Cruises from Shimizu
Shimizu is located on the coast of Suruga Bay, 140km SW of Tokyo, on the island of Honshu, facing the Pacific Ocean. Shimizu-ku is actually a ward or sub-division of the city of Shiuoka. The Kakita River flows through the town. It is one of Japan's three most beautiful ports because of nearby Mt.
Fuji, at 3728m and 44km to the NE. The magnificent views of Fujiyama in winter surpass description - as well as Miho no Matsubara, renowned as a sea-shore with beautiful green pine trees and 7km of black volcanic sand. This scene appears in many pictures and paintings.