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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 which can be seen here and there in the northern half of Shizuoka City and even near Shizuoka Railway Station!

Apart of the Toro Ruins it featured Mount Fuji, the Abe River and green tea fields!
Check HERE for more information on the Toro Ruins!

The new cover was first exhibited inside the Suruga Office of the Shizuoka City Hall!

Many visitors commented that it was one of the cutest in Japan!

The City came up with the nickname of “Torobe” for the “Toro Ruins Character”!

Shizuka City is famous for its strawberry fields located by the sea south of the Toro Ruins!

And Mount Fuji of course!

As it is on the pavement in front of the Suruga Office of Shozuoka City Hall!
Note it is the unique sole location!

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-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

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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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-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!
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-Japanese Pottery to enjoy your favourite drinks: Yellin Yakimono Gallery

Non gastronomy must-see sites by Shizuoka Residents

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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-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

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 Yoshida Town decided to devise their own manhole cover to advertise/promote their region!
It can be found in front of Yoshida Town Hall bus stop across the street!

A certainly more modern approach to design!

The Town is more known for another color cover installed quite 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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-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

Kinomiya Shrine (木宮神社) in Atami City!

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Kinomiya Shrine/木宮神社 i Atami City is a bit of a long but pleasant walk from the JR station, but it is certainly worthwhile the effort as it includes a first in the whole of Japan!

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The torii/sacred entrance is actually the entrance to a main and many small shrines due to the size and the age of the site!

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Large and fairly new ishidourou/stone lantern!

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Its companion!

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The first hand-washing stone basin with its dragon water spout!

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It is actually a roofed basin leading to the first shrine on the left just past the main entrance!

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Walk under a series of torii donated by local worshipers!

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The lead to a small shrine dedicated to Inari, the Goddess of Agriculture1

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Inari shrine are easily identifiable for their fox guardians!

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These two foxes are quite ancient and unusual in the fact that they copy some lion guardians with a paw either resting n a sphere or a younger animal!

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The shrine with its rice straw garland and money offerings box!

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You can see the drum and other festival paraphernalia locked onside!

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Proceeding to the main shrine!

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Donated stone lanterns!

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An ancient hand-washing stone basin!

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The main shrine!

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Imposing closed-maw lion guard wit a paw resting on the back of a lion cub!

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Its open-maw companion with a paw resting on a sphere!!

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The “haiden”/worshiper hall!

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Double roof pinion!

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A very rich shrine considering the great repair!

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The festival drum!

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Intricate architecture!

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The board announcing Kinomiya Shrine’s main attraction!

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Now, what’s that enormous tree?

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It has its own shrine/altar!

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Now, how old can it be?

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The oldest Camphor tree in Japan!
No less than 2,000 years of age!
Incidentally “camphor tree” is “Kusu no ki/楠” in Japanese!
As for this particular tree Japan has given it the titlle of “Oo kusu/大楠/Great Camphor Tree”!
Actually tis “cavity” is venerated as a symbol of fertility!

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Majestic!

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A fully grown man can stand inside the cavity!

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Water running down from nearby mountains!

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How people could join hands around it?

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Take your time as there is still plenty more to discover!

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Walking away from the camphor tree you will its lion guardians!

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The other “komainu/狛犬?lion guard”!

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The torii leading to a smaller but far older shrine!

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“Benzaiten shrine/弁財天神社”!

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A highly venerated stone!

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Even a pond with Japanese carps!

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A comparatively small but very important “O Mikoshi/御神輿/Portable Shrine”!

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Its name is “Gohouren/御鳳/”Great Phoenix”!
It is carried into the nearby sea every year on the 16th of July!

Check this Japanese Gohouren Website for some great pictures!

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Good-bye, Kinomiya shrine!

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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!
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-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

Shizuoka Prefecture Main Touristic Attractions: Railway, Bus & Ferry Access (constantly expanded)

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As this particular page will be too big to cover all Shizuoka Prefecture I divided it into 3 zones:

1) EASTERN ZONE:

FUJISAN-HONGU-TAISHA

Atami Ciy, Fuji City, Fujinomiya City (including Shibakawa Cho), Gotemba City (including Oyama Cho), Higashi Izu Cho, Ito City, Izu City, Izu no Kuni City,Kannami Cho, Kawazu Cho, Matsuzaki Cho, Mishima City, Minami Izu Cho, nagaizumi Cho, Numazu city, Nishi Izu Cho, Shimizu Cho, Shimoda City, Susono City

2) CENTRAL ZONE:

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Fujieda City (including Okabe), Makinohara City, Omaezaki City, Shimada City (including Kawanehon), Shizuoka City (including Aoi Ku, Shimizu Ku, Suruga Ku), Yaizu City.

3) WESTERN ZONE:

BENTENJIMA

Fukuroi City, Hamamatsu City (including Hamakita Ku, Higashi Ku, Kita Ku, Naka Ku, Nishi Ku, Tenryuu Ku), Iwata City, Kakegawa City, Kikugawa City, Kosai City, Mori Machi

Moreover, as all of them will be regularly updated keep checking them!

