Guided Taxi Tour: Kawagoe Ruins and Horai Bridge

From JPY ¥5,350.00
  • Duration: 90 Minutes (approx.)
  • Location: Shimada-city, Shizuoka
  • Product code: EN-SZK-7200-72000


See the famous sightseeing spots of Oigawa River, Horai Bridge, and Kawagoe Ruins, with the help of a local taxi driver-guide. It takes about 20-30 minutes if you walk, but with this plan, you'll have fun and it's an easy way to get around.


  • The driver will introduce you to the history of Kawagoe and Horai Bridge, so you can see that it's more than just a photo spot. 

  • A fun way to get around and makes walking around town easier.

  • The local driver will introduce you to information that only the locals know.

  • Visit the Kawagoe ruins and Horai bridge, which are famous tourist spots in the area.


5,350 JPY (Tax Included)


Please select your start time in the box on the upper right. 

[00:00] Shimada Station is the meeting point where you'll take the taxi to Kawagoe Ruins.・・・(Taxi fare included in the tour fee)・・・[00:30] Enjoy the scenery of Horai Bridge while learning about its origin.・・・(Taxi fare included in the tour fee)・・・[01:00] Stop by at nearby shops while the driver introduces you to the products of Shimada. Return to Shimada Station and end the tour. 


Take a guided taxi ride from Shimada Station to Kawagoe Ruins. After listening to the driver talks about the history of the Oigawa River and the origin of the name Kawagoe, take a walk around the Kawagoe Ruins and enjoy the old-fashioned scenery. The Shimada City Museum and the Museum Annex, popular for their retro interior, are also located in the Kawagoe Ruins area, so be sure to stop by. (Entrance fee not included)
On the ride to Horai Bridge, you can learn about its origins, and enjoy taking pictures while crossing its 897 meters. (Entrance fee not included) Afterward, you can have a cup of tea at the 897.4 teahouse (Yakunashi in Japanese) nearby or look for souvenirs. Don't forget to ask the driver about his product recommendations at Shimada.
The tour will end at Shimada Station and you'll get to hear stories about the locals on your way there.


  • Duration:90 minutes
  • Minimum number of participants:1 person
  • Meeting point:Shimada Station [MAP]
    Hinodecho, Shimada-shi, Shizuoka 427-0029
  • Access:
    ・From Nagoya Station, take the JR Tokaido Sanyo Shinkansen bound for Tokyo, get off at "Kakegawa Station," transfer to the JR Tokaido Line bound for Okitsu, and get off at "Shimada Station."
    ・From Tokyo Station, take the JR Tokaido Sanyo Shinkansen bound for Hakata, get off at "Shizuoka Station," transfer to the JR Tokaido Line bound for Shimada, and get off at "Shimada Station."
  • Tour conductor for 24 hours:None
  • Accompanying National Government Licensed Guide Interpreter or Local Licensed Guide Interpreter:None
  • Meals:None
  • Language support:Japanese
  • Included:Taxi fee, Driver guided tour (Japanese)
  • Excluded:English guide
  • Free Wi-Fi:None
  • Toilet: Available (Western Style) 
  • Operating company:KANAYA TAXI


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10 to 8 days before the departure date of the tour 20%
7 to 2 days before the departure date of the tour 30%
The day before the departure date of the tour 40%
On the day of the departure date of the tour 50%
After the tour departed, No show 100%


・Face masks required for travelers in public areas
・Face masks required for guides in public areas
・Face masks provided for travelers as needed
・Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
・Social distancing enforced throughout the experience
・Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
・Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
・Guides required to regularly wash hands
・Regular temperature checks for staff
・Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
・Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
・Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
・Contactless ticket redemption