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    Fujieda grand festival cheesecake17, Fujieda Date Added: Oct 6, 2013

    Fujieda city celebrate this festival every 3 years (oct 4 5 6 2013)

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    More anemonefish at Marine Science Museum in Miho.

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    Marine Science Museum in Miho 1 taigaa001, Miho Date Added: Jun 29, 2013

    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.

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    Iwamotoyama Park 2 taigaa001, Fuji Date Added: Mar 11, 2013

    From the outlook near the restaurant of Iwamotoyama Park in Fuji, Shizuoka, you can see around the town of Fuji as well as Karigane Bank which formed like a fortress and Mount Fuji.

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    Iwamotoyama Park 1 taigaa001, Fuji Date Added: Mar 11, 2013

    Iwamotoyama Park, Fuji in early March.

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    Fuji River 1 taigaa001, Fuji Date Added: Mar 10, 2013

    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.

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    Wakutamaike Pond 4 taigaa001, Fujinomiya Date Added: Mar 10, 2013

    The start of Kanda River originated from Wakutamaike Pond in Fujimomiya Sengen Taisha Shrine.

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    Wakutamaike Pond 3 taigaa001, Fujinomiya Date Added: Mar 3, 2013

    Wakutamaike Pond in Fujinomiya Sengen Taisha Shrine part three. The pond is also the start of Kanda River.

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    Wakutamaike Pond 2 taigaa001, Fujinomiya Date Added: Mar 3, 2013

    Wakutamaike Pond in Fujinomiya Sengen Taisha Shrine part two.

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    Wakutamaike Pond 1 taigaa001, Fujinomiya Date Added: Mar 3, 2013

    Wautamaike Pond is the body of water from a number of springs seeping through the underground river of Mount Fuji. It used to be the purifying place before climbing Mount Fuji.

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    Ogasayama Sports Park in Fukuroi is best known by ECOPA stadium used as the venue for 2002 FIFA world cup semi-final England vs Brazil. Moving Walkway leads you to the huge sports park.

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    Asahina Oryusei, often nicknamed as "Bamboo Rocket Festival" was held on October 20, 2012 in Okabe,eastern part of Fujieda city. The clip is from one of the shots from day program.

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    Nino-oka Shrine taigaa001, Gotemba Date Added: Oct 14, 2012

    Nino-oka Shrine is located at the one of the summertime villa areas in western slope of Hakone Outer-peaks in Gotemba. The shinto shrin has serene and peaceful wooden areas.

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    Hattasan taigaa001, Fukuroi Date Added: Sep 29, 2012

    Hattasan Son'eiji temple in Fukuroi is one of the most popular Buddhist temples in Shizuoka prefecture. Pathway leading to the Main Hall is the best part of the temple I think.

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    Bamboo Rocket Festival Tryouts taigaa001, Okabe Date Added: Sep 22, 2012

    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.

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    Getting to Yui #2 taigaa001, Yui Date Added: Sep 15, 2012

    As I walked down the agri road from Satta Pass and joins the broader road, I found a small shrine at the hillside. Let's find out what it is.

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    Getting to Yui #1 taigaa001, Yui Date Added: Sep 10, 2012

    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.

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    Getting to Satta Pass #18 taigaa001, Okitsu Date Added: Sep 9, 2012

    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.

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    The view from Satta Pass lookout. It could have been spectacular view only if Mt. Fuji had been visible that day.

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    Getting to Satta Pass #16 taigaa001, Okitsu Date Added: Sep 8, 2012

    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.

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    Getting to Satta Pass #15 taigaa001, Okitsu Date Added: Sep 8, 2012

    As you can see from this video, a lot of people are taking a rest along Satta Pass Trail. It was shot during winter but around this area it was warm.

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    In Maisaka there still remains the avenue of pines as long as 700 meters.

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    Getting to Satta Pass #14 taigaa001, Okitsu Date Added: Feb 8, 2012

    Mt. Fuji should be over the mountains. It is but barely visible and the unusually little snow around the summit area.

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    Getting to Satta Pass #13 taigaa001, Okitsu Date Added: Jan 29, 2012

    Final climb to Satta Pass.

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    Getting to Satta Pass #12 taigaa001, Okitsu Date Added: Jan 28, 2012

    Satta Pass is not just a point. It is the section of the coastal trail above the ocean. It lasts about five to ten minutes.

