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  • Toi Gold Mine
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    Shizuoka Pref. Izushi Toi 2726
    A gold mine which once boasted the second highest output in the nation from the Edo to the Showa periods located in the Toi area of Izu City, Shizuoka Prefecture. The mine was turned into a tourism facility in 1972 after its closure, and today it is open to the general public. The mine contains a 350 meter stretch of tunnel which recreates a mining scene from the Edo period. Visitors can also view a giant, 250 kilogram chunk of gold which is registered in the Guinness Book of World Records, try panning for gold, enjoy a meal at the mine’s restaurant, or go shopping in the souvenir shop. The most popular souvenir sold in the shop is the Kinpaku Castella, castella sponge cake sprinkled with gold leaf.

    1月末に行きました。土肥温泉郷ではちょうど桜祭りをやっており、土肥温泉に泊まった領収書を見せると、@860の入園料が半額になるとのことでしたので行きました。HP上にも割引券が付いています。金山の中はどうやって金を採掘していたか人形再現しており、又金山の廻りにどんな町があり、どんな人がいて、どんな金が取れたのかなど、歴史的な勉強にも見ごたえがあります。お土産屋さんも充実しており、予想外に良かったです...

  • Arai Sekisho Museum
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    Shizuoka Pref. Kosaishi Araichouarai 1227-5
    Arai Post Station Museum is just an eight-minute walk from Araimachi Station, or a 30-minute drive from the Hamamatsu-Nishi or Mikkabi Interchanges. This post station was built in 1600 under orders from Shogun Tokugawa Ieyasu in 1600, and it is currently a National Special Historical Site. For about 100 years, it was directly controlled by the Edo Shogunate to prevent people from transporting guns and to prevent the wives of feudal lords from leaving Edo. The current building is a reconstruction of the original, which was destroyed in 1971. Visitors who want a tour led by an official guide should make reservations at least ten days ahead of time.
  • Statue of Kanichi and Omiya
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    Shizuoka Pref. Atamishi Higashikaiganchou
    A bronze statue located close to Atami Sun Beach in Atami City, Shizuoka Prefecture depicting the characters of Kanichi and Omiya from literary master Ozaki Koyo’s novel Konjiki yasha. Just before Omiya is to be wed to Kanichi, she falls in love with and marries a wealthy man. The statue recreates a famous scene set right here in Atami in which Kanichi presses Omiya for answers and kicks her in anger. The statue is illuminated from sunset until 10:00 p.m. Right next to the statue stands the second Omiya Pine, and the area has become a top sightseeing spot in Atami.
  • Izubuntei Residence
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    Shizuoka Pref. Kamogunmatsuzakichou Matsuzaki 250-1
    This is a free rest area located in Shizuoka Prefecture’s Kamo County, Matsuzaki Town. With a combined store and residence built in 1910 and two storehouses, the exterior’s splendid plaster work and Namako-kabe walls (walls covered with square tiles jointed with raised plaster) are worth seeing. It was originally a dry-goods store, but was donated to the town to revitalize the community and opened to the public after repair work was completed. Inside the area that was once the reception as well as dirt floors still remain, and nostalgic furnishings and implements can be seen. In the adjacent park is a foot bath with a roof.
  • Yoshida Shoin Gukisho
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    Shizuoka Pref. Shimodashi Rendaiji 300
    Yoshida Shoin Gukisho (interim residence) near Tenjin-jinja Shrine in Rendaiji, Shimoda City is designated as a designated cultural property by Shizuoka Prefecture. It used to be the residence of Dr. Murayama Gyomaro who became close to Yoshida Shoin when he visited Rendaiji to heal his skin disease. However, it is called by its current name as Shoin hid there for several days when he planned to go overseas by boarding a kurofune (an American black ship). Visiting is possible for a fee.

    のどかな住宅街にひっそりと佇むお家が、吉田松陰が黒船に密航する直前まで身を潜めた家です。 電車なら伊豆急蓮台寺駅から15分ほど、バスなら弥五郎が100メートルほどのところにあります。 駐車場も2台用意されていました。 入館料100円では申し訳ないくらい詳しく解説をしていただき、とても勉強になりました。 江戸幕末から明治維新の歴史好きには堪らないものがあります。 松陰が使った食器や机などが展示...

