Dec 26, 2016

Our guests from the U.S.(by chartered taxi to Miho-no-Matsubara)


Hello, Welcome to our blog!

I am Yoshinobu  at Local Travel Partners, Inc.

We are a travel agency at Shizuoka City that can communicate in English.
We are providing chartered trips by regular taxi, van taxi, microbus, with interpreter(guide).

Please feel free to ask us anything when you travel around Shizuoka. 


Last Saturday, We arranged a sightseeing taxi 


Our guests from New York & an English speaking driver 
Let's get started the short travel!


JR Shizuoka station

 On their way to Kyoto by Shinkansen, they stopped at Shizuoka 
for a 2 hour trip.(including 40 minutes stay at MIho-no-Matsubara)


 part of Mt.Fuji world heritage


The weather was very good, I am sure that they could enjoy beatutiful
Mt. Fuji from "Miho-no-Matsubara".

 After their stay at Shizuoka, they left for Kyoto (their next destination). 
→ Koyasan (Wakayama pref.) → Hiroshima.

Please come back too Shizuoka someday!

The collaboration view of South Alps mountains, tea fields,
ocean and Mt.Fuji from Nihondaira, Shiraito Falls where Mt.Fuji's water
runs down like a fablric, Shizuoka Tea that is the best green-tea in Japan,
Yui sakura shriimp which can be nly taken here(Kakiage of shrimp is
so delicious!) ,and there are so many still in Shizuoka.

And I wish you could spend enjoyable time with local people in Shizuoka.

Thank you for taking  our sightseeing taxi.
I sincerely wish you a good trip !!

土曜日、三保の松原への観光タクシーを手配させていただきました。
ニューヨークからお越しのご夫妻で、当日、京都へ向かう途中の2時間程を
費やしての静岡観光でした。天気は大変良く、三保の松原からの富士山は
さぞかし素晴らしかったことでしょう。この後は、京都、高野山、広島を訪問
するとのことで、きっと素晴らしい旅行になることと思います。

ぜひ、いつかまた静岡においでください。日本平からの南アルプスの山々、
茶畑、海と富士山のコラボレーションビュー、富士の水が織物のごとく流れ落ちる
白糸の滝、日本一の静岡茶、ここでしか獲れない由比の桜えびなどなど、
静岡にはまだまだたくさん良い所があります。そして、何より静岡の地元の
人々との楽しい時間を過ごしていただけたらと思います。
今回は、静岡においでいただき、また観光タクシーをご利用いただき、
ありがとうございました。では、良き旅を!!

 Yoshinobu.

Our taxi service website www.shizuoka-tour.com









Dec 14, 2016

Shiraito & Otodome Falls

Hello, Welcome to my blog!

I am Hirokane at Local Travel Partners.

We are a travel agency in Shizuoka City that can communicate in English.
We would like to support your travel in japan.

Today, I would like to talk about Shiraito and Otodome Falls in Fujinomiya city.
(near Shizuoka City) 
Recommended Course

Lake Tanuki → Shiraito & Otodome Falls → Fujisan Hongu Sengen Shrine

We can provide chartered taxi or microbus from JR Shizuoka station and Shimizu Port.
Start from other JR station is also possible.

Approx: 80 minutes from JR Shizuoka station
Approx: 70 minutes from Shimizu station
Approx: 15 minutes from Lake Tanuki


When sightseeing in Fujinomiya city these 2 waterfalls are
must-visit. Ranked among japan's top 100 waterfalls.

They are only 5 minutes walking distance from each other.


Otodome Falls


25meters high and 5 meters wide. 
A powerful waterfall!
Otodome means "to stop sounds".


This is a photo spot (climb the steps)
a bit unstable but don't worry!

According to the legend, 2 samurai warriors (brothers) were talking about
taking revenge for their father near this fall.
But they could not hear each other due to the sounds of this waterfalls.
One of them prayed to stop the noise.

Then, it is said that the fall became silent.



Shiraito Falls 
Many tourists are visiting this spot especially after it was registered
as part of Mount Fuji World Heritage.


Shiraito no Taki means "White Thread Waterfalls"

1.5 ton of water  fall per second.


