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Ukiyo-e Tour in the Old Town of Yui

by Koji
(13) Reviews
4h $ 229 Price up to 4 people

Highlights

  • Tokaido Hiroshige Art Museum
  • Miyuki-tei tea house
  • Old streets of the Terao-Kurasawa area
  • Satta Pass (view of the Pacific Ocean and Mt. Fuji on a clear day)
  • Time premitting: Seikenji Buddhist Temple, Shousetsu Dyer (an old dye shop), Omoshiro Shukuba-kan (historical exhibitions about the area) and shops dealing with local foods and handicrafts.
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Overview

Yui is a small fishing town in Shizuoka City, and it is not so far from Shimizu Port by taxi. On this tour, we will mainly follow the footsteps of Hiroshige, a renowned Ukiyo-e artist from the early 19th century, through the old, narrow streets of Yui.

What to Expect

・Tokaido Hiroshige Art Museum exhibits a number of Ukiyo-e artworks of Hiroshige, and is where you can not only appreciate these works, but also learn about how ukiyo-e is made.
・Miyuki-tei is a charming Japanese-style tea house, where you can enjoy a cup of local green tea while gazing at two beautiful Japanese gardens.
・Strolling through the old streets of Terao-Kurasawa area is in itself a highlight of the tour, as the atmosphere of the old Tokaido road is relatively well preserved there, although some of the old houses have been replaced with new modern-style ones in recent years.
・On a clear day from Satta Pass, you can see a magnificent view of Mt. Fuji with the Pacific Ocean in the foreground, which is the exact view depicted in Hiroshige's famous work called "The Fifty-Three Stations of the Tokaido." Even when the weather is bad and Mt. Fuji can't been seen, it is worth visiting this place, because at least you are still able to enjoy viewing the wide expanse of the Pacific Ocean, with some main transportation arteries of Japan running below you.
・If we still have time, we might be able to visit Seikenji Buddhist Temple, which is famous for its 500 rakans (small Buddhist statues) in the garden. Or we also might have a chance to eat sakura shrimp, a famous local specialty, or buy some products that use it.

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Highlights

  • Tokaido Hiroshige Art Museum
  • Miyuki-tei tea house
  • Old streets of the Terao-Kurasawa area
  • Satta Pass (view of the Pacific Ocean and Mt. Fuji on a clear day)
  • Time premitting: Seikenji Buddhist Temple, Shousetsu Dyer (an old dye shop), Omoshiro Shukuba-kan (historical exhibitions about the area) and shops dealing with local foods and handicrafts.

Important

1. Some of the facilities, shops, or attractions included in this tour are closed on Mondays. So please let me know beforehand if the date of your visit falls on a Monday.
2. This tour has a 4-guest maximum capacity. But, if you are a group of 5 or 6 and are interested in this itinerary, please contact me anyway and I will see if it's possible.
3. Please refrain from resorting to the "direct booking." I hope you'll book after we reach an agreement over the itinerary and the total price (including the taxi fare) through the exchange of text messages.

What‘s included
Guide fee, tour guide's transportation fees
What‘s not included
1. Taxi fare (We mainly use taxis for transportation. I'll contact you via text message with an approximate price.)
2. The following facilities require admission fees (but of course, you don't have to visit all of them):
Tokaido Hiroshige Art Museum: 510 yen per person (closed on Mondays)
Miyuki-tei tea house: 150 yen person (closed on Mondays)
Omoshiro Shukuba-kan: 420 yen per person
3. Food or drink you might buy along the way.
Meeting Point
JR Shizuoka Station or Shimizu Port (your choice)
Ending Point
JR Shizuoka Station or Shimizu Port (your choice)
Duration
4 hours
Starting time
09:00 AM
Number of people
up to 4 people

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need to take off my shoes at some of the facilities?

If you visit Miyuki-tei tea house, you are kindly requested to take off your shoes before you go inside.

Tell me about the wheelchair accessibility on this tour.

Tokaido Hiroshige Art Museum is very wheelchair-friendly, but Miyuki-tei tea house has some steps at the entrance. Both of the facilities don't charge handicapped persons (and their accompanying persons) if they show proof of disability.

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 in the first 14 day(s) before the meeting date ,there is a 100% charge.
  • If you cancel between 15 and 29 day(s) in advance of the meeting date ,there is a 50% charge.
  • If you cancel at least 30 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 100% refund.
Reviews ( 13 )
Sandy Sandy United States ( Friends )
Excellent
1 month ago

“ Excellent guide ”

Koji was an excellent guide. He was knowledgeable and able to answer all of our questions. He was very accommodating and tuned in to our needs. I would highly recommend him!

Koji:

Dear Sandy-san, Thank you very much for writing the good review. Your generous comment about me is more than I deserve because I know there is a lot of room for improvement in my tour-guiding. But anyway, it is good you seem to have finished your cruise ship travel safely. Please send my regards to everybody, including your husband with whom I especially enjoyed a conversation with. Thank you very much.

Linda Linda United States ( Friends )
Excellent
2 months ago

“ Best of the Best !! ”

Koji is a very kind and pleasant person to spend the day with. He has a very deep knowledge of the area and was able to answer all our questions. His driver, Totsu, is a very safe driver and also speaks English. Both of these gentleman represent their country very well. You could not visit a more friendly welcoming city than Shimizu. I could go on and on about how we meet so many kind souls in this city. Great port and wonderfull guide. We will never forget the day we spent with Koji and Totsu. Thank you so much !! Mike and Linda Arnold, Tucson, Az USA.

Koji:

Dear Linda-san, Many thanks for your wonderful review for our work (and also for your comment about people in Shimizu)! We are highly honored. Spending time with you all was also an unforgettable experience for us, too. You were all very nice. I know your adventure has only just begun. So I hope you will take care and enjoy the rest of your trip! And please contact us anytime if you like. Thank you very much.

Urs Urs Switzerland ( Couple )
Excellent
7 months ago

“ 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!

Koji:

Dear Urs, Thank you very much for writing the wonderful feedback! Your comment encourages me a lot and it gives me a stimulus to study more and become a better guide (to really live up to your evaluation). Spending a time with you two was a fun experience for me, too. And I will convey your regards to everyone we met during the tour, including the taxi driver. Please take care and enjoy the rest of your trip!

Suzanne Suzanne Australia ( Couple )
Excellent
7 months ago

“ 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

Koji:

Dear Suzanne, Many thanks for writing the good review! I am glad you seem to have finished your cruize ship journey safely. I also had an enjoyable time with you two. Please give my best regards to your wonderful husband Peter. And I hope that you two will stay well and continue to encourage people around you. Thank you very much.

deb Deb United States ( Couple )
Excellent
7 months ago

“ 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.

Koji:

Dear Deb, Thank you very much for writing the good review! It was good that I could show you some sights at the foot of Mt. Fuji. Please send my regards to everybody, and I hope you will enjoy the rest of your trip and return home safely. Thank you very much.

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