"Fuji city and Yoshiwara" Fuji by taigaa001
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Fuji city area is also known by pulp industry and Bamboo Princess(Kaguya-hime, Moon Princess, the Princess of the Moon, et.al) legend. Near the Old Tokaido Station Yoshiwara Mount Fuji can be viewed on your left side which is rare occurrence when traveling Old Tokaido Road. It is called Hidarifuji or Left-side view of Mount Fuji. Yoshiwara still is the busiest places in Fuji City with a lot of shopping places and a bus station Yoshiwara Chuo Eki. For the people outside Fuji city, however, Yoshiwara area may not be easy to get to. There are some buses available from both Fuji Station of Tokaido Line and Shin-Fuji Station of Tokaido Shinkansen. Also you can reach Yoshiwara area by using Gakunan Tetsudo Line from JR Yoshiwara staiton. Little is left about the image of Yoshiwara station but you can still see the traditional part of the town in festivals like Yoshiwara Gion Festival or Bishamonten Festival.
Major Places to Visit
1 Iwamotoyama Park and Jissoji temple
2 Hina area with springs, shrines and temples and Bamboo Princess Legend
3 Hiromi Park and some Museums nearby
See Fuji City Notebook: Hiromi Park
Youtube Video: Report #9 Monument of Russian Frigate Diana and Former Inagaki Residence in Hiromi Park(Japanese Language)
4 Mount Fuji Children's World
5 Marubi Natural Park: One of birdwatchers' favorites.
6 Yoshiwara and Mount Fuji on the left side
7 Tagonoura Port Area
8 Mount Echizen Hike
...And Shin-Fuji station is where the buses for Fujinomiya Route Five Station starts...
People often confuse Mount Fuji a volcano with Fuji CIty, a municipality. Even residents of Shizuoka prefecture are not so sure exactly which places belong to which cities. One of the purposes of my page is straighten them out. Yoshiwara is an old city center near the Old Tokaido post station. Yoshiwara developed from Old Tokaido Post Station and still is the commercial center at the south foot Mount Fuji area. Since Shin-Fuji station opened recently, however, the area between Fuji and Shin-Fuji station has been booming.
What's more complicated is that Shinkansen station, Shin-Fuji and Tokaido Line, Fuji station are two kilometers apart to each other. There are buses available linking these stations but only twice an hour. And major bus lines start from Fuji station not Shin-Fuji station. Buses from Shin-Fuji station are mainly for far away places. Buses for major places in Fuji city area start from either Fuji station or Yoshiwara-chuo bus terminal near Yoshiwara-honcho station of Gakunan Line. For tourists convenience sake, it is one of the worst places in Japan for the size of the municipality.
Chuo Park is as the name of the park suggests(Chuo means "center or central") at the central part of Fuji City right... more travel advice
Karigane-zutsumi is a river bank formed like a fortress protecting Fuji residents from flooding. There is a jogging... more travel advice
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