cruise ship passengers and an English speaking driver

Welcome to Shimizu!

Hello, Welcome to our blog!
This is Hirokane ISHIKAKI, the manager of Local Travel Partners.
We have been providing private tours for cruise ship passengers since 2016.

On 13th February 2019, we welcomed Diamond Princess called at Shimizu Port and welcomed 4 small groups who reserved our private tours.

We have partnerships with 3 English speaking drivers.
All of them were booked on this day.
Thank you so much for joining out tours!

Daimond Princess called at Shimizu Port on 13th February 2019.
Diamond Princess called at Shimizu Port

We welcomed 4 groups from the U.S and Australia.
Thank you for joining our private tours!

Our guests from the U.S and our English speaking guide and our English speaking driver
Our guests from the U.S, English speaking driver and an English speaking guide

This group reserved our tour in October 2018 (4 months prior to the tour)

Our guests from the U.S and our English speaking driver
cruise ship passengers and our English speaking driver
Our guests from the U.S and our English speaking driver
cruise ship passengers and our driver (He can communicate in English by using smartphone application)
Our guests from Australia & the U.S and our reliable driver

They are 2 couples who met for the first time in this cruise ship.
They made acquaintance each other through the matching site called “Cruise Critic“.
Through this site, they became a group and reserved our tour.
Some clients reserved a jumbo taxi tour with a licensed guide.
They gathered their members on this site and our couples shared the car.

We were able to welcome a group consisting of 2 American couples, a Canadian couple, an Australian couple, a total 8 people for a jumbo taxi tour.

This driver did not speak fluent English but he managed to communicate in English by using his smartphone translation application.He is a veteran driver with full of hospitality looking after private tours for cruise ship passengers since 2016.

Do you want to know what kind of tours they chose?
These 4 groups chose 3.5 hours ~4.0 hours tours.
They visited
①Nihondaira Plateau (tea plantation, new observatory Yume Terrace)
②take a round trip ropeway between Nihondaira and ③Kunozan Toshogu Shrine
④Miho Pine Tree Grove
One group added ⑤Ryugeji Temple (This tour took 4 hours)

Nihondaira green tea fields
The view from Nihondaira (near Nihondaira Ocha kaikan)
Green tea fields, Shimizu Port, Mt.Fuji
Nihondaira Ocha Kaikan
This lady will welcome you at Nihondaira Ocha Kaikan
Nihondaira Ocha kaikan
Our guests from the U.S and our guide
Nihondaira Ocha Kaikan
Our guests and our English-speaking guide
The garden of Nihondaira Ocha Kaikan
The garden of Nihondaira Ocha kaikan
Please visit the shop at the back.
Nihondaira Yume Terrace
New observatory, Nihondaira Yume Terrace
opened November 2018
Nihondaira Yume Terrace
Nihondaira Yume terrace, inside
Nihondaira ropeway
Nihondaira ropeway
Between Nihondaira Station and Kunozan Toshogu Shrine
5 minutes for one way
Kunozan Toshogu Shrine
Kunozan Toshogu Shrine
A national treasure
There is also the grave of Japanese most famous Shogun Ieyasu Tokugawa.
Kunozan Toshogu Shrine
Kunozan Toshogu Shrine
stone steps at Kunozan Toshogu Shrine
Stone steps at Kunozan Toshogu Shrine

Please note: For people who are not good at walking,
It is hard to walk up these stone stairs.
And there are no slopes for wheelchair users.

Miho Pine Tree Grove
Miho Pine Tree grove (Mt. Fuji World Heritage)
Our guests and our English-speaking guide
Miho Pine Tree Grove
Spectacular view spot
Miho Beach
Very wide black sand beach

If you have a plan to come to Shimizu Port and want to do a private tour, please contact us. You can count on us!
You can see customers’ voice from here.
Thank you!

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