This tour for the cruise passengers anchored in Shimizu port.
Mt. Fuji was designated as a UNESCO world cultural heritage site in 2013 which is the well known mountain and the highest in Japan.
We will visit Fujisan hongu sengen shrine (blessing Mt. Fuji) in Fujinomiya, also Shiraito waterfalls (view with Mt. Fuji if the weather is clear.)
Feel free to personalize this offer with Yasuko.
Mt. Fuji is the highest mountain in Japan, has been worshiped by the people for a long time. and then it was designated as a UNESCO world cultural heritage site in 2013.
So we visit Fujisan Hongu Sengen Shrine which is worshiped for Mt.Fuji. you will have a look at beautiful building and so clean spring pond.
One of the components of world heritage sites is Shiraito waterfalls which literally means" white strings".
If you are lucky to have a view of Mt. Fuji with waterfalls.
we can eat fried noodles.(got a 1st prize of grade B gourmet championship in japan)
visit sake brewery (have a look sake making & tasting japanese alcohol : need booking)
if you are intersted in Budda statue, you can try this one.
visit Mt. Fuji world heritage center opened in December 2017. (learn about Mt. Fuji: history & virtual climbing experience etc)
shinkansen ride experience (bullet train) from shin-fuji station to shizuoka station (15min ride)
If you are intersted in the fastest train in japan, please try this option. You will have an amazing experience.
if you would like to visit other places in shizuoka, please ask me.
Transportation fee (you and guide),
Use public transportation bus & train 2.600 yen/person,
Sake brewery, Mt.Fuji world heritage center, shinkansen ride sometime need extra hour）
#1 get on the Shinkansen(bullet train on the return to Shimizu) extra 1.510 yen/person
#2 Mt.Fuji world heritage center needs entrance fee (300 yen/person, free for students or 70 and older & disabled persons: needs ID)
This world heritage center will be closed every 3rd Tuesday. Hours 9 am to 5 pm (until 6 pm in July & August)
Basically you should book by yourself on this website.(depends on the company)
A chartered taxi: it would be 6.000 yen /hour for less 3 persons( one regular taxi) e.g.36.000 yen for 6 hours
8.500 yen / hour for less 8 persons (one van taxi) e.g. 51.000 yen for 6 hours
depends on a taxi company and time long (so if your tour takes less 6 hours less cost)
Guide transportation fee to Shimizu port (4.000 yen)
Your transportation fee from Tokyo to Shimizu port or Shizuoka station (cost 5.830 yen one way by shinkansen)
This tour is using public transportation, for example bus & train, so you should walk from the bus stop & train station though.
If you would like to use a chartered taxi, please let me know before booking.
View of Mt. Fuji (depends on the weather or season)
optional: sometime needs extra hour
visiting waterfalls depends on the bus time schedule.
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.
Lovely personality, great flexibility with the group and constant contact with everyone. Very good English, easy to understand. Very good itinerary, and she picked a great lunch place. Mt. Fuji Center and the special shrine we visited were fascinating. Would definitely use her again!!
Thank you Bob for a good review. I'm so happy to hear that you all enjoyed with me for visiting Mt. Fuji area. Only we could see a view of Mt. Fuji at the pier and on the local train. I also really had a good time with you all, so friendly persons. See you sometime in Japan.
I enjoyed two full-day tours with Yasuko visiting beautiful places in the vicinity of Mount Fuji. Yasuko was agreeable company and her well planned itinerary was responsive to the requirements I had requested as well as including surprises such as Mishima springs and vegetarian lunch (not so easy to find in Japan) at a small boutique restaurant.
Mark-san Thanks for writing a review. I'm so happy to be enjoyed these two-days tours around Mt.Fuji. Especially vegetarian lunch cafe named bain-marie in Mishima, because the chef, who worried about the dishes. So I will let him know about this. You will be back in Japan when you can see the view of Mt. Fuji. Thank you.
Our tour with Yasuko was a full day from Shimizu port to Mount Fuji. She planned every detail very well and made sure to tailor our itinerary to what we wanted to see. Yasuko is a charming, considerate guide who made the experience even more memorable. We got to see two important sights for half of what our ship tour would have cost.
I'm really happy to hear that you two could enjoy my tour to Mt. Fuji area. Of course, you were so lucky to have a view of Mt. Fuji very clearly on that day in this season. Will you come back in fall or winter? It would be much more beautiful scenery.
Yasuko designed a 6 hour tour experience for our group of 8 from the the cruise port in Shimizu. Her english is outstanding and she accommodated our needs very well making seamless adjustments to our program as needed. Highlights of our time together included - Learning about the upcoming festival featuring Samuri Warriors competing in a form of archery on horseback, A unique visit to the Duck Stationery Store, A visit to the wonderful Fujisan Hongu Sengen Taisha Shrine with its extensive buildings, garden, bridges and the cold clear waters of Watutama Pond, The Mt Fuji Heritage Centre. Although we had hoped for views of Mt Fuji, there was 100% cloud cover, so our visit to the Heritage Centre showed us the vision of what we could have seen. We also enjoyed the local noodle lunch at Fujin... read more
Thank you for writing a 5 stars review with my tour in Fujinomiya. On that day, it was not really good weather, so couldn't see a view of Mt. Fuji at all. But it often happens in this season. I'm so happy to hear that you all enjoyed it very much, especially visiting the stationary store with a duck manager. I hope you will be back in Japan again.
We only had 4 hours while ship was in port, but we did a lot! We stopped by a tea farm and then went to the Nihondaira plateau observation deck for a view of the gorgeous Mt. Fuji. We then visited the Kunozan Toshogu Shrine. This was very interesting but requires some stamina to climb up and down all the steep stone steps. Yasuko was an excellent guide and spoke very good English.
Dear Marla, Thank you for writing a review about my tour. I really happy to hear that you had a good experience. You're right a little tough to visit Kunozan Tōshō-gū shrine, but it was so gorgeous buildings. Have a wonderful rest of your trip in Japan. Thank you so much.