Shizuoka

  1. Naumann's Elephant

    Paleolithic Period in Japan

    The Japanese Paleolithic Period spanned from about…

  2. soaking in the Japanese sento

    Japanese-style bathhouse near Mount Fuji

    Japanese Sento CultureIn this post, I would lik…

  3. tea picking near Shimizu, Japan

    Tea Picking in Shimizu

    Nihondaira Ocha KaikanOn a hot and sultry day…

  4. Wakutama pond

    Wakutama Pond near Mount Fuji

    OverviewWakutama Pond (or Wakutama-ike) is an…

  5. Fujisan Hongu Sengen Taisha

    OverviewFujisan Hongu Sengen Taisha (often call…

  6. Sumpu Castle Ruins

    Ruins of Tokugawa’s Sumpu Castle

    OverviewSumpu Castle (sometimes spelled "Sunpu"…

  7. Mt. Fuji World Heritage Centre, Shizuoka

    OverviewIn June 2013, Mount Fuji, the symboli…

  8. Kunozan Toshogu Shrine

    Kunozan Toshogu Shrine

    OverviewHere I would like to talk about Kunozan…

  9. Miho Beach in the rain

    Miho no Matsubara with Mount Fuji Views

    A Scenic SpotMiho no Matsubara, or the Pine Gro…

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