Manhole Covers in Shizuoka Prefecture 61: Old and New Covers in Shimada City!

There are quite a feew so-called manhole covers to be discovered in the City of Shimada, old or new! The fact that is also the locale of one of the most unusual matsuri/festivals in Japan as well as a city replete with history as it lies by the very wide Rive Oi, which served no … Continue reading Manhole Covers in Shizuoka Prefecture 61: Old and New Covers in Shimada City!

Manhole Covers in Shizuoka Prefecture 60: Visit of Shizuoka City Waterworks!

The relatively new Shizuoka City Waterworks Office is a place to visit for all true manhole covers fans! It does have quite a few surprises for you you must not miss! It is located about 15~20 minutes form Shozuoka JR Station. Walk straight up Gofukucho Street then turn right onto Shichikencho Street. The Office is … Continue reading Manhole Covers in Shizuoka Prefecture 60: Visit of Shizuoka City Waterworks!

Manhole Covers in Shizuoka Prefecture 59: Kakegawa City!

Looking for manhole covers is comparatively an easy search as all types an be found in the vicinity of the JR Station near the south and north exits! The Kakegawa City Castle (replica) colored cover can be found just outside on the right (coming out) of the North Exit! The uncolored version comes in three … Continue reading Manhole Covers in Shizuoka Prefecture 59: Kakegawa City!

Manhole Covers in Shizuoka Prefecture 58: Nissaka, the Station along the Tokaido Trail in Kakegawa City!

Nissaka/日坂 was the 26th Station along the Tokaido as depicted in the 53 Stations of the tokaido as depicted in the World famous Utagawa Hiroshige’s woodblock prints/Ukiyoe. Actually you v\can find them all at Th the Hiroshige Museum in Yui, Shimizu Ku, Shizuoka City! For more information on that particular Ukiyoe/Woodblock Print check HERE! Reaching … Continue reading Manhole Covers in Shizuoka Prefecture 58: Nissaka, the Station along the Tokaido Trail in Kakegawa City!

Manhole Covers in Shizuoka Prefecture 57: Old and New Toro Ruins Cover in Shizuoka City!

When sometime this year Shizuoka City decided to adorn the Suruga Office of the Shizuoka City Hall with an original colored sewer manhole cover, very few among the local media and even less among civil servants realized that the Toro Ruins (located in Suruga Ku, Shizuoka City) were already featured on a rectangular manhole cover … Continue reading Manhole Covers in Shizuoka Prefecture 57: Old and New Toro Ruins Cover in Shizuoka City!

Manhole Covers in Shizuoka Prefecture 56: Sagara Cho! Old and new!

Sagara Cho is located in the south part of Makinohara City. This is a bit confusing for newcomers as only recently Haibara Gun has been renamed Makinohara City while two districts, namely Yoshida Cho (Town) and Sagara Cho (Town) have still kept their names and some autonomy as Makinohara City has a Town Hall in … Continue reading Manhole Covers in Shizuoka Prefecture 56: Sagara Cho! Old and new!

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 … Continue reading Manhole Covers in Shizuoka Prefecture 55: Makinohara City!

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 are  more than a half dozen districts/towns of the same name in other Prefectures! This is probably the main reason that … Continue reading Manhole Covers in Shizuoka Prefecture 54: Yoshida Cho (formerly part of Haibara Gun)!

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

Manhole Covers in Shizuoka Prefecture 52: Numazu City (except Love Line! Sunshine!! Manga Covers)

The large and medium-sized Numazu Mount Fuji Covers together! This is a roundup of manhole covers in Numazu City although it does not include the Love Lin! Sunshine!! Manga Covers and places like Heda which were merged into the City. They will appear in future articles! This is the beautiful color manhole covers they call … Continue reading Manhole Covers in Shizuoka Prefecture 52: Numazu City (except Love Line! Sunshine!! Manga Covers)