Starting at Tokyo, Osaka, or Kyoto, hop aboard the super-fast Shinkansen bullet train (ticket included) to Shizuoka! With train fare, snacks and ekiben (train bento), local tour guide, 6 food stops, and return travel included; this is the ultimate Shizuoka tour package, a 6-7 hour tour in total.
Shizuoka, a prefecture known for high-quality green tea leaves, fresh wasabi, and the sweetest mikan (mandarin oranges) in Japan, has abundant natural resources that contribute to the local food culture. The cuisine of Fujinomiya, in particular, benefits from the crisp and clear spring water of Mt. Fuji, which is one of the most important components to making Japanese sake and soba noodles, as well as delicious Japanese tea!
We’ll begin this Shizuoka food tour at the new Mt. Fuji World Heritage Cultural Center. From there, you’ll enjoy a green tea tasting experience with wagashi, try high-quality soba made with mountain spring water, taste a local style of oden, and more! The food tour includes stops at Omiya Yokocho, a popular drinking alley where delicious snacks abound; and Fujisan Sengen Shrine, the primary shrine dedicated to Mt. Fuji and also the usual starting point for climbers who attempt Japan’s tallest mountain.
While it’s an easy day trip from Tokyo, Fujinomiya is not your average tourist attraction. The Flavors of Mt. Fuji Tour will introduce you to local Shizuoka specialties, family-run shops, and stunning seasonal wagashi (traditional Japanese sweets). Get inspired by Furusato (the local Japanese hometown spirit) in Fujinomiya during this food tour of Fujinomiya!
3-hour tour of Fujinomiya, Shizuoka with a local guide
Regional dishes and specialties from 6 local shops and restaurants
Soba lunch at an 80-year-old restaurant
Handmade wagashi (traditional sweets) made by a confectionery master.
Visit Fujisan Sengen Shrine, a famous local shrine and the new Mt. Fuji Cultural Center
Guided Shinkansen (bullet train) trip from Tokyo, Kyoto, or Osaka
Bento lunch and snacks on the train
Local dishes at 6 food stops
3-hour tour of Fujinomiya with local tour guide
Return travel to your starting city
Hotel pick up not included
Additional drinks or food (not included but possible to purchase at guest’s expense)
Meeting Point and Meeting Time:
The tour will begin at a major station in the city of your choice and then at the entrance to the Mt. Fuji World Heritage Cultural Center in Fujinomiya.
The food tour starts strictly on time. If guests do not arrive at the meeting point by the departure time, the tour will begin regardless, and no refund shall be given.
Please wear comfortable shoes as this tour will involve lots of walking.