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Private Tour from Shimizu Port #2

by Koji
(8) Reviews
5h $ 498 up to 4 people

Highlights

  • Fujisan Hongu Sengen Taisha (UNESCO World Heritage Site)
  • Shiraito Falls (UNESCO World Heritage Site)
  • Takasago Sake Brewery (optional)
  • Lake Tanuki (optional)

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498.40 USD

total price for up to 4 people
FREE cancellation 14 days prior

Overview

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

What to Expect

・It takes 50 to 60 minutes from Shimizu Port by car to reach the main area of the tour. Since we get very close to Mt. Fuji, we can see it prominently in front of us if the weather is fine. (But please do not hold high expectations for viewing Mt. Fuji because we can not see it well when the weather is bad.)
・At Fujisan Hongu Sengen Taisha, the guide will tell you how this beautiful World Heritage shrine has been closely related to Mt. Fuji since ancient times.
・Shiraito Falls is also one of the highlights of this area. Mt. Fuji's ground water gushes out from the rock layers, which is a wonderful sight to see.
・If you are interested in sake (Japanese rice wine), I will try to book a free brewery tour at Takasago Sake Brewery.
・Lake Tanuki is also optional. If the weather is fine, you might have a chance to see the famous "postcard-like view" of Mt. Fuji and its reflection on the lake.

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Highlights

  • Fujisan Hongu Sengen Taisha (UNESCO World Heritage Site)
  • Shiraito Falls (UNESCO World Heritage Site)
  • Takasago Sake Brewery (optional)
  • Lake Tanuki (optional)

Important

1. This is a 5-hour tour, but we need to drive for almost an hour to reach the main area of the tour, and the roads in Fuji City are likely to be congested (especially in the evenings). That is why sometimes it may be a little difficult for a taxi driver to adjust the tour time and finish the tour exactly in 5 hours. So please allow for a little extra time due to the traffic conditions, in which case I will not charge you any extra fees. If you definitely need to keep the tour time to 5 hours, please mention that to me beforehand so I can adjust the tour accordingly.
2. You need to walk down a considerable number of stone steps to reach the basin of the Shiraito Falls, and there are no elevators or paths. So please tell me beforehand if that's going to be a problem. read more

City Shizuoka

Meeting Point Shimizu Port (or a JR station or your hotel in Shizuoka City or Fuji City)

Ending Point Shimizu Port (or a JR station or your hotel in Shizuoka City or Fuji City)

Duration 5 hours

Starting time 09:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible

Number of people up to 4 people

What‘s included
  • Guide fee
  • taxi fare
  • tour guide's transportation fees


What‘s not included
  • ・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 a JR station or your hotel in Shizuoka City or Fuji 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 prior to 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

(8) Reviews

Contact Koji
Response Time 4 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 ( 8 )

Excellent
1 month ago |   by Ada

“ Our visit to Shimizu ”

Koji was a wonderful guide. During all the months that we were planning our day in Shimizu, he was always very responsive and flexible. He did everything in his power to show us all that we wanted to see. Koji was punctual on the day of the tour and was very thoughtful. He brought us water, umbrellas and towels because it was raining. He explained everything to us very well. His English is very understandable. I would recommend Koji to any of my friends who visit Shimizu. Thank you, Koji!

Excellent
1 month ago |   by Oliver

“ A great day in Shimizu ”

Perfect! Koji was extremely friendly, well organized and very knowledgeable! He made our day in Shomizu (Mt. Fuji) unforgettable.

Excellent
6 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

Excellent
7 months ago |   by Alexandra

“ Shore excursion from port Shimizu ”

We were meet at the pier by Koji. Easy to find and on time. We had booked a day tour online. Very easy to get in contact whit Koji and fast reply. We went to the waterfalls, it is beautiful. Koji was informing underway and talked about the sights we visited. Great stop at a sake brewery and the best, a stop at a the farm. It was a great day and we would book Koji again if we have the opportunity.

Excellent
7 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...

Excellent
7 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.

Excellent
8 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. 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.

Very Good
1 year 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 flexibility 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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