(The best) Mt.Fuji

Look at this!! It’s just glorious!!

IMG_0528 Every time when I get to see this beautiful view of Mt.Fuji, I always think that I’m glad to be here in Shizuoka. It changes its face depends on the time(morning, day time, sunset time), season or climate, even from the same place. This picture was taken from Miho beach area. I strongly recommend you to go this place. It’s one of my favorite places.

Nihon Daira

JR Higashi Shizuoka Station

Miho no Matsubara (world heritage!!)
It’s been added to the “world heritage” list as a part of Mt.Fuji cultural site in 2013. Lots of tourists come here. I mean, look at this. I keep saying “it’s beautiful”, but IT IS beautiful.
  Miho is a small peninsula, so it’s surrounded by the ocean. And believe or not, our beaches are beautiful as well!

IMG_8742The perfect location for this scheme of Mt.Fuji and blue ocean can ben seen only from here. There is no doubt about this place being registered to one of the world heritage sitesThere is a 500m long path called “Kami no Michi”, which leads you from the entrance of Miho no Matsubara. https://youtu.be/MhbITD6trww Some of the pine trees lining up on the sides are more than 400 years old. It is such a calm, quiet, and beautiful path to walk through. Feels like you will go up to the sky, just like the “Heavenly Maiden.”

Miho no Matsubara
Open-CloseI don't think they never close the beach. (souvenir stores might be closed if it's too early or late.)
AddressMiho, Shimizu-ku, Shizuoka-shi, Shizuoka-ken, Japan, 424-0901
AccessBus:JR Shimizu Bus terminal @3 take "Miho Yamanote-line", either #56, 57, or 58 should be fine. Get off at "Miho no Matsubara Iriguchi". Approx 22 min ride. 360yen/adult 180yen/Child
Then 10min walk from the bus stop.
NoteMihono Matsubara English Website


Nihon Daira
IMG_1654This is also one of the “YOU GOTTA GO VISIT” places. Nihon daira is a plateau in Shizuoka city. You can either hike up or take some transportations to get up there. On top of it, there is a luxury hotel. And this was taken from their garden. You don’t have to stay at the hotel to go in there, anybody can go and enjoy this scenery. And of course you can stay there if you want to ! (more info coming up! stay tuned or make sure to bookmark this page!)

P1150398Here’s the reason why “You gotta be lucky enough” to see Mt.Fuji.
This was taken from the restaurant located on top of Nihon daira. The beautiful Mt.Fuji is supposed to be seen from here. HOWEVER, this is the view you would see if you are NOT lucky enough! You know it’s there, but seems like it doesn’t wanna come out and say hi to you.Winter time, Mt.Fuji would be covered with some snow on top. Besides that, the air is so crisp and clear, so it tends to show up beautifully.

Nihon daira
Open-CloseI don't think they never close the beach. (souvenir stores might be closed if it's too early or late.)
AddressMabase, Shimizu-ku, Shizuoka-shi, Shizuoka-ken, Japan, 424-0875
Tel+81-54-335-1134(tourism association)
AccessTaxi: Approx. 25min from JR Shizuoka sta.
Bus:JR Shizuoka Bus terminal @11 take "Nihon daira-line", ONLY #42. Get off at "Nihon daira Hotel Iriguchi". Approx 50 min ride. 560yen/adult 280yen/Child
NoteCity site
Tourism Association site


JR Higashi Shizuoka  Staiton

This is not a sightseeing spot, but just a train staiton. But this is one of the places where you can see such a nice view of Mt.Fuji. Even though there are some buildings and railroad in your sight, Higashi Shizuoka station is still one of the best places to view Mt.Fuji.

higashi shizuoka mt.fujiYou’ll probably be using this station while you are in Shizuoka, and it’s actually mentioned many many times in this site in the “access” info. So you will probably be there anyway on the way to some destinations in Shizuoka. Don’t forget to look out the window from the station. It’s also cool to see the Shinkansen, bullettrains pass by in front of you. (They don’t stop at Higashi Shizuoka station, so they go by so fast!!)



This facility was newly opened in November of 2018 by Shizuoka city and prefecture. The shape of the building is regular octagon and you can actually go all the way around the the octagon, which means, it allows you to enjoy the view of 360 degree on the deck. So this whole building could be considered as an observation deck.

Nihondaira is already known as one of the places you can see the most beautiful Mt.Fuji. On this observation deck, you can see even more amazing view from it. Moreover, please remember that the architect design of this building is also an important feature!

This was designed by very famous architect, Kengo Kuma, who has designed Shin Kokuritsu Kyogijyo which will be used for Tokyo Olympic in 2020. So you will be amazing by the beautiful architect design as well as the panoramic view!

It’s free to enter. They have a cafe where you can enjoy Shizuoka’s flavorful green tea and some other drinks and sweets made from the local products.

Open-CloseSun.-Fri. 9am-5pm
Sat. 9am-9pm
Address600-1 Kusanagi, Shimizu-ku, Shizuoka-shi, Shizuoka-ken, Japan, 424-0886
AccessBus: Take #42 "Nihondaira line" at #11 from JR Shizuoka station. Get off at "Nihondaira Sekihi Mae", then it'll be about 5 min walk.
Taxi: About 25 min from JR Shizuoka Sta.


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