  • The Monument to Perry’s Landing
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    3-chome Shimoda-shi, Shizuoka prefecture
    The Monument to Perry’s Landing is located in the Perry Landing Park on Prefectural Highway 117 in the 3-chome district of Shimoda City. The Monument was built to commemorate the landing by U.S. Navy Commodore Matthew Perry and his party, prior to the signing of the Convention of Kanagawa (also known as the “Japan – U.S. Treaty of Peace and Amity”) in 1854. Besides a bust of Perry, the Monument is also decorated with an anchor presented by the U.S. Navy.
  • Oyukake Benzaiten statue
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    Shizuoka prefecture Kamo gun Higashi Izu-machi Therma Ongawa hot spring
    Oyukake Benzaiten is a statue of the goddess Benzaiten, located around two minutes’ walk from Izu-Atagawa Station. Benzaiten came to be worshipped here because many years ago Benzaiten appeared to the owner of the land where the statue is located in a dream and told him to dig in a certain place; on digging there, he discovered a hot spring. It is said that if you splash hot water from the spring on the statue while making a wish, your wish will come true.
  • Sunpu Castle Park (East Gate/Tatsumi yagura)
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    Shizuoka Prefecture Shifu-ku Shizufu Castle Park 1-1
    Ruins located in Aoi Ward, Shizuoka City, they are known as the residence castle of Tokugawa Ieyasuafter his retirement. The turrets of Sumpu Castle are L-shaped, which is very unique among castle turret structures in Japan and is very good for defense. In 1996, they were reconstructed according to Japan's old traditional methods and opened as anarchive of history. Inside, there are displays of materials unearthed from within Sumpu Castle Park.

    This is the main entrance to the castle grounds which is now a city park with a very fine garden within that is originally associated.

  • Toro Archeological Site
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    Shizuoka Pref. Shizuokashi Suruga-ku Toro 5-chome 10
    This special historical site in Suruga Ward, Shizuoka City is the location of an ancient Yayoi Period village and rice paddy, and has been designated a National Special Historical Site. It was discovered when constructing a factory during WW2 and was further excavated after the conclusion of the war. Through further investigation they discovered the remnants of a rice paddy and a dugout pit dwelling. It is now maintained as part of Toro Park, the dwelling has been restored to original state, and it is adjacent to the Shizuoka City Toro Museum.
  • Futamata Castle Ruins
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    Shizuoka Pref. Hamamatsushi Tenryu-ku Futamatachoufutamata
    These ruins are located in Futamata, Futamata Town, Tenryu Ward, Hamamatsu City. It is known for being the setting for the Battle of Futamata Castle between the Takeda army and the Tokugawa army. The year of its construction is not clearly known, but it is thought to have been built after the Battle of Okehazama in 1560. Excavation efforts have led to the discovery of the foundation stone of the tower and other features.
  • Hamamatsu Kigasekisho Station
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    Shizuoka Pref. Hamamatsushi Kita-ku Hosoechoukiga 4577
    These facilities were created by renovating historical structures located in Kiga, Hosoe Town, Kita Ward, Hamamatsu City. The Kiga Sekisho-which served to monitor cargo and people passing through the Hime Highway during the Edo Period-was rebuilt roughly 600 meters west of its original position. The interior features displays of materials related to the sekisho in the Edo Period.

    It is a quite small checkpost but you can peep into Japanese olden days of Samurai age. I am not sure English translation of the explanation of this checkpost was there or not. But those who are...

  • Sunpu Castle Park (Hitsuji-saru Yagura)
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    Shizuoka Prefecture Shifu-ku Shizufu Castle Park 1-1
    This turret is located in the southwest corner of the Ninomaru of Sumpu Castle in Aoi Ward, Shizuoka City, Shizuoka Prefecture. It was demolished in the Ansei Earthquake of 1854, and had not been rebuilt. Then, in 2011, reconstruction work began and then finished April 2, 2014. It has been open to the public since April 3rd, 2014. The exterior features a double roof, while the interior has a 3-story structure. The interior of the turret has some of the floor as glass, and some parts of the 2nd and 3rd story floor taken out so you can see the structure better. In addition, you can watch a video showing the history of Sumpu Castle and the reconstruction work, or get a 3rd story view of the surroundings from the 1st floor thanks to camera video.

