Scenery of West Izu & Geisha Style Performance (2N3D)

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Course combining the rich history of Atami hot springs resort town with the breathtaking scenery in the Izu peninsula region.

Trip HighLights

  • Two nights accommodation.
  • Mix of self-guided activities and guided tours
  • Two breakfasts and two dinners included
  • Itinerary designed to introduce lesser known region within easy reach of Tokyo area.

Quick Itinerary

Day 1

9:00

JR Atami StationMeet tour guide

Your guide will welcome you to the charming hot springs town of Atami. You will walk to a bus stop together.
Travel by taxi with guide.

9:15

MOA Museum of Art

11:00

Atami Geigi Kenban KaburenjoYou will watch a practice session of the Atami Geigi-shu in a local theater.

This theater is a key part of the community here in Atami.
Train to next location.

Lunch

Local Specialty TofuThe taste is prized because it uses local spring water.

14:00

Spring Water of the River Kakitagawa

15:30

Numazu GoyoteiA Former Imperial Villa

17:00

BreezBay Hotel (or similar)Check in to accommodation. Dinner included. Enjoy the various different kinds of hot spring baths on offer.
Meals Included: Lunch ☑ Dinner ☑

Day 2

9:00

Sightseeing Taxi will collect you from accommodation. This part of the course is self guided.

10:00

Koganezaki ParkFamous views of the pacific coast and, weather permitting, Mt. Fuji!

11:00

A Stroll Around Matsuzaki to See Old Fashioned Architecture
Free time for lunch

14:30

Cape IrōzakiWhere the sea crashes into the southernmost tip of the Izu Peninsula.  

15:30

Ryugu-KutsuWhere the sea crashes into the southernmost tip of the Izu Peninsula.  

16:30

Accommodation: Shimoda Yamatokan (or similar)Check in and enjoy the views of the ocean and splendid dinner.
Meals Included: Breakfast ☑ Dinner ☑

Day 3

9:00

Sightseeing Taxi will collect you from accommodation. Self guided tour course.

9:10

Murakami Gassho-zukuri Mingeikan

10:00

Perry Road

10:45

Shirahama ShrineOver two millennia of Japanese Shinto history in this ground.
Lunch

13:30

Jogasaki CoastImpressive coastal views and a fun bridge to cross for the thrill seekers.

15:00

Tour Ends at Ito Station.
Meals Included: Breakfast ☑

MOA Museum of Art

MOA Museum of Art

Commanding a spectacular view of Sagami Bay, this museum is home to a wealth of artistically and historically important pieces. The view from MOA’s main lobby takes in the islands of Hatsushima and Izu Oshima.

Spring Water of the River Kakitagawa

Spring Water of the River Kakitagawa

The Kakitagawa is said to be one of the Three Great Clearwater Rivers of Japan along with the Shimanto in Shikoku and Nagara River in Gifu. Though it is a mere 1.2km (or 3/4 of a mile) in length, its astonishing transparency and the ecosystem that is to be found in its plane make it worth a visit.   The river is fed by rainwater and melted snow from around Mt. Fuji which travels through lava beds from eruptions millennia ago. This journey through volcanic rock gives the river water its striking clarity.

Murakami Gassho-zukuri Mingeikan

Murakami Gassho-zukuri Mingeikan

A chance to see the famous thatched rooves like in the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Shirakawa-go. This building was relocated from Shirakawa-go in the 1960s. It shares the charming architectural style and high, thatched roof of other houses in that famous village and endured the blizzards of the colder Gifu region for 200 years.

What's Included

Accommodation with Hot Springs bath access
Breakfast at accommodation
Interpreter Guide
Taxi Fare

What's Not Included


Access Information

Tour Start Point Atami Station
Tour Start Point Map
How to get to the Tour Start Point From Tokyo:
About an hour and forty minutes on the Kodama Shinkansen Bullet Train.
Tour End Point Ito Station
Tour End Point Map
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MOA Museum of Art

MOA Museum of Art

Commanding a spectacular view of Sagami Bay, this museum is home to a wealth of artistically and historically important pieces. The view from MOA’s main lobby takes in the islands of Hatsushima and Izu Oshima.

Dance Performance at Atami Geigi Kenban Kaburenjo

Dance Performance at Atami Geigi Kenban Kaburenjo

The Geigi Kenban Kaburenjo is where Atami’s own Geigi-shu, a group of traditional entertainers, hone their craft and put on a public performance every Saturday and Sunday. Their public performance is the real deal. A dance called Hana no Mai. It means the Dance of the Flowers. Geigi and geisha are related words and there may be some similarities between this dance in Atami and the famous geisha who entertain guests in the traditional way in Kyoto.

The dance is a charming one and moves to the accompaniment of three-stringed Japanese shamisens. The Geigi dance from long ago and the old fashioned vibe of Atami and its hot spring resort town atmosphere will take you back in time.

Koganezaki Park – The Golden Cape

Koganezaki Park – The Golden Cape

The name of this location translates to Golden Cape because of the beautiful color of the cliffs when the sunlight touches them.

Visitors looking for a shot of Mt. Fuji or the beautiful blue of the Pacific come here and, weather permitting, they can see both together.

