Silversea Luxury Cruises A Shimizu

Shimizu

The salt and pepper cone of Japan's most famous natural landmark won’t fail to take your breath away, as it soars into the sky in a vision of spectacular symmetry. Make sure your camera is fully prepared before you dock in Shimizu’s port, where unparalleled views of the extraordinary Mount Fuji’s dramatic peak await. Take your time to soak up one of Japan's most iconic views, before dipping your toes into the rest of what this destination of tranquil temples has to offer. View more

While there’s a bustling fish market, and a charming amusement park waiting close to the port, most new arrivals immediately set off in pursuit of the best views of Mount Fuji, or to see the stunning panorama on offer from the heights of the Kunozan Toshogu Shrine. Take the cable car up to the top, to experience the tranquillity around the forested shrine, and to enjoy its stunning architecture of deep scarlets and gleaming golds. You can also enjoy heart-stopping views out over the Bay of Suruga, and the tea plantations below.

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Excursions depuis Shimizu

Mt Fuji Sengen Shrine and Sake Brewery tour

Explore the history, traditions and flavours of Japan during this picturesque, half-day sightseeing excursion.


Fujisan Hongu Sengen Shrine

Depart the pier for the scenic, approximately one-hour drive to the Fujisan Hongu Sengen Shrine. Fujisan means 'Mt. Fuji' in Japanese, and this shrine was built in 27 B.C. by the emperor at that time to calm Mt. Fuji's huge eruptions. This shrine has enshrined Mt. Fuji, and was the first of the Sengen Shrines that were subsequently constructed throughout Japan. Upon arrival at this expansive, approximately 67,200-square-yard (about 56,188-square-metre) property, take a guided stroll. Along the way, see the main building, Mt. Fuji and other picturesque sights of interest.


Japanese Sake Brewery

Next, re-board your coach and head to the nearby Fuji Takasago Sake Brewery. Founded in 1831, Fuji Takasago is situated in an ideal location where Mt Fuji's groundwater is abundant for use. Today, this brewery combines traditional brewing methods with current technology to produce their sake. During your visit, take a guided tour of the facility, then proceed for a sake tasting. Afterward, you can purchase sake products to take home with you. At the conclusion of your visit, re-board your coach and commence the approximately 70-minute drive back to the pier.


Please note: This tour involves a moderate amount of walking for approximately 0.6 miles (about one kilometre), at times over uneven surfaces and inclines, with a few steps to negotiate to get on/off the coach. This tour is not suitable for guests with limited mobility and guests who utilise a wheelchair. Lightweight, comfortable clothing with flat, closed-toe walking shoes and sun protection are recommended. Guests must be at least 21 years old to participate in tastings of alcoholic beverages.

Ukiyoe Museum

Explore the legacy and treasures of Ukiyoe during this splendid, half-day sightseeing excursion.


Miho no Matsubara

Depart the pier for the scenic, approximately 30-minute drive to Miho no Matsubara. Upon arrival, take a guided stroll through the pine tree forest en route to the sandy beach, and marvel at splendid views of Mt. Fuji (weather-permitting).


Yui Honjin Park and Hiroshige Ukiyoe Museum

Next, re-board your coach and head to Yui Honjin Park, built as a park and information centre in memory of the local lords who ruled during the Edo Samurai period. During your visit, take a guided tour of Yui Honjin Park and the Hiroshige Ukiyoe Museum, which is located within the park's grounds. The museum houses the original works of Hiroshige Utagawa, one of the most famous Ukiyoe artists during the Edo period. At the conclusion of your visit, re-board your coach and commence the approximately 30-minute drive back to the pier.


Please note: This tour involves a moderate amount of walking for approximately 1.1 miles (about 1.8 kilometres), at times over uneven surfaces, with a few steps to negotiate to get on/off the coach and 60 steps at the Ukiyoe Museum. This tour is not suitable for guests with limited mobility and guests who utilise a wheelchair. Guests are advised to wear lightweight, comfortable clothing with flat, closed-toe walking shoes, and bring sun protection and a towel from the ship.

Shiraito Waterfall

Embrace the grandeur of Mt. Fuji and its surrounds during this memorable, half-day excursion to the Shiraito Waterfall.


