|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 !
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
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 drove to the waterfalls, it is beautiful. Koji was informing underway in the car 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.
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...
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.
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.
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.