4h $ 331 up to 9 people
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Private Tour from Shimizu Port #1

by Koji
(6) Reviews
4h $ 331 up to 9 people

Highlights

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

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331.20 USD

total price for up to 9 people
FREE cancellation 14 days prior

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.

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.

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Highlights

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

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.

Depart From 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)

Duration 4 hours

Starting time 08:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible

Number of people 1 to 9
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.

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.

Can I make changes after I book?

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

Starting and ending points of the tour.

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.

What happens after I book a tour?

After booking a tour, the guide will accept (or decline) your booking within 24 hours. Then you will be noticed by email from Triplelights.

Can the guide pickup me at the airport?

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.

I'm travelling alone. Can I book this tour?

Yes, you can and you may be able to get a discount if you are traveling alone. Price depends on which guide you choose.

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Cancellation Policy

  • If you cancel at least 14 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 100% refund.
  • If you cancel between 2 and 13 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 20% charge.
  • If you cancel within 1 day before of the meeting date, there is a 40% charge.
  • If you cancel on the meeting date, there is no refund.

Organized by Koji


National Certified Guide

(6) Reviews

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Response Time 3 hs

Languages spoken
  • English ( License )

Since 2007 I have been an English-speaking tour guide, visiting most of the major sightseeing spots in Japan with international travelers. At the same time I have been working as an translator, mainly dealing with technical documents.
Shizuoka prefecture has a number of spots for sightseeing, but they have not been fully covered in English-language travel books or on the Internet. So, as a local tour guide, through the TripleLights services, I am hoping to introduce some of the attractiveness of this region to the international visitors.


Reviews ( 6 )

3 months ago |   by Joel

“ Great half day tour of Shimizu ”

Koji explained the history and highlights of the shrine and the pine forest with the exceptional view of Mt Fuji. The couple we weee with could not climb to some of the sights so Koji explained the significance which painted a picture of the sight for them

3 months ago |   by Paul

“ Toshugu Shrine, Might Pine Grove, tea farm ”

Koji-san was most professional with full knowledge of the sites we visited. He was very well prepared. Our group of 8 was happy and satisfied. Would recommend his services. Mahalo nut loa...

3 months ago |   by Elaine

“ Our great 4 hour tour in Shimizu from the ship. ”

I had booked this 4 hour tour for when our ship docked in Shimizu for the day. Koji was waiting for us when we disembarked. We had a marvellous day visiting Kunozan Toshogu Shrine, Mt Fuji Observatory, a green tea plantation and Miho Pine Grove. One of our group was 90 yrs old and Koji was very considerate of her needs. His English was excellent. At the end of our tour he offered good recommendations for what we could do/ see for the remainder of our time in Shimizu. He was a great guide and we were extremely happy with his tour for the day.

4 months ago |   by Jerry

“ 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.

10 months ago |   by Alisa

“ 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.

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