"BuRnInG hArBoR" Yaizu by cheesecake17

Yaizu Travel Guide: 72 reviews and 163 photos

Yaizu is a sleepy little fishing port...About 10 minutes ride from shizuoka city station...

The city was founded on March 1 1951..

Yaizu is one of the oldest locality names appeared in Japanese history because prince YAMATO TAKERU (click)of the 4th century was nearly killed by a surrounding fire put by his foes on a trip to conquer eastern Japan.

Yaizu means "burning harbor"

Yaizu is famous for BONITO and TUNA fishes..Every morning there is a fish auction at YAIZU PORT..

even the manhole around town has the design.with a Tuna.....:)

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  • Pros:largest fishing port in japan,good sushi.Great view of Mt fuji
  • Intro Updated Mar 28, 2013
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  • KiKitC's Profile Photo
    Apr 9, 2008 at 3:49 AM

    Thank you for the very informative tips and great photos. Interesting stories behind some of the names...and the history of the area is quite curious. Would love to come out, just for some sashimi.

  • marielexoteria's Profile Photo
    Jan 30, 2008 at 1:58 AM

    Very cool story about Maneki Neko.

  • tzuki's Profile Photo
    Nov 6, 2007 at 12:59 AM

    What a beautiful tip!! Thanks for sharing with us and accompained with such colouful photos... Love them! :-) tzuki

  • faithfernando's Profile Photo
    Aug 21, 2007 at 3:12 AM

    all the while i thought its a chinese heritage but then thanks to this i am enlightened. :)

  • songlines's Profile Photo
    Aug 1, 2006 at 12:06 AM

    Very usuful tip, I only just saw a photo in a cooking book of something white on top of miso soup, think it must have been this product/or perhaps it was tofu! I have enjoyed your pages, thank you. Greetings from Ireland.

  • Trekki's Profile Photo
    Feb 14, 2006 at 12:19 AM

    Wow, this page is fantastic :-)) I love the local customs tips, oh, and need to find my lucky cat (somewhere in the basement...). Your TLs are very interesting to read as well - mainly the one "do I fit in" - never considered this :-)

  • Jan 30, 2006 at 1:12 AM

    Particularly liked what you had learnt about living in Japan! - Mark

  • Jim_Eliason's Profile Photo
    Aug 17, 2005 at 5:58 PM

    great tips!

  • vyxxyn's Profile Photo
    May 23, 2005 at 9:50 PM

    EXCELLENTLY informative tips, well presented and well written. Thank you for the time to write them, much appreciated! :)

  • jessicadf's Profile Photo
    May 1, 2005 at 5:34 PM

    What a wonderful city to call your home! Great history, fireworks, festivals, fresh fish. Nice.

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