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Shimizu is a beautiful working port, where you can experience fresh Japanese seafood and green tea in a more relaxed smaller town. The tourist information center has a very good "Shimizu Walking Tour Map" which highlights the locations of various points of interest. Residents are...More
We had two stops in Shimizu on a recent cruise to Japan. On one of our days we decided to do a walking tour from the port. It was one of the highlights of our cruise. We were provided with a "Shimizu Port Walking Map"...More
We chose not to take the tour up Mount Fuji and had a pleasant walk through the town to an ancient temple. We were lucky to get a clear view of Mount Fuji - which only happens about three times a year.
We made a day stop on a recent cruise. This is the port for Mount Fuji. The port isn't very big and is a fairly close walk to some commercial shopping. There are many people looking to help you find your way. There was a...More
The people there met our cruise and greet us like kings
They perform shows for half hour signing and dancing.
Once we came out of the ship there's many volunteers who jumped to help tourist in every way possible.
And when our cruise ship departed...More
Having spent New Year's Day in Lake Kawaguchiko to view Mt. Fuji (where it was insanely crowded). I wanted to venture out to see Mt. Fuji from the sea. The view of Mt. Fuji from Shizuoka is mesmerizing.
Also, I was treated to the freshest...More
Arrived by cruise ship and immediately went on a tour of the Shizuoka Seven Shrines, Sunpu Castle Park and Miho-no-Matsubara pine grove plus more.
Then after finishing our tour, we returned to the port terminal building where we were asked by several port volunteers if...More
While I'm sure that this place looks a lot nicer if you can actually see Mount Fuji in the background, while I was staying in Shizuoka I visited this port a couple of times and I did not see Mount Fuji at all. I even...More
We didn’t end up doing a tour on this stop. The whole purpose of the stop is a good viewpoint for Mt Fuji. Unfortunately it was completely hidden in the clouds. We just walked to the nearby shops and market. They aren’t... More
We didn’t end up doing a tour on this stop. The whole purpose of the stop is a good viewpoint for Mt Fuji. Unfortunately it was completely hidden in the clouds. We just walked to the nearby shops and market. They aren’t far. No need for taxi or buses. Then we headed bsck to the ship. It’s a very cal m seemingly safe port.