Shuzenji & Suruga Bay with Fuji

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Activity Level



Shore Excursion, Nature and Wildlife, Museums / Culture, Local Experience


Kid Friendly: No.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 8



English (fluent), Japanese (fluent), Mandarin (conversational)

Shore Excursion from Shimizu Port

Shuzenji is a millennium old hot spring resort in the middle of the beautiful Izu Peninsula. In Spring Shuzenji is adorned with blooming cherry trees and in autumn with red and golden leaves. Shuzenji was a favourite haunt for Yoritomo Yoriiye, son of Japan's first Shogun in the 12th century. Maybe a bit too much playing for Yoriiye though, as his father had him assassinated here. Wear a kimono or yukata as we stroll around this pretty, historical town. Experience a Japanese hot spring, the ultimate relaxation. Ride the ferry across Suruga Bay, Japan's deepest harbour teaming with marine life, and enjoy the vista of Mt Fuji (weather permitting) that inspired 19C artist Hokusai's famous "Red Fuji".


After meeting you dockside Shimizu Port we taxi to Shizuoka Station, from where we will ride the bullet train (Shinkansen) to Mishima, a location in James Clavell's epic novel "Shogun". Weather permitting we have great views of Fuji as we speed along its base.
From Mishima we catch the local train and bus to Shuzenji Hot Springs. Change into a rental kimono or yukata to stroll this pretty little town the way Japanese people do. Experience a dip in a relaxing hot spring Japanese style, lunch.
Then we catch the rustic local bus through Izu's scenic mountains to Toi Port and ride the ferry across Suruga Bay (Japan's deepest bay) with great views of Fuji (weather permitting) back to Shimizu Port in time to reboard your cruise ship there.

Meeting Point + Tour Duration

Meeting Point Options: Cruise Ship Port (Shimizu Port), Suggested by Guide: Dockside at Shimizu Port, Shizuoka

End Point Options: Cruise Ship Port (Shimizu Port), Suggested by Guide: Dockside at Shimizu Port, Shizuoka

Duration: 7 hours


Taxis, bullet train (shinkansen) from Shizuoka to Mishima, local train and bus from Mishima to Shuzenji Hot Springs, local bus and ferry from Shuzenji back to Shimizu Port via Toi Port.

What’s Included

  • Guiding Services

Other: My own travel costs to/from Shimizu Port and my travel costs around our circuit.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

25000 JPY - Per person.

What’s Extra

  • Personal Expenses
  • Souvenirs
  • Public Transportation Tickets
  • Food, Drinks, Snacks

Other: Kimono or yukata hire


Japanese Law prohibits guides from driving, so many of my tours use our excellent public transport system, often including Japan's iconic bullet train zooming along the base of Mt Fuji (visible weather permitting). My tours are low carbon.

Private tour guide Anthony Stephen

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