Visit a town - the first Tokugawa Shogun created
I'm always happy to welcome cruise passengers visiting Shimizu Port as a local guide! We'll charter a taxi and I will come up with a tour plan according to your interest and request.
Shizuoka Sengen Shrine had been patronized by many powerful lords from ancient times including the Tokugawa Shogun family.
By walking around Shizuoka downtown area, we can trace back the history.
The Sumpu Castle park was a residence for Shogun Ieyasu Tokugawa. Although the castle was demolished in the middle of the 19th century, the gates and towers were reconstructed as they used to look and opened to the public. There is also a Japanese garden with a tea house. You can enjoy a cup of tea if you like.
The largest amount of tea has been traded in "Chamachi" or tea town in Shizuoka. One of the tea wholesalers or tea shops can be an alternative destination depending on your request.
Another destination is a tea farm visit, which can be an exclusive tour for tea lovers.
Other alternatives are available.
Sample times itinerary:
9:00 Meet at Shimizu Port
---40 minutes by taxi---
9:40 - 1:20 Visit of Shizuoka Sengen Shrine
---10 minutes by taxi or strolling through and old shopping street---
10:30 - 11:15 Tatsumi Turret and East Gate in Sumpu Park
11:15 - 12:00 Japanese Garden in Sumpu Park
---30 minutes by taxi---
12:30 - 12:45 A view from Nihondaira
---15 minutes by taxi---
1:00 pm Back to Shimizu Port
☆This is an example tour in Shizuoka city. Since we charter a taxi for 4 hours, I can arrange a plan depending on your interest or request. Alternative destinations include a tea wholesaler, a tea farm, local handcraft workshop & exhibition, plastic model exhibition, Miho pine grove, and the like. Please let me know your interest or request.
Meeting Point + Tour Duration
Meeting Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Cruise Ship Port
End Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Cruise Ship Port
Duration: 4 hours
Estimated Local Cash Needed
27000 Japanese Yen - 4 hours of chartered taxi fare. JPY cash or credit card is available:
- A regular size taxi for up to 3 guests + guide: 24,000yen
- A van-type taxi for 4 to 8 guest + guide: 34,000yen
* The estimation is a tour plan for 3 guests.
Admission fee per person:
- Sumpu Park: Japanese garden 200yen, A cup of matcha (powdered tea) 510yen, East gate 150yen, Southeast tower 100yen
If you have any request to visit another place, please feel free to ask me.
- Lunch is not included in the cost.
I'm not a driver because a national licensed guide is not permitted to drive during the tour according to Japan's tourism law. However, I know some local taxis and bus companies to arrange the transportation.