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Suspended Bridge in Arai Machi, Shizuoka Prefecture!

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The area north of Arai Machi, in spite of its professional outboard boat races and rowing practice waterfronts is a pretty drab place except maybe for one sole eye-catching site!

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It is a suspended bridge of enormous proportions, that is, for a small agglomeration that does not deserve the name of “shi/市”/city!
But you can already see it through the windows of the almost derelict JR Arai Station!

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As I had plenty of time on hand that I decided to walk to it for close and precise observation!

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I first to walk quite a circuitous way around the giant parking reserved for the boat race punters!

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I finally made it to the main road called Shiomi Bypass which had to be built in 1996, not so much for the boat races, but because people had to cross the large stretch of Hamana Lake which would force people to drive around for more than 50 km!

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Getting near!
What you see on the left is a sheltered access to the car park!

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The lane on the left leads to a small marina for pleasure boats and rowing!

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I don’t know how tall it is, but it must be at least 50 meters!

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The cables are actually long metal tubes.
The whole edifice seems quite light. Considering the eventuality of high winds, typhoons and even earthquakes, it gives an impression of “bending but not breaking”!

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It does make for some inventive photography with the few trees nearby!

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A curved shape definitely looks more resilient!

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Quite “simple” in concept!

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It is still the only support for the bridge!

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All strength and flexibility!

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Manhole Covers in Shizuoka Prefecture 31: Arai Machi

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Arai machi, since included into Hamamtsu City is bit of a strange place completely separated not only by the station (you have to pay 180 yen anytime you want to go to the other side) but also by a sea arm.
The interesting manhole covers lie south of the Arai Machi JR Station while the north housing the professional outboard boat races is pretty drab.

SOUTH SIDE:

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The original manhole cover for Arai Machi!
I wonder what the colored one looked like!

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Arai Machi is really confusing as this manhole cover seems to belong to belong to neighboring Kosai City!

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Same for this one, too!

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This pressurized air manhole cover on the other hand solely belongs to Arai Machi!

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Same for this water valve pit!

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A smaller and different valve pit!

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Now, this valve pit definitely belongs to Kosai City!

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A smaller Arai Machi water valve pit!

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A medium-sized gas valve pit in the middle of the road!

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An even bigger gas valve pit still in the middle of the road! They were neighbors and I did take a risk photographing them! LOL

NORTH SIDE

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It is the first time I such a shape for any manhole cover! A strange air access for firemen!

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A very long one for “high electricity”!

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Probably stands for high voltage electricity!

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Same shape for “low electricity”!

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I wonder if they mean “low electricity output” instead of low voltage electricity!

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A sewer manhole cover by Ohtake foundry!

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Same but with low voltage electricity indication!

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A vertical marking instead of a round indication for low voltage electricity!

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Same but for high voltage electricity!

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Drainage manhole cover!

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Shizuoka Prefecture electricity manhole cover!

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-Sake: Ichi For The Michi by Rebekah Wilson-Lye in Tokyo, Tokyo Through The Drinking Glass, Tokyo Foodcast, Urban Sake, Sake World
-Wine: Palate To Pen, Warren Bobrow, Cellar Tours, Ancient Fire Wines Blog
-Beer: Another Pint, Please!, Beering In Good Mind: All about Craft Beer in Kansai by Nevitt Reagan!
ABRACADABREW, Magical Craftbeer from Japan
-Whisky: Nonjatta: All about whisky in Japan by Stefan Van Eycken
-Japanese Pottery to enjoy your favourite drinks: Yellin Yakimono Gallery

Non gastronomy must-see sites by Shizuoka Residents

HIGHOCTANE/HAIOKU by Nick Itoh in Shizuoka City