Favorite thing: Farfunium Japonicum (TSUWABUKI in Japanese) is a leapard plant variety that grows under the trees. In Japan it is often used as a garden plant. It blooms in October and November. The photo is taken in Manyo-no-Mori Park in early November.
Favorite thing: Hamakita-ku is a part of Hamamatsu city so the guidebooks and maps on Shizuoka Prefectural Forest Park are avalable at information center at JR Hamamatsu Station. There are four useful English language guidebooks on Hamamatsu destinations. PORTABLE GUIDEBOOK: general guidebooks on entire Hamamtsu tourist destinations. IKU-NAVI: A transportation guidebook. MIRU-NAVI: Guide on major destinations in Hamamatsu. HAMAMAP: Maps on major areas in Hamamatsu. Tourist Information center is close to the Shinkansen Exit near the South exit of Hamamatsu station.