Waterfalls and Mount Fuji 
Please enjoy the sight of the Autumn leaves changing colors.
Feel so good.


Taken from the top of the waterfall

Not well known to tourists but I recommend you to
 discover that particular vantage point, too.

The falls are fed with melting snows of Mount Fuji.

I am sure that the clean water , the crisp air and the unique view 
will help you relax.

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We can arrange  a special itinerary for you.
Please feel free to ask us anything.


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Thank you!

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Dec 3, 2016

Leisurely time at Lake Tanuki.

Hello, Welcome to my blog.

I am HIrokane at Local Travel Partners.

We are a travel agency in Shizuoka city that can communicate in English
We would like to support your travel in Japan.

Today, I would like to talk about Lake Tanuki in Fujinomiya city
(near Shizuoka city).


Recommended course 
Lake Tanuki → Shiraito & Otodome Falls Fujisan Hongu Sengen Shrine

We can provide chartered taxi or microbus  
from JR Shizuoka station and Shimizu Port.

Approx 90 minutes to this lake from JR Shizuoka station
Approx 80 minutes to this lake from Shimizu Port 

Start from other JR station is  also possible.  

Have you ever heard about Lake Tanuki?


This is the Lake Tanuki. 
situated on the western side of Mount Fuji.


It is called Diamond Fuji.
Though this lake is not well known to foreign travelers,
it is well known to Japanese photo fans as one of the best 
photo spots of Mt.Fuji.


If you would like to enjoy peaceful and leisurely atmosphere,
Lake Tanuki is highly recommended.


Highlights in the surrounding area.
Double diamond Mt.Fuji.
Could be seen around April 20th, and around August 20th


This lake is not as touristic as  Lake Kawaguchi.



Camp site by the lake. (Japanese language)

South Camp site: Just put up your tent and stay there.
Reservation is not needed.

North Camp site: Only for day camp.
You can enjoy B.B.Q viewing Mt.Fuji.
Reservation is needed.

They have B.B.Q equipment rental service.

Please enjoy a leisurly stroll and relaxing time by Lake Tanuki.


We can arrange a special itinerary for you.
Please feel free to ask us anything.

localtravelpartners@gmail.com


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Thank you!



Nov 23, 2016

Customers' Voice #4

Had an absolutely wonderful time on the taxi tour! Can highly recommend it. Great response to emails, kept in touch until our arrival in Shimizu. Clean taxi, wonderful English speaking driver! You can't go wrong.....book it!

(Our guest from United States )

Customers' Voice #3

Thank you for showing us the best of Shimizu. We're very happy with the taxi tour!

( Our guest from Hong Kong )

Customers' Voice #2

Thank you Hirokane for arranging the tour. Everything was really nice, we couldn't ask for anything more. I certainly will recommend our friends for your tour whenever they visit Japan.
Thanks

( Our guest from United States )

Customers' Voice #1

Hi Hirokane,
  
All went well with our tour in the Jumbo Taxi. The driver was very helpful and we have a great time.

I will definitely recommend my friends and associate to use your service if they come to Shimizu.


Thanks and kind regards,


Sent: Wednesday, August 17, 2016 5:51 PM

( Our guest from Singapore )

Nov 1, 2016

3.5hour Chartered Taxi Tour from Shizuoka station (3/3)

Hello, Welcome to my blog!

Do you have a plan to visit Shizuoka?

And looking for a travel agency that can communicate in English?

 We are a travel agency in Shizuoka city that can communicate in English.


Shizuoka is situated between Tokyo and Nagoya.
Please come and enjoy our lovely town.


Our mission is to be a best partner for the travelers from abroad!
In Shizuoka, sightseeing buses are not as well equipped 
as in Tokyo or Osaka.

So the best way to travel around Shizuoka is by taxi.
Above is a van taxi ( capacity:9 pasengers & a driver)


Today, I would like to introduce 
3.5 hour sightseeing taxi tour in Shizuoka city.
(※continued from my last blog)
the itinerary

1,Miho-no-Matsubara → 2,Nihondaira Plateau 
3,Kunozan Toshogu Shrine →  → Shizuoka Station

Approx.3.5hours/JPY 21,800 per one taxi ( regular taxi capacity: 4 persons )

Today I would like to write about  3.Kunozan Toshogu Shrine.