    Although reconstructed and relatively new, this turret at the southwest corner of Sumpu Castle Park looks great from the inside as well as the outside. It was reconstructed according old drawings and...

  • Gantsuki Tensho Gold Mine
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    Shizuoka Izu-shi Toi 2851
    This former gold mine is located about a 50-minute bus ride from Shuzenji Station on the Izuhakone Railway on a Tokai Bus and about a two-minute walk from the Yunokawa bus stop. The mine, which was developed in 1577, has some of the oldest hand-dug mining tunnels in Izu. It is believed that the inclined shafts were an extension of a vertical mine shaft dug during the era of the Gohojo clan. The mine's interior has been preserved largely as it was at the time. Most unusually, a niche representing the deity of the mountain has been carved into an alcove in the innermost reaches of the mine. It is possible to take a guided tour of the mine's interior. After the tour, visitors can experience digging an ore vein by hand using a hammer and rock chisel just like miners did at the time.

    2018年11月24日に訪れました。戦国時代発掘した金鉱がそのまま残っているところです。穴を掘るときのノミの跡、金鉱の神を祀ったところなど、見どころがありました。ガイドの方は、お話が上手で、興味深く聴くことができました。市街に近い方に立派な土肥金山の施設がありますが、昔の坑道を見るなら、こちらがお薦めです。

  • Kawabata Yasunari Literature Monument
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    Shizuoka Izu-shi Yugashima
    "This literary monument is located about a 40-minute drive from Shuzenji Station on the Izuhakone Railway on a Tokai Bus and about a five-minute walk from the Suishochishita bus stop. The monument is dedicated to Kawabata Yasunari's novel ""The Dancing Girl of Izu,"" which is set in the Izu Peninsula. The monument inconspicuously stands in a thicket of cedar trees about 300 meters down the Odoriko Line (Old Amagi Pass) past the Amagi Ohashi Bridge. It bears Kawabata's profile in copper relief as well as the famous opening line of the novel, ""About the time the road began to wind and I realized I was finally near Amagi Pass....."" The text was engraved based on the author's own handwriting."
  • Houses with Namako Walls
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    Shizuoka Shimoda-shi 1
    This group of buildings is located about a 15-minute walk from Izukyu-Shimoda Station on the Izu Kyuko Line. It consists of the many homes with namako walls that dot urban Shimoda City. Namako walls, which are characterized by white lattices on a black background, are comprised of tiles fixed in place with plaster on top of bamboo lathing covered with layers of clay. The walls have excellent fire and moisture resistance and have been used on many storehouses and homes since the Edo period. The Sichuan Home, which was built some 200 years ago, is one of the most famous examples of a home with namako walls in Shimoda.
  • Izu no Odoriko Bungakuhi
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    Shizuoka Kamo-gun Kawazucho Yugano
    "This literary monument is located about a 14-minute bus ride from Kawazu Station on the Izu Kyuko Line on the Tokai Bus to Shuzenji Station and about a five-minute walk from the Yugano bus stop. It was created to commemorate the region being the setting of Kawabata Yasunari's novel ""The Dancing Girl of Izu."" The monument is installed in the garden of the Fukudaya inn, which was depicted in the novel. Kawabata even attended the unveiling ceremony in 1965. A literary festival celebrating the novel, the Izu no Odoriko Bungakusai, is held every November. During the festival, local youths dressed as the dancing girl and the student lay flowers at the monument. Fukudaya also opens its literary resource room to the public for free during the festival."
  • Arai-shuku Hatago Kinokuniya Museum
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    Shizuoka Kosai-shi Araicho Arai 1280-1
    A historic site located a twelve-minute walk from Araimachi Station or a 30-minute drive from the Mikkabi Interchange, on the left side of National Route 301 while driving west from the Araimachi-ekimae Intersection. Of the twenty or more old-style inns that existed in Araishuku, this one, a purveyor to the Kishu domain (present-day Wakayama Prefecture) has been rebuilt and is now open to the public as a museum. It was rebuilt early in the Meiji Period, but part of it exhibits construction styles that were common in the Edo Period. The city has designated it a Tangible Cultural Property. This valuable building even offers visitors views of landscapes that have changed little since the old days.

