What to do and see in Shizuoka Prefecture, Chubu: The Best Walking Tours

May 18, 2022 Sheron Bogner

Shizuoka Prefecture (静岡県, Shizuoka-ken) is a prefecture of Japan located in the Chūbu region of Honshu. The capital is the city of Shizuoka, while Hamamatsu is the largest city by population.
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1. Hakone Private One Day Tour From Tokyo: Mt Fuji, Lake Ashi, Hakone National Park

Odakyu Shinjuku West Exit Station Front Shop, Japan, 〒160-0023 Tokyo, Shinjuku City, Nishishinjuku, 1-chōme−5−1 ハルク(新宿駅西口 Japan Awaits
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Explore Hakone and see Mt. Fuji with an English guide on this private one-day tour with round-trip from Tokyo to Hakone and return. Take a cruise on Lake Ashi, ride on the Mt. Komagatake Ropeway that overlooks the Hakone National Park and walk on the Old Tokaido Road.

Inclusions: All guide fees and transportation within Hakone (all optional activities' costs for the tour guide will be covered by the guest), All Hakone bus fares, mountain train and cable cars, In good weather: Owakudani Ropeway with the view of the volcanic activity at the Boiling Valley and Mt Fuji; Cruising Lake Ashi with a Pirate ship with the view of Mt Fuji

Exclusions: Meals, snacks and drinks, Optional Activities: Ride on the Mt. Komagatake Ropeway that overlooks the Hakone National Park (Optional: 1,300 JPY) Gora Park’s Tea Ceremony in Japanese garden (Optional: 500 JPY) Hakone Open Air Museum with Picasso Gallery (Optional: 1,600 JPY) Crusing Lake Ashi with a two body modern ship and a rope way to the top of Mt. Koma (Optional, Ropeway + Ship fee: 2,220 JPY) Narukawa Art Museum with good view of Mt. Fuji and Japanese paintings (Optional: 1,200 JPY) Public Hot bath at Hakone Yumoto (Optional, Entrance fee: 1,800 JPY, for private indoor bath: +1,000 JPY) Other optional activities in Hakone, All optional activities costs for tour guide should be covered by the guest on the day of the tour

Reviewed By 926maggieh

While we were sad to have to cancel our July trip to Japan due to the pandemic, we found the process of working with Japan Awaits to be easy and efficient. I can't speak to the full experience since we weren't able to go, but filling out the form and our communication with the company was no problem. And their prompt and courteous response to our request for a refund speaks to their professionalism. We will definitely come back to ask for their help in procuring tickets to the Studio Ghibli Museum when we do finally make it to Japan! Fingers crossed for next summer.

2. Mt.Fuji 1 Day Bus & Walking Tour

Backpackers Hostel K's House Mt.Fuji, 6713-108 Funatsu, Fujikawaguchiko, Minamitsuru District, Yamanashi 401-0301, Japan K's House Mt. Fuji
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We are operating this tour since 2011. Our experienced tour conductors are knowledgeable about that area and happy to show you around. We belong to K's House, Japanese hostel chain voted as the best hostel chain of the world in 2011 & 2012. K's House branches welcome many travelers (from individual to group) from all over the world everyday. Therefore, we know how anybody would like to enjoy travelling. Our tour shows you the picturesque places as well as the historical side of Mt.Fuji, the geography, the inhabitant etc. in a day. We hope you rediscover the beauty of that area. We are delighted to help you and make their trip a wonderful experience!!

Inclusions: Air-conditioned vehicle, Entrance fees & Toll fees

Exclusions: Lunch break is provided (Prepare your own lunch or money for it).

Reviewed By mixeur29

As we where travelling in Fuji area in these Covid times, we stayed at K's house for a couple of night to recharge and restore ourselves after long travels. The place was the best deal, and great facilities, all we could need, and very clean and tidy and diverse, from Kotatsu, to guitar, and from amazing photography books to hammock and the big fully equiped kitchen and the perfect location, What could we have asked more ? Well, the staff was so nice that they noticed it was soon my birthday and when I entered the room they had left a present for me! A golden sake in a beautiful Fuji tissu. I was truly touched by this intention.. Thank you very much for making our stay in Fuji very comfortable and special ???? Soon to come again ????

3. Bullet Train and Mt. Fuji Famous Food Tour

Mt. Fuji World Heritage Centre, Shizuoka, 5-12 Miyachō, Fujinomiya, Shizuoka 418-0067, Japan Arigato Japan Food Tours
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Day Trip from Tokyo, Osaka or Kyoto Via Bullet Train and then Travel through the streets of this stunning town at the base of Mt. Fuji. Our Mt. Fuji Food tour takes place in the lovely town of Fujinomiya, just at the base of the most famous mountain in Japan. With deep clear mountain spring water- Fujinomiya is a great place for delicious food, sake, soba noodles and green tea. Get off the beaten track of the Tokyo-Kyoto corridor and discover true local furusato (home town) spirit. Fujinomiya is an easy day trip from Tokyo (or an overnight visit that will give you more time to explore!) Upon arriving in Fujinomiya, Shizuoka — The brand new Mt Fuji World Heritage Cultural Center is our starting point to explore this special place. Hop on the super-fast Shinkansen (bullet train) enjoy a classic train bento and snacks, and discover this hidden gem! This tour features 5 specialty food stops and a traditional local lunch!