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    Getting to Satta Pass #11 taigaa001, Okitsu Date Added: Jan 23, 2012

    Satta Pass Trail starts from the steep climb. But that lasts for no more than five minutes. It is the rare section of the Tokaido which is not paved.

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    Getting to Satta Pass #10 taigaa001, Okitsu Date Added: Jan 22, 2012

    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.

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    Getting to Satta Pass #9 taigaa001, Okitsu Date Added: Jan 22, 2012

    As I got closer to the start of Satta Pass trail I saw some hikers. Satta Pass walk seems to be very popular.

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    Getting to Satta Pass #8 taigaa001, Okitsu Date Added: Jan 19, 2012

    It is the part very unlike the old highway. I just followed the signboard...

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    Getting to Satta Pass #7 taigaa001, Okitsu Date Added: Jan 19, 2012

    As we getting near the entrace of the pass trail I found a nice place with rows of traditional houses.

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    Getting to Satta Pass #6 taigaa001, Okitsu Date Added: Jan 18, 2012

    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.

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    Getting to Satta Pass #5 taigaa001, Okitsu Date Added: Jan 17, 2012

    After walking along Okitsu river about a few minutes I turned left to the narrower road with stone monument.

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    Getting to Satta Pass #4 taigaa001, Okitsu Date Added: Jan 17, 2012

    Now crossing Okitsu river. It is the place Hiroshige's Okitsu may have been based on. After crossing the bridge, I turned left.

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    Getting to Satta Pass #3 taigaa001, Okitsu Date Added: Jan 16, 2012

    After walking along the Tokaido, there will be a three-way divide. Tokaido route is the middle road.

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    Getting to Satta Pass #2 taigaa001, Okitsu Date Added: Jan 16, 2012

    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.

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    Getting to Satta Pass #1 taigaa001, Okitsu Date Added: Jan 16, 2012

    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.

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    Utsunoya Town taigaa001, Shizuoka Date Added: Jan 7, 2012

    Walking into Utsunoya Town until the turn to Keiryuji Temple.

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    In Shizuoka side of Utsunoya Road Station, about 15 minutes walk from Utsunoya Pass of Tsutano Hosomichi, I found display of Utsunoya Town in reduced scale.

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    Tsutano Hosomichi #11 taigaa001, Shizuoka Date Added: Jan 6, 2012

    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".

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    Tsutano Hosomichi #10 taigaa001, Shizuoka Date Added: Jan 6, 2012

    Going down the trail further. One-leafed fern is Diplazium sub sinuatum found under woods in Central and Southern parts of Japan.

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    Tsutano Hosomichi #9 taigaa001, Shizuoka Date Added: Jan 6, 2012

    Going down the narrow winding path to Shizuoka.

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    Tsutano Hosomichi #8 taigaa001, Shizuoka Date Added: Jan 6, 2012

    After enjoying the view of the Utsunoya Pass, I went into the downhill trail to Shizuoka.

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    Tsutano Hosomichi #7 taigaa001, Shizuoka Date Added: Jan 3, 2012

    Final climb to the Utsunoya Pass.

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    Tsutano Hosomichi #6 taigaa001, Shizuoka Date Added: Jan 3, 2012

    As I got closer to the pass, I found a good place to view the mountain. During spring it will be a nice place to see cherry blossoms.

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    Tsutano Hosomichi #5 taigaa001, Shizuoka Date Added: Jan 3, 2012

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    Tsutano Hosomichi #4 taigaa001, Shizuoka Date Added: Jan 3, 2012

    Personally I like Tsutano Hosomichi better than Tokaido Trail. 30 minutes' walk to Shizuoka side is very refleshing.

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    Tsutano Hosomichi #3 taigaa001, Shizuoka Date Added: Jan 3, 2012

    Now I started climbing the trail with stone pavement.

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    Tsutano Hosomichi #2 taigaa001, Shizuoka Date Added: Jan 3, 2012

    After walking about ten minutes from the start of the Tokaido Trail in Sakashita, Okabe-cho, Fujieda, I found a start of Tsutano Hosomichi.

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    Tsutano Hosomichi #1 taigaa001, Shizuoka Date Added: Jan 2, 2012

    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.

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    Utsunoya #9 taigaa001, Shizuoka Date Added: Jan 2, 2012

    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.

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