    新井は東海道五十三次の宿場町で、一軒の旅籠が残されています。新井の関所の入場券を買ったときに勧められて共通券を買って、道沿いに100mほど先にある元旅籠の資料館に行ってみました。時代劇で見る旅籠が実際にどんなだったが分かります。例えば、階段や敷居は刀を振り回せないように低くなっています。隣とは襖一つ隔てあるだけで、最近のような個室のホテルしか泊まったことのない人には驚きでしょう。

  • Ryokanso
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    Shizuoka Atami-shi Nishiyamacho 12-18
    "This is the old residence of Nobutsuna Sasaki, a Japanese literature scholar from Mie Prefecture. In this atmospheric manor, there are explanation boards for songs Nobutsuna read, and a garden overgrown with grass and trees mentioned in the Man'yoshu. Active as a Japanese literature scholar and poet, Nobutsuna was a person whose achieved major accomplishments as a researcher of the ""Man'yoshu"". In order to recover from illness and to write, he set up his residence in warm Atami in 1944, living there until his passing in 1963. You are not allowed to enter the building, but the atmosphere of the garden greenery and the solemn manor allow one to remember the past."

    佐佐木信綱さん、と言ってもパッとわかる人は残念ながら100人中、10人くらいですかね。国文学者、歌人です。中学のとき、国語の授業で「ゆく秋の大和の国の薬師寺の塔の上なるひとひらの雲」思い出して頂けましたか。そうなんです。すごい有名な人のおうちだったのです。立派ですよ。おうちも庭園も落ち着いてて。ここまで来る人はほんとに旅の通ですね。知識もあって教養もあって、素敵な男女ばかり、オッと、失礼しました...

  • Saien
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    Shizuoka Atami-shi Nishiatamicho 2-12-3
    This is the villa of Sonoko Sugimoto, a historical author known for works such as Koshu-no-Kishi (Naoki Prize) and Takizawa Bakin (Yoshikawa Eiji Prize). Inside the building, built in 1977, there are primarily works of Ms. Sugimoto, but also works and daily items of literati connected to Atami on display. Ms. Sugimoto was honored with the designation of Honorary Citizen of Atami, the second such person, in 1997. Originally she used this manor as a summer home, but she made it her primary residence in 1980. In the 15 years from that point on, she continued writing in the manor.

    作家の杉本苑子の住宅です。杉本苑子は吉川英治の弟子です。吉川英治も西山に住んでました。代表作に『マダム貞奴』がありますが、マダム貞奴も熱海に住んでました。

  • Keiben Railway Engine
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    Shizuoka Atami-shi Taharahoncho
    """Atami Railways"" refers to the light rail line that connected Odawara and Atami before the present Tokaido Main Line opened. From 1907 until it was discontinued in 1923 due to the Great Kanto Earthquake, it ran about 25 kilometers in two hours and forty minutes. Thereafter, it was used in railroad construction projects in various regions, and a car was displayed as a sample car in the Japanese National Railways Takatori Factory in Kobe City, before being sold and repaired. Currently, you can see the gallant figure of the No. 7 Engine on the sidewalk in front of Atami Station."

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With the giant Pacific Ocean to the south and the great Mount Fuji to the north, Shizuoka prefecture is blessed with some of the best views the country has to offer. The white sand beaches of the Izu Peninsula are a rare find on mainland Japan, neighbored by beautiful cliffs, tumbling hills, and natural hot springs. As Japan’s largest producer of green tea, the age-old tradition of tea drinking is ubiquitous in Shizuoka, from the miles of tea fields to the old tea houses hosting traditional tea ceremonies.

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