Inclusions: Travel arrangements and guided bullet train trip from Tokyo, Kyoto, Or Osaka, Try local dishes at 6 food stops, Local Shops and Sightseeing, Return travel to your starting city.

Exclusions: Gratuities, Hotel pickup and drop-off, Transportation costs , Additional drinks or food (not included but possible to purchase at guest expense)

Reviewed By 411jacquiel

Guide was very knowledgeable and provided lots of insight into the cherry blossoms and their history and tradition

4. Virtual Tour to Discover Mount Fuji

Tokyo, Japan Arigato Japan Food Tours
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Our Mt. Fuji Virtual Tour is a great way to get to know the most iconic and majestic symbol of Japan. Mt Fuji is very special to Japanese people, it represents faith and admiration. On our online experience, we will share Mt. Fuji and the areas around it from a local’s perspective. You will get to hear about the history, culture as well as stories from the locals who live in Shizuoka prefecture. We will discover some of the things to see and do and of course the best food that you must try when you visit someday!

Inclusions: Great “after-tour” resource guide with links and information , Information about Japanese food and Japanese culture in general, Time to find out more about your Japan wish-list, Local English speaking expert

Exclusions: Internet fees, Guide tip/ gratuity

Reviewed By 411jacquiel

Guide was very knowledgeable and provided lots of insight into the cherry blossoms and their history and tradition

5. Private Tour - Do You Want to Try Skywalk? A New Way of Enjoying Hakone!

Hakone-Yumoto Station, Yumoto, Hakone, Ashigarashimo District, Kanagawa 250-0311, Japan otomo travel
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Staying in Hakone? Let's go to Mishima and explore the superb view! Hakone is easily accessible from Tokyo and is a popular tourist destination. It is known or famous as a hot spring town and has many attractions. For example, a beautiful Lake Ashi and the magnificent view of Mt. Fuji. Those are of course must-see tourist destinations, but on this tour, you will reach Mishima on the west side of Mt. Hakone. Despite the fact that there was still a lot of nature left undeveloped until today, in recent years it has been developed so that many people can enjoy the impressive scenery! This area is worth to visit because it takes only 20 minutes by bus from Hakone. It is a recommended tour on the second day of Hakone sightseeing, which extends to the unknown area.

Inclusions: Tour Guide, Private Tour, Necessary expenses for the tour guide

Exclusions: Travel expenses and entrance fees for your own, Money for food/drinks, souvenirs and extra activities for your own, Hotel pick-up and drop-off, The use of private van

Reviewed By muhammadkamranalinak

Very good ???? experience I really enjoyed it fully fantastic I never forget it weather no pollution everything is perfect and appreciated.

6. Nagoya / Aichi Full-day Private Custom Tour with National Licensed Guide

Japan Guide Agency

With a National Licensed and Experienced English speaking guide, this tour will allow you to explore Nagoya / Aichi more efficiently in one day. Enjoy a full-day walking tour in Fukuoka accompanied by an experienced guide who shares the modern and traditional sides of the dynamic Japanese ancient city. Begin your day with a morning pickup from your hotel in Nagoya or anywhere else, then visit Nagoya's famous sites including Nagoya Castle, The Atsuta Shrine, The Museum Meiji-mura and Nagoya gourmet and anywhere else as you like. Go in depth with a private guide who customizes your 6 hour tour to your interests. Please let us know what would you like to experience and what time would you like to join the tour and where you stay. We would customize the tour based on your requests!

Inclusions: Free Photos, Hotel Pick up and Drop-off, Licensed Local Guide

Exclusions: Other personal expenses, Lunch - Lunch (for yourself and your guide), Entrance fee (for yourself), Private Vehicle, Transportation fee (for yourself and your guide)

Reviewed By Cwshaman

The flexibility to chose locations that suited our wants and abilities was great. Hiro San was very quick to put together an itinerary that accommodated a family with a stroller-baby (no monkey park due to long unpacked walking paths). Taking in the beautiful temples and view of the Kyoto from the west was breath taking and the guide was able to explain many things we as new Japanese learners could not read or know through cultural knowledge. Overall a great experience, a wonderful and lively guide, and some great memories.

7. Nagoya / Aichi Half-day Private Custom Tour with National Licensed Guide

Japan Guide Agency

With a National Licensed and Experienced English speaking guide, this tour will allow you to explore Nagoya / Aichi more efficiently in one day. Enjoy a full-day walking tour in Fukuoka accompanied by an experienced guide who shares the modern and traditional sides of the dynamic Japanese ancient city. Begin your day with a morning pickup from your hotel in Nagoya or anywhere else, then visit Nagoya's famous sites including Nagoya Castle, The Atsuta Shrine, The Museum Meiji-mura and Nagoya gourmet and anywhere else as you like. Go in depth with a private guide who customizes your 4 hour tour to your interests. Please let us know what would you like to experience and what time would you like to join the tour and where you stay. We would customize the tour based on your requests!

