Duration: 5 Hours
Start/ End: Shimizu Port/ Shimizu Port
Highlights: Mt. Fuji view, Tea Ceremony, Tokaido Hiroshige Art Museum
Tour Customizable: Absolutely! (Tell us your specific requirements in the inquiry form)
Upon arrival at Shimizu port, you will be welcomed by guide and driver, hop on a short drive to the Tokaido Hiroshige Art Museum situated at a fishing village. The museum is like a collection of more than a thousand priceless woodblock prints of Utagawa Hiroshige, a master of ukiyo-e in the 19th century.
Ukiyo-e, the unique genre of painting that delicately presents daily life with flowers, birds, and the landscape around. One of the most well-known artworks of Utagawa Hiroshige is The Fifty-Three Stations of the Tokaido, considered as the descendant by great inspiration of renowned European painters like Claude Monet and Vincent Van Gogh.
After that, walk through the park nearby to savor a tea ceremony in Miyuki-tei tea room at Yui Park. Sample Green Tea is one of the most famous Japanese drink, and in a unique way, it is more artistic than just normally beverage. The process which called the Way of Tea from preparation to presenting and tasting category is complicated but worth it. Relish the sweetness on the tip of the tongue after a sip of bitter tea.
We will then head to the Miho no Matsubara beach, home to a seaside grove lined up by more than 50,000 pine trees. Locals have a strong belief that the 650-year-old tree is the guardian of the sea and has mythical powers. From the shore, you can adore a scenic view over Mount Fuji that is listed in the top 3 most stunning views in the whole of Japan. Your Shimizu shore excursion ends at a good time when driver transfers you back to the port.