Shimada City Roses Hill Park/島田市ばらの丘公園!

if you like roses the place to in Shizuoka Prefecture is the Shimada City Roses Hill Park as it is open all year!

The access is quite easy, 10 minutes by car or by bus from Shimada JR Station!

Entrance fees are reasonable and discounts are offered to kids and groups!

It is certainly larger than expected but very comfortable ro stroll through!

All amenities are provided, especially clean washrooms!

By fine weather it is the ideal place to relax by yourself, friends or family!

As I said it is bigger than expected and even if it rains you can always concentrate on the very wide greenhouse!

Even kids will enjoy it!

Let’s walk around! Hedges everywhere!

The best times of the year are during the Spring and Autumn Festivals, but specialists will find something to observe and study all year round!

Varieties come from all over the World and Japan, including these Charleston roses inviting you to a dance!

Slopes everywhere!

Inside the greenhouse! The staff and gardeners will kindly answer your questions!

Take your time! In any case there is also a cafeteria and souvenir shop!

These will make you blush! LOL

Elegant and cute!

My favorite!

Where were the kids by the way?

Great pictures to take, even under the rain!

Will certainly come back again!

SHIMADA CITY ROSES HILL PARK/島田市ばらの丘公園

Address: 427-0007, Shizuoka Prefecture, Shimada City, Noda, 1652-1
Tel.: 0547-37-0505
Opening hours: 9:30~17:00, 9:00~16:00 from December to March
GOOGLE MAP

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Mount Fuji Great View at Satta Pass in Yui, Shimizu Ku, Shizuoka City!

Shizuoka Prefecture is the home of Mount Fuji (rightly argued by Yamanashi Prefecture!), that the “seaside Mount Fuji”. Naturally anyone living in another Prefecture who is able to see it in the distance will argue, but geographically half of it lies inside Shizuoka Prefecture. Full stop!

This is why so many foreign and domestic visitors are disappointed when they cannot admire the view because no one took the pains to explain why when they left Tokyo hoping for a grand spectacle.
Mount Fuji towers almost at 4000 meters and it is no wonder that it can be hidden by clouds, mist or rain. In case of a typhoon stay in Tokyo!

What is the best season, then? The coldest and the driest, the better, which means that the best time is between end of October and end of March. If you are lucky you can enjoy the view on rare days until May. After that you do need a lot of luck!
What is the best location to admire Mount Fuji, then?
Too many to choose from actually, so it needs a little study beforehand.
But all agree that one of the spots is the Satta Pass in Yui, Shimizu Ku, Shizuoka City!

The Satta Pass until the very end of the Edo Period was a must travelers along the Old Tokaido Route. Actually one can see how it was on one of the woodblock prints of Hiroshige Utagawa exhibited at the Hiroshige Museum in Yui, another must visit spot!
As for going there in this modern era of ours, lazy people can always reach the place by car or taxi, but on a fine day healthy tourists should walk all the way from Yui JR Station, up slopes where they will discover orange trees and meet the local farmers!

Google Map (including instructions for a nice trip!)

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Manhole Covers in Shizuoka Prefecture 55: Makinohara City!

Beautiful fire hydrant manhole cover but does not bear any distinctive sigil!

Makinohara City in the southern center part of Shizuoka Prefecture, in spite of its full city status acquired on October 11th, is what you may call a manhole cover desert. The city was created by merging the northern and western part of Haibara Gun/Distric (the southeastern part becoming Yoshida Cho/Town) and Sagara Village. Its main resources are green tea, some fishing and a Suzuki car components factory.
I suppose that in some near future that the City will come up with its own distinctive manhole cover!

This large fire hydrant cover is the only truly Makinohara City cover! It is a common design but with the name of the city on it!

This is a cover found everywhere with the central sigil with the Japanese caharacter for “water”!

水/water!

The same with the old Haibara District sigil!

は/hiragana for “ha” of Haibara District!

A well preserved cover but with the old Haibara District sigil!

An even older Haibara District cover!

Similar one but reinforced by an outer rim!

A small valve cover from my old files!

Looking forward to the new Makinohara City manhole cover!

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Manhole Covers in Shizuoka Prefecture 54: Yoshida Cho (formerly part of Haibara Gun)!

Talking of Yoshida Cho in Shizuoka Prefecture still confuses a lot people here because its former name, Haibara Gun, was changed to the new modern appellation only recently. To make things more difficult there more than a half dozen districts/towns of the same name in other Prefectures!
This is probably the main reason that Yoshida Town decided to devise their own manhole cover to advertise/promote their region!
It can be found in front of Yoshida Town Hall beus stop across the street!

A certainly a more modern approach to design!

The Town is more known color cover installed quit some time ago near the seaside, quite a way far from the Town Hall!

It uncolored version inside a bigger cover!

The uncolored version on its own!

One can find in the same Town all kinds of “ancient” and more recent covers, particular to this area or regularly found all over Japan like this fire hydrant cover!

I found this one in my files but couldn’t locate it during my last trip!

A type found in many places but with a Yoshida Town central sigil!

