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Shizuoka-shi

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8 travelers at this place:

  • Day25

    Came to Shimizu primarly as I had heard that it was a great place to get views of Mt Fuji especially from Miho Beach to the east of the town. Unfortunatly although it was a bright sunny day it was very hazy so views of Fuji where largely totally obscured. However you could glimpse the snow capped peak floating in the sky which was very atmospheric, if hard to photograph.

    I took a local bus out to Miho beach and then walked a cfew kms up the beach and around to the 'waterbus' which ferries people between Shimizu port and the swimming beaches on the northen tip of the Miho peninsula.

    Travelled on later in the day back to Shizuoka and the an hour by local bus out to Nihondaira plataeu south of the city; another spot famous for its Fuji views but this time it was also fogged in by low clouds so no views of Fuji at all. Still a great place though and my other reason for coming was to visit Kunozan Toshogu the shrine of the great Shogun Togugawa who united Japan and created the Bafaku feudal system that ruled for over 200 years. This is his actual Shrine were he was buried at his request although now only of secondary importance to the great Togugawa Shrine at Nikko which is were most people go. I have been to both and much prefered this one with its wonderful location high up on a mountain overlooking the sea and lack of tourists. Took the cable car down from the plataeu to the Shrine which is a pretty spectacular ride, then walked the 1000 steps down to the sea (well I wasn't going to walk up them in the 27C heat :-)

    below the whole coastine is covered in greenhouses full of strawberries and there are little cafes everywhere were you ca get strawberry smoothies or icecream or just about anything strawberry. All of which was very refreshing after another hot day of walking and sightseeing and long local bus rides. Speaking of which it was another local busride back to Shimizu but this time only about 30 mins of standing up and bouncing around... the seats are too small and legroom non existanat so I cant sit down :-)

    All in all a great day with Kunozan Toshugu the highlight.
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  • Day13

    Shinkansen

    October 3, 2015 in Japan

    Sehr gut organisiert aber kleine Sitze für kleine Japaner 😁
    Markus sagt, die Sitze in der 2. Klasse in D sind min. 10cm breiter.
    Die Sanitäranlagen sind aber besser als in D im Zug.

    Der Zug ist gut belegt für einen frühen Samstag Morgen.

    Der Zug verfügt leider nicht über richtigen Druckausgleich. Markus bekommt Kopfschmerzen. Ganz ehrlich: der ICE ist wirklich besser.

  • Day7

    Shimizu

    October 14, 2017 in Japan

    Our first port of call on this cruise and a short one, all aboard was 1:30pm. It is the port for Shizuoka and only about 44 kilometres from Mt Fuji. Unfortunately it was raining and there was a lot of low cloud so there was probably lots of disappointed people who were hoping to see Mt Fuji today. We missed the sign for the free shuttle bus and headed for the fish market instead. The Shimizu Market was about 1.2 kilometres from where the Volendam was docked. The market wasn't large but the seafood looked extremely fresh. There were stalls selling beautiful looking sushi and quite a few restaurants as well. We also saw the largest muscles ever. By the time we left the market the weather had improved. Our next stop was the S-Pulse Dream Plaza Shopping centre via the Shimazakinishimiya Shrine. We wandered the craft and food stalls for some time and then made our way back to the ship via Uniqlo. When we arrived at the dock a large group of kindergarten children were performing. They were amazing and all controlled by someone blowing a whistle. Back on board it was time for lunch accompanied by a very nice Alaskan Pale Ale (2 for 1 deal). After lunch we went to our first Cruise Critic meeting. We were hoping to meet some of the people we are doing our Beijing tour with but that didn't happen. We sat with a couple from Philadelphia who had been on the ship since Vancouver. Would we go to another, not sure. On our way back to the cabin we met up with a couple from Bundaberg we stood next to at the lifeboat drill. He loved to talk and they have travelled extensively, so it was easy to pass some time with them. After finally making it back to the cabin we changed and did 7 laps around the promenade deck. The Captain's toast was at 7:45pm and then on to dinner. It was gala night so escargot's were on the menu. After dinner we had a quick look at the shops and then headed to the show.Read more

You might also know this place by the following names:

Shizuoka-shi, 静岡市, _Shizuoka

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