On a clear day, you can see magnificent Mount Fuji from the lively Port of Shimizu. Visit The S-Pulse Dream Plaza to tour the Shimizu Sushi Museum with informative displays and models that show the history and variations of Japan’s most famous fare. Stroll through the Kashi-no-Ichi Market, where some of the port's fresh seafood is sold and be sure to enjoy a delicious cup of tea.

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  • Scenic Drive With View of Mt. Fuji

    This mostly panoramic tour affords you magnificent views of Mount Fuji from both a hilltop outlook and a beautiful coastal pine grove so stunningly scenic that artists have captured its beauty for centuries.

    After departing from the pier, you will soon arrive at the Nihondaira Park Outlook, which offers a glorious view of Suruga Bay and majestic Mount Fuji. Perched high above the outlook is Kunozan Toshogu Shrine, dedicated to the feudal lord Tokugawa Ieyasu, who unified Japan in the early 1600s

    Next, you will drive to the seaside pine grove - Miho no Matsubara. The grove consists of more than 50,000 pine trees, including a 650-year-old tree thought to have mythical powers. The view from the shore with Mount Fuji lording over the scenery has been rated one of the top three views in Japan. After enjoying this glorious setting, you will return to the pier.

    Please note: This tour is panoramic in nature and walking is at the guests’ discretion during the photo stops. There are sandy surfaces at Miho no Matsubara. The tour is available to wheelchair guests who have a collapsible wheelchair, are able to make their own way on and off the coach, and have an able-bodied companion to assist them. Those with mobility concerns are cautioned to carefully evaluate their personal level of stamina and ability. Weather appropriate clothing; sunglasses; and flat, comfortable walking shoes are recommended. Those wishing to make any purchases should bring along local currency. The tour sequence may vary.

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  • Mt Fuji Views, Tea Ceremony & Art Museum

    Delve into Japanese culture by visiting an art museum, enjoying a ritualistic tea ceremony and admiring one of the most spectacular views (weather dependent) of sacred Mount Fuji.

    After departing from the pier, you will soon arrive at the Tokaido Hiroshige Art Museum in the fishing village of Yui. More than a thousand woodblock prints from Utagawa Hiroshige, a 19th-century master of the ukiyo-e genre, are beautifully displayed here.

    As you will discover while browsing the works of art, the ukiyo-e genre typically depicts subjects of everyday life that include landscapes, birds and flowers. Hiroshige’s genius for landscape composition and color in works such as “The Fifty-Three Stations of the Tokaido” influenced European painters such as Claude Monet and Vincent Van Gogh.

    Following this study of Hiroshige’s inspirational art, you will drive to a tearoom in a nearby park to enjoy a tea ceremony. You will be served traditional green tea, but the ceremony involves more than merely the beverage. It is a ritualistic art form in which the tea must be prepared and presented in a certain manner known as the Way of Tea.

    You will then drive to the seaside pine grove Miho no Matsubara. The grove consists of more than 50,000 pine trees, including a 650-year-old tree thought to have mythical powers. The view from the shore with Mount Fuji lording over the scenery has been rated one of the top three views in Japan. After enjoying this glorious setting, you will return to the pier.

    Please note: this tour includes over 2 hours of moderate walking/standing. There will be sand, concrete and gravel paths, as well as a significant number of steps to negotiate. The tour is not available to wheelchair guests and may not be suitable for those with mobility concerns who are cautioned to carefully evaluate their personal level of stamina and ability. Weather appropriate clothing; sun cap; sunglasses; and flat, comfortable walking shoes are recommended. The tea ceremony is limited to 15 guests at a time and all guests must remove their shoes when entering the tea room. Those wishing to make any purchases should bring along local currency. Views of Mt. Fuji are weather dependent. The tour sequence may vary.

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  • Mount Fuji Highlights

    Visit a serene shrine and one of Japan’s most stunningly natural seaside settings, both lying in the shadow of majestic Mount Fuji, Japan’s highest mountain.

    After departing from the pier, you will settle in for a drive into the beautiful countryside that lies in the foothills of Mount Fuji. Japan’s national symbol and one of its most extraordinary settings, Mount Fuji has been deemed a UNESCO World Heritage Site as a “sacred place and source of artistic inspiration.”

