Aug 29, 2016

3 hours taxi tour from Shimizu Port for the cruise ship passengers.

Hello, Welcome to my blog !

Do you have a plan to visit Shimizu Port by a cruise ship?

We are a local travel agency and  providing chartered taxi tours 
for the cruise ship passengers at Shimizu Port.

We also started chartered taxi tour from JR Shizuoka station.

We can also arrange jumbo taxi, minibus, a car for a wheel chair
We can also arrange "Making Sushi Experience" near the Simizu Port.

Please feel free to ask us !

Today, I want to introduce you our "3 hours taxi tour from Shimizu Port".

【The itinerary】
Shimizu Port → Sumpu Castle Park → Shizuoka Sengen Shrine → Drive in the center of Shizuoka city → Shimizu Port

【The feature of this trip】
We will visit both historical places and the central of our city.

                                             Sumpu Castle Park 

A beautiful park located at the center of Shizuoka city. 

(Shimizu Port is in Shizuoka city.)

Sumpu Castle Park is located on the former site of Sumpu Castle, 
which was originally constructed in 1585. 

The castle was famous as the home of legendary shogun Tokugawa Ieyasu
who spent his twilight years here in the early 17th century. 

The castle grounds’ turrets and East gate have been restored, 
reminiscent of how they appeared 400 years ago.

This park is a popular resting place for locals.
 It is always crowded with people jogging, picnicking or just enjoying a stroll.

The park is also home to Momijiyama Garden
where you can get a taste of authentic Japanese culture. 

There are 4 Japanese gardens. 

Traditional  garden  & high-rise building ( Prefectural Government )

At the tea house  you can enjoy  Japanese green tea with "wagashi"
(Japanese confectionery)

Enjoying a cup of green tea while gazing out on the beautiful garden, 
you are sure to feel closer to the traditional culture of Japan.

Shizuoka Sengen Shrine 

The power spot of Shizuoka

Shizuoka Sengen Shrine is the biggest Shinto Shrine in Shizuoka city.
It is close to Sumpu Castle park.

This shrine contains an extensive collections of items 
associated with the Tokugawa Shogunate, the feudal family that ruled Japan 
nearly 300 years during the Edo period (1600 ~ 1868).

Shizuoka Sengen Shrine is the name for a collective group of 7 shrines.
Each of the shrine has a good areas.

At the entrance, "Welcome" !

He also "Welcome" !

From the right side of the paper
( I am sorry if my English sentence is not natural.)

■神部戸社    Kanbe Shrine : The God bring you tresure, happiness
■浅間神社    Asama Shrine : The God bring you a good partner, easy and safety delivery
■大歳御祖神社 Otoshi mioya Shrine : The God of business
■少彦名神社    Sukuna hikona Shrine : The God improve technology or ability of art.
■麓山神社    Hayama Shrine : The God bring you happiness.
■八千戈神社   Yachihoko Shrine : The God open up your fortune
■玉鉾神社     Tamaboko Shrine :  The God you pray for the success of the test

It is said that by praying at 7 shrines, all your wishes will come true.

When we Japanese visit shrines, we wash our hands and mouths
 at the stone water basin.

The buildings are richly colored by urushi coating.
The buildings have been designed as a national important property.

Easy way to distinguish shrine and temple.

At Shrines you can see such Japanese "Sake".
On the contraly, at temples you never see such "Sake".

If there are graves, it is temple.

He is walking to the Hayama Shrine by walking stone steps.

There is a pond. Feel very relaxing.

Good luck charm 
In Japan there is Japanese Zodiac.
We Japanese select our  good luck charm by this. 
There are 12 animals, with one animal allocated to every year. 
Do you know your zodiac?

The rest area. 

You can drink Japanese green tea. (free service)

Please enjoy your stay at Shizuoka Sengen Shrine.

Center  of Shizuoka city
( drive course might be change )

Shizuoka City Hall

Sengen shopping street (historical shopping street)

Local shops

Gohukucyo-street (The main shopping street)

How would you like this taxi tour?

We can make your own itinerary, so please feel free to ask us.

Thank you ! See you soon.

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