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SHIMIZU S-PULSE vs FC TOKYO (February 23rd 2020) LIVE COVERAGE!

SHIMIZU S-PULSE 1 FC TOKYO 3

Shimizu S-Pulse lost the game but there are a lot of positives. The backs are holding and the depleted midfield did better than expected. They will nee more speed and imagination on the wings though.
But when the team can field all their players they will surely turn things around!

90+2′ for all their courage, S-Pulse concede another penalty. GOAL!
78′ GOAL! Completely the run of play! S-Pulse is having a bad day!
74′ Very dodgy Penalty kik given to Tokyo! GOAL! Thank you Mr Umpire who did not consult the VAR!
67′ Croner kick for S-Pulse. Wasted.
62′ Corner kick for Tokyo. Inconclusive.
56′ tokyo being very dangerous. Fine save by Neto!
53′ S-Pulse is having shots!
50′ Great attack by S-Pulse but shot flies above bar!
46′ GOAL! Great tackle leads to Cheedrasil being uncontested for a simle goal!
Kick off by Tokyo.

Better tna expected half by S-Pulse. But they still need the extra touch!
Additional time 2 minutes.
42′ Bad pass leads to corner kick for Tokyo. Inconclusive. Yellow card for Tokyo.
36′ Corner kick for S-Pulse.
32″ Corner kick for Tokyo after some careless play by S-Pulse. Dangerous but inconclusive.
22′ Corner kick for s-Pulse. Wasted!
17′ Corner kick for s-Pulse. Dangerous free kick for S-Pulse! Completely wasted!
15′ Shot at goal by S-Puse followed by dangerous action by Tokyo. Corner kick for Tokyo. Inconclusive.
5″ Corner kick for Tokyo. Inconclusive.
3′ Corner kick for Tokyo. Inconclusive.
1′ First shot at goal by S-Pulse!
Kick off by S-Pulse.

Kick off at 13:03

many injuries have ended up in a bit unusual team sheet.
Takeuchi, Renato, Elsinho are still nursing injuries. Carlhinos is not yet fit….

SHIMIZU S-PULSE:

GK 32 NETO VOLPI
DF 21 Ryo OKUI
DF 5 VALDO
DF 2 Yugo TATSUTA
DF 8 Hideki ISHIGE
MF 20 Keita NAKAMURA
MF 28 Yoshifumi NISHIMURA
MF 14 Yusuke GOTO
FW 30 Shota KANEKO
FW 23 TEERASIL DANGDA
FW 16 Kenta NISHIZAWA

Substitutes:
GK 1 Yohei NISHIBE
DF 3 HWANG Seok HO
DF 13 Kota MIYAMOTO
MF 7 Mitsunari MUSAKADF
MF 26 Yuta TAKI
FW 9 CHONG Tese
FW 11 JUNIOR DUTRA

Team Manager: Peter CKLAMOVSKI

TOKYO FC

GK 33 Akihiro HAYASHI
DF 2 Sei MUROYA
DF 3 Masato MORISHIGE
DF 4 Tsuyoshi WATANABE
DF 37 Hotaka NAKAMURA
MF 7 Hirottaka MITA
MF 8 Yojiro TAKAHAGI
MF 18 Kento HASHIMOTO
FW 9 DIEGO OLIVEIRA
FW 20 LEANDRO
FW 27 Kyosuke TAKAGAWA

Substitutes:
GK 13 Go HATANO
DF 32 JOAN OUMARI
DF 49 Kashif BANGUNAGANDE
MF 40 Rei HIRAKAWA
MF 45 ARTHUR SIVA
FW 15 ADAILTON
FW 38 Kazuya KONNO

Team Manager: Kenta HASEGAWA

Referee: Yusuke ARAKI
Assistant Referee: Takumi TAKAGI
Assistant Referee: Takeshi ASADA
4th Official: Hiroki KATSUMATA
VAR: Minoru TOJO
AVAR: Tomohiro INOUE

12:20

This is the first game of the new 2020 J1 league Season!
A tough opponent in the name of FC Tokyo, last year’s runners up.
As for Shimizu S-Pulse a new Manager, new staff and many new members!
Quite a lot of unknown factors to digest!

