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    HORAI BRIDGE

    by cheesecake17 Updated Feb 4, 2006

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    This bridge construction was completed on January 13, 1879.

    It is completely made of wood and destroyed every time their where a flood, the bases were rebuilt by using concrete in April 1965.

    From the entrance to the bridge It takes about 15 minutes to walk over ......While you walk toward the middle of the bridge the wind blows very hard, so hold on to your cameras and hat...

    Sometimes it is use as a location for filming period plays such when it was used in the title sequence of NHK's master drama "Hana-no-ran", and it is now a famous sight-seeing spot.

    The bridge was recorded in December 1997 in the Guiness Book of Records as the LONGEST WOODEN BRIDGE (length 987m).

    In late May itheir is a festival called Horaibashi ....This festival features a parade of Bonbori (paper lanterns) over the bridge on midnight ....

    To cross the bridge, adult 100 yen, up to elementary school student 10 yen...
    Open all year
    Opening Hours 8:30 a.m.5:00 p.m.

    from here 15 minutes(entrance) where you pay your fee... very long recorded in the guiness book
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    Hiyoshi Shrine Sarumai

    by cheesecake17 Updated Feb 4, 2006

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    In the Toko Temple , the monkey dance is held on April 14...

    Two children wearing masks of male and female monkeys dance to the music of flute and drum.

    This is nationally unique folklore performance played at the festival of Hiyoshi Shrine, which houses the "guardian god of Toko Temple",

    and is designated as an INTANGIBLE FOLKLORE CULTURAL HERITAGE by Shizuoka Prefecture.

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    Ooi River Fireworks Show

    by cheesecake17 Updated Aug 11, 2005

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    This is a Typical scenery in the summe all over Japan and in the area I live in.... about 8,000 fireworks on the Oi river....in shimada...on August 10...

    The fireworks are really gorgeous and spectacular, get there early and save a space...it get very crowded....

    So , dont miss it...

    preparing for the event
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    Shimada-mage Matsuri

    by cheesecake17 Written Aug 8, 2005

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    Third Sunday of September
    Shimada-mage is the most popular traditional womens hair style originated by Tora-gozen.

    It is a beautiful scenery to have about 50 beauticians of the city parade the town wearing Shimada-mage and Yukata, and the festival attracts many viewers from in and out of the city.

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    Shimada City Rose Hill Park

    by cheesecake17 Updated Feb 4, 2006

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    There are 8,700 roses planted in the garden . You can enjoy the greenhouse and the walking path ...

    You can also purchase the kind of roses that grow in the park....I did but they never live that long..:(.....they seem very difficult to grow..

    The "rose house" in front of the ROSE PARK sells rose related articles (1st floor) and offers French cuisine (2nd floor)

    Its closes on MONDAY, and Dec 29 - Jan 3
    Fee: May - Nov, adult 300 yen
    elementary and junior-high school student 150 yen
    hours..9-6pm

    Dec - Apr, adult 200 yen
    elementary and junior-high school student 100 yen
    hours..9am to 4pm
    May to Nov is the best time to go.

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    Shimada City Museum

    by cheesecake17 Updated Feb 4, 2006

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    This museum is a great stop, IS VERY close to the KAWAGOSHI RELICS, its regular exhibition features "travel and travelers" under the question "why do people travel?", and introduces the history and culture of Shimada city, illustrating the scenes of the Oi River, Shimada station and the river crossing.

    The exhibition is in japanese but is a great museum giving the history of the area...

    There are occasional special exhibitions on the second floor, the day I went it was for different japanese hair styles of the edo era...

    With the price for the entry of the museum you can also see the house of a local famous woodblock printer.....is just a few blocks down the road..

    Its 300 adult and 120 yen for elementary and junior-high school student

    Closing monday and Dec 29 - Jan 3
    and open from 9am to 5pm

    From Yoshida Exit off of the Tomei Highway (10km, 20 min.), drive on Route 1 Shimada By-pass roads, and get off at Hatayubi Exit (2.1km, 5 min.)

    exhibit at the museum display at the museum seasonal display
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    Station No. 24: Shimada Post Station

    by cheesecake17 Updated Feb 4, 2006

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    The Oi River, the difficult spot of the Old Tokaido Highway, had no bridge according to the Government policy, and was provided with an official control house, carriers' inn and shops around here under the river crossing system by carriers.

    Now the official control house, carriers' inn and ticket center were restored.

    (pic2) A picture in this little museum shows a view looking down upon a wide bed of the Oi River, with people waiting on its sand-banks to be taken across.
    There was no bridge across the Oi River and travellers had to cross it in a variety of ways as is shown in the picture.
    It became difficult to cross when heavy rain turned the river into fierce, raging rapids.