This sigil was created when Haibara Gun was renamed Yshida Town!

You do have to keep an eye on that central sigil as you might in for some surprises!

Yoshida Cho vigil!

How about this one then?

Shimada City sigil! Apparently they ran short and had to “borrow” this one from neighboring Shimada City!

One can find various valve covers!

Another one with a different rating!

Central Yoshida Cho vigil for this one found everywhere in the country!

A small semi private one with the same design as the classic one!

I found this one in my old files but it might have disappeared!
Oi river water access! It might be found all along the river!

A private one found in my old files privately owned by the Yoshida Flower Park!

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Manhole Covers in Shizuoka Prefecture 53: Love Line! Sunshine!! Manga Covers in Numazu City! (Complete!)ture

Love Line! Sunshine! manga on buses in Numazu City!

The nationally and internationally popular Love Line! Sunshine! happens to take place in Numazu City as it is a harbour city in Shizuoka Prefecture,Japan!
The city has naturally made it its emblem and the number of japanese and foreign visitors for the sole purpose of visiting and acquiring memorabilia is ever increasing!

Love Line! Sunshine! Manga on bus stop billboard!

Some time ago the city through crowd funding decided to create color manhole covers depicting the nine heroines of the Manga series.
But not is all rosy under the sky even in Japan. A disgruntled or jealous, but definitely deranged student decided to destroy all the covers by painting them with highly corrosive liquid. The bad news were of course aired all over the world. The city first took all the covers to be replaced with plain ones at first.

Love Line! Sunshine! Manga on rental bicycles!

After some reflection the city, through crowd funding again, decided to create new manhole covers with the manga theme. But this time only three characters, the whole group and a Japanese language name graphics were made in colors. These colored covers are unique whereas the black ones are most unique with some exceptions. No need to say that they are protected by the citizens and hidden cameras!

Here is the full collection, which I must admit took some doing at times! LOL

For reference here is photo of the nine original covers!

The group one facing the sea in color.

The same in black, which cannot be seen on pavements but is sometimes exhibited at local events!

Its mint character makes it a bit difficult to discern the details!

The colored “Harbour Girl” Japanese character cover!

The black version!
Now, this is one is a bit tough to find as it is unique!
First you must either go by car or take a 40-mimute bus trip. Board the bus going to “Enashi/江梨” from the number 8 bus stop in front of Numazu station. Get down at “Nagahama Shiro Ato/長浜城跡). Luckily enough the cover is just a few steps away!

Chika cover, exists only in black!

Harumaru cover, colored!

Harumaru cover, in black!

Dia coevr, exists only in black.
Another tough one to discover as it is unique and located among pine trees inside “Sengon Hama Park/千本浜公園”. You need some some luck there!

Kanan cover, exists only in black!

Mari cover, exists only in black!

Riko cover, exists only in black!

Ruby cover, colored version!

Ruby cover, black version!

Yoshiko cover, colored version!

Yoshiko cover, black version!

Good hunting and don’t forget to start very early as it will take you at least a full day with good preparations. Moreover you had better do it all on foot except for the 40-minute bus trip!

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SHIMIZU S-PULSE vs KAWASAKI FRONTALE (May 12th 2019) LIVE COVERAGE!

SHIMIZU S-PULSE 0 KAWASAKI FRONTALE 4

Shameful!
After that game, we might be in for some resounding annoucements…
SPulse in big trouble!90′ + 1′ GOAL! The knife in the wound but it was going to happen!

fThis is not fair on the fans who carried us all along last year!
For a team which aimed at the TOP 5 at the beginning of the season it is turning into a nightmare!
It is simply turning into a shameful rout! Kids agains adults!
80′ GOAL S-Pulse defense looks at Frontale shooting at ease!
Taki in for Nakamura.
77′ Corner kick for Frontale. Wasted.
Tese in for Kawai.
72′ Kawasaki dangerously domintaing.
69′ Corner Kick for S-Pulse. Completely wasted!
68′ S-Pulse have run out of ideas.They need new blood…
62′ Overambitious cycle kick by S-Puse flying over the bar!
Clumsy and uninvenive S-Pulse…
53′ Corner kick for Kawasaki. Inconclusive.
Kick off by S-Pulse.

Kawasaki kept possesssion of the ball and took full advantge of a jaded S-Pulse side’ mistakes! Some big changes will be needed!
Half time: Frontale are just too intelligent for S-Pulse!
45’And finally the STUPID GOAL on a simple one man’s counter!
41′ Kitagawa almost scores after Kawasaki’s lunder!
40′ Frontale alost scores afer S–Pulse’s blunder!
30′ Great chance by Douglas deviated into corner kick!Inconclusive.
22′ Corner kick for Kawasaki. GOAL! Not cleared up as usual!
Elsinho yellow carded.
7′ Dangerous free kick for S-Pulse. Inconclusive.
6′ Great save by Nishibe!Corner kick. Wasted.
1′ Corner kick for Kawasaki. Wasted.
Kick off by Kawasaki

Kick off at 14:03

Note that Takeuchi and Renato are injured and replaced by Musaka and Kawai.
Douglas is starting a game for the time this season.