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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

Shizuoka Prefecture Main Touristic Attractions: Railway, Bus & Ferry Access 3) Western Zone (constantly expanded)

shizuokamap

As this particular page will be too big to cover all Shizuoka Prefecture I divided it into 3 zones:

1) EASTERN ZONE:

Atami City, Fuji City, Fujinomiya City (including Shibakawa Cho), Gotemba City (including Oyama Cho), Higashi Izu Cho, Ito City, Izu City, Izu no Kuni City,Kannami Cho, Kawazu Cho, Matsuzaki Cho, Mishima City, Minami Izu Cho, nagaizumi Cho, Numazu city, Nishi Izu Cho, Shimizu Cho, Shimoda CitySusono City

2) CENTRAL ZONE:

Fujieda City (including Okabe), Makinohara City, Omaezaki City, Shimada City (including Kawanehon), Shizuoka City (including Aoi Ku, Shimizu Ku, Suruga Ku), Yaizu City.

3) WESTERN ZONE:

Fukuroi City, Hamamatsu City (including Hamakita Ku, Higashi Ku, Kita Ku, Naka Ku, Nishi Ku, Tenryuu Ku), Iwata City, Kakegawa City, Kikugawa City, Kosai City, Mori Machi

Moreover, as all of them will be regularly updated keep checking them!
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ARAI BARRIER and ARAI BARRIER MUSEUM/新井関跡・新井関所史料館

ARAI-BARRIER

Location: 〒431-0302 Shizuoka Prefecture, Kosai City, Arai Cho, Arai, 1227
Tel: 053-594-3615

Access: Get off at JR Kosai Station. Go to bus platform 1. Board Enshu Bus/遠州バス, Hamana Line bus/浜名線 and get off at Kanjyoseki bus stop/関所跡 (1 minute). 10 minutes walk.

Opening hours: 09:00~16:30
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BENTENJIMA HOT SPRINGS/弁天島温泉

BENTENJIMA-HOT-SPRINGS

Location: 〒431-0214 Shizuoka Prefecture, Hamamatsu City, Nishi Ku, Maisaka Cho, Bentenjima, 2669-1
Tel.: 053-597-3300

Access: From Hamamatsu JR Station North exit carousel bus platform No 4 board Hamana Line No 10 bus/浜名線 (Enshu/遠州 Bus Company) and get off at Bentenjima Onsen/弁天島温泉 bus stop ((68 minutes).
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BENTENJIMA SEASIDE PARK/弁天島海浜公園

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Location: 〒431-0211 Shizuoka Prefecture, Hamamatsu City, Nishi Ku,Maisaka, 3775-2
Tel.: 053-592-0757

Access: Go to bus Stop No 4 on the bus platform carousel in front of Hamamatsu Station North exit. Board Enshu Bus/遠州バス, Hamana Line/浜名線 and get off at Bentenjima Onsen/弁天島温泉 (68 minutes). Just in front of you.
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HAMANAKO GARDEN PARK/浜名湖ガーデンパーク

HAMANAKO-GARDEN

Location: 〒431-1207 Shizuoka Prefecture Hamamatsu City, Nishi Ku, Murakoshi Cho, 5475-1
Tel.: 053-488-1500
Opening hours: 08:30~17:00

Access: Go to bus Stop No 1 on the bus platform carousel in front of Hamamatsu Station North exit. Board Enshu Bus/遠州バス, Kanzanji Line/舘山寺線 No 30 and get off at Hamanako Garden Park/浜名湖ガーデンパーク (60 minutes).

ENGLISH WEBSITE
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HONKOUJI TEMPLE/本興寺 (Buddhist temple)

HONKOJI

Location: 〒431-0431 Shizuoka Prefecture, Kosai City, Washizu, 384
tel.: 053-576-0054

Access: Get off at JR Kosai Station. Go to bus platform 1. Board Enshu Bus/遠州バス, Hamana Line bus/浜名線 and get off at Honkouji Mae/本興寺前 bus stop (2 minutes). 4 minutes walk.
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MAKAYAJI TEMPLE (Buddhist Temple)/摩訶耶寺

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Location: 〒431-1413 Shizuoka Prefecture, Hamamatsu City, Kita Ku, Mikkabi, Makaya, 421
Tel.: 053-525-0027

Access: From Hamamatsu JR Station North exit carousel bus platform No 15 board HAMAMATSU SHI JISHU UNKOU BUS/浜松市自主運行バス and change at Mikkabi/三ヶ日. 30 minutes walk or transfer Kiga Mikkabi Line Bus/気賀三ヶ日線 (No 40) and get off Makayaji Iriguchi Stop/摩訶耶寺入口 It will a total 80 minutes if you use buses all the way. Count 9 minutes walk from Makayaji Iriguchi Stop/摩訶耶寺入口.

HOMEPAGE (Japanese)
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MAISAKA POST STATION/舞坂宿脇本陣

MAISAKA-POST

Location: 〒431-0211 Shizuoka Prefecture, Hamamatsu City, Nishi Ku, Maisaka Cho, Maisaka, 2091
Tel.: 053-596-3715
Opening hours: 09:00~16:00
Closed on Mondays (Tuesday if Monday is a National Holiday)

Access: From Hamamatsu JR Station North exit carousel bus platform No 4 board Hamana Line No 10 bus/浜名線 (Enshu/遠州 Bus Company) and get off at Maisaka Nishi Cho/舞坂西町 bus stop ((40 minutes). 1 minute on foot.

WIKIPEDIA SITE (English)

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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