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Manhole Covers in Shizuoka Prefecture 62: New Shimizu S-Pulse “Paru” Mascot Cover in Shizuoka City!

A new manhole covers for Shizuoka City, a city replete with them, had been announced not long ago during a special event held on Aoba Street in Shizuoka City!

Among the mint covers on exhibition featured the unique one featuring Chi Maruko which has been installed behind Cenova Department Store in Aoi Ku!

Another featured the second, also unique, cover featuring Chibi Mariko which has been laid in front of the south exit of Shimizu JR Station in Shimizu Ku!

Finally another featured the brand new manhole cover depicting the Shimizu s-Pulse Soccer/Football Club Mascot, namely “Pru” or also “Paru San/Paru Chan”!
Now you must realize that Shimizu was a separate City not ong ago.
But Since it was merged into Shizuoka City under the name of Shimizu Ku (Shimizu Ward), the Shimizu S-Puse Soccer Club had to adopt a new official name, that is “Shizuoka Shimizu S-Puse” although fans call it so!

Now, where is it located, actually a bone of contention among citizens of our city as there is only installed.
Of all places it was laid at the corner of Gofuku Cho Street and Aoba Street in front of Mc Donald’s!
Now, the problem is that Mc Donald’s as far as I know is not a sponsor (yet) of Shimizu S-Pulse!
Accordingly citizens living in Shimizu Ward are not happy at all! Another imbroglio caused our dear mayor?

The new manhole cover!

“Paru San”!
Actually he has a girlfriend, so like for Chibi Maruko, we might expect another cover in Shimizu Ward with a different character!

Mount Fuji, of course!

A very ambivalent message as it literally means “Shizuoka, a Street of S-Pulse”!

Let’s hope we all see another soon come to light soon! LOL

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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 located on your right side beyond the crossroads between Shichikencho and Showa Streets.

But before entering the building carefully check its surrounding pavements!

You will discover three unique manhole covers labelled “Shizuoka City waterworks” all installed in a single row! First one!

Second one!

Third one!

You will also find just next to them the cover commemorating the 400th Anniversary of the death of Lord Tokugawa Ieyasu in Sumpu City/now Shizuoka City (2nd version with a falcon and egg plants added)!

On the pavements and street nearby you will also find valve covers of two different sizes with Sumpu Castle on them!

And another utility cover!

Once past the entrance you will be welcomed by this sign!

Take the elevator! But get out at he third floor first!

Inside the elevator a sign will inform you that the Manhole cover card depicting Manga character Chibi Maruko is not available there but at the tourism Office located on the north side of Shimizu Station!

On the third floor proceed to your left!

Follow the arrows directing you to the desk where you can pick up a Shizuoka City manhole cover card!

It represents one (there are many types!) of the covers decorated with the City flower, the holluyhock/”Tachi Aoi/たち葵 in Japanese)!

With detailed information on the back!

Go back to the elevator and get out on the 6th floor!

You can’t miss the Shizuoka City Waterworks Display Room just in front of you!

Past the entrance!

You will find all kinds of artifacts displayed! take your time!

On that particular day they held an exhibition of drawings by local elementary pupils depicting themes based on water!

Bear in mind this is only a partial but very interesting display!

An ancient dragon waterspout!

The cover commemorating the 400th Anniversary of the death of Lord Tokugawa Ieyasu in Sumpu City/now Shizuoka City (2nd version with a falcon and egg plants added)!

A cover (there three versions) with a “Matoi/纏”, firemen Festival flag pole and swallows/ one of the emblem birds of Shizuoka City!

The cover depicting the 400th Anniversary of the coming of Lord Tokugawa Ieyasu to Fuchu City before he changed its name to Sumpu City (now Shizuoka City)!

An ancient sewer pipe!