Fujisan Hongu Sengen Shrine

Depart the pier for the scenic, approximately one-hour drive to the Fujisan Hongu Sengen Shrine. Fujisan means 'Mt. Fuji' in Japanese, and this shrine was built in 27 B.C. by the emperor at that time to calm Mt. Fuji's huge eruptions. This shrine has enshrined Mt. Fuji, and was the first of the Sengen Shrines that were subsequently constructed throughout Japan. Upon arrival at this expansive, approximately 67,200-square-yard (about 56,188-square-metre) property, take a guided stroll. Along the way, see the main building, Mt. Fuji and other picturesque sights of interest.


Shiraito Waterfall

Next, re-board your coach and proceed to the Shiraito Waterfall, an UNESCO World Heritage Site. Renowned as a beautiful waterfall, Shiraito means 'white thread'. During your visit, marvel at the scenic splendour of the waterfall and its surrounds. At the conclusion of your visit, re-board your coach and commence the short drive back to the pier.


Please note: This tour involves a moderate amount of walking for approximately 0.6 miles (about one kilometre), at times over uneven and slippery surfaces, with a few steps to negotiate to get on/off the coach, 15 steps at the Fujisan Hongu Sengen Shrine and 50 steps at the Shiraito Waterfall. This tour is not suitable for guests with limited mobility and guests who utilise a wheelchair. Guests are advised to wear lightweight, comfortable clothing with flat, closed-toe walking shoes, and bring sun protection, raingear and a towel from the ship.

Explore the architectural and historic highlights of Shizuoka City during this picturesque, half-day sightseeing excursion.


Sumpu-Jo Castle and Momijiyama Park

Depart the pier for the scenic, approximately 40-minute drive to the Sumpu-jo Castle and Momijiyama Park. The Sumpu-jo Castle was built at the command of the first Shogun, Tokugawa Ieyasu. Today, the main building does not exist; however, the entrance gate was restored to its original design. Upon arrival, enter the gate and pass by a high stone wall surrounded by a moat, then proceed to Momijiyama Park. The park is a lovely Japanese garden surrounding a pond, and was designed with four different themes; Mountain, Mountain Village, Sea and Rural Area. All can be viewed during your guided stroll.


Shizuoka Sengen Shrine

Next, re-board your coach and proceed to the Shizuoka Sengen Shrine. This shrine is unique in that it is comprised of three different shrines, each with a different god. During your guided visit, marvel at some of the different shrines and gates, each of them adorned with elaborate minute sculptures and craftsmen's works.


Miho no Matsubara

Your final stop is at Miho no Matsubara. Upon arrival, take a guided stroll through the pine tree forest en route to the sandy beach, and marvel at splendid views of Mt. Fuji (weather-permitting). At the conclusion of your visit, re-board your coach and commence the short drive back to the pier.


Please note: This tour involves an extensive amount of walking for approximately 1.6 mile (about 2.6 kilometres), at times over uneven surfaces and inclines, with a few steps to negotiate to get on/off the coach. This tour is not suitable for guests with limited mobility and guests who utilise a wheelchair. Guests are advised to wear lightweight, comfortable clothing with flat, closed-toe walking shoes, and bring sun protection and a towel from the ship.

Panoramic Shimizu

Discover the exquisite natural beauty of Shimizu during this scenic, half-day sightseeing excursion.


Nihondaira Ropeway and Kunozan Toshogu Shrine

Depart the pier for the scenic, approximately 30-minute drive to the Nihondaira Ropeway, gateway to the Kunozan Toshogu Shrine. Upon embarking the ropeway en route to the shrine, take in spectacular panoramic vistas of the Pacific Ocean, as well as Byobu-dani and Jigoku-dani, or 'Deep Valley'.

Upon arrival, ascend the steps and visit the Kunozan Toshogu Shrine. Built at the request of the first Shogun, Tokugawa Ieyasu, this shrine exhibits wonderful craftsmanship in its pillars, decorative roofs and strong gate.


Miho no Matsubara

Following your visit, descend the Nihondaira Ropeway, re-board your coach and head to another picturesque viewpoint, Miho no Matsubara. Upon arrival, take a guided stroll through the pine tree forest en route to the sandy beach, and marvel at splendid views of Mt. Fuji (weather-permitting). At the conclusion of your visit, re-board your coach and commence the short drive back to the pier.


Please note: This tour involves an extensive amount of walking for approximately 1.5 miles (about 2.4 kilometres), at times over uneven surfaces and inclines, with a few steps to negotiate to get on/off the coach and 100 steps at the Kunozan Toshogu Shrine. This tour is not suitable for guests with limited mobility and guests who utilise a wheelchair. Guests are advised to wear lightweight, comfortable clothing with flat, closed-toe walking shoes, and bring sun protection and a towel from the ship.