Inclusions: Free Photos, Hotel Pick up and Drop-off, Licensed Local Guide

Exclusions: Other personal expenses, Lunch - Lunch (for yourself and your guide), Entrance fee (for yourself), Private Vehicle, Transportation fee (for yourself and your guide)

Reviewed By Cwshaman

The flexibility to chose locations that suited our wants and abilities was great. Hiro San was very quick to put together an itinerary that accommodated a family with a stroller-baby (no monkey park due to long unpacked walking paths). Taking in the beautiful temples and view of the Kyoto from the west was breath taking and the guide was able to explain many things we as new Japanese learners could not read or know through cultural knowledge. Overall a great experience, a wonderful and lively guide, and some great memories.

8. 2-Day Mt. Fuji Sake and Craft Beer Drink Tour

Fuji Station, 1 Honcho, Fuji, Shizuoka 416-0914, Japan Travel Ai International

Day1: Enjoy drinking local sake and craft beer made from the spring water from Mt. Fuji! First, explore Mt. Fuji Sengen Taisha Shrine and dring natural spring water at the spring point. Then, head to Mt. Fuji Brewing Restaurant and have a glass of craft beer and savor lunch made by locally grown food. Stop by Fujiyama Hunter's Beer and try different craft beer. Finally, join the tour at Fuji Takasago Sake Brewery. After learning the process of Sake brewing, enjoy sampling different types of sake!! Stay overnight at the Japanese Inn (Ogawa-so). Day2: After having breakfast at your stay, visit the photogenic Mt. Fuji World Heritage Centre, Shizuoka. This building was designed by the world-famous architect, Shigeru Ban. At the centre, try the circuit of the virtual mountain climbing experience!

Inclusions: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, One craft beer at the local taproom, Fujiyama Hunter's Beer

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9. Hakone Full-Day Private Tour(Tokyo departure) with Nationally-Licensed Guide

Japan Guide Agency

This value-packed trip with a nationally-licensed and experienced multilingual tour guide is a fantastic and efficient way to explore Hakone! For travelers looking for a blissful escape from Tokyo, Hakone offers everything from serene hot springs, world-class art museums, traditional inns, and spectacular mountain scenerey, capped by the perfection of Mt. Fuji. Ashino-ko is the lake at the center of most excursions to the area, but be prepared for the crowds, especially on weekends and holidays. Let us know what you would like to experience and we will customize a eight-hours tour that's best for you! Note*1: Please select your must-see spots from a list in the tour information to create your customized itinerary. Note*2: The Nationally-licensed Tour Guide-Interpreter certification is issued by the Japanese government requires a good knowledge and understanding of Japanese culture and history.

Inclusions: Free Photos, Hotel Pick up and Drop-off, Licensed Local Guide

Exclusions: Other personal expenses, Entrance fee (for yourself), Private transportation, Transportation fee (for yourself and your guide), Lunch Fee(for yourself and your guide)

Reviewed By Cwshaman

The flexibility to chose locations that suited our wants and abilities was great. Hiro San was very quick to put together an itinerary that accommodated a family with a stroller-baby (no monkey park due to long unpacked walking paths). Taking in the beautiful temples and view of the Kyoto from the west was breath taking and the guide was able to explain many things we as new Japanese learners could not read or know through cultural knowledge. Overall a great experience, a wonderful and lively guide, and some great memories.

10. Shizuoka/Shimizu Half-Day Private Tour with Government Licensed Guide

Japan Guide Agency

This value-packed trip with a nationally-licensed and experienced multilingual tour guide is a fantastic and efficient way to explore Central Shizuoka/Shimizu! Shizuoka is home to amazingly unique food, history, culture and natural beauty. Follow in the footsteps of ancient travelers along the Old Tokaido Road while taking in the majestic views of Mt. Fuji and other natural attractions. Come to Shizuoka and see the unforgettable sightseeing spots for yourself! Let us know what you would like to experience and we will customize a four-hour tour that's best for you. Note*1: Please select your must-see spots from a list in the tour information to create your customized itinerary. Note*2: Nationally and State Licensed Tour Guide-Interpreter certification is issued by the Japanese government requires a good knowledge and understanding of Japanese culture and history.

Inclusions: Free Photos, Hotel Pick up and Drop-off, Licensed Local Guide

Exclusions: Other personal expenses, Lunch - Lunch (for yourself and your guide), Entrance fee (for yourself), Private Vehicle, Transportation fee (for yourself and your guide)

Reviewed By Cwshaman

The flexibility to chose locations that suited our wants and abilities was great. Hiro San was very quick to put together an itinerary that accommodated a family with a stroller-baby (no monkey park due to long unpacked walking paths). Taking in the beautiful temples and view of the Kyoto from the west was breath taking and the guide was able to explain many things we as new Japanese learners could not read or know through cultural knowledge. Overall a great experience, a wonderful and lively guide, and some great memories.

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