Now, you will not find this cover anywhere as it was never installed as it was discovered that the design made it slippery in case of rain! It has been replaced since then with a cover depicting three kingfisher fire rescue members!

the very recent covers depicting Chobi Maruko, the famous character of the manga of the same name created by an artist living in Shimiau Ku, Shizuoka City!

This unique cover can be found behind Cenova Department Store in Aoi Ku, Shizuoka City!

This unique one can be found on the pavement by the north exit of Shimizu Station!

Have a nice day!

SHIZUOKA CITY WATERWORKS/静岡市上下水道局
420-0035, Shizuoka City, Aoi Ku, Shichikencho, 15-1
Opening hours: Monday~Friday, 08:30~17:30
GOOGLE MAP

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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 sizes: large,…

medium,…

and small!

The small one compared to a valve cover!

small valve cover!

Water cistern cover!

Sewer cover. Note the central Kakegawa City sigil!

Another sewer cover!

Former rectangular fire hydrant cover type 1,…

type 2,…

type 3!

Bear in mind that these are the types for Kakegawa City/central kakegawa City as the city has grown very large indeed at the turn of the millennium when many villages such as Nissaka, Daito and others were merged in!
Expect more, then!

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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 the place is both complicated and easy.
Complicated when it comes to a tight schedule, but easy in concept!
Get off at Kakegawa Station (tokaido Line or Shinkansen Line), go out at South Exit and walk to the Bus Line Stop No 7 and borad a bus of the Higashiyaa Line/東山線. Keep inmind there are only less than a dozen buses a day which is why it is complicated. It costs only 300 yen as it is a community line. I advise you to get off at Nissaka/日坂!

The manhole covers are everywhere not to be missed!

The colored version!

The plain version!

Taking pictures of those manhole covers will take only a few minutes.
But remember that this was one important station of yore along the Tokaido Line that travelers used to walk around until the last years of Edo Period!

take the time to look at the old houses/inns of old and their names on wooden signs!

many of them are to the public to visit them at ease!

Some great pictures to take there as very few foreign tourists or residents have heard about the place nonetheless full of interest. Actually most Japanese tourists alight a couple of stops before to visit the celebrated local Shinto shrine!

i will definitely come again, not for the covers, beautiful as they might be, but to thoroughly explore the local culture and history!

Since I had about 40 minutes until the bus came back (bear in mind that the next one might have you wait two hours!) I took the opportunity to visit the only liquor shop in the village and sip a beer (directly from the can!) there while enjoying a great talk with the owner! Socialize with the locals and they will be only too happy to tell you more than expected!

No need to walk back to the Nissaka/日坂 bus as the next one, Shimomachi/下町 is right in front of the liquor shop!

Looking forward to the next visit!

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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 both districts!

Talking of Sagara Town Hall, the staff and civil servants there not only are super friendly bu also proud of their culture and history! It is not big but even though they can provide you with pamphlets in three foreign languages!

Actually if you visit the Tourism Bureau inside the Town Hall the staff there will donate you a metal badge of their newest manhole cover if you can show them a photo of it!

There is actually only one sample of this new manhole cover i town. It is located along the main shopping street right from the bus stop, Sagara Eigyoujyou, the last stop of the Shizutetsu Highway Bus leaving from Shizuoka Cenova Store or Shizuoka Station (about two every hour, 80 minute-trip! Count 1,250 yen)!

You can’t miss it!

It commemorates the 300th Anniversary of the Death of Tanuma Okitsugu, the last Daimyo of the Sagara Domain.
Check his life and achievements on Wikipedia!

At the same time and in the same street you can discover real antiques!
This fire hydrant was installed in 1991!
I heard it is kept for the sake of culture but it is actually functioning!

Since it would not be easy to find for fire trucks especially at night the City had the word “水?Water” painted on the road!

An older common type fire hydrant cover but with the sigil of Sagara Cho!

Another one found everywhere with only “水/Water” sigil!

A large sewer manhole cover with the Shizuoka Prefecture map sigil!

A small valve cover with the Sagara Cho sigil!

Another one with the same sigil!

Time to say good by and take the bus back to Shizuoka City!

