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Tokyo to Shimizu Port

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Tokyo to Shimizu Port

Shimizu Port in Shizuoka is located about 200 kilometers from downtown Tokyo, and it takes about 2.5 hours by car. From Tokyo to Shimizu Port, it is recommended that you also add Miho no Matsubara and Tea Plantation to the itinerary, and plan a pleasant day trip. Our door to door car rental with driver service is the most convenient way of transportation. Our company's drivers are not only skilled and polite but if you book in advance, we can also arrange a basic English speaking driver to serve you. We can provide you with comfortable 7-seater van, 10-seater van, 14-seater van, and 20-seater Coaster bus. Because the road from Tokyo to Shimizu Port is usually busy, if you plan to travel to Shimizu port from Tokyo or Narita Airpoer, it is recommended to add extra travel time.

Shimizu Port Private Chauffeurs
Our company provides safe and affordable private chauffeur services for foreign visitors from cruise ships. Some of your private drivers can speak basic English, and will drive you to Tokyo or Narita Airport from Shimizu Port . Whether you are going to Narita Airport or a hotel in Tokyo, private transferis  the most convenient and affordable way. For more information, please contact our Japan limousine service specialists.

Shimizu is located at the northern end of the Izu Peninsula; it belongs to Shizuoka and passes by the Kakita River. It is close to the seaside, so the climate is comfortable, relatively hot and humid in summer and relatively cool in winter. Nearby districts include Nagaizumi, Numazu, and Mishima. Shimizu Port is located in Shinminatocho of Shimizu Ward and the harbor manager in Shizuoka Prefecture. According to historical records, Shimizu Port was completed in the Nara Period. In the early 1900s, the port was used for the large-scale export of tea in Shizuoka. Up to now, the port has more than ten terminals, which can handle various freights such as raw materials, containers, natural gas, and seafood. There are more than 80 berths that weight over 700 tons, including more than 30 berths weighing over 10,000 tons including 5 container berths. On January 31, 2017, in order to improve the overall port passenger reception capacity and attract more international cruise ships to dock, the Japanese government selected 6 ports including Shimizu Port for the special construction of terminal facilities upgrades. Cruise ship companies can participate in investing in the upgrade or new construction of passenger terminals and other port equipment so that they also have the priority to use the terminal. Of course, other companies and airline operators can also use the terminal. The companies confirmed to participate in the special construction of Shimizu Port include NYK Cruises (a subsidiary of the Japanese cargo shipping corporation Nippon Yusen Kaisha/NYK Line) and RCCL (Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd).

From Shimizu Port, you can see Mount Fuji from a distance and the famous Miho no Matsubara is also close to Shimizu Port. Therefore, Shimizu Port, Kobe Port, and Nagasaki Port are listed as Japan's Three Major Ports. Shimizu Port has multiple sightseeing cruises that have different routes every day. You can take Suruga Bay Ferry across Suruga Bay which only takes 70 minutes from Shimizu Port to Toi Port. From the boat, you can see the magnificent world cultural heritage Mount Fuji from the coastline to the top of the mountain. Or you can choose Shimizukou Bay Cruise to travel around the port which takes about 35-45 minutes. S-Pulse Dream Plaza near Shimizu Port is a comprehensive entertainment facility with the special Shimizu Sushi Museum and the popular Chibimarukochan Land which are suitable for children. Further north, there is the Kashi-no-Ichi Market that sells a variety of fresh seafood. If you want to know more about the history of Shimizu Port, then Verkehr Museum is the best choice.

How to Get to Shizuoka
Highway Bus: You can take the Highway Bus from Tokyo Station (Yaesu Exit) and get off at Shin-shimizu Station. Some buses also stop at Shimizu Station. The journey takes approximately 3 hours.
Shinkansen: You can take the JR Tokaido Shinkansen from Tokyo Station and get off at Shizuoka Station. There are two trains, the Hikari or Kodama Trains, but be sure to take the Nozomi trains because Nozomi trains stop at Shizuoka Station. The journey takes about 1-1.5 hours and tickets can be purchased separately or you can use the Japan Rail Pass.

Most Frequently Asked Questions

  • Where is Shimizu Port?
    Shimizu Port is located in Shizuoka, Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan. The specific address is Shinminatocho, Shimizu Ward, Shizuoka 424-0824.
  • How far is Tokyo from Shimizu Port?
    It is about 200 kilometers from downtown Tokyo. It takes about 2.5 hours by car and 2 to 3 hours by public transportation.
  • Is it convenient to travel from Shimizu Port to Mount Fuji?
    Shimizu Port is about 80 kilometers from Mount Fuji and it takes about 1.5 hours by car, as public transportation is not convenient. It is recommended that you book Japan Holiday's private transfer service. Not only can we provide you comfortable 7, 10, 14-seater van, or a 20-seater Coaster bus, but we can also arrange a basic English speaking driver to serve you.
  • What are the attractions around Shimizu Port?
    From Shimizu Port, you can see Mount Fuji. The famous Miho no Matsubara is also close to Shimizu Port. There are also other attractions, such as S-Pulse Dream Plaza, Kashi-no-Ichi Market, and Verkehr Museum where you can go shopping or visit places.
  • How do I get to Miho no Matsubara from Shimizu Port?
    Shimizu Port has multiple water buses to Miho no Matsubara daily. Bicycles can also be rented at the boarding point to make it easier to explore Miho after disembarking, which is about 10 minutes away.
  • Is there a sightseeing cruise at Shimizu Port?
    Shimizu Port has some sightseeing cruises that go on different routes every day, including the Suruga Bay Ferry, Shimizukou Bay Cruise, and more.
  • Are there items in S-Pulse Dream Plaza suitable for children?
    Some are suitable for children. S-Pulse Dream Plaza not only has shopping malls, restaurants, cinemas, and other facilities, but also the special Shimizu Sushi Museum and the Chibimarukochan Land are loved by children.
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