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Miho no Matsubara
Mount Fuji is designated as a World Cultural Heritage. “Miho no Matsubara,” is designated as one of the assets of Mount Fuji and is a grove of pine trees along the coast line of the peninsula in Suruga bay. On a fine day, you can see a beautiful landscape of the beach and pine trees in front of Mount Fuji stretching as far as the eye can see. This place is more than 40 kilometers from Mount Fuji. There are about 25 assets that make Mt. Fuji a World Heritage, but this is the only place that is this far from the Heritage. The reason for this maybe because many artworks depicting Miho no Matsubara and Mount Fuji exist.
- Miho, Shimizu, Shizuoka-shi, Shizuoka
- Contact No.
- 10-min walk from Mihono Matsubara Iriguchi Bus Stop, 25-min bus ride from Shimizu Station on JR
- Official Website
- Time Required
- 30 minutes
- Admission fee
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Miho no Matsubara in Ukiyo-e
Miho no Matsubara stretches straight from the peninsula of Suruga bay to Mount Fuji, and it is like a pine tree bridge toward Mount Fuji. So many artists were moved by this landscape and created paintings and literary works. Among them, Ukiyo-e by Utagawa Hiroshige who influenced artists abroad is especially famous. He created two artworks which used Miho no Matsubara as a motif.
Pine tree of Hagoromo
This pine tree is famous for the Hagoromo legend. In the legend, a female angel hung her hagoromo, Japanese thin robe, on the pine tree. This legend is played in Kabuki and Japanese traditional dance. This 3rd generation pine tree succeeded the 2nd generation which lived for 650 years. Now the fluffy pines are growing strong.
A road of God
It is said that God descended on the pine tree of Hagoromo, and walked through this “Road of God.” This is about a 500-meter-long road with 200 to 400-year-old pine trees on both sides. You can enjoy the information plates along the road that tells you about the songs and stories related to Miho no Matsubara. We also recommend visiting here at night when the place is lit up beautifully.
Bay cruise of inner Shimizu port
This is a ship cruise that goes around inner Shimizu port near Miho no Matsubara. You can choose from two courses: a 35-minute cruise (Adults 1,000 yen, Children 500 yen) and a 45-minute cruise (Adults 1,100 yen, Children 550 yen). The panoramic view of the ocean and Mount Fuji from the ship is exceptional. It is sure to be a memorable part of your trip.