Visit the birthplace and relic hall of Jirocho SHIMIZU (Mr.) to gain an appreciation and understanding of his past.Climbe 1,100 stone steps to Kunozan shrine and enjoy spectacular view of Suruga Bay behind you while climbing them.
SPDP (S-PULSE DREAM PLAZA/ Shimizu Port
Visit the birthplace of Jirocho SHIMIZU (Mr.)
VIsit Kunozan Toshogu, the original burial site of Ieyasu TOKUGAWA, the first shogun of the Tokugawa shogunate nearly 400 years ago.
JR Shimizu station
Visit the birthplace and relic hall of Jirocho SHIMIZU (Mr.) to gain an appreciation and understanding of his past.
Let's climb 1,100 stone steps to Kunozan together and enjoy spectacular view of Suruga Bay behind you while climbing them.
10:00 a.m. Meet at SPDP (S-PULSE DREAM PLAZA / Shimizu Port (Shimizu Port is
across from the building) (Access: Take a free shuttle bus available
from East Exit, JR Shimizu to S-PULSE DREAM PLAZA)
(Tips: You will be able to get to SPDP at 09:45 if you take 09:35 shuttle bus, departing JR Shimizu Station, East Exit)
10:30 a.m. Arrive at the birthplace of Jirocho SHIMIZU (Mr.)
(a 30-minute walk), stop by the Relic Hall on the way back to gain an appreciation and understanding of his past.
11:30-11:45 Back to SPDP
11:45-12:20 Lunch inside SPDP, or you can bring your own.
12:30-12:40 Take 12:30 shuttle bus to JR Shimizu station
13:00-13:25 Take 13:00 bus to Kuno Yamashita bus stop, (Fare:460
13:25-13:55 Start climbing 1,100 stone steps to get to the shrine office
(Admission: 800 yen to cover both the shrine and museum)
13:55-15:10 tour the site
While climbing 1,100 stone steps to Kunozan, you can enjoy the
view over Suruga Bay; the Izu Island chain in the back.
Kunozan Toshogu is the original burial site of Ieyasu TOKUGAWA, the first shogun
of the Tokugawa shogunate nearly 400 years ago, his gravestone is facing west
and learn why so.
15:10-15:30 Start descending to Kuno Yamashita bus stop to get bus
leaving for Shimizu station at 15:36.
15:36-16:00 Shimizu station
At the end of the tour, you’ll see how many steps you’ll have made on your pedometer.
16:00 - Back to Shimizu Port
* The more the merrier 6 rather than 4.
* Admission fee(800 yen/person) to cover both the Kunozan Shrine and its Museum
* Most of the tour sites offer free entrance for a government licensed guide interpreter
* Transport expenses (approx. 1,000 yen/person)
Update of the site: I will be in Nagasaki, Kyushu, in August, tentatively, August the 4th(Tue.) through the 6th (Thur.). I am happy to show you around "hidden Christian sites" with terraced paddy fields, "TA-NA-DA". The sceneries imprinted in Venezia come to my mind when I stand near the Hirado pier. Our itnerary (meeting at Sasebo at 9:00 and finishing there at about 17:30) includes Whale Museum, one of the main local industries of the time, too. I will help you with information on other tourists’ spots on the beaten track. If interested, please e-mail me for the particulars. (as of March 10, 2020)
I am available during the public holiday seasons and semester-end breaks; April 28 - May 6, Dec. 25 - January 7, and the month of August. Could you please bookmark them on your calendar and I will be ready to attend to you. Thank you. Hideaki
Admission fee (800 yen /person) to cover both the Kunozan Shrine and its Museum.
Most of the tour sites offer free entrance for a government licensed guide interpreter.
Transport expenses (approx. 1,000 yen/person)
The tour requires 4 participants at least.
Please let us know your dietary requirements.
Wear your comfortable shoes and bring your pedometers.