Tokai University Marine Science Museum is located at the northernmost area of Miho-no-Matsubara one of the scenic places to view Mount Fuji. Marine Science Museum is often nicknamed as Anemonefish Museum because it has wide variety of anemonefish and is recognized by the breeding of Amphiprionae.
Fuji River is one of the major rapids in Japan 128 kilometers in length. Near the Suijinja Shrine along the Old Tokaido Highway, you can see the 14,000 year-old lava rock exposed as the result of Ansei Earthquake in 1854.
On September 22, 2012, the rehearsal launchings of Oryusei fireworks nicknamed as Bamboo Rockets were carried out. The body of the fireworks used for tryouts are only half in size of those used for the Festival on October 20. Only Okabe residents and some historical buffs enjoyed the tryouts.
From the parking space of Yui side of Satta Pass, I headed for Yui. From there you will see three roads which road leads to Yui? The broader road going down in the woods leads to Okitsu. It is often picked by bike tourists. The upslope leads to the climbing route of Mount Hamaishi. That leaves the narrow road traveling through the citrus orchard. From there it is about one hour walk to Yui station.
At the end of Satta Pass trail is the parking space. From there the agri-road to Yui station goes down. Turn right to the narrower downslope crossing citrus orchard. It is also a start of the Mt. Hamaishi which is a bit challenging. From there to Yui I will put more vids to my YUI page.
In Japanese, the word "Toge" often translated in English as "Pass" has broad sense not just the point but the path on difficult passage. What we call Satta toge contains the path about 500 meters in length.
Satta Pass Trail starts from the graveyard. There is a parking space enough even for a tour bus. Also there are some walking poles. Cool idea. Utsunoya should have the similar system. Luckily I didn't need the pole to climb the trail.
After walking about few minutes from the monument walking past the temple, I found two blank road signs dividing Jizodo(left) to Tokaido(right). The face of the signs became blank probably because of tire scraping.
Walking along the Tokaido about a few minutes from the intersection on the previous video, there is a place with a cluster of old monuments. This is the starting point of Minobu Road the pilgrimage trail to Minobusan Kuonji temple the head temple of Nichiren Buddhism. To get to Satta Pass, never turn from there. Go straight ahead.
To get to Satta Pass, you will be walking about one hour either from Yui or Okitsu station. This video shows how to get to Satta Pass from Okitsu station. From Okitsu station, go along the road that leads to the beach and after getting to the wide road , turn left from there.
A few minutes walk to Michino Eki Road Station. I found an interesting short poem written on the wooden board. Probably like that. "Climbing down the trail, smiling, asked where she had come from, ""From Tokyo"" came the reply".
There are a number of ways to cross Utsunoya Pass. Cars cross the newly built tunnels while hikers enjoy Meiji trail passing Meiji Tunnel, Tokaido Trail passing a pass 170 meters in elevation and Tsutano Hosomichi which was uncovered by a school teacher in 1967. It is the ancient highway used around 8th to 16th century. To get to the start of the trail, I went along the agri-road beside the creek.
Sakashita is only a few minutes walk from the former site of Rakeiki Monument, written by Hakura Kando, a magistrate and a confucian scholar in Sunpu(Shizuoka) in 1830. He lamented that former Utsunoya trail called Tsutano Hosomichi had been ruined. Tsutano Hosomichi was refurbished in 1960s by a school teacher in Shizuoka, 130 years after the monument was erected.