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Walking Tour in Shizuoka(Historic sites & Tea Town)

by Hiroyo
(10) Reviews
4h $ 187 up to 9 people

Highlights

  • The Sumpu Castle park
  • Shizuoka Sengen shrine
  • The shrine street
  • Tea town(Chamachi)
  • Other places in Shizuoka are available to be added to your itinerary
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186.90 USD

total price for up to 9 people
FREE cancellation 14 days prior

Extras (optional)

Extra person (10 people or more).
$ 17.80

What to Expect

Shizuoka is a city historically related to the Tokugawa shogun family. It was greatly developed when the first shogun of Edo feudal government, Ieyasu Tokugawa, came back to spend his last years. By walking around Shizuoka downtown area, we can trace his achievements.
We will visit the East gate, a part of Sumpu castle which was reconstructed in the mid 90s, a traditional Japanese garden with a tea house and Shizuoka Sengen Shrine which had been patronized by the Tokugawa family. Walking through a street to the Shrine will be great fun to find a “taste of the street”!
And there is a tea town(Chamachi) nearby which was created by Shogun Ieyasu Tokugawa. There are many businesses engaged in the tea industry and this is the place where the largest amount of tea is traded in Japan.
Let’s trace back the history and enjoy Japan’s traditional and folklore cultures!

☆ If you are interested in other places in Shizuoka, I can add it to your itinerary.
Please don’t hesitate to ask.

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Highlights

  • The Sumpu Castle park
  • Shizuoka Sengen shrine
  • The shrine street
  • Tea town(Chamachi)
  • Other places in Shizuoka are available to be added to your itinerary

Important

Except for Dec. 28 to Jan. 4

City Shizuoka

Meeting Point Shizuoka station

Ending Point Shizuoka station

Duration 4 hours

Starting time 09:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible

Number of people up to 9 people   Flexible

What‘s included
  • guide fee


What‘s not included
  • shopping (food and goods etc.)
  • entrance fee of Sumpu Castle (¥300/person)

Frequently Asked Questions

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.

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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 Hiroyo


National Certified Guide

(10) Reviews

Contact Hiroyo
Response Time 16 hs

Languages spoken
  • English ( License )

Hello, I’m Hiroyo. I was born and brought up in Shizuoka. After living in Tokyo and in England, eventually I came back to Shizuoka. It is really a good place to live.
I have been interested in Japanese traditional culture. I used to be in a Kendo(Japanese fencing) club and a Japanese flower arrangement club when I was a student. I got a degree of Sho-dan(first-dan) in Kendo, and a diploma in follower arrangement. I also got a certificate as a Japanese tea instructor. It would be my great pleasure to help you find out more about Japanese culture.
Shizuoka is a lovely place to visit. It has many historical sites, traditional culture, abundant nature and a wide variety of local specialties including green tea, wasabi, many kinds of fruits and sea food fresh from the sea! You will be sure to enjoy them. Hope to see you here in Shizuoka!
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Reviews ( 10 )

Excellent
1 month ago |   by Soewito

“ Knowledgable ”

She is very knowledgeable in the history and technical knowledge of all the places we visited. She was also a good company

Excellent
1 month ago |   by Amy

“ Tea Tour in Shizuoka ”

I had the pleasure of taking a custom tea tour with Hiroyo. I have a tea business and the purpose of my trip was to visit a tea farm and learn the manufacturing process. Hiroyo was very knowledgeable and was able to explain the different steps of Japanese tea manufacturing. It was exactly what I wanted to experience and I am glad I was able to find Hiroyo to guide me through Shizuoka. Thank you!

Excellent
6 months ago |   by Michelle

“ Visiting Shizouka and Fuji ”

Hiroyo was an excellent guide and a pleasure to spend time with. She was very organised and focused on what I wanted to achieve during our time together. Prior to firming up on the final itinerary there were a lot of changes due to fluid travel plans and she was very flexible and accommodating with those plans and made great suggestions. I would highly recommend Hiroyo's services.

Excellent
7 months ago |   by Attilio

“ Mt Fiji tea farm, shrine and sake brewery tour ”

We had a wonderful tour with Hiroyo! The visit to the tea farm and sake brewery were very informative and fun. Hiroyo made our visit very pleasurable even singing a couple of traditional Japanes songs :) I would definitely recommend this tour to those interested in knowing more about Japanese culture that you won't hear or see in the more touristy areas of Japan. Thanks Hiroyo for making our visit so pleasant.

Very Good
8 months ago |   by Gianluca

“ Mt. Fuji tour ”

Hiroyo was very accommodating, knowledge and helpful. All my family had a very good time with her I hieghly recommend her.

Excellent
1 year ago |   by Trine

“ Super tour with charming and engaged guide. ”

Hiroyo is a wonderful and engaged guide who we can highly recommend. Everything is well organized, she has an adorable personality and she can help you to get more familiar with the japanese culture and basic etikette.

Excellent
1 year ago |   by Patrick

“ Despite the bad weather... ”

We had a fantastic visit toShimizu, thanks entirely to our wonderful guide. Thanks again

Good
1 year ago |   by Sri

“ She was good ”

Spoke good English and very friendly

Excellent
1 year ago |   by Jean

We spent a wonderful day with Hiroyo tea sight seeing in Shizuoka. Even though the tour was in December we still had much fun visiting the World Tea Museum and a local tea factory. Hiroyo has excellent knowledge about tea and Shizuoka, and she is a great communicator so it really made for a wonderful tour!

Very Good
2 years ago |   by Hedy

Hiroyo-san was very helpful and patient, responding in a timely manner to all my questions as I was trying to decide which tour to take. During the tour, she also explained the history of the places we visited using helpful aids (such as illustrations). She was also very entertaining. Last but not least, she was very flexible in accommodating my mom's request for additional stop at the end of our tour.

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