Unchanged for 4 centuries, a beautiful and extravagant shrine.

On Trip Advisor site,it ihas been certified 1 of 156 things to do in Shizuoka.
Moreover In Shizuoka It was awarded a certificate of excellence. 



From Nihondaira Plateau to Kunozan Toshogu Shrine,
you can go by the ropeway (takes only 5 minutes)

The view from this ropeway is really beautiful!


1,750 JPY ticket is recommended.


You can also climb up stone stairs from the foot of this mountain.
There are 1,159 steps. 

Most visitors choose the ropeway (as part of a round trip to Nihondaira).


Please note that it is difficult for wheelchair users 
to visit this place.

There are many stone steps.



This beautiful shrine is dedicated to Tokugawa Ieyasu(1543~1616)
the first shogun of the Edo period.

The main shrine was built 400 years ago, 
and designated a National Treasure in 2010.

The whole shrine is historically invaluable and has remained
in excellent repair from the very moment of its founding.


The mausoleum of Tokugawa Ieyasu

Tokugawa Ieyasu laid the foundations of the Edo Era, 
a time of peace lasted nearly 300 years.

He passed away at the age of 75 years, a longevity 
almost unheard of at the time.

This is why Kunozan Toshogu Shrine has become 
a symbol of health, safety and recovery from illness.


Wedding ceremony at a national treasure!
If you are interested in a wedding ceremony at Kunozan Toshogu Shrine,
please contact us. We are well connected with this organization.


Are you interested in  Kunozan Toshogu Shrine?

We are looking forward to meeting you!

For more information about chartered taxi tour from Shizuoka station,


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Please feel free to ask us anything.




Oct 8, 2016

3.5 hour Chartered Taxi Tour from Shizuoka station(2/3)

Hello, Welcome to my blog!


Do you have a plan to visit Shizuoka?
And serching a travel agency that can communicate in English?

 We are a travel agency in Shizuoka city that can communicate in English.



Our mission is to be a best partner for the travelers from abroad!




The best way to travel Shizuoka city is by taxi .




Or if you are confidence in physical fitness, bicycle is also recommended.


In local area include Shizuoka, the public transportation is not enough to
enjoy sightseeing. 

People in Shizuoka moves by their private cars, so the number of the 
public transportation is not enough for travelers.

Today, I would like to introduce 

3.5 hour sightseeing taxi tour in Shizuoka city.

(※continued from my last blog)

the itinerary

1,Miho-no-Matsubara → 2,Nihondaira Plateau
3,Kunozan Toshogu Shrine →  → Shizuoka Station

Approx.3.5hours/JPY 21,800 per one taxi ( not per person )

This is a fully satisfactory course to visit 3 popular spots including one world heritage site!

Today I would like to write about 2.Nihondaira plateau



A view capturing the essence of Japan, through all four seasons.

Nihondaira is a hilly area, 307 meters above sea level.
Designated as one of Japan’s most scenic spots, from the summit 
you can admire Mount FujiMiho no Matsubara and Suruga Bay.



Green tea picking is one of the popular activities in Shizuoka.

You can experience it at Nihondaira Ocha Kaikan.
From Mid-April to October  ( JPY500 per person )

Please note: 
If you would like to see the green tea plantation at Nihondaira,
please visit Nihondaira Ocha Kaikan.

Tea plantation in the back of this shop.
You can pass through.

You cannot see the green tea plantation from the observatory.


The highest Mt.Fuji and the deepest Suruga bay,
Shimizu Port, Izu peninsula, Japanese Southern Alps also can be seen.

(It depends on the weather, please understand.)
Winter season is better than summer season to see Mt.Fuji.

The air is dry. The top of the Mt. Fuji is covered with snow.


There are slopes for the wheel chair users.
Wheel chair users also can visit the observatory.



Although there are many places to get great views of Mt. Fuji, 
Nihondaira is unique for its seasonal elements.

In February, plum trees bloom red and white,
and in April, the road to the summit is lined 
with cherry trees bursting with pink.

How was Nihondaira?

We are looking forward to seeing you!