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SHIMIZU S-PULSE vs MATSUMOTO YAMAGA (August 10th 2019) LIVE COVERAGE!

Shimizu S- Pulse 1 Matsumoto Yamaga 0

Finally Broke the fortress! GReat win!
Musaka in for Kaneko.
7 minutes extra time.
Dutra in for Kawai.
85′ Corner kick for Matsumoto. Headed away.
73′ Corner kick for Matsumoto. Tatsuta in for Elsinho. Inconclusive. But following Matsukto’s attack dangerous! Great save again by Nishibe!
Elsinho yellow carded.
66′ Corner kick for Matsumoto. Inconclusive.
57′ Corner kick for S-Pulse. Hit the post!
55′ dangerous free kick for S-Pulse.
49′ Great cycle kick by Douglas. Corner kick. Wasted.
46′ Corner kick for S-Pulse. Wasted.
2nd half kick off by Matsumoto.

Half Time: S-Pulse leads by 1 goal. First quarter dominated by Matsumoto who nonetheless created few real chances. S-Pulse dominated more or less the rest of the time but created only a couple of clear chances. S-Pulse will have to up the tempo and score a second goal quickly against a mainly defensive team!
1 minute extra time.
40′ Dangerous free kick for S-Pulse. Wasted.
37′ Corner kick for S-Pulse.
26′ Two very dangerous attacks by s-Pulse!
Matsubara yellow carded. Slightly incomprehensible…
18” Corner kick for S-Pulse. GOAL! Fumble by Keeper! Douglas scores!
17′ Dangerous free kick for SPulse. Barely kicked away by Matsumoto!
15′ Dangerous action by Matsumoto but poor kick over the bar!
Corner kick again for Matsumoto. Wasted.
2′ Corner kick for Matsumoto. Corner kick again. Third corner kick. Fourth corner kick. Inconclusive but Matsumoto is pressing!
Kick off by S-Pulse.
Kick off at 18:03

Note that JUNIOR DUTRA is still on the bench!

SHIMIZU S-PULSE:

GK 1 Yohei NISHIBE
DF 18 ELSINHO
DF 4Kazunori YOSHIMOTO
DF 25 Hiroshi FUTAMI
DF 25 Ko MATSUBARA
MF 22 RENATO AUGUSTO
MF 8 Ryo TAKEUCHI
MF 30 Shota KANEKO
MF 16 Kenta NISHIZAWA
FW 17 Yosuke KAWAI
FW 49 DOUGLAS

Substitutes:
GK 39 Takuo OKUBO
DF 2 Yugo TATSUTA
DF 27 Takahiro IIDA
MF 7 Mitsunari MUSAKA
MF 34 Yuta TAKI
FW JUNIOR DUTRA
FW 20 Keita NAKAMURA

Team Manager: Yoshiyuki SHINODA

MATSUMOTO YAMAGA

GK 1 tatsuya MORITA
DF 5 Tomoki IMAI
DF 4 Masaki IIDA
DF 41 Hiroki MIZUMOTO
MF 3 Hayuma TANAKA
MF 6 Ibuki FUJITA
MF 14 PAULINO
MF 42 Ryo TAKAHASHI
MF 8 SERGINO
MF20 taro SUGIMOTO
FW 50 Toyofumi SAKANO

Substitutes:
GK 16 Tomohiko MURAYAMA
DF 2 Nobuhisa URATA
DF 39 Toshiya TAKAGI
MF 35 Masaki MIYASAKA
MF 25 Yamato MACHIDA
MF 9 Hiroyuki TAKASAKI
FW 11 Tyo NAGAI

Team Manager: Yasuharu SORIMACHI

Referee: Masuya UEDA
Assistant Referee:Osamu NOMURA
Assistant Referee: Tomokazu TAJIRI
4th Official: Akihiro TAKEDA

17:30

S-Pulse has to confirm their splendid last Saturday’s in Yokohama to hope to move further the table and nearer this year’s goal! But today’s opponents, Matsumoto Yamaga, in spite of their low ranking have one of the best defenses in Japan and will come with a packed half! Let’s hope that S-Pulse finds the way to the goal as early as possible!

