Sep 29, 2016

3.5 hour Chartered Taxi Tour from Shizuoka station(1/3)

Hello, Welcome to my blog!

Do you have a plan to visit Shizuoka?
And serching a travel agency that can communicate in English?

This is Nihondaira Plateau

 We are a travel agency in Shizuoka city that can communicate in English.

Our mission is to be a best partner for the travelers from abroad!

The best way to get around Shizuoka is by taxi.

It is especially suitable for those who find it a bit difficult
to travel around by bus and train.

Today, I would like to introduce 
3.5 hour sightseeing taxi tour in Shizuoka city.

This is one of the most recommended course if you visit Shizuoka city.

Let's start from JR Shizuoka station!

the itinerary

1,Miho-no-Matsubara → 2,Nihondaira → 3,Kunozan Toshogu Shrine → 
Nihondaira → Shizuoka Station

Approx.3.5hours/JPY 21,800 per one taxi ( not per person )

This is a fully satisfactory course to visit 3 popular spots including one world heritage site!

Today I would like to write about 1,Miho-no-matsubara (Miho Pine Tree Grove).

An incredible view of Mount Fuji, with blue sea and verdant pines.
With 30,000 pine trees along a 7km coastline, this is one of Japan’s most beautiful sights.

The wedding ceremony at the world heritage.
I pray for lasting happiness.

Miho-no-Matsubara pine tree grove has become an important part
of the world heritage Mt. Fuji.

If you visit, make sure to take a stroll down Kami-no-Michi, or the "road of the gods".

The pine trees stretch over 500m, leading from Miho Shrine to the coast. 
Miho Shrine is famous for bringing couples together.

You’ll get a feeling like nothing else as you walk down this boardwalk,
 wrapped in the scent of pine and a fresh sea breeze.

From here, it is difficult for wheelchair users to enter.
Over there is sand beach.

"Monument to Elene," 
which consoles the soul of a French dancer, Elene Giuglaris, 
who was linked to the place by fate. 

She was touched by the beauty of the legend of hagoromo in learning of a Noh play 
and came to make a dance work entitled "Hagoromo." 

It was her dream to visit Miho Pine Grove some day, 
but she fell ill and died at the young age of 35 despite her desire.
Her hair is placed in this monument following her will.

After walking, how would you like Shizuoka green tea & Abekawa-mochi(rice cake)?

Thank you !

Sep 24, 2016

We are ready to provide taxi tour in Shizuoka city.

Hello, Welcome to my blog!

Do you have a plan to visit Shizuoka city?

designated as a part of the Mt.Fuji World Cultual Heritage site

We are a local travel agency that providing taxi tour service in Shizuoka city.
We will pick you up at your hotel (near Shizuoka station).

The best and easiest way to get around Shizuoka is by taxi.

It is especially suitable for those who may find it a bit difficult
 to travel around by bus and train.

We can arrange regular taxi, van taxi, wheel chair equipped van taxi,
microbus, guide(interpreter) for travelers from abroad.

Our guests and a driver at Shimizu Port (Shizuoka city)
regular taxi (capacity: 4 passengers)

Our guests and a driver
van taxi
(capacity: 9 passengers)

A family from Hong Kong 
The woman in white shirt is a driver.
The man (front row, right) is an interpreter.

We arranged strawberry picking in spring. 

In local area of Japan include Shizuoka city , 
there are not so many travel agency that can  communicate
 with foreign travelers  in English. 

We "Local Travel Partners, Inc" would like to support your travel in Shizuoka.

We would like to make your travel more enjoyable in our hometown. 

Please feel free to ask us anything via e-mail.

We always respect a quick reply in English from us. 

These are comments from our guests.

Thank you Hirokane for arranging the tour. Everything was really nice, we couldn't ask for anything more. I certainly will recommend our friends for your tour whenever they visit Japan.

Hi Hirokane,
 All went well with our tour in the Jumbo Taxi. The driver was very helpful and we have a great time. 
I will definitely recommend my friends and associate to use your service if they come to Shimizu.
Thanks and kind regards,

We are looking forward to seeing you!

Thank you!

