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  • Hattasan Soneiji Temple
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    4.0
    99 Reviews
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    Shizuoka Pref. Fukuroishi Toyosawa 2777
    This temple is a part of the Koyasan Shingon Sect temples and its primary object of worship is Shokannon or Avalokitesvara?. The temple was established by Gyoki in 725 AD with the ascension of Emperor Shomu and the current main-hall was rebuilt in 1983. Kannon is known to ward off evil and the temple is famous for their warding dumplings. The harvest festival, which occurs on January 7th, has been designated an Intangible Folk Cultural Property of Shizuoka Prefecture.

    This old Buddhism temple Son-ei-ji founded in 725 has been famous as Hattasan in this area. When you arrive at the parking lot or bus stop, you will find a path to an old gate Nio-mon. You can...

  • Roadside Station Kakegawa
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    Shizuoka Pref. Kakegawashi Yasaka 882-1
    This roadside station is adjacent to Yasaka Interchange on National Route 1. Visitors can purchase locally-harvested seasonal fresh vegetables at the station's farmer's market. The station is well-equipped with a range of facilities including shops and a restaurant that offers items such as Enshu soba noodles made with locally-grown buckwheat, as well as tororodon (grated yam on rice). The station is utilized by many tourists because of its large parking lot.
  • Yamaha Communication Plaza
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    49 Reviews
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    Shizuoka Pref. Iwatashi Shingai 2500
    This company museum for the Yamaha Motor Company is located at their headquarters in Iwata City, Shizuoka Prefecture. Come see the products and history of the Yamaha Motor Company on display centered around communication and the past-present-future. They also hold special exhibitions drawing crowds of motorcycle and car enthusiasts.

    This is a must see attraction for anyone who has an interest in motorcycles. On display is a comprehensive collection of motorcycles from the very first Yamaha motorcycle through to the superbikes of...

  • Kotonomama Hachimangu Shrine
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    4.5
    48 Reviews
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    Shizuoka Pref. Kakegawashi Yasaka 642
    "This shrine is located in Kakegawa City, Shizuoka Prefecture, where ""Kotonomachi-hime no Mikoto"" and others are venerated. It is also famous for its power spot ""your wish comes trueas you said"" which appeared in the Japanese collection of essays ""Makuranososhi.(The Pillow Book)"" And the ""KotonomamaHachimangu Festival"" held annually in September is celebrated not only by locals but by many tourists as well."

    掛川駅からバスで20分程、遠江国一の宮・事任八幡宮に着きました。 主祭神が「言の葉で事をとりもつ働きをする神様」であることから、「願い事が意のままに叶う」といわれています。 大木が多く清々しい空気が漂う境内、パワーが満ちている気がします。 特に拝殿横の御神木の大スギは、真っ直ぐ天に伸びていて素晴らしいです。 鳥居横の楠の巨木も見事です。

  • Tatsuo-jinja Shrine
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    3.0
    1 Reviews
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    Shizuoka Pref. Kakegawashi Shimosaigou 84
    This shrine in Kakegawa City, Shizuoka Prefecture has ties to the samurai lord Yamauchi Katsutoyo. It enshrines deities including Susanoo-no-Mikoto. The temple grounds are adjacent to a flower garden where visitors can view flowers such as a weeping plum and bigleaf hydrangea. Consequently, the shrine sees many visitors during the blooming season.

    1000年以上の歴史のある神社で掛川城から少し北に位置していて、ウォーキングで途中で立ち寄る神社で掛川駅から徒歩30分くらいのところにあります。鳥居の抜けるとすぐに100段くらいの急な石段だあって登りきると社殿が見えます。周りは木々で覆われていて清々しい気持ちになれます。私は石段が急なのでウォーキングの途中でも車が通れるような道を登っています。神社には花庭園があって2月下旬から3月上旬にはしだれ梅...

  • Shiseido Corporate Museum
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    3.5
    5 Reviews
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    Shizuoka Pref. Kakegawashi Shimomata 751-1
    The Shiseido Corporate Museum is located around five minutes' drive from JR Kakegawa Station on the Tokaido Main Line. The Museum traces the history of Shiseido, which was founded in 1872 as a Western-style pharmacy, and showcases artifacts and materials relating to the advertising used over the years for Shiseido products, which made effective use of the beautiful curving patterns of the Art Nouveau style. The permanent exhibitions are arranged by theme, showing the development over time of Shiseido's product packaging, its advertising posters, and its typefaces, camellia logo and Roman alphabet logo, etc. There is also a CM Theater, where visitors can view Shiseido TV commercials dating from the last 40 years, which reflect the changing times.

