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Free WiFi Rental for Foreign Tourists in Shizuoka City (English, Chinese, Taiwanese & Korean)!

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On Novemebr 1st Shizuoka City decided to sponsor free WiFi rental for the sole benefit of foreign tourists until next March on a trial basis, by which time the City will decide whether to make it permanent!
First of all, bear in mind that such service can obtained in only one place, namely the Shizuoka City Tourist Information Center/静岡市総合観光案内所 located at the north entrance of Shizuoka City JR Station!
It is open any day of the week from 09:00 to 17:45!

Consult the official websites:
English: http://ninjawifi.com/en/
Japanese: http://ninjawifi.com/jp/
Mainland Chinese: http://ninjawifi.com/cn
Taiwanese: http://ninjawifi.com/tw
Hong Kong Chinese: http://ninjawifi.com/hkg
Korean: http://ninjawifi.com/kr

You will have to follow a strict procedure as follows:
-Step 1: Go to the Shizuoka-shi Tourist Informartion Center and tell the staff, “I’d like to rent a NINJA WiFi router.”
-Step 2: Take a a photo of the NINJA WiFi POP: take a photo of the NINJA WiFi POP with your smartphone and connect your smartphone to the NINJA WiFi located at the information center.
-Step 3: Post to SNS: Post the photo taken in Step 2 to an SNS, such as Facebook, Twitter, Line, YouTube or whichever you prefer.
-Step 4: Show the post: show the post to the staff.
-Step 5: Fill in the registration form: fill in the registration form and show your passport. Please allow the staff to make a copy of your passport.
-Step 6: Get the free WiFi: once the staff has verified the information, you will get a NINJA WiFi router.

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The WiFi router package!

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The package includes the router, peripheral devices, manuals and a Return by Delivery Form.

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The WiFi router!

Bear in mind that only visitors with “short term visitors Visa” are eligible to apply.
You can use this WiFi router anywhere in Japan

When returning the WiFi router by free delivery you have to return 1) the pouch, 2) WiFi router (303ZT), 3) the USB cable, 4)The Charging Adapter.

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You then put the whole into the return kit envelope, fill in the form and hand it to convenience store as cited below:

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Otherwise you can return it at the following airports:
Narita Airport (Terminal 1), Narita Airport (Terminal 2), Haneda Airport, Chubu Centrair International Airport, Kansai International Airport, New Chitose Airport, Komatsu Airport, Fukuoka Aiport, Naha Airport

Copy the documents below for more precise information:

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English pamphlet

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English application form

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English Terms & Conditions of Use

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Chinese pamphlet, front

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Chinese pamphlet, back

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Chinese application form

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Chinese Terms & Conditions of Use

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Taiwanese pamphlet, front

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Taiwanese pamphlet, back

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Taiwanese application form

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Taiwanese Terms & Conditions of Use

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Korean pamphlet, front

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Korean pamphlet, back

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Korean application form

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Korean Terms & Conditions of Use

Bon voyage!

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SHIZUOKA PREFECTURE PLACES OF WORSHIP WITH DISABLED VISITORS FACILITIES

HAMAMATSU CITY

OKUNI SHINTO SHRINE/小国神社

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〒437-0226 Hamamatsu City, Tenryu Ku, Mori Machi, Ichinomiya, 3956-1
Tel: 0538-89-7302
Nearest Railway Station: Totoumi Ichi No Miya (Tenhama Railway Line)
HOMEPAGE (Japanese)

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Near entrance past the torii gate
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SHIZUOKA CITY

SENGEN SHRINE/浅間神社

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〒420-0868, Shizuoka City, Aoi Ku, Miyagazaki, 182-1
Tel.: 054-245-1820
HOMEPAGE (Japanese)

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Located on the basement floor (access through elevator) of the Sengen Jinja Kaikan/Sengen Shrine Hall/浅間神会館.
The Hall is situated left on the main gate/torii featured above.

