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Shizuoka your way

3 Days/ 2 Nights Customizable Trip : Fujinomiya, Jogasaki Coast, Atami

From ~ JPY75,000/pers. (USD690) based on double occupancy in 3*** hotel

As summer season shifts into high gear there’s no better time to hit the road and explore Shizuoka.

Shizuoka Prefecture is a popular urbanite retreat situated midway between Tokyo and Nagoya, in which you can follow in the footsteps of travelers along Ancient Tokaido Road.

It captures the wonders of Japan from the mountains to the sea! The finest seafood, exquisite teas and the majestic Mount Fuji.

A 100% customizable tour idea by Yoko.

This is a sample itinerary. Feel free to contact us anytime to order your very own customized program.

Trip Highlights

  • A tailor-made itinerary crafted personally for you
  • Explore hidden gems and unique destinations in rural Japan
  • Large choice of exclusive experiences
  • A Japan Tour Designer to answer your questions
  • Thoughtful customer service
  • And more !

Sample Itinerary Overview

Day 1: Tokyo/Fujinomiya

Take the shinkansen (about 1h30) to Fujieda-shi station, where the driver will be waiting, holding a sign with your name on it.

You will start the day with a visit of the mysterious Aokigahara Forest, sometimes referred to as the most popular site for suicide in Japan.

Known as Jukai (Sea of ​​Trees), Suicide Forest phenomenon really started in the 1960’s with the story of an unfulfilled love, in the book Tower of Waves by Seicho Matsumoto. Many legends surround this forest, and some believe it to be haunted because of its tragic history as a suicide spot

If you are not claustrophobic, the visit can continue with the visit of the Narusawa ice cave, a 20m-deep ice cave formed by lava from Mount Fuji long used as a natural refrigerator

You will then learn to fly…paragliding! And get some of the best views of Mount Fuji from the grasslands of Asagiri-kogen.

The tour will continue with the Shiraito Falls “the waterfall of white thread”, ranked among “Japan’s Top 100 Waterfalls”, 200m-wide and 20m-high arc-shaped cliff with its hundreds of large and small waterfalls falling like many silk strings.

You will pay a visit to the Fuji-san Hongu Sengen Taisha, the head of all Fuji-worshipping shrines, which was the preferred starting point to climb Mount Fuji. From a good angle it’s actually possible to frame Fujisan within its torii (sacred gate), the largest wooden torii in Japan.

Your driver will drop you off at your hotel, ideally located at the foot of the Nihondaira Plateau which enjoys stunning views of Mount Fuji, the Pacific, and the surrounding vast green tea plantations.

Overnight at your 3*** hotel.
Nippondaira Hotel or equivalent.

Day 2: Shizuoka

In the morning, your driver will pick you up at your hotel, to take you to one of the tea farms in the area.

If tea and rice are a part of everyday Japanese life, the future could be different. More and more tea farmers are giving up the craft of tea pruducing, because of falling market demand and decreasing prices of tea.

We are proud to collaborate with the association “Tea Change Project (Cha-ji-hen)”, which aim tohelp more people enjoy tea in their everyday lives and in different places, and pass on the tea making culture and way of life to the generations that come after us.

You will look at Japanese tea production and discuss processing methods for some of the most common Japanese teas.

You will then savour tea in open air tea terraces overlooking tea fields and Mount Fuji in different parts of Shizuoka.

Before going back to your hotel, your driver will take you for a final photo of Mount Fuji at Miho no Matsubara Beach. Registered as a part of Mount Fuji’s world heritage site in 2013, the green pine forest and the blue ocean, along with Fujisan, have been expressed through various drawings such as Hiroshige Utagawa’s ukiyoe, as well as waka poems..

You will end the day at Kunozan Toshogu Shrine, the first shrine dedicated to Tokugawa Ieyasu, the unifier of Japan and the first great lord of the Edo era (1603 – 1868).

Overnight at your 3*** hotel.
Nippondaira Hotel or equivalent.

Day 3: Shizuoka/Tokyo

In the morning, the hotel shuttle will take you to Shizuoka Station.

Art lovers can visit the Serizawa Keisuke Art Museum or the Chibi Maruko Chan Land, a museum where you can enjoy the world of the anime of the same name.

Shizuoka is located 1h15 from Tokyo.

What’s included

Includes

  • All transportation
  • All nights in 3*** equivalent hotels
  • Breakfast
  • Your personalized travel handbook with suggested itinerary and estimate, sent to you at least 20 days before your departure.
  • Activity booking

Excludes

  • Insurance
  • Personal expenses
  • Anything not listed in the “included” section above

Terms of payment

  • 25% deposit paid upon booking
  • Balance paid 35 days before departure

Trip Highlights

  • A tailor-made itinerary crafted personally for you
  • Explore hidden gems and unique destinations in rural Japan
  • Large choice of exclusive experiences
  • A Japan Tour Designer to answer your questions
  • Thoughtful customer service
  • And more !

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