    Prior to ascending Mount Fuji, climbers often pray at Fujisan Hongu Sengen Taisha Shrine, which will be your first stop. Since being constructed in the early 17th century, the shrine has been considered a guardian deity that prevents natural disasters and ensures easy childbirth.

    More than 500 cherry trees grace the surrounding grounds and provide a wonderfully scenic entrance to the shrine. Inside, there is a pond fed by melting snow and ice from Mount Fuji. The pond has been designated a Special Natural Monument and attracts pilgrims that come to purify themselves in the clear water.

    Mount Fuji reigns as the dominant feature throughout this area, as you will discover at the seaside pine grove Miho no Matsubara. With snow-capped Mount Fuji looming in the background, more than 50,000 pine trees in the foreground, it offers one of the most stunning views in Japan and has inspired artists for centuries. After enjoying gorgeous Miho no Matsurbara, you will transfer back to the pier.

    Please note: this tour includes approximately 90 minutes of moderate walking. There will be sand, concrete and gravel paths, as well as steps to negotiate. The tour is not available to wheelchair guests and may not be suitable for those with mobility concerns who are cautioned to carefully evaluate their personal level of stamina and ability. Weather appropriate clothing; sun cap; sunglasses; and flat, comfortable walking shoes are recommended. Those wishing to make any purchases should bring along local currency. The tour sequence may vary.

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  • Castle Garden & Shizouka Sengen Shrine

    Explore a park built around a nearly 400-year-old castle, an unusual shrine complex and a coastal pine grove that offers a stunning view of Mount Fuji.

    After departing from the pier, you will drive inland to Sunpu Castle Park, an expansive oasis developed around the ruins of a castle where the legendary Shogun warrior Ieyasu once lived. While the moats and walls are original, some of what you will see is a reproduction, including the main gate and the structure from which heavy stones were dropped on invaders. Inside, you will find a bronze statue of Ieyasu with a falcon on his arm.

    Next, you will visit nearby Shizuoka Sengen, a shrine complex that consists of three main shrines and other smaller ones. The architecture is Momoyama, which extensively uses lacquer, wooden carvings and gold leaf. Still, the highlight is the collection of traditional artifacts on display, such as swords, armor suits and musical instruments. The worship hall offers a spectacular view of snowcapped Mount Fuji looming in the distance.

    Mount Fuji also plays a dominant role at your next destination, as it serves as the backdrop for the seaside pine grove Miho no Matsubara. The grove consists of more than 50,000 pine trees, including a 650-year-old tree thought to have mythical powers. The view from the shore with Mount Fuji lording over the scenery has been rated one of the top three views in Japan. After enjoying this glorious setting, you will return to the pier.

    Please note: this tour includes nearly 2 hours of moderate walking. There will be sand, concrete and gravel paths, as well as a significant number of steps to negotiate. The tour is not available to wheelchair guests and may not be suitable for those with mobility concerns who are cautioned to carefully evaluate their personal level of stamina and ability. Weather appropriate clothing; sun cap; sunglasses; and flat, comfortable walking shoes are recommended. Those wishing to make any purchases should bring along local currency. The tour sequence may vary.

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  • Fish Market and Kunozan Toshogu Shrine

    Enjoy a stunning view of Mount Fuji from a beautiful shrine complex built to honor one of Japan’s feudal lords and then savor a seafood lunch at a bustling fresh fish market.

    After departing from the pier, you will soon arrive at the Nihondaira Park Outlook, which offers a glorious view of Suruga Bay and majestic Mount Fuji. Kunozan Toshogu Shrine perches above the outlook, which you will reach via cable car.

    Dedicated to the feudal lord Tokugawa Ieyasu, who unified Japan in the early 1600s, the shrine is a complex of ornate bright-red buildings constructed in the Shinto style. While browsing, be sure to notice the guardian statue near the Romon Gate and the drum tower.

    The three main halls within the complex are elaborately decorated, but vary architecturally. The carved ceiling in Honden Hall is particularly interesting. For a bit of entertainment, you might select a random paper fortune from a box and then tie it to a string in hopes that the fortune will come true. This common practice at Japanese shrines is known as “omikuji.”