SHIZUOKA KEN GOKOKU JINJA/静岡縣護国神社

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〒420-0821 Shizuoka City, Aoi Ku, Yunoki, 366
Tel.: 054-261-0435
HOMEPAGE (Japanese)

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Not far from the main entrance across from Route 1 along the railway line.

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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
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Cafe: O-cha Bokko in Ieyama, Kawane Cho, Shimada City! Along the Oigawa Railway line!

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Service: very friendly and ever smiling
Equipment & facilities: basic but very clean
Prices: very reasonable
Strong points: home-made cakes. Crafts

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The other day when I visited my good friend Osamu Kurosawa/黒澤修さん in Ieyama, kawane-Cho, Shimada City he told me I had to pay a visit to a good friend of his, Mr. Fujio Hino/飛野藤雄さん, who, after retirement, opened a very original cafe 9 years ago along a mountain road overlooking Ieyama!

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The place looks like a pyramid having landing out of nowhere all surrounded with artifacts made from natural products and finds!

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In good weather you can avoid the crowded interior and relax outside!

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For cat lovers?

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The atelier at the back!

Mr. Hino is more of a hobby artist than of a cafe entrepreneur!
Only coffee, tea and soft drinks are available, but if you give him a phone call beforehand you can bring you own alcohol (that he enjoys much, too!) and even your own food!

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Succulent Japanese-style cake with Kawane=Cho green tea!

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And the home-made chiffon cake is a real beauty!

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Apparently many famous people left their signatures!

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A minuscule counter for about 6 people right in the middle of an atelier!

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Take your time and a good look at all the real and cute objets d’art created with local natural products!

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A game for the kids!

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Now, what is this?

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Mr. Hino is capable to create real-life insects with hemp palm (棕櫚 in Japanese)!

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He made those two just for me!

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Don’t forget to look around!
A pagoda still in its making!

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Pine cone owls everywhere!

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Do pay him a visit any time!
The most original cafe in the whole Shizuoka Prefecture!

O-Cha Bokko Cafe
Owner: Mr. Fujio Hino/飛野藤雄

428-0104 Shimada City, Kawane Cho, Ieyama, 1806-15 (400 m above Owada Station along the Oigawa Railway Line.)
The SL Train will run past it at 10:20, 11:07 and 12:14
tel.: 09054977728
Opening hours: 10:00~18:00
Closed on Wednesdays
Small car park available
BLOG (Japanese)

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KURA: Traditional Japanese Warehouses in Shizuoka Prefecture 25: Shimada City, Yokoi Factory

“Kura” (in Japanese 蔵 or 倉) means “warehouse” or “Storehouse”.
In traditional Japan, especially during the Edo Era, as most of buildings and urba/village structures were made of wood, fires were the bane of society by and large.
However well-protected a fire would consume a house or buildings and all its properties within minutes.
Hence a special building or warehouse was needed to protect goods and properties against such a catastrophe.
But erecting a storehouse solely made of concrete, stones and some metal cost a vast amount of silver and gold and only rich merchants and nobility could afford them. Even castles could not be built entirely of stone then.

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The other day I was exploring the south side of Shimada City when I discovered this enormous red brick kura near the Shimada Baseball Stadium.
As it was obviously part of a bigger complex I decided to investigate in earnest!

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I walked around it for a few pictures first!
With all that ivy contrasting on the red bricks I could easily imagine a movie being enacted nearby!

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Ivy!

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The windows must have been locked for quite some time!

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Apparently the ivy was not growing at that end…

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It certainly looked old.
Red brick kuras are rare in Shizuoka Prefecture!

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I finally reached the entrance to the normous complex where the kura was located.
It all belonged to the Yokoi Factory of Tokushu Tokai Seishi Kabushiki Kaisha (Special Tkai Paper Company)!