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Thank you!














Sep 29, 2016

3.5 hour Chartered Taxi Tour from Shizuoka station(1/3)

Hello, Welcome to my blog!

Do you have a plan to visit Shizuoka?
And serching a travel agency that can communicate in English?


This is Nihondaira Plateau

 We are a travel agency in Shizuoka city that can communicate in English.

Our mission is to be a best partner for the travelers from abroad!

The best way to get around Shizuoka is by taxi.

It is especially suitable for those who find it a bit difficult
to travel around by bus and train.

Today, I would like to introduce 
3.5 hour sightseeing taxi tour in Shizuoka city.

This is one of the most recommended course if you visit Shizuoka city.


Let's start from JR Shizuoka station!

the itinerary

1,Miho-no-Matsubara → 2,Nihondaira → 3,Kunozan Toshogu Shrine → 
Nihondaira → Shizuoka Station

Approx.3.5hours/JPY 21,800 per one taxi ( not per person )

This is a fully satisfactory course to visit 3 popular spots including one world heritage site!

Today I would like to write about 1,Miho-no-matsubara (Miho Pine Tree Grove).



An incredible view of Mount Fuji, with blue sea and verdant pines.
With 30,000 pine trees along a 7km coastline, this is one of Japan’s most beautiful sights.





The wedding ceremony at the world heritage.
I pray for lasting happiness.


Miho-no-Matsubara pine tree grove has become an important part
of the world heritage Mt. Fuji.


If you visit, make sure to take a stroll down Kami-no-Michi, or the "road of the gods".

The pine trees stretch over 500m, leading from Miho Shrine to the coast. 
Miho Shrine is famous for bringing couples together.

You’ll get a feeling like nothing else as you walk down this boardwalk,
 wrapped in the scent of pine and a fresh sea breeze.


From here, it is difficult for wheelchair users to enter.
Over there is sand beach.


"Monument to Elene," 
which consoles the soul of a French dancer, Elene Giuglaris, 
who was linked to the place by fate. 

She was touched by the beauty of the legend of hagoromo in learning of a Noh play 
and came to make a dance work entitled "Hagoromo." 

It was her dream to visit Miho Pine Grove some day, 
but she fell ill and died at the young age of 35 despite her desire.
Her hair is placed in this monument following her will.



After walking, how would you like Shizuoka green tea & Abekawa-mochi(rice cake)?





Thank you !





















Sep 24, 2016

We are ready to provide taxi tour in Shizuoka city.

Hello, Welcome to my blog!

Do you have a plan to visit Shizuoka city?


designated as a part of the Mt.Fuji World Cultual Heritage site



We are a local travel agency that providing taxi tour service in Shizuoka city.
We will pick you up at your hotel (near Shizuoka station).

The best and easiest way to get around Shizuoka is by taxi.


It is especially suitable for those who may find it a bit difficult
 to travel around by bus and train.


We can arrange regular taxi, van taxi, wheel chair equipped van taxi,
microbus, guide(interpreter) for travelers from abroad.


Our guests and a driver at Shimizu Port (Shizuoka city)
regular taxi (capacity: 4 passengers)



Our guests and a driver
van taxi
(capacity: 9 passengers)


A family from Hong Kong 
The woman in white shirt is a driver.
The man (front row, right) is an interpreter.


We arranged strawberry picking in spring. 


In local area of Japan include Shizuoka city , 
there are not so many travel agency that can  communicate
 with foreign travelers  in English. 

We "Local Travel Partners, Inc" would like to support your travel in Shizuoka.

We would like to make your travel more enjoyable in our hometown. 

Please feel free to ask us anything via e-mail.


We always respect a quick reply in English from us. 



These are comments from our guests.

Thank you Hirokane for arranging the tour. Everything was really nice, we couldn't ask for anything more. I certainly will recommend our friends for your tour whenever they visit Japan.
Thanks


Hi Hirokane,
 All went well with our tour in the Jumbo Taxi. The driver was very helpful and we have a great time. 
I will definitely recommend my friends and associate to use your service if they come to Shimizu.
Thanks and kind regards,


We are looking forward to seeing you!

Thank you!


Hirokane Ishikaki