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Shizuoka Town History Tour

by Koji
(11) Reviews
4h $ 401 Price up to 4 people

Highlights

  • Shizuoka Sengen Shrine (designated as an Important Cultural Asset of the nation)
  • Sumpu Castle Ruins (East Gate and Tatsumi Yagura Arsenal Tower)
  • Momijiyama Japanese garden and the adjacent tea house
  • Nihondaira Mt. Fuji Observatory or Prefectural Office Mt. Fuji Observatory (only when the weather is fine)

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FREE cancellation 14 days prior

Overview

The main destinations of this tour are located in the downtown area of Shizuoka City, which is about a 30 to 40-minute drive away from Shimizu Port. I made this small-group taxi tour mainly with clients arriving at Shimizu Port in mind, but I can also accomodate people travelling in the Shizuoka City area.

What to Expect

・Shizuoka Sengen Shrine was revered by each ruler of Japan for many centuries, and its magnificent buildings and elaborate carvings are well worth seeing.The guide will explain how this shrine has been closely connected with the lives of local residents.
・After strolling through the Momijiyama Japanese garden, you can take a rest and enjoy a cup of local green tea at the adjacent tea house, where there are chairs.
・The large-scale stone foundation and the moats at the Sumpu Castle Ruins are the wonderful sights to see. And the inside of the Tatsumi Yagura Arsenal Tower is now a museum where you can learn about the bygone Sumpu Castle Main Tower and the history of the region.
・If you still have time, you might have a chance to walk down the old Sengen-Dori Street and taste famous local dishes like Shizuoka oden. (Please note some of the shops on this street are closed on Mondays.)
・If the weather is fine, we might view Mt. Fuji from an observatory, either the Nihondaira Observatory or Prefecural Office Observatory. (Please note P.O.O. is closed on the third Saturday and the third Sunday every month.)

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Highlights

  • Shizuoka Sengen Shrine (designated as an Important Cultural Asset of the nation)
  • Sumpu Castle Ruins (East Gate and Tatsumi Yagura Arsenal Tower)
  • Momijiyama Japanese garden and the adjacent tea house
  • Nihondaira Mt. Fuji Observatory or Prefectural Office Mt. Fuji Observatory (only when the weather is fine)

Important

Sumpu Castle Park (Sumpu Castle Ruins) contains several attractions in its huge compound, including a Japanese garden, two arsenal towers (museums), a statue of Tokugawa Ieyasu and the excavation site (as of July, 2017) of the original castle tower, among others. But, because of the long walking distance between each attraction, seeing all of them might tire you out. So you can freely skip some of them, and I will help you decide where to go.

What‘s included
Guide fee, taxi fare, tour guide's transportation fees
What‘s not included
The following facilities require admission fees (but of course, you don't have to visit all of them):
Shizuoka City Cultural Properties Museum: 200 yen per person
Tatsumi Yagura Arsenal Tower: 200 yen per person
Hitsujisaru Yagura Arsenal Tower: 100 yen per person
Momijiyama Japanese garden: 150 yen per person
Please note that the above facilities are usually closed on Mondays.

Food or drink you might buy along the way.
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
09:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Number of people
up to 4 people

Frequently Asked Questions

Tell me about the wheelchair accessibility on this tour.

Among the destinations of this tour, Shizuoka Sengen Shrine is very wheelchair-friendly. About 90 percent of the shrine's compound can be reached by wheelchair. Momijiyama Japanese garden is also very accessible to wheelchair users.

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.

Is the price per person or per group?

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.

Can I add more people to my booking?

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.

Will there be other tourists in my tour?

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.

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.
Reviews ( 11 )
Excellent
2 months ago |   by Urs

“ top tour with top guide and top taxi driver ”

Koji picked us up at the port together with a very nice taxi driver. We booked a 5 hours tour but due to the beautiful weather conditions, Koji showed us during 6 hours so many nice and interesting places with an excellent English and lot of knowledge. We enjoyed this personalized tour very much and can only recommend Koji. Was a super be experience!

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3 months ago |   by Suzanne

“ Shimizu Tour - Wheelchair Accessible ”

We enjoyed a great tour of Shimuzu organised for us by our tour guide Koji. Koji was extremely professional and very helpful in understanding the needs of someone in a wheelchair. My husband is a high functioning quadriplegic who uses a lightweight manual folding wheelchair. We appreciated the excellent communications prior to our tour from Koji- regarding our itinerary and our wheelchair access requirements and having informed Koji of our particular tour requirements, he organised a wheelchair accessible van with driver for our tour and planned a wheelchair accessible itinerary for us. Thankyou for a wonderful in Shimuzu. Peter & Suzy Hengstberger Australia

Excellent
3 months ago |   by Deb

“ Mt Fuji-Shimiziu ”

Koji did a wonderful job with our tour - we found the day informative and Koji to do a great job sharing information with us and showing us the various sights in the area.

Excellent
9 months 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
9 months 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.

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