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Navigating Nagoya by Paige, Shop with Intent by Debbie, BULA KANA in Fiji, Kraemer’s Culinary blog by Frank Kraemer in New York,Tokyo Food File by Robbie Swinnerton, Green Tea Club by Satoshi Nihonyanagi in Shizuoka!, Mind Some by Tina in Taiwan, Le Manger by Camille Oger (French), The Indian Tourist, Masala Herb by Helene Dsouza in Goa, India, Mummy I Can Cook! by Shu Han in London, Pie
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, Francescannotwrite, My White Kitchen, Foodhoe, Chucks Eats, Things that Fizz & Stuff, Five Euro Food by Charles,Red Shallot Kitchen by Priscilla,With a Glass, Nami | Just One Cookbook, Peach Farm Studio, Clumsyfingers by Xethia, PepperBento, Hapabento, Kitchen Cow, Lunch In A Box, Susan at Arkonlite, Vegan Lunch Box; Tokyo Tom Baker, Daily Food Porn/Osaka, Only Nature Food Porn, Happy Little Bento, J-Mama’s Kitchen, Cook, Eat, Play, Repeat, Bento Lunch Blog (German), Adventures In Bento, Anna The Red’s Bento Factory, Ohayo Bento,

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

SHIMIZU S-PULSE vs FC TOKYO (July 20th 2019) LIVE COVERAGE!

SHIMIZU S-PULSE 0 FC TOKYO 2

Final whistle. End of ordeal!
Tokyo almost scores in extra time!
4 extra minutes of torture.
It will be a long season. S-Pulse will probably see the end safely but they definitely need a couple of good players!
Hope all gone I’m afraid in spite of commendable efforts, but something is missing badly!
Nightmarish! The end of revival by Shinoda Coach era… Old demons coming back…
80′ Two corner kicks for S-Pulse. Completely wasted!
Taki in for Kawai.
79′ Great chance wasted by Tokyo!
77′ Another very dangerous Tokyo’s attack barely saved into corner kick! Inconclusive.
71′ It is getting a bit too easy for Tokyo!
68′ good enough attack by S-Pulse but impossible angle.
Musaka in for Takeuchi.
Tokyo need only two attackers to put S-Pulse in trouble every time!
65′ Another save by Nishibe!
64′ Another dangerous attack by Tokyo!
61′ Dangerous Tokyo attack ending in corner kick. Corner kick again. Wasted.
57′ Nishibe saves his camp!
54′ Free kick for S-Pulse. Barely saved! One more chance gone begging! Corner kick. Poor! The referee is not helping either… It is getting messy. Dangerous free kick for Tokyo. Wasted. And SPulse’s counter wasted, too!

Sorry for the technical incident. Meanwhile S-Pulse had two chances but also conceded two dangerous corner kicks!

Half time: S-Pulse: 6 chances, 0 goal, Tokyo, 3 chances, 2 goals! Hopeless!
45′ Dangerous action by Tokyo starting from another silly defense mistake. Corner kick. I just don’t know how it did not get in! S-Pulse’s defense in disarray and counters wasted.
42′ Dangerous free kick for S-Pulse. Corner kick. Wasted.
38′ At last a good move by Elsinho but shot too weak!
After a great start S-Pulse concedes 2 simple goals for 2 attempts! Torture!
29′ GOAL! comedy of errors by S-Pulse defense!
27′ Corner kick for Tokyo.
21′ Co9rner kick for S-Tokyo.
16′ GOAL! First chance to Tokyo on a counter! Disappoiniting!
12′ Corner kick for S-Pulse. Cycle kick just pushed into corner kick!Wasted.
8′ Kitagawa misses golden opportunity! Corner kick. Head just over the bar!
3′ Dangerous free kick for S-Pulse. Repulsed.
2′ Great shot by S-Pulse just past left post!
Kick off By S-Pulse

Kick off at 19:03
Note that Tatsuta is starting.