    分かりやすく展示されていました。歴史から懐かしのコマーシャルやポスターもありました。幅広い世代で楽しめます。

  • Shiseido Art House
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    4.0
    42 Reviews
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    Shizuoka Pref. Kakegawashi Shimomata 751-1
    This art museum in Kakegawa City, Shizuoka Prefecture was founded in 1978. It exhibits works of painting, sculpture, handicrafts, and other art forms. In addition to its permanent exhibits, the museum also holds regular exhibitions. The museum's shop offers Shiseido-designed products, Shiseido Parlour sweets, and more.

    Shiseido Art House is located near JR Kakegawa Station. Tourists can rent a bicycle at Station. I went to Shiseido by bicycle. ( about 10 minutes ) I think Shiseido is great architecture, and...

  • Kakegawa Castle (Kumokiri Castle)
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    Shizuoka Pref. Kakegawashi Kakegawa 1138-24
    This castle inside of Kakegawa Castle Park in Kakegawa City, Shizuoka Prefecture is famous for being Japan's first recreated castle using the original wood construction techniques. Visitors can tour the inside of the castle and climb the stairs to the observation deck on the top floor. The castle, which is visited by many tourists, has also been selected as one of Japan's best 100 castles.
  • Takatenjin Castle Ruins
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    Shizuoka Pref. Kakegawashi Kamihijikataminemukai
    These castle ruins are located on 132 meter-tall Mt. Kakuozan in Kakegawa City, Shizuoka Prefecture. It was the site of Takatenjin Castle, a famous castle considered to be impregnable. The castle has been included on the list of 100 additional famous Japanese castles and the ruins have been designated as a national historical site. The surrounding area has hiking courses that are visited by many tourists.
  • Kiwi Fruits Country Japan
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    Shizuoka Pref. Kakegawashi Kamiuchida 2040
    This tourist farm in Kakegawa City, Shizuoka Prefecture is famous for being one of Japan's biggest kiwifruit orchards. Guests can enjoy eating their fill of around 80 varieties of kiwifruit during the harvest season. The farm, which is visited by many tourists, is well-equipped with a variety of facilities including a barbequing area and a petting zoo with sheep, rabbits, and other animals.
  • Kasui Yuri no Sono
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    Shizuoka Pref. Fukuroishi Kuno 2990-1
    This nearly 100,000 square-meter lily garden in Fukuroi City, Shizuoka Prefecture is famous the more than 150 varieties of lily that bloom there. Visitors can enjoy viewing the lilies while walking the promenade that circles the shore of the central lake, which is landscaped in the style of a Japanese garden. The garden also has a restaurant where guests can enjoy soba noodles or lily tempura while viewing the quiet lake shore.
  • Yusanji Temple
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    4.0
    44 Reviews
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    Shizuoka Pref. Fukuroishi Muramatsu 1
    This temple is in Fukuroi City, Shizuoka Prefecture is part of the Shingon sect Chizan-ha, where the principle object of worship is the buddha Yakushinyorai or ?Bhaisajyaguru. The temple was established by Gyoki in 701 AD and its name is said to have come from oil welling up from the ground. The temple is known for helping those with eye diseases and is famous for its autumn colors. The small shrine in the main-hall, three-tiered pagoda, and main gate of the temple have all been designated Important Cultural Properties of Japan.

    Yusanji Temple is located in the mountain area. It is believed that this temple helps you to improve the situation of your eyes, the diseases, ability and the like. The gate of this temple looks...

  • Mitsuke Tenjin Shrine
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    5 Reviews
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    Shizuoka Pref. Iwatashi Mitsuke 1114-2
    The main deity of this shrine in Iwata City is Yanahime-no-Mikoto, who is said to help with childbirth, children, child rearing, and marriage. Another enshrined deity, Sugawara no Michizane, is said to bring fortune related to studies and success in exams. Also enshrined here is the spiritual dog Reiken Shippeitaro who drove off monsters and is said to ward off misfortune, prevent calamities and bring good health to pets. Their annual Mitsuke Tenjin Hadaka Matsuri has been designated an Intangible Folk Cultural Property of Japan.

