Shimizu Shore Excursion

Visit a traditional house in rustic Shizuoka countryside, try green tea, visit a famous Shinto Shrine as well as a UNESCO World Heritage Site , and wrap up your day shopping in a large mall nearby Shimizu Port. Ideal for cruise ship passengers but also recommended for those paying a visit to Shizuoka and the surrounding area.

8 hours


  • Have a unique green tea experience in Shizuoka, nation wide famous for green tea production
  • Explore downtown Shizuoka City, famous Shinto Shrine as well as UNESCO World Heritage Mihono Matsubara
  • Shop for souvenirs, check out Sushi Museum and more in a vast mall near the port


Once you disembark at Shimizu Port, Shizuoka City and its surroundings are yours to explore. Shizuoka Prefecture is famous for its excellent quality green tea production. Lush green tea plantations are found across the prefecture. During your port excursion, visit a traditional Japanese house with 150 years of history. Try your hand at kneading frozen steamed tea and enjoy tasting different tea types. Transfer to downtown Shizuoka City, and visit the famous Sengenjinja Shinto Shrine. Have a and traditional Japanese lunch. Head for Mihono Matsubara, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Mihono Matsubara is a scenic beach area which offers wonderful views of Mt. Fuji. End your excursion in a large, colorful shopping mall near Shimizu Port. Do some shopping, check out Sushi Museum, and indulge in an array of flavors in numerous cafes and restaurants.  


Tour itinerary
*Departure times may vary. 

9:00 am Depart from Shimizu Port
9:40 - 10:20 am Moriuchi Tea Farm: taste different types of tea, try hand-kneading of frozen steamed tea leaves
10:40 - 11:40 am Visit Sengen Jinja Shinto Shrine - a collective name for a complex of three shrines, of special importance for the Tokugawa family as well as Tokugawa government, as a sacred place where Ieyasu Tokugawa, the founder of Tokugawa Shogunate and first shogun, had his coming-of-age ceremony here. 
12:00 - 1:00 pm Local lunch at a traditional Japanese restaurant
1:40 - 2:10 pm Visit to Mihono Matsubara, a UNESCO World Heritage site, which offers views of Mt. Fuji
2:30 - 4:00 pm S-Pulse Dream Plaza shopping mall, return to Shimizu Port

Important information

Included in price

  • English-speaking guide
  • Private transportation (private cab, Toyota Alphard, Hi-Ace van - depending on the number of passengers)
  • Tea experience
  • Admission fees

Not included

  • Local lunch
  • Any personal expenses incurred

When you make your inquiry, kindly let us know whether you need to go through the immigration process at your port of entry in Japan as that would affect the itinerary of the shore excursion.

Know before you book

  • Cancellation:
    7 days prior: free of charge
    6-2 days prior: 40% of tour price
    1 day prior: 50 % of tour price
    On the day, no-show: 100 % of tour price

Starting point

Shimizu Port
Shimizu 9-25 Hinode-cho, Shimizu-ku, Shizuoka-shi, Shizuoka 424-0922 

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Organised by Japan Travel KK

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