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Overview

This is a small-group private tour for cruise ship passengers anchored in Shimizu Port. Although several bus tours might be offered for them on the ship, some people still prefer flexibility of a small group. If you are traveling by land, I can also pick you up in the Shizuoka City area.

Highlights

  •   Kunozan Toshogu Shrine (National Treasure)
  •   Mt. Fuji observatory in Nihondaira
  •   Miho Pine Grove (UNESCO World Heritage Site)

Information

City Shizuoka
Meeting Point Shimizu Port (or JR Shizuoka Station or your hotel in Shizuoka City)
Ending Point Shimizu Port (or JR Shizuoka Station or your hotel in Shizuoka City)
Departure 08:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Duration 4h   Flexible
Languages English (License)
Tour Type Private Tour ( only for you )
Number of people 1 ~ 9
Booking
4h
When?

People

331.20 USD

final price

FREE cancelation 14 days prior

What to Expect

・At Kunozan Toshogu Shrine, which has been designated as a "National Treasure", you can see the venerable buildings and amazing carvings on them, and the guide explains the history of the shrine.
・If the weather is fine, you can enjoy the magnificent view of Mt. Fuji from Nihondaira as well as from Miho Pine Grove. (But please do not hold high expectations for viewing Mt. Fuji because we can not see it well when the weather is bad.)
・We will ride a cable car to Kunozan Toshogu. From the window of the cable car, you can look down at the dynamic landscape of Mt. Kuno and the wonderful view of the Pacific Ocean.
・If we still have time, we might have a chance to enjoy local green tea in a tea field.


What‘s included

Guide fee, tour guide's transportation fees

What‘s not included

Admission fee for Kunozan Toshogu. (1,650 yen per person. This is a combined ticket for Toshogu, cable car and Toshogu Museum. The guests don't need to pay for the tour guide's tickets.)
Rental car fee. (This is only for a party of 5 or more people excluding the tour guide. The price varies according to the conditions, but the average price is about 15,000 yen.)
Food or drink the guests might buy on the way.

Important

1. If your party is made up of 5 people or more, I need to use a large-sized retal car as a main method of transportation. The price of a rental car varies according to the conditions, such as the type of car and the rental car company. When the particular car we will use is decided, I will tell you the price.
2. Kunozan Toshogu Shrine has a relatively large number of stone steps in its compound, which may be a little demanding. So please tell me beforehand if that's going to be a problem.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is this tour exclusively for liner passengers anchored in Shimizu Port?

Not necessarily so. If you are traveling by land, I can also pick you up (or drop you off) at JR Shizuoka Station or your hotel in Shizuoka City.

Frequently Asked Questions

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.
You’ll be able to see the guide’s e-mail address and phone number. You can contact your guide directly before the tour starts, and enjoy your tour on the day!
Yes, by using our secure online payment system, your payment information is encrypted and you are secured against fraud and unauthorized transaction.

Your credit card or PayPal account will be charged upon booking. However, if the guide does not accept your booking, the amount will be credited back to the account from which the charge was drawn.
No, our prices are 100% booking fee free – meaning the price you see is the amount you pay.
It depends on the location of your hotel and places you visit. But to give you an idea, it costs about 200-300yen for one place to the other, and the total is about 1,000yen for a full day 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.
Yes you can, but you have to pay an extra charge per person. The price depends on which guide you choose.
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The TripleLights Difference

Its more affordable than it seems. Our pricing is often per-tour (not per-person), so if your group is 2 or more people, you'll most probably pay less than if you took a bus tour.

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Reviews

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Jerry
1 week ago , ( Couple ) , From: United States

“ Excellent Day in Shimizu ”

If you are visiting Shimizu and want to book a private tour, this is the one for you. Koji is a very professional guide with good knowledge of the local area. He speaks English quite well. He met us at the cruise ship pier and drove up in his personal auto. We visited all of the sights on the itinerary, spending the amount of time we wanted. Some very unique experiences---Mt Fugi viewing, pine grove forest/beach, tea tasting fresh from tea field, cable car ride and famous shrine visit, plus cherry blossom viewing. What could be better.

Koji:
Dear Jerry. Thank you very much for your kind words, and I also thank you for teaching me the proper way to drink Scotch whisky. I am glad to know that you seemed to enjoy the tour in Shimizu. I had a fun time with you, too, and learned a lot from you. Well, although I am not sure I am "that" good as a tour guide, I am studying every day to improve my guiding skills as well as English skills. So I hope you and Janice will revisit Shimizu someday to confirm my progress(!) and to learn more about the region. May you both be happy and blessed with good health!

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Alisa
6 months ago , ( Couple ) , From: Israel

“ A pleasant, flexible tour ”

This is a new tour Koji has produced, focussed especially on cruise ship passengers on shore excursions from Shimizu. Its main advantage is its flexibility, since the fickle weather makes planning rigidly in advance somewhat risky. Within reason, Koji will tweak the tour to fit the weather. Also, he takes you with his car to the sites, thus beating the big groups to what are essentially small sites, thus enhancing their charm. Koji himself is very pleasant and personable. Notwithstanding the horrible weather we had, we enjoyed our morning with Koji a lot.

Koji:
Dear Alisa, Thank you very much for your kind words about my tour. I also had a lot of fun spending time with you and your husband. You talked to me a lot about your home country, and it was very interesting to me to know about those cultural differences. I hope that you will revisit Japan in the future with your children who you said are interested in Japan, and that you will see a magnificent view of Mt. Fuji under a clear blue sky next time!

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