SHIMIZU S-PULSE:

GK 1 Yohei NISHIBE
DF 18 ELSINHO
DF 2 Yugo TATSUTA
DF 25 Hiroshi FUTAMI
DF 25 Ko MATSUBARA
MF 22 RENATO AUGUSTO
MF 8 Ryo TAKEUCHI
MF 17 Yosuke KAWAI
MF 16 Kenta NISHIZAWA
FW 23 Koya KITAGAWA
FW 49 DOUGLAS

Substitutes:
GK 21 Toru TAKAGIWA
DF 3 HWANG Seok Ho
DF 27 Takahiro IIDA
MF 7 Mitsunari MUSAKA
MF 20 Shota KANEKO
MF 34 Yuka TAKI
FW 20 Keita NAKAMURA

Team Manager: Yoshiyuki SHINODA

TOKYO FC

GK 33 Akihiro HAYASHI
DF 2 Sei MUROYA
DF 32 Tsuyoshi WATANABE
DF 3 Masato MORISHIGE
DF 25 Ryoya OGAWA
MF 39 Rotaro OMORI
MF 8 Yojiro TAKAHAGI
MF 18 Kento HASHIMOTO
MF 10 Keigo HIGASHI
FW 9 DIEGO OLIVEIRA
FW 11 Kansuke NAGAI

Substitutes:
GK 1 Tsuyoshi KODAMA
DF 14 OH Jae Suk
DF 29 Makoto OKAZAKI
MF 7 Hirotaka MITA
MF 28 Takuya ICHIDA
MF 45 ARTHUR SILVA
FW 16 JAEL

Team Manager: Kenta HASEGAWA

Referee: Hiroyoshi TAKAYAMA
Assistant Referee:Satoshi KARAKAMI
Assistant Referee: Yukitaka KUMAGAI
4th Official: Tomokazu SATO

18:30

S-Pulse is facing a tough opponent in the name of FC Tokyo, present leaders of the J1 League, but they have their chance! Let’s hope they hold it!

RECOMMENDED RELATED WEBSITES

So Good Sushi Restaurant in Nice France
Navigating Nagoya by Paige, Shop with Intent by Debbie, BULA KANA in Fiji, Kraemer’s Culinary blog by Frank Kraemer in New York,Tokyo Food File by Robbie Swinnerton, Green Tea Club by Satoshi Nihonyanagi in Shizuoka!, Mind Some by Tina in Taiwan, Le Manger by Camille Oger (French), The Indian Tourist, Masala Herb by Helene Dsouza in Goa, India, Mummy I Can Cook! by Shu Han in London, Pie
rre.Cuisine
, Francescannotwrite, My White Kitchen, Foodhoe, Chucks Eats, Things that Fizz & Stuff, Five Euro Food by Charles,Red Shallot Kitchen by Priscilla,With a Glass, Nami | Just One Cookbook, Peach Farm Studio, Clumsyfingers by Xethia, PepperBento, Hapabento, Kitchen Cow, Lunch In A Box, Susan at Arkonlite, Vegan Lunch Box; Tokyo Tom Baker, Daily Food Porn/Osaka, Only Nature Food Porn, Happy Little Bento, J-Mama’s Kitchen, Cook, Eat, Play, Repeat, Bento Lunch Blog (German), Adventures In Bento, Anna The Red’s Bento Factory, Ohayo Bento,

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

Hamamatsu Castle Ruins

There are still a few castles remaining in Shizuoka Prefecture although all of them are ruins or rebuilt or both.
Bear in mind that the Shogun Tokugawa Ieyasu spent a long time at different periods of his life in the Prefecture (actually 4 of them at the time) leaving his mark here and there.
One of them is the Hamamatsu Castle whose ruins can still be visited in Hamamatsu City!
Just go to Hamamatsu Castle Park/Hamamatujyo Kouen/浜松城公園 (refer to the details at the end of this article) at any time of theyear to enjoy the sights although my preference is late Autumn when the leaves change color!

A pleasurable stroll!

Most information is bilingual including the very useful map at the entrance of the castle domains!

You do have to negotiate a few slopes!

Enormous camellia tree!

