Shizuoka-ken Travel Guide

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Hamamatsu

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106,290,93

Shizuoka

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98,283,93

Gotemba

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29,92,25

Mishima

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38,108,12

Atami

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37,106,128

Fuji

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60,179,27

Kakegawa

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39,110,21

Shimizu

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15,71,0

Fujinomiya

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30,108,0

Yaizu

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90,226,20

Shimada

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29,109,0

Fujieda

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61,223,2

Fukuroi

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44,159,0

Kanaya

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23,69,0

Miho

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44,128,0

Hamakita

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38,149,0

Shimoda

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7,10,159

Numazu

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6,17,83

Sagara

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12,39,0

Yui

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13,43,0

Okitsu

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23,83,0

Okabe

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67,250,0

Ito

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2,10,329

Iwata

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5,15,0

Hanazawa

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10,25,0

Makinohara

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8,34,0

Shizunami

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2,4,0

Oyama

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1,6,0

Futo

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0,2,0

Fujioka

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Shuzenji

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2,6,0

Okuyama

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1,4,0

Nissaka

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3,14,0

Nagaoka

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Mochimune

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Kami-ide

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Hamamatsu

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  • Hamamatsu Castle and Park

    Hamamatsu Things to Do

    Hamamatsu Castle Park is one of the most popular cherry blossoms viewing sites in Hamamatsu. When I went there in April 12, 2011 there were so many people at the park. While the main park area is awash with such large number of people hill area and Japanese garden area is relatively quiet. If you hate such crowd relax at the Japanese garden....

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  • Richmond Hotel Hamamatsu

    Hamamatsu Hotels

    218-1 Motojomachi, Naka-ku, Hamamatsu, Shizuoka Prefecture, 430-0946, Japan

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

  • Zaza City

    Hamamatsu Shopping

    Zaza City is one of the most popular shopping complex around Hamamatsu station. It consists of Zaza West and Zaza Central. These two buildings are connected by the passage on the second, fifth and underground floor. Popular shops in Zaza City include: Uniqlo, ToyzRus, Haikara Yokocho. And at the Zaza Central there's Children's Plaza.

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Shizuoka

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  • Sumpujo Park: Overview

    Shizuoka Things to Do

    Sumpujo Park(Sumpu Castle Ruins)Tip: Renamed as "Sumpujo Park" in 2012 to reflect the recent restoration efforts to bring back some of Sumpu castle towers, a part of inner moat and an ancient canal, the park attracts lot of visitors from all over Japan and from abroad. The newest addition to the historical park is Hitsujisaru Tower, restored and...

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  • Hotel Century Shizuoka

    Shizuoka Hotels

    223 rooms English Services available Western Bedding available Room Bath available Single 11,200...

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  • Ryo'unji Temple

    Shizuoka Things to Do

    Yatsuyama Hill Tip: Ryo'unji Temple is a Soto-zen Buddhist temple at the northwestern flank of Yatsuyama Hill. It is usually a quiet temple visited only by historical buffs. The temple is best known by the grave of Lady Jukei (Jukei-ni, ?-1568) a nun who is the founder of the temple and the lawful wife of Imagawa Ujichika 9th head of Imagawa Clan,...

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Gotemba

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  • Bell of Love

    Gotemba Things to Do

    Tokino-Sumika Tip: The bell called Ai-no-kane, meaning "Bell of Love" is one of the symbols of this resort. It is located at Yorokobiyama Hill where the children's playground is located. It was cast in 2006 to provide relief for disaster victims and the bereaved families by Royal Ejisbouts the bell manufacturer based in Netherlands. It weighs 37.5...

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  • Lala Gotenba Hotel & Resort

    Gotemba Hotels

    2571 Fukasawa, Gotemba, Shizuoka Prefecture, 412-0023, Japan

    Good for: Families

  • Gotemba Kogen Brewery Complex

    Gotemba Things to Do

    Tokino Sumika Tip: Tokino Sumika started from Gotemba Kogen Brewery and expanded into a resort with spas, sports facilities and even some children's playgrounds and some nice hills overlooking Mount Fuji. Currently former Gotemba Brewery buildings were occupied by four different types of restaurants. GRAND TABLE: Beer restaurant of Gotemba Kogen...

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Mishima

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  • Getting to Toki-no-Sumika from Mishima

    Mishima Transportation

    Getting to Gotemba Tip: There is a direct bus service from Mishima Station to Toki-no-Sumika (時之栖) a resort including Gotemba Beer Brewery and some spa facilities. To get a bus, exit from the North exit of Mishima Station(never from the south exit close to Rakujuen Garden and Mishima Taisha Shrine). To make sure...

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  • Toyoko Inn Mishima eki kitaguchi

    Mishima Hotels

    1-5-7 Bunkyo-cho, Mishima, Shizuoka Prefecture, 411-0033, Japan

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

  • Komoike Park

    Mishima Things to Do

    Komoike park is another nice park with the spring water of Mount Fuji about two hundred meters north of Shirataki Park. It is a nice place for rest while you are walking around Mishima known as the town of springs.The park also has a children's playground with play sets.

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Atami

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  • Odoriko Express vs Odakyu & Tokaido Line

    Atami Transportation

    There are three ways to get to Atami from Tokyo area. The easiest way is to take Shinkansen Kodama express from Tokyo to Atami. Only Kodama Express stops at Atami but it is the quickest way to get there.Another way is to take Odoriko Express from Shinjuku Station. It is slower than Shinkansen and the train cost may take as much as that of...

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  • Hotel Aiola

    Atami Hotels

    We stayed here for a short sojourn about 1.5 hours train ride outbound on the Tokaido Line from near...

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  • Hatsushima Sea Route

    Atami Transportation

    Hatsushima Island is the small island off the coast of Atami. It is connected by 25-minute ferry ride from Atami Port. It has four services a day. There are two type of vessels the larger one is Isle de Vacance III (293 tons) and the smaller one is Isle de Vacance II (184 tons).

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Fuji

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  • Stone Warehouse of Former Dokuraku-so...

    Fuji Things to Do

    Hiromi Park Tip:This old stone warehouse right beside the Toyo-Daikan Uematsu Family Residence was moved from former Dokuraku-so the villa of Hirohumi Ito located at the Okitsu area. Hirohumi Ito is known as the first Prime Minister of Meiji Government after the Cabinet System was established.

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  • Hotel Grand Fuji

    Fuji Hotels

    8-1 Heigakihoncho, Fuji, Shizuoka Prefecture, 416-0913, Japan

    Good for: Couples

  • Toyo-Daikan Uematsu Residence

    Fuji Things to Do

    Hiromi Park Tip: Uniquely styled traditional Japanese house right next to Matsunaga Residence is Uematsu Residence. Uematsu family had been served as a Toyo-Daikan during Edo period. The family is nicknamed as Toyo-Daikan because the family are respected as developers of the irrigation systems around Fuji area. The wooden house has a transom at the...

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Kakegawa

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  • Kakegawa Kachoen

    Kakegawa Things to Do

    Kachoen is one of the most popