Wild Monkeys and Bears
In some part of Shizuoka Prefecture, some wild monkeys bother hiker and even town people and many parts of Japan wild bears are coming down to downtown area and even attack people. Luckily there has not yet been such reports in Fujieda, that does not completely assure Fujieda area is safe. In mountain areas around Takinoya Fudo Gorge and Mt. Takane and Kurata area, occasional sightings of bears are reported.
Alarm level: C Rare and occasional but watch out for local news.
Beware of Sudden Shower
Here in Fujieda particularly during rainy season and summer through Typhoon season there are huge rainfall. Chances are when the city area is still cloudy, the mountain area might have downpour entailing thunder. When you are bathing in the river, or fishing, you have to be alerted to the weather in upperstream. Mt. Takane the northernmost area of this city is notorious for one of the most rainfall spots in middle part of Shizuoka.