    Free of charge
    Open all year
    8:30 - 17:00

    Also called Kawagoshi Historic Sites, or Oi-River Crossing Historic Sites at Shimada City

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    woodblock

    by cheesecake17 Updated Feb 4, 2006

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    Unno is a famous local artist of the work of woodblock his house was open to the public in 2000.....You are able to see his home and his work at a next door exhibit hall....

    His home its a house from the 1890..He is a native of shizuoka and his work been in a few galaries around...

    With the admission to the SHIMADA MUSEUM you are able to see this museum which is up the road ....

    9 :00 - 17 :00
    Hours open

    closed Mondays, the day after national holidays, New Year's break

    tools from the meiji era
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    Chibasan Chimanji: Overview

    by taigaa001 Updated Jul 9, 2011

    One of the most popular temples in Shimada is located at the northern part of Shimada deep in lush cedar forest. The temple is best known by the thatched-roof Main Hall and ten huge and old cedar trees. I first went there as a high-school excursion about thirty years ago. It has sacred and spiritual atmosphere. To get there you will have to walk about two hours from Oigawa Riverside or take a taxi or rent a car to get to the nearest parking space. The summit of Mt. Chiba is 496 meters above sea level.

    Yakushido of Chimanji Info Board at the Entrance The Entrance of the temple The Steps To Niomon Gate Viewing Middle Gate from Niomon Gate
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    Plants In Chimanji and Mt. Chiba

    by taigaa001 Updated Jul 11, 2011

    When I went to Chimanji in 9th of July I found Hosta Montana blooming around July and August. Hosta Montana is often cultivated because its budding leaves are used for local cuisines during April and May. Japanese name for Hosta Montana is OOBAGIBOUSHI.

    Hosta Montana in Chimanji, Shimada
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    Kanaya Overview

    by taigaa001 Updated Jul 16, 2011

    Kanaya is now a part of Shimada city. It is best known by the great landscape of Oigawa river, and you can see the landscape similar to Utagawa's Hiroshige's Kanaya of Tokaido Series. The town's biggest draw is Ocha No Sato tea museum with world tea museum and a nice Japanese garden. You can also enjoy Tokaido Hike from JR Kanaya station to Nissaka and Kakegawa.

    Also see Kanaya Travel Guide.

    Hiroshige's Kanaya 2011 Ocha No Sato Tea Museum Tokaido Kanaya Slope Hiroshige's Kanaya: Viewing from Makinohara Hill
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    Ieyama Overview

    by taigaa001 Updated Sep 22, 2011

    Ieyama, about 15 kilometers northwest of Shimada station, is the central district of former Kawane town, now a part of Shimada city. The town thrived as a post station of ancient pilgrimmage road to Akiha Shrine, known as the god of fire prevention. Former pilgrimmage trail to Akiha Shrine is now a segment of Tokai Nature Trail, Japanese counterpart to National Scenic Trail. The raised relief of Ieyama town (photo #1) is south upward because I couldn't get a photo of north-up without fluorescent lamp reflection. The pond on the raised relief is Nomori Pond one of the famous cherry viewing sites in Shimada.

    Raised Relief of Ieyama town
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    Hakuganji-yama

    by taigaa001 Updated Oct 16, 2013

    Hakuganji-yama, is a hill about 160 meters above sea level. It is located at the north of Rokugo station(the next stop east of Shimada Station). It is known by the local residents as a lookout to view Oi River, Suguga Bay, Izu Peninsula, the cities of Yaizu, Fujieda, Shimada, Mount Fuji Shizuoka Airport and if you are lucky enough, Mount Fuji. The peak is also the start of Achigaya Hiking Trail exploring nearby hill peaks about 150-220 meters in elevation. Popular season include Cherry-viewing season in early April and the New Year Day to view the New Year Sunrise.

    It is one of the most popular outlooks in Shimada Hakuganji Temple at the mid-slope Viewing Oi River from the mountaintop Viewing The Train Go By The Trail Extends Northward
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    Mount Hakko

    by taigaa001 Written Oct 13, 2013

    Mount Hakko, 832m, is a triangular shaped mountain best known as one of the viewpoints of Mount Fuji. It is situated between Kakegawa (the highest peak in the city area) and Kanaya, Shimada. The most popular ways to climb the mountain is from FUKUYO station of Oigawa Line. It takes about two to three hours to the summit from the station.

    Mount Hakko Viewed From Hakuganji-yama
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    Shimada Chuo-Sho Park (SL Park)

    by taigaa001 Written Oct 14, 2013

    The park located near the Municipal Hall is best known by a Steam Locomotive Train, DC-5101 ,car. The park is a good place for children to play because it has a wide variety of playsets and has an indoor playroom facility.

    The Park has a Steam Locomotive car The Park is a nice place for children to play
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Shimada also include former Kanaya town which is popular among Old Tokaido walkers. The Tokaido walk between Kanaya Station and Nissaka Old town in particular is one of the most popular segment...

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