green tea farms. In the east, you will see central Shizuoka, with a castle ruin park, green tea merchant district and a fabulous shrine. I will try to arrange as many of your wishes come true as possible.

FROM$273/ per group

Atami Budget Taxi Tour

Other Shizuoka Locations
3 hours

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.

FROM$136/ per group

Walk Tour in Central Atami

Other Shizuoka Locations
4 hours

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.

FROM$182/ per group

Atami Tour Customized for You!

Other Shizuoka Locations
4 hours

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.

FROM$182/ per group

Have a pleasant day at Hakone--dynamic nature, history, fine art and more!

Hakone
7 hours

Hakone is a volcanic mountain and onsen hot spring resort about 1 hour from Tokyo, en route to Kyoto. It is efficient to travel around the Lake Ashi, Hakone Shrine, volcanic fumarole, museums and historical sites using a Hakone Free Pass. If there is any particular place you wish to visit, please let your guide know your request!

FROM$318/ per group

A Stopover from Shinkansen for Mt. Fuji and Green Tea Farm

Mount Fuji
6 hours

Traveling from Tokyo to Kyoto? Why don't you break your journey at Fujinomiya? It is at the southwestern skirt of Mt. Fuji, and is easily accessible for people traveling on Shinkansen train. Why don't you enjoy view of Mt. Fuji, its related cultural spots and a green tea farm?

FROM$273/ per group

Reviews

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Roger C.

Nov 17, 2019

A wonderful day in Shimizu with Fumie

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.

Fumie U.

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

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Deepa R.

Aug 12, 2019

One day Hakone trip

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.

Fumie U.

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.

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Paul G.

May 29, 2019

If you want customized fuji experience, go with Fumie!

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.

Fumie U.

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!

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Claudia R.

Apr 29, 2019

Looking for the PERFECT guide for Mt. Fuji? Choose Fumie!

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.

Fumie U.

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!