Comfort inspired by tradition. Fireworks view.

Highlights: Entire house. Japanese traditional culture. Groups up to 10 people. 4 big bedrooms including tea room and cinema room. 2-person bathtub. Large deck and garden. Close to town, onsen hot springs, beach. View of sea, mountains and fireworks. Carpark. No hidden cleaning or admin fees.

Your hosts are Miranda and John from Australia. We want to make sure you have an amazing stay in Atami, so please let us know if you have any questions. For our Japanese guests, we speak a little Japanese, and promise to do our best to communicate with you. Communication in writing is much easier so please email us!

In the 20th century, Geisha House Atami was designed and built as an “okiya”, a place where geisha lived and practiced their art. The house has been lovingly renovated in a unique style which matches an authentic Japanese atmosphere with modern comforts.

Upstairs, the master bedroom is a showstopper, the perfect background to create your instagrammable memories. The “Atami Room'' is inspired by the tropical feeling of Atami's mountains and sea, and by this town's history as a mid 20th century boomtown when it was known as a playground of the rich and famous. A fifteen bulb chandelier crowns an indulgent, queen sized bed, for two guests, which is framed by crystal glass bedside lights. The Atami Room features a huge mirror which was originally installed for geisha to practice traditional dance choreography. Verdant, tropical wallpaper has been teamed with traditional Japanese, “sudare” bamboo doors. The sliding doors can be closed, creating two bedrooms upstairs, or they can be opened, to convert the space into one, luxurious master bedroom. An enormous double window opens on to views of Atami’s town, mountains and sea. During Atami’s seasonal fireworks displays, different views can be enjoyed from the three, separate windows in the Atami Room.

The second bedroom upstairs is the "Maiko Room” inspired by the geisha who lived in this house, when it was first built. This traditional tatami room has been faithfully restored and refreshed with traditional fusuma paper which features a pine needle pattern, symbolising endurance and good fortune in Japan. Two guests can sleep in this room, on traditional futon mattresses. The Maiko Room features a TV, mounted in a custom wall cabinet. There is space in the closet to store luggage and hang up clothing. Traditional paper “shoji” screens on the picture window can be opened to reveal views of Atami’s town, mountains and sea, offering another excellent angle from which to view fireworks displays.

On the ground floor, a traditional Tea Room, purpose built for tea ceremony, can be enjoyed as a relaxation space, or set with futon mattresses for up to three guests. Decorations in the “tokonoma” space are changed to reflect the seasons in Japan. The Tea Room opens on to a six metre long deck, overlooking a garden featuring Japan’s seasonal plants. Finished with traditional stepping stones, moss and lanterns, guests can enjoy gazing at the view and there is plenty of space for children to enjoy games. At night, the garden softly glows with festoon lights. During fireworks displays, guests can enjoy views from the garden and deck.

A “Cinema Room” has been created in the second, ground floor bedroom. Atami has a rich cinema history and the town has been featured in two Godzilla movies. Enjoy the room as an entertainment space, with two platform beds doubling as a generous sofa. A 15,000 lumen projector has been set up with a 1.8 metre screen so that you can enjoy streaming services such Netflix, YouTube or Japanese digital TV stations. When an extra futon bed is added to the floor, three guests can sleep in the cinema room.

A fully equipped kitchen provides everything you need to cook, from a quick breakfast, to full meals. An induction stove with cookware is available, along with coffee maker, kettle, microwave, toaster oven, rice cooker and utensils. Cutlery, dishes and cups for up to 10 people are supplied. A slimline custom built table can be set to provide the most spacious room setting for 2-6 guests. A second table can be added for 6-10 guests, so that everyone can enjoy each other’s company at the same table. A house shinto shrine, the home of a traditional Japanese god, watches over the dining table, set against a background of shimmering gold wallpaper.

The bathroom is set out in a classic, Japanese, mid century style, with a spacious shower and deep bath that has room for two guests. Enjoy a deep cleansing shower before soaking in the deep, stone tiled bath to relax and restore aching muscles. For those who are interested in the famous hot springs of Atami, there are numerous bath houses within walking distance, that can be used by members of the public for a small fee. There is a dressing room outside the bathroom with space to put your clothes, multiple towel racks, a hairdryer and heater. In this space you will also find a washing machine, with laundry pods and racks to hang laundry from. There is also an outdoor laundry line on the front deck. Geisha House Atami has two Toto Washlet toilets.

Important notes

As a requirement of Japanese hotel law (June 2018) we must collect your personal details. Please provide us with the following details for each guest: address, full name, phone number, nationality, passport number. Email us these details plus a copy of your passport (for foreigners) at least 7 days before check in. Your details will be kept secure. It is a condition of booking that you must email us these details.

    This is an old residential area. Please do not use outdoor areas after 8pm (9pm on fireworks nights) and keep quiet after 9pm and before 8am

    Please take your shoes off at the entrance.

    Leave the house tidy as you found it.

    No smoking or vaping.

    Children are the responsibility of parents and guardians and should be supervised at all times.

    More detailed conditions, rules and helpful hints will be emailed at the time of booking.

    Entertainment and Wifi

    Geisha House Atami has been fitted with fibre internet, with unlimited downloads. The Atami Room, Maiko Room and Tea Room have all been fitted with their own Smart TV sets and the cinema room features a projector and wide screen with Google Chromecast. You can enjoy Netflix, YouTube, Japanese online TV, and other services from all of these screens.


    Geisha House Atami is conveniently located within a 15 minute walk from many sites and attractions including Atami Sun Beach, the central shopping district, hundreds of restaurants, cafes and bars, as well as many shrines and temples. Or if you don’t feel like walking, many sights are only about a 700 yen cab ride away!

    Atami train station is only 2km away, from around 1500 yen in a taxi, depending on demand and traffic.

    The house is in a quiet neighbourhood so you get to experience real local life in a Japanese town! Within 5 minutes walk you will find a supermarket, Shinto shrine and Buddhist temple.


    Bedroom 1 “Atami Room” (2nd floor): 1 Queen size bed comfortably fits two adults

    Bedroom 2 “Maiko Room”(2nd floor): 2 single futons for adults or children

    Bedroom 3 “Tea Room” (1st floor): 3 single futons for adults or children

    Bedroom 4 “Cinema Room”(1st floor): 3 single futons for adults or children - 2 on raised platforms, 1 on the floor. This room can also be used as a living room, connected to the dining/kitchen area.


    There is a parking space for one car on site; if you need more parking there is a paid parking lot about 3 minutes walk away (near the Seijo supermarket):

    Registration number

    Hotels and Inns Business Act | 熱保衛第351号の126 | 静岡県熱海保健所

    Please contact us for special monthly rates and if you have any questions about availability.

    Prices listed are inclusive of all fees. No cleaning fees or other hidden admin charges will be charged as standard.

    Floorplan is an approximate guide only.