SHIMIZU S-PULSE:

GK 1 Yohei NISHIBE
DF 18 ELSINHO
DF 2 Yugo TATSUTA
DF 3 HWANG Seok Ho
DF 25 Ko MATSUBARA
MF 17 Yosuke KAWAI
MF 7 Mitsunari MUSAKA
MF 30 Shota KANEKO
MF 20 Keita NAKAMURA
FW 49 DOUGLAS
FW 23 Koya KITAGAWA

Substitutes:
GK 21 Toru TAKAGIWA
DF 26 Hiroshi FUTAMI
DF 27 Takahiro IIDA
MF 14 Jumpei KUSUKAMI
MF 15 Takuma MIZUTANI
MF 36 Yasufumi NISHIMURA
FW 9 CONG Tese
FW 34 Yuta TAKI

Team Manager: Jan Amders Jonsson

KAWASAKI FRONTALE

GK 1 JUNG Sung RYONG
DF 17 Kazuaki MAWATARI
DF 4 JIESEL
DF 5 Shogo TANIGUCHI
MF 2 Ryohei NOBORIZATO
MF 6Hidemasa MORITA
MF 10 Ryota OSHIMA
MF 19 Manabu SAITO
MF 28 Yasuto WAKIZAKA
FW 9 LEANDRO DAMAIO
FW 11 Yu KOBAYASHI

Substitutes:
GK 21 Shota ARAI
DF 7 Shintaro KURUMAYA
MF 25 Ao TANAKA
MF 34 Kazuya YAMAMURA
MF 16 Tatsuya HASEGAWA
MF 27 Yuto SUZUKI
FW 20 Kei CHINEN

Team Manager: Toru ONIKI

Referee: Ryuji SATO
Assistant Referee:Hiroshi YAMAUCHI
Assistant Referee: Jun MIHARA
4th Official: Masashi YAMAGIWA

13:45

S-Pulse is facing a tough opponent in the name of Kawasaki Frontale, J1 League Champions of the last two year! It promises to be a tough encounter!

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SHIMIZU S-PULSE vs URAWA RED DIAMONDS (April 28th 2019) LIVE COVERAGE!

SHIMIZU S-PULSE 0 URAWA RED DIAMONDS 2

Disappointing result! Home jinx? Unbelievable! Hit the post and on the counter concede a killer! Bloody jonx!
6 minutes additional time but it is a desperate situation. Corner kick for Urawa. Wasted.
80′ dangeous free kick for Urawa!
70′ Corner kick for Urawa. GOAL! Bade defense by S-Puulse!
Douglas in for Tese.
63′ Dangerous free kikck for Urawa. Wasted.
60′ very dangerous move by Urawa with shot flying wide!
51′ Great chance but Tese’s shot stoppd!
Second half kick off by Urawa.

Soporific first half with Urawa being completely negative. S-Pulse probably had the best chances, but sometimes missed opportunities through poor passing>
They will have to be more ggressive in the second half!

Note that Takeuchi, off the field for 4 weeks due to injury is replaced by Musaka. Nakamura is back in the team.

SHIMIZU S-PULSE:

GK 13 Yuji ROKUTAN
DF 18 ELSINHO
DF 2 Yugo TATSUTA
DF 3 HWANG Seok Ho
DF 25 Ko MATSUBARA
MF 22 RENATO AUGUSTO
MF 7 Mitsunari MUSAKA
MF 30 Shota KANEKO
MF 20 Keita NAKAMURA
FW 9 Chong TESE
FW 23 Koya KITAGAWA

Substitutes:
GK 1 Yohei NISHIBE
DF 26 Hiroshi FUTAMI
DF 27 Takahiro IIDA
MF 14 Jumpei KUSUKAMI
MF 15 Takuma MIZUTANI
MF 17 Yousuke KAWAI
FW 34 Yuta TAKI
FW 49 DOUGLAS

Team Manager: Jan Amders Jonsson

URAWA REDS

GK 1 Shusaku NISHIKAWA
DF 4 Daisuke SUZUKI
DF 2 MAURICIO
DF 5 Tomoaki MAKINO
MF 46 Ryota MORIMAKI
MF 8 EWERTON
MF 16 Takuyaki AOKI
MF 7 Kazuki NAGASAWA
MF 6 Ryosuke YAMANAKA
FW 9 Yuki MUTO
FW 30 Shinzo KOROKI

Substitutes:
GK 25 Haruki FUKUSHIMA
DF 3 Tomoya UGAJIN
DF 31 Takuya IWANAMI
MF 11 MARTINUS
MF 29 Kai SHIBATO
MF ANDREW NABBOUT
FW24 Koya YURUKI

Team Manager: OSWALDO OLIVEIRA

Referee: Yuichi NISHIMURA
Assistant Referee:Toru SAGARA
Assistant Referee: Koji MORIKAWA
4th Official: Tomohiro INOUE

15:30

S-Pulse is facing a tough opponent at home today but are looking for their straight third win in the J ! league! The game promises plenty of excitement!

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