Tokaido Hiroshige Art Museum & Miho-no-Matsubara

  • Port

    Shimizu, Japan

  • Activity Level

    Moderate

  • Excursion Type

    All

  • Wheelchair Accessible

    NO

  • Cost

    USD USD

    Price between $51-$100
  • Minimum Age

    Information not currently available.

  • Duration

    4 Hours

  • Meals Included

    No

Blending art and tradition, this lovely cultural day out begins with an interesting coach drive.

The Tokaido Hiroshige Art Museum is a showplace of ukiyo-e art, or wood-block prints. View more than 1,300 ukiyo-e exhibits, many by Hiroshige Utagawa (1797-1858) -- one of the best-known Edo Period ukiyo-e artists and famous for his captivating landscapes. Learn the process involved in making the prints and the natural materials that produce such dramatic colors.

Continue to a traditional tea ceremony. The scent of the tea soothes your soul as you sit down to participate in a choreographed ritual handed down through the generations. You will be served a Japanese green tea, called matcha, accompanied by a sweet.

Next up is Miho-no-Matsubara -- a picturesque pine grove distinguished for its scenic beauty. Admire the pine-forested coastline along Suruga Bay and take in some grand views of Mt Fuji from here (weather permitting).

Notes:

Views of Mt Fuji are weather dependent. Wear comfortable walking shoes. Bring local currency, as many vendors do not accept credit cards or US dollars. Tour does not operate on Mondays. The ropeway operates weather permitting.