A Stroll Around Matsuzaki to See Old Fashioned Architecture

A Stroll Around Matsuzaki to See Old Fashioned Architecture

At the quaint town of Matsuzaki, you will have a chance to see a charming old merchant’s house called Nakase-tei. This house thrived as part of the textiles industry during the 19th century and is an excellent example of a namako-kabe style building. The word namako-kabe refers to the walls striking latticed pattern created by the dark tiles and white plaster. The pattern created reminded people of a kind of sea cucumber called a namako.

Other fine examples of these distinctive patterned tiles can be found at a house called Izu Buntei, the Izu Chohachi Art Museum and the National Cultural Heritage Site at the Iwashina School.

Cape Irōzaki - Coast formed by volcanic activity

Cape Irōzaki - Coast formed by volcanic activity

Part of the fine scenery of the Izu region is the Irozaki Peninsula. There is an observation area from Oku-Irozaki which gives the very best views of the jagged coast where the land juts out into the beautiful Pacific.

Ryugu-Kutsu – A Spectacular Sea Cave

Ryugu-Kutsu – A Spectacular Sea Cave

A cavern formed when the roof of a marine cave crumbled leaving an opening of 50 meters or over 150 feet. The mysterious sea cave can be observed from different vantage points. Ryugu-Kutsu’s name means the Palace of the Dragon King.

Murakami Gassho-zukuri Mingeikan

Murakami Gassho-zukuri Mingeikan

A chance to see the famous thatched rooves like in the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Shirakawa-go. This building was relocated from Shirakawa-go in the 1960s. It shares the charming architectural style and high, thatched roof of other houses in that famous village and endured the blizzards of the colder Gifu region for 200 years.

Perry Road – Steeped in history

Perry Road – Steeped in history

This walk is named after Matthew Perry.

No, not Chandler.

Commodore Matthew C. Perry, who played a key role in opening Japan up to trade with the United States in the 1850s. A treaty opening trade ports up was signed in this area.

Perry Road is lined with gas lamps and has some old fashioned Western style houses and a pleasant retro feel to it.

Jogasaki Suspension Bridge

Jogasaki Suspension Bridge

About 23 meters or 75 feet above the waves and water of the Jogasaki Coast is a suspension bridge. Thrill seekers will enjoy taking a walk across it as it sways in the wind!

Cancellations and modifications
If you would like to modify details, such as your traveling dates or the number of participants, please cancel your current reservation and make a new one. Cancellations can be made online through “My Page”. Please be aware that a cancellation fee may apply depending on the time of year.

■Cancellation period
[1)Within 60 days of receipt of payment. 2)Up to 8 days before departure]
Cancellation fee:None (free of charge)

[3 days before departure]
Cancellation fee:30% of the total tour fee

[the day before departure 1 day before departure]
Cancellation fee:40% of the total tour fee

[On the departure day On the day]
Cancellation fee:50% of the total tour fee

[After departure or in case of no-show]
Cancellation fee:100% of the total tour fee

About taxi drivers and sightseeing・Concerning your luggage
・For your convenience, we have arranged for taxis and mini-vans to allow you the comfort of traveling without being preoccupied about handling your luggage. Taxis will be available regardless of the number of participants however, due to space limitations, we ask you to inform us should you be traveling with more than 3 pieces per person (additional costs may incur). To respect your privacy, we work exclusively with experienced drivers who can only speak Japanese. For necessary information, we have prepared a separate document with useful phrases in English and other foreign languages.

・During the tour, large items such as suitcases and duffle bags will be kept in the trunk of the taxis. When getting on and off, please feel free to request access to your belongings from the driver at any time. However, we ask that you keep any valuable and fragile items as well as perishable food items with you at all times. Please acknowledge that we are not liable for any damages to your luggage in the event of an accident during transportation. We do not take responsibility for the damage, loss or theft of items due to negligence of the transportation company or its employees.

For customers joining tours during the winter period
・Over the winter season (December to March), it is not uncommon to see snow in Japan. Please understand that weather-related changes in the road conditions will also impact the tour schedule. If you need to catch a train or a flight to another city at the end of the tour, we advise you to give yourself extra time to work around any potential delays.

Itinerary Changes
・Tourist spots may sometimes need to be changed, or the length of travel time required may be different due to traffic conditions, etc. Please note that additional charges may be applicable if the arrival time is later than the end time specified in the itinerary.

Tour operation: regarding the minimum number of participants
・Tours may be canceled if the minimum number of travelers is not reached. In that case, an e-mail notifying customers to this effect will be sent up to 12 days before the start of the tour. Full refunds shall be issued for any canceled tours.

Mr. Tone of the Atami Geigi Kenban Theater

Mr. Tone of the Atami Geigi Kenban Theater

I started here at the Kenban Theater in 2018 having completed my time working in an Atami ryokan inn.

Atami is a fantastic place for visitors because of its wealth of hot springs and flowers which they can enjoy throughout the seasons.

Every Saturday and Sunday at 11:00am, we have a public performance of the Hana no Mai dance. Hana no Mai means Flower Dance. The show lasts for about half an hour and is a magnificent affair. The troupe dances in full costume. The costumes and the stage decorations change every month to match the theme of the season.

By all means, please come along at least once to see this great Atami show for yourself.


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