What to Expect
This tour gives you a lot of surprises and new experiences you can just do in Izu!
Start from Shuzenji station, we go through a way of the among mountains in Naka Izu to visit one of the wasabi field .With its pure water and unspoiled natural surroundings, this area produces one of the best Wasabi in Japan and you are surprised to see beautiful wasabi terraces along the river.
On your requests, you can experience "wasabi Picking"(seasonal ) and wasabi pickles making(all the seasons ) by local ********** going deeper into the mountain, you see Banjo Falls (20m high and 6 m width). You stand in front of its great water fall to feel just relax. Try to take a deep breath with your both arms full opened , you just listen to the sounds of the waterfalls, birds singing, and nature with your eyes closed , you feel very calm and peaceful, forgetting about busy daily lives while getting positive and happy feeling.
After visiting Naka Izu area, This is the time to enjoy Locan specialities!!
With your wasabi picked or bought at the wasabi field, you can go to a local sushi restaurant and you try fresh sea food from just "out of the Suruga Bay " at their counter. Enjoy conversations with a restaurant staff,looking un usual seafood, and trying new sushi can be just enjoyable! You are also surprised the taste of real wasabi ( not hot like what you know.it is mildly hot and feels like a whipping cream !It is very difficult to describe so please try and tell me how you taste!).
When you are happy with what you eat and experience at a sushi restaurant, this is the end of the tour ,going back to the nearest train station,saying good bye to Izu with a new memory !
What‘s not included
1.transportation fee to Shuzenji station-the following are one way fees
①by train -50 minutes from Tokyo station to Mishima by Shinkanzen Kodama (￥4,000) then change to Izu Hakone Line from Mishima to Shuzenji (29 minutes ￥510)
➁by train-"Izuno odoriko",is the direct train from Tokyo station to shuzenji (approximately 2 hours ￥4,080)
*➁is the direct train but it runs just few times a day and ③bus take longer so ①is recommended.
Unlike major cities, visiting places by public transport such as bus is not convenient .
So in this tour,taxi is chartered and charged by hours
If you woould like to use the charterd taxi - (4 hours approximately ￥2３,000 for a taxi with 4 people ,included a guide.this is very convinient)
Another thing we can do is that If you would like to use a taxi for the Wasabi field visit and Banjo fallwithout a charter,it would be 2 hours approximately ￥12,000 then we can also use a taxi to the sushi restaurant or local restaurant on your request.( approximately ￥3,000 to ￥4,000).
I will discuss and organize the best transport for you .
3.Sushi lunch for participants and the guide (very reasonable priced)
If you prefer another food for lunch , there are more to chose from .
extra hour ( additional per hour ).
extra person ( additional charge is required from 6th person ).
Frequently Asked Questions
Is Shuzenji far from Tokyo and other major cities?
No.It is much closer than you think .It takes less than 2 hours from Tokyo and 4 hours from Oosaka(shinkansen Hikari is used). There are several ways to come to Shuzenji such as the direct train "Izu Odoriko"from Tokyo station and bus from shinjyuku station,too.However, it is the best to come to Mishima then change to Izu Hakone line as there are many trains running so that the connection of trains is very smoothly done. Moreover, you can enjoy the view of Mt,Fuji and local scenery from the train.
It is good experience for you .For example, arriving at Shuzenji station for the tour (11:00am start), you get on shinkansen at Tokyo station at 9:03am,arriving at Mishima at 9:47.Then change the train to Izu Hakone Like, leaving Mishima at 10:17,arriving at Shuzenji at 10:57am.For return to Tokyo, the train from either Izu Nagaoka or Numazu
are frequently run to Mishima then you take shinkansen to Tokyo .
This is the current timetable so this can be changed.
Can we do wasabi picking all year around?
No,wasabi need 1 year to grow and wasabi picking for visitors is opened from May to June just i season .
However,you can visit beautiful greed wasabi field and you can experience wasabi pickles making ! This is very delicious .
You can buy real wasabi at the wasabi field and bring it to a sushi restaurant to try it. This is no problem.
I am not so keen on seafood and sushi. Is there anything I can eat?
Yes, you can order not only sushi with seafood but also there are many sushi with vegetables and others .
If all people of tour would prefer to eat other local food,there are choices such as Soba,Unagi and lots more .
Please do not hesitate to ask me .
The tour sounds great but the taxi fare is a bit expensive .Is there another transportation?
Yes,I understand that the taxi fare is approximtely ￥23,000.However,this is chartered taxi so you can take your time own your pace and if you want stay longer at your favorite place you can do it .
Moreover, the tour visit in mountain areas so that the use of bus can be not so convinient .
The taxi for 5 hours shared by 4 people comes ￥7,450.And if you think it by hour ,it comes aorund ￥1,490.
If you think this way ,you might be able to understand this and feel better.I hope !
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