    「見付のお天神様」と崇敬される神社です。 主祭神は矢奈比賣命で安産・子宝・子育て・縁結び等のご利益がある神様、相殿には学業向上・合格祈願でお馴染みの菅原道真公と言う組み合わせです。 矢奈比賣命はあまり聞いたことがない神様ですが六国史(日本書紀/続日本紀/日本後紀/続日本後紀/日本文徳天皇実録...

  • Kasuisai
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    60 Reviews
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    Shizuoka Pref. Fukuroishi Kuno 2915-1

    Very nice place to visit during dolls exhibition from January to March. In July place is also know from flowers garden

  • Kakegawa Ninomaru Museum
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    3.5
    23 Reviews
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    Shizuoka Pref. Kakegawashi Kakegawa Inside 1142-1 Kakegawa Castle Park
    Kakegawa Ninomaru Museum is just a one-minute walk from the Kitamon bus stop and a 10-minute drive from the Kakegawa Interchange. It is an art museum located in Kakegawa Castle Park, and its prime exhibits are the Kinoshita Collection of craft items, especially those related to smoking, and the Suzuki Collection of late 19th century and early 20th century paintings in the Japanese style. Many works of local artists are displayed and stored here. Every effort has been made to allow visitors to enjoy the exhibits to the greatest extent possible. The Japanese-style paintings are displayed with consideration given to the proper order, and the craft items can be viewed with magnifying glasses or double mirrors, allowing visitors can see the details. The museum also holds a variety of special exhibitions.

    お城や御殿とペアの券を買いました。私が行った時期はちょうど夏休みで、企画としては子供向けでした(浮世絵や棟方志功を含む版画が中心)。ただ、他の時期には凝った展示もあるらしいので、事前に企画展の内容を確認した方がよいでしょう。

  • Sunsun Farm
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    Shizuoka Pref. Kakegawashi Obuchi 1456-312 Osuka Bussan Center
    Sun Sun Tourism Farm is located a 20-minute drive from the Kakegawa Interchange or 25 minutes from the Fukuroi Interchange along National Route 150. It sells famous local products, specialty products, and agricultural produce harvested locally, as well as an area where customers can buy light meals. In July and August, visitors can harvest melons in the hothouse, and as a special attraction, they can pick strawberries from December to May. Prices for these activities vary, depending on the time period, and reservations are necessary.
  • Yamaha Corporation Kakegawa Factory Harmony Plaza
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    17 Reviews
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    Shizuoka Pref. Kakegawashi Ryouke 1480 Harmony Plaza
    This is the Yamaha Piano Factory, one of the few musical instrument manufacturers in Japan. Although reservations by phone are required in advance for a tour of the factory, a staff member will kindly guide you through the process required for building a grand piano. Tours can be reserved for even just one person. The tour takes about 90 minutes and includes the steps for making a grand piano and viewing all of the working mechanisms up close. In the show room, rare instruments including pianos, organs, and guitars are on display, some of which you can try your hand at playing.

    We made a booking by phone, with our hotels assistance, a few days ahead and were fortunate to agree on a day of an English language tour. Next to the Kakegawa station (accessed externally or at...

  • Mt. Awagatake
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    Shizuoka Pref. Kakegawashi Higashiyama
    This mountain, at 532 meters, is located in Higashiyama, Kakegawa City. At the peak, there is the Awawa Shrine, a rest area, and a beautiful panoramic view of Suruga Bay, Mt. Fuji, and the surrounding area. Famous for cherryblossom viewing, the annual Awawa Shrine Sakura Festival is in the spring.
  • The Museum of Fragrance, Iwata
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    3.5
    15 Reviews
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    Shizuoka Pref. Iwatashi Tateno 2019-15
    This museum is in Tateno, Iwata City. This museum exhibits artifacts pertaining to the origins of scent, allowing one to experience fragrance through time, the history of which reaches as far back as to the four great civilizations of the world. At the fragrance experience corner one can try your hand at mixing fragrances and sandblasted bottles. In the adjoining terrace cafe is over 200 books on fragrance one can leisurely relax with free refill drinks.

    This was an interesting little museum, with information on the history of fragrances/perfumes. There were several booths where you could experience different scents, a large gallery of flower...

  • Yahata Shrine
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    Shizuoka Kakegawa-shi

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