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.
Feel free to personalize this offer with Fumie.
Take a shuttle bus or local bus to station, and from the station, take a train to Fujinomiya
Museum on Mt. Fuji
And famous Fujinomiya yakisoba noodles for lunch? Head to a tea farm using a taxi service.
Enjoy tea leaf picking experience and tasting various kinds of green tea (Shizuoka produces 40 % of green tea in Japan) (60 min).
Go to Fuji Station using a taxi.
Take a train and a bus to return to the port.
(If you have more time, and/or charter a car, Shiraito Falls--World Heritage Site--and/or Japanese sake brewery might be added.)
guide fee, making necessary reservations (if needed)
Transportation fare of you and the guide: Train from Shimizu to Fujinomiya is ¥1730, and it is ¥330 to Shin-Shizuoka.
Chartered taxi fare for 5 hours for example is ¥32500 for an ordinary taxi for 4-5 passengers, and ¥52680 for a minivan 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.
Toll for expressways (Tomei Toll Road between Shimizu and Fuji is ¥880) and parking fees
Admission fees: Kunozan Toshogu Shrine ¥500, Access ropeway to Kunozan ¥1100, Tokaido Hiroshige Museum ¥520, Sumpu Castle Park ¥360, Mt. Fuji World Heritage Center ¥300
Lunch (if you wish to have one) for you and the guide: around ¥1000 to 2000 depending on your choice.
Guide’s transportation to and from Shimizu Port, 2880 yen
★I will send you a table of estimated expenses in the course of our discussion. I can also take care of your local expenses during the tour, make a calculation sheet to sum up, and ask you to pay the total amount at the end of the tour (if you like, to make your life easier).
I can work for you in other cities if my travel cost is covered.
View of Mt. Fuji is weather dependent. Let's keep our fingers crossed.
Please let me know in advance your areas of interest and how much you wish to walk during your excursion. It will help me plan your itinerary better.
It is rather expensive, but chartering a car allows you to spend more time at each spot, or visit 1 more place, and it is more comfortable, of course. Public transportation is relatively punctual in Japan, but not very frequent outside of major cities, including the areas around Shimizu. Timetables may not always suite your needs, depending on your departure time. Please ask your guide for detail.
I would appreciate if you could kindly bear my transportation fare to Shimizu Port (3,000 yen). read more
Yes, I can make necessary arrangement for you. I can look for local bus companies and make reservations on your behalf. They usually ask you to make payment in cash. I will translate and relay their messages to you.
Yes! If you need to make changes such as removing or adding someone to your booking or changing the date or time of your tour, contact us by phone or email
After you secure your booking, the starting and ending points of your tour can be customized to your convenience (ex.: your hotel, nearby stations, etc.). Don't worry, we will take care of you! Some tours may have an extra fee for this service, make sure to check the tour page.
After booking a tour, the guide will accept (or decline) your booking within 24 hours. Then you will be noticed by email from Triplelights.
The price is charged per group. Which means that you make a one-time payment for your entire group and the price will not change if it is less or more people.
Some guides accept extra people (more than the specified number) for an extra charge. Please check for the extras on the tour or booking page, or contact your guide directly to clarify.
No. Your tour is private, only for you and your family or friends, there will be no other group of tourists together in your tour.
Yes, but there will be additional charge for that and it is not by car. The guide will go pick you up using public transportations. For further details, please contact your guide directly.
Yes, you can and you may be able to get a discount if you are traveling alone. Price depends on which guide you choose.
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 respect... read more
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!
Fumie help us a lot initially to prepare our plan for the day in Hakone. She was very detailed and efficient. We did a lot in one day and visited every point planed. Fumie was very attentive to our needs and help us a lot. Her English is wonderful!
Thank you so much for your great review. It was a little hectic but I hope you enjoyed our excursion in Hakone. There are a lot to see and enjoy in Japan and I hope you will have a chance to come back one day.