|Meeting Point||At Kakegawa station|
|Ending Point||At Kakegawa station|
|Departure||09:00 AM ( recommended ) Flexible|
|Tour Type||Private Tour ( only for you )|
|Number of people||1 ~ 15|
Have you heard of the name Kakegawa ? It is a middle-sized city famous for its castle and green tea production. As the city is located at almost the middle point between Tokyo and Kyoto (Osaka), I hope that, during your Japan tour, you will get off a bullet train (Shinkansen) here at Kakegawa station for a few hours and enjoy a short walking tour featuring the attractiveness of this region.
The highlight of this tour is Kakegawa castle, which was originally built about 500 years ago and flourished in the Edo period with 26 daimyo serving as lords of this area. Although the castle tower was destoryed in the earthquake of 1854 (* It was rebuilt in 1994, using the exact drawing from 1644), the palace still remains in its original form. If you are lucky, you might have a chance to encounter with Ninja, who will show you a Ninja performance and explain about the castle from Ninja's point of view !
In this tour, you can also taste the local Kakegawa green tea served in the very authentic, traditional-style tea house !
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.
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.
This is a small-group private 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, I can also pick you up in the Shizuoka City or Fuji City areas.