Hirokane Ishikaki

Sep 22, 2016

Taxi Tour with a Shizuoka University Student from Shimizu Port!

Hello, Welcome to my blog!

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

We are Local Travel Partners, Inc providing chartered taxi tours 
for the cruise ship passengers at Shimizu Port.

Today, I would like to introduce you to taxi tours held with the help
of free English interpretation by Shizuoka University Students
 from Shimizu Port held on September 20th, 2016.

This service was provided to the passengers of the Celebrity Milenium 
cruise ship that called at Shimizu Port on September 20th.

Welcome ! (7:00 am)

They (yellow jackets) are English-speaking Shizuoka University students.
They attended the incentive course on tourism.

Unfortunately it was raining, so we had to stay inside the port marina building.

Let me explain about this unique service.

(we) Local Travel Partners, Inc × Shizuoka University  

An English-speaking University student will accompany you!
(no extra charge incurred!)

Our guests from Hong Kong we would like to take the opportunity to thank!

These students are introducing themselves to the guest in English.

We are ready to customize your tour based on your requests.

We propose an itinerary and if agreed upon we take payment
 before leading them to their taxi. 

There are very few English-speaking taxi drivers.

Therefore  our staff make sure that the taxi drivers
perfectly understand the itinerary beforehand.

Of course our customers will be able to enjoy their trip,
but the language barrier makes communications
with their taxi driver a bit difficult.

Thanks to their accompanying, the travel become more enjoyable! 

Our guests from Australia! 

These two students accoompanied them.

Such students are not  licensed guide interpreters 
but they will do their best to make the trip more enjoyable!

Have a nice trip!

 Comments from our customers (questionnaire form)
Thank you for your cooperation!

They were amazing!
Really nice!
Travel with a university student is a good idea.

Thank you for your warm comments!

Shizuoka University Students (yellow jackets)
Ms.Hamai, licensed guide interpreter  (black jacket)
Dr. Yamamoto from Shizuoka University (front row, right )
Mr.Ishikaki, our staff (back row, right)

Thank you for your cooperation! 

Of course, we would like very much to continue such a
collaboration project again in the near future!

We are a travel agency that can arrange your travel 
in English in Shizuoka city including Shimizu Port.

【regular taxi, van taxi, wheel chair equipped van taxi
microbus with a guide or interpreter】

Please feel free to ask us anything via e-mail.

We always respect a quick reply in English from us. 

Thank you!

Sep 2, 2016

Enjoy a Taxi Tour with a University Student (volunteer) from Shimizu Port (20 September,2016)

Hello, Welcome to my blog !

Do you have a plan to visit Shimizu Port by cruise ship on 20 September, 2016  ?

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

Today, I would like to introduce our special service 
that will be provided on 20 September, 2016.

Chartered Taxi Tour with a Local University student !
(This is a volunteer service! 
This English-speaking service does not incur 
any extra charge!)

For a regular taxi, capacity is 4 persons and a driver,
( 1~3 guests + the volunteer student. )

Price: fixed chartered taxi fare only!!!

Pictured above are a couple of guests visiting fron the U.S.(last March)
They really enjoyed our regular taxi tour with a local volunteer student.

The above photo was taken last March at Shimizu Port.

The Japanese students in the above photo are not guides/interpreters.

They are Shizuoka University students who can speak English.

They are very friendly and they will do their best 
to make sure you have an enjoyable trip !

In countryside areas of Japan (including Shimizu) 
there are not many taxi drivers who can understand English. 

However, the volunteer students in Shimizu are studying English and Tourism 
at university and they are really keen to help travelers from abroad, 
using their English language skills.

Some guests from China with the university students are in the above photo.
.(At Miho-no-Matsubara)

These Chinese guests had a wonderful time enjoying our taxi tour
with local university students.

We plan to organize this tour again in September
with the cooperation of Shizuoka University.

15 volunteer students are ready to accompany you on a tour!

Please check our website to select your preferred destination
 if you would like to go on a chartered taxi tour with a university student..

The number of students available for the tours are limited 
so please contact us as soon as possible to arrange a booking
on our website or via e-mail.

We are looking forward to seeing you! Thank you!