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Mount Takakusa

Mount Takakusa, 501 meters above sea level is one of the symbols and landmarks of Yaizu. From the summit you can have a nice view of Yaizu port, Mount Fuji if the weather is fine, Nihondaira Highlands, Izu Peninsula and Suruga Bay. On October 21, I climbed the mountain from Miya Shrine in Okabe, Fujieda. Also see my Okabe page. The most popular route to Mount Takakusa is Sakamoto route starting from Rinsoin temple. The mountain is one of the most popular hiking destinations for school children in Shizuoka prefecture as well.

Strolling On Wadahama and Tajiri Beaches

Fujieda has no coastlines so the closest beach from my house may be Wadahama and Tajiri Beaches lying between Port areas and the river mouth of Oigawa river. The beaches have constantly been cleaned and are nearly free of litters. But you can never fool ecologists. Breakwater structures on the beaches have adverse effects on coastal ecosystems. It made it easier for terrestial plants to encroach the beach areas. And seaside plants are having hard time maintaining their space on the beaches. Loggerhead turtles were last seen on this coast in 1999. When they come back, will this place be a suitable place to lay eggs?

**Recent Loggerhead Sea Turtles Landings in Yaizu
1999 Tajiri Beach(close to Discovery Park)
2003 Isshiki Beach
2005 Hamatome Beach(close to Okuzure Coast)]
2008 Oigawa River Mouth area

Tochiyamagawa Park

Nihonzaka Pass Trail

Nihonzaka Pass Trail is one of the oldest established highways in Japan. This trail is used by ancient Imperial rulers to defend and subdue the eastern territories of Japan. The name came from Yamato Takerunomikoto from the legend that he hid his body from his enemies in the narrow cave near the pass. Yamato is the old name for Nihon, or Nippon. Today Nihonzaka Pass is merely a restplace for hikers who head for either Mt. Hanazawa(449m) or Mt. Mankanho(470m), popular mountains for both Yaizu and Shizuoka residents.

  • Last visit to Yaizu: Oct 2012
  • Intro Updated Oct 26, 2012
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  • salisbury3933's Profile Photo
    Feb 2, 2011 at 2:17 AM

    Interesting page. There seems to be a lot of interesting places in Shizuoka-ken that I have not visited.

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