May 8, 2018

Shizuoka Private Tour (family)

Hello, 
This is Hirokane at Local Travel Partners.

We welcomed guests (a wonderful family) from France this April.
Let me show you how they enjoyed Shizuoka stay.


Welcome to Shizuoka!
This was their second time in Japan.
Thank you so much for your second visit.

Meet up at JR Shizuoka Station, 
The man on the left is our reliable French speaking guide.


Lecture: how to ride hybrid bikes, about brakes, changing gears, 
hand signs, e.t.c.
Started bike tour to a green tea farm!


Cycling along the Abe river


Oh, Uphill…!


Go for it!


Arrived at Moriuchi tea farm!


April it the best season to visit green tea farm.
The lady on the right is a Japanese tea instructor.


Now, Let's start tea picking!


This black net is for blocking sunlight.
By blocking sunlight, the tree produces a mellow taste. "Gyokuro" tea.


Wow, Beautiful! Nice Photo of a nice family!


After tea picking, we moved to the farmer's house.
She is preparing the tea tasting experience.


Enjoying Tea course & tasting experience and chatting.


Have you enjoyed a relaxing time?
This house was built over 150 years ago.

After enjoying the stay at Moriuchi Tea Farm,
they headed to Shizuoka Sengen Shrine by bike.


These hybrid bikes have 24 gears.
They are easy to ride because their handles are flat.


The French speaking guide Robert-Gilles is explaining 
about the shrine.
"easy way to distinguish temple from shrine". e.t.c.


After that, they went back to JR Shizuoka Station 
and the cycling tour was finished.
This was their first day in Shizuoka.
On the second day and third day, they enjoyed sightseeing around 
Fujinomiya and Shizuoka.

Thank you so much for your visiting Shizuoka!

If you are interested in this program, please contact us!





















































Shimizu Port private tour for cruise ship passengers

Hello, Welcome to our blog.

This is Hirokane at Local Travel Partners.
We are a travel agency in Shizuoka City, Japan.

We welcomed many cruise ship passengers at Shimizu (Mountain Fuji) Port
 this April,(2018).

Today let me introduce  how these guests enjoyed
their private excursions from Shimizu Port.

All the guests on photos below came to Shimizu in April 2018.



Factory visit at Clean Tea Matsuno


Tasting delicious tempra of tea leaves that they picked up at the tea farm.


Clean Tea Matsuno (tea farm & factory)
 green tea picking, factory visit, tasting tempra of tea leaves that they picked.
Tea souvenirs (the photo of their tea picking experience is printed on the packages.)



(Please note: There are such big stone steps. This place is not
suitable for wheelchair users or people with a weak feet.)


(part of Mt.Fuji World Heritage)


Mt.Fuji, over the green tea farm.


Tea picking experience 


Famous  view spot of Mt.Fuji
"Double Diamond Fuji" on the lake is famous among photographers.


part of Mt.Fuji World Heritage


part of Mt.Fuji World Heritage




Omiya yokocho alley (close to Fujisan Hongu Sengen Shrine)

Located in central  Shizuoka City





located in central Shizuoka City


visiting with family    
Please note: If you have tatoos on your body, please hide them with
water proof band aid or else.
And wearing swim wear is not allowed.

Thank you so much for your participation!

If you are interested in private tours from Shimizu Port,
please contact us!
localtravelpartners@gmail.com
shizuoka-tour.com




May 2, 2018

Shimizu Port (Mount Fuji Port) Private Tours.

Hello,
This is Hirokane ISHIKAKI the manager of Local Travel Partners.
We are a travel agency in Shizuoka City (including Shimizu Port).
Welcome to our blog!


The man on the far right is me.(blue jacket)
The lady next to me is one of  our reliable partners, Hiroko-San.
a national certified English interpreter guide (yellow jacket).

We have been providing private tours for cruise ship passengers
since March, 2016.
(shore excursions from Shimizu Port)
※Arrangements at Kobe Port and Hososhima Port are also available

We have already welcomed many many guests.
(especially guests  from the U.S, Canada, the U.K, Australia, Germany,
Recently mixed nationality guests who gathered through cruise critic forum are increasing.)
Thank you so much for joining our tours!


Our guests and our reliable partner, Miyuki-San.
She is also a national certified English interpreter guide.

Are you searching a private tour that you can enjoy with your family or group?
Are you a little bit tired to participate to large bus tours?
Are you worrying about your (or your member's) physical condition
 when spending time with other bus tour members?

You do not have to worry anymore.
You can count on us!



Our guests and our reliable partner, Kiyono-San.
The lady on the far left.
She is also a national certified English interpreter guide.


Our guests and our reliable partner, Chisato-San.
The lady on the far right
She is also a national certified English interpreter guide.


Our guests and our reliable English speaking driver,
Nakazawa-San.
He is the driver of a regular taxi (capacity: 4 customers).
Please contact us as soon as possible if you would like to book him.


Our guests and our reliable English speaking driver,
Mochizuki-San.
He can drive both regular taxi and jumbo taxi 
(capacity of jumbo taxi: 9 customers).

Please contact us as soon as possible if you would like to book him.

If you are interested in our private tours, we would very much appreciate that
you contact us as soon as possible because the number of jumbo taxis, licensed interpreter guides, English speaking drivers is limited.

We are looking forward to meeting you!


Hirokane ISHIKAKI