Getting near the entrance!

Bilingual sign introducing the Honmaru/main building! Make a point to read all those signs! They are not only great study but very well translated!

A statue of the younger Tokugawa Ieyasu.
Actually the castle was built by the Imagawa Clan before they lost power and became the masters of ceremony of the Tokugawa Clan.

The entrance to the main building from down below!

A great spot for photography buffs!

A side view of the castle!

The last climb and the torii gate of the Shinto Shrine looking after the place!

Great explanations of the building of the walls!

Succinct but very precise historical introduction!

This was a castle conceived for defense during the Japan Feudal Era!

A must read explanation of the castle foundations, citing that the castle was rebuilt in 1958 but on a smaller scale!

The back entrance?

Great explanation on the well that any castle needed to provide water safely to its occupants!

I would have liked to be an enemy tying to climb that wall!

Even if one had succeeded climbing the wall he didn’t stand much a chance passing through the entrance!

This is only a very short introduction to local history! There is plenty more to discover and there is also a park around the castle to spend the day!

HAMAMATSU CASTLE (RUINS)

Inside hamamatsu Castle Park/浜松城公園
430-0946 Hamamatsu City, Naka Ku, Motojyou, 100-2
Opening hours: 08:30~16:30
Tel.: 053-453-3872

GOOGLE MAP

RECOMMENDED RELATED WEBSITES

So Good Sushi Restaurant in Nice France
Navigating Nagoya by Paige, Shop with Intent by Debbie, BULA KANA in Fiji, Kraemer’s Culinary blog by Frank Kraemer in New York,Tokyo Food File by Robbie Swinnerton, Green Tea Club by Satoshi Nihonyanagi in Shizuoka!, Mind Some by Tina in Taiwan, Le Manger by Camille Oger (French), The Indian Tourist, Masala Herb by Helene Dsouza in Goa, India, Mummy I Can Cook! by Shu Han in London, Pie
rre.Cuisine
, Francescannotwrite, My White Kitchen, Foodhoe, Chucks Eats, Things that Fizz & Stuff, Five Euro Food by Charles,Red Shallot Kitchen by Priscilla,With a Glass, Nami | Just One Cookbook, Peach Farm Studio, Clumsyfingers by Xethia, PepperBento, Hapabento, Kitchen Cow, Lunch In A Box, Susan at Arkonlite, Vegan Lunch Box; Tokyo Tom Baker, Daily Food Porn/Osaka, Only Nature Food Porn, Happy Little Bento, J-Mama’s Kitchen, Cook, Eat, Play, Repeat, Bento Lunch Blog (German), Adventures In Bento, Anna The Red’s Bento Factory, Ohayo Bento,

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

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

RECOMMENDED RELATED WEBSITES

So Good Sushi Restaurant in Nice France
Navigating Nagoya by Paige, Shop with Intent by Debbie, BULA KANA in Fiji, Kraemer’s Culinary blog by Frank Kraemer in New York,Tokyo Food File by Robbie Swinnerton, Green Tea Club by Satoshi Nihonyanagi in Shizuoka!, Mind Some by Tina in Taiwan, Le Manger by Camille Oger (French), The Indian Tourist, Masala Herb by Helene Dsouza in Goa, India, Mummy I Can Cook! by Shu Han in London, Pie
rre.Cuisine
, Francescannotwrite, My White Kitchen, Foodhoe, Chucks Eats, Things that Fizz & Stuff, Five Euro Food by Charles,Red Shallot Kitchen by Priscilla,With a Glass, Nami | Just One Cookbook, Peach Farm Studio, Clumsyfingers by Xethia, PepperBento, Hapabento, Kitchen Cow, Lunch In A Box, Susan at Arkonlite, Vegan Lunch Box; Tokyo Tom Baker, Daily Food Porn/Osaka, Only Nature Food Porn, Happy Little Bento, J-Mama’s Kitchen, Cook, Eat, Play, Repeat, Bento Lunch Blog (German), Adventures In Bento, Anna The Red’s Bento Factory, Ohayo Bento,

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