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It was a Saturday and the company was closed, but the guard kindly informed me that the Kura, although presently unused due to its bad state, dated back to 90 years ago. He also old me that the original wooden office building of the same period could be found inside the complex.
He was also kind enough to tell me to come back on a week day when I could get official permission to visit it!

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The kura from inside the company grounds.

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It is completely locked out because of risks of collapse!

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Looking forward to the “official” visit!

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-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

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Mishima Taisha Shrine (三島大社) 1)

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One of the venerated trees inside Mishima Tasiha!

Mishima Taisha/Mishima Great Shrine in the City of Mishima is one oone of the 3~4 biggest and most important Shinto shrines in Shizuoka Prefecture and it is simply too vast and comprising too many other shrines to be described i a single article.
This the first of a series of reports as I plan to visit Mishima City many times again in the near future and take the opportunities to discover other aspects and sights!

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The main portal with its enormous “shimenawa/rice straw garland”!

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The big mouth-shut “komainu or shishi/lion guard” past the main entrance!

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And its companion with its mouth open!

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One of the main small shrines find in the precincts, this particular one called “Shima Jinja” at the end of a small bridge crossing one of the many ponds!

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A large roof pinion!

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A large roofed hand washing stone basin!

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Another large inner portal!

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Th Horse is the main feature animal symbol in Mishima Taisha!

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Ancient horse painting!

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The “haiden hall” for the public and worshippers!

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Splendid gilded pinions!

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One of the big “baku/nightmare eaters”!

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An ancient “ishidourou/stone lantern”!

See you again there very soon!

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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

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SHIZUOKA PREFECTURE MUSEUMS/ATTRACTION PARKS/LEISURE CENTERS/TOURISTIC SPOTS/ENTERTAINMENT VENUES WITH DISABLED VISITORS FACILITIES

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MOVIE THEATERS/CINEMAS

SHIZUOKA CITY

-ZART CINE CITY

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ZART CINE CITY is located on the 9th floor of Cenova Department Store.
The elevator is equipped for wheelchair visitors.

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The wheelchair washroom is actually inside the movie alley for quick access from the different cinemas.

HOMEPAGE
420-0839 Shizuoka City, Aoi Ku, Takajo, 1-1-1, Cenova Department Store, 9F
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FLOWER PARKS

ATAMI CITY

-ATAMI PLUM PARK/熱海梅園

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Created in 1886, it spreads over 34.000 square meters.
The best season to admire the 730 trees in blooms is from December to March.
413-0032 Atami City, Baien Cho, 1169-1
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GREEN PARKS

SHIZUOKA CITY

-SUMPU PARK/SUMPU CASTLE PARK/駿府公園・駿府城公園

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The Sunpu Park in central Shizuoka City is a popular park with the Shizuoka Castle, museum, tea-ceremony hall and many trees and plants.
It is open all year round but partly closed at night.
〒420-0839 Shizuoka City, Aoi Ku, Takajo 2-23-5
TEL 054-251-0016
HOMEPAGE (Japanese)

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Sumpu castle

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It has no less than 4 full facilities.

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Past the main entrance.

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View past the entrance.

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One of the other 3 facilities

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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

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SHIZUOKA PREFECTURE URBAN FACILITIES FOR DISABLED VISITORS

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Whereas a great (but not sufficient yet) progress has been achieved in government buildings, urban development such as wheelchair equipped public toilets and general accessibility in streets, on pavements, and so forth is either poor or completely absent.

We will try to investigate and see what is actually available so far.

SHIZUOKA CITY

AOBA PARK STREET/青葉公園通り

This street is probably the most important street in the Aoi ward (north of Shizuoka JR Station as it regulary holds all kinds of events.

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Unfortunately there is only one wheelchair-equipped public toilets for the whole area.
Moreover the last time I investigated it (November 10th, 2014) it was unclean and uncleaned.
Make sure you carry toilet paper and wet tissues with you before entering it!

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Must-see tasting websites:

-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