    Then it’s back to Shimizu, where you will stroll through Kashi-no-Ichi, a large fish market on the waterfront. While the signage will be in Japanese, the guide will translate the names of the seafood that you may not recognize. Afterwards, you will enjoy lunch at a restaurant within the market before returning to the pier.

    Please note: this tour includes approximately 2 hours of moderate walking/standing and a large number of steps to negotiate. The tour is not available to wheelchair guests and not considered suitable for those with mobility concerns. Weather appropriate clothing; sun cap; sunglasses; and flat, comfortable walking shoes are recommended. Those wishing to make any purchases should bring along local currency. The tour sequence may vary.

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  • Kunozan Toshogu Shrine & Miho No Matsubara

    Gaze upon sacred Mount Fuji from several perspectives that include a hilltop shrine and a coastal pine grove so stunningly scenic that artists have captured its beauty for centuries.

    After departing from the pier, you will soon arrive at the Nihondaira Park Outlook, which offers a glorious view of Suruga Bay and majestic Mount Fuji. Kunozan Toshogu Shrine perches above the outlook, which you will reach via cable car.

    Dedicated to the feudal lord Tokugawa Ieyasu, who unified Japan in the early 1600s, the shrine is a complex of ornate bright-red buildings constructed in the Shinto style. Ieyasu’s son Hidetada, the second shogun of the Tokugawa government, built the temple to honor his father.

    The three main halls within the complex are elaborately decorated, but vary architecturally. The carved ceiling in Honden Hall is particularly interesting. For a bit of entertainment, you might select a random paper fortune from a box and then tie it to a string in hopes that the fortune will come true. This common practice at Japanese shrines is known as “omikuji.”

    Then, you will drive to the seaside pine grove Miho no Matsubara. The grove consists of more than 50,000 pine trees, including a 650-year-old tree thought to have mythical powers. The view from the shore with Mount Fuji lording over the scenery has been rated one of the top three views in Japan. After enjoying this glorious setting, you will return to the pier.

    Please note: this tour includes approximately 2 1/2 hours of moderate walking/standing and a large number of steps to negotiate. The tour is not available to wheelchair guests and not considered suitable for those with mobility concerns. Weather appropriate clothing; sun cap; sunglasses; and flat, comfortable walking shoes are recommended. Those wishing to make any purchases should bring along local currency. The tour sequence may vary.

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  • Nihondaira and Kunozan Toshugo Shrine

    Gain a deeper understanding of Japan’s history by visiting a 17th-century shrine built to honor the first shogun of the Tokugawa dynasty.

    After departing from the pier, you will soon arrive at the Nihondaira Park Outlook, which offers a glorious view of Suruga Bay and majestic Mount Fuji. Kunozan Toshogu Shrine perches above the outlook, which is traditionally reached by walking up approximately one thousand steps. However, you will reach the shrine via cable car.

    Dedicated to the feudal lord Tokugawa Ieyasu, who unified Japan in the early 1600s, the shrine is a complex of ornate bright-red buildings constructed in the Shinto style. Ieyasu’s son Hidetada, the second shogun of the Tokugawa government, built the temple to honor his father.

    While browsing the shrine, be sure to notice the guardian statue near the Romon Gate, the drum tower and the stables. The three main halls within the complex are elaborately decorated, but vary architecturally. The carved ceiling in Honden Hall is particularly interesting. The shrine’s historical museum is another highlight, as it contains Japanese swords, armor and objects of art dear to Ieyasu.

    For a bit of entertainment, you might select a random paper fortune from a box outside on the grounds and then tie it to a string in hopes that the fortune will come true. This common practice at Japanese shrines is known as “omikuji.” After about two hours at the shrine, you will return to the pier.

    Please note: this tour includes approximately 2 hours of moderate walking/standing and a large number of steps to negotiate. The tour is not available to wheelchair guests and not considered suitable for those with mobility concerns. Weather appropriate clothing; sun cap; sunglasses; and flat, comfortable walking shoes are recommended. Those wishing to make any purchases should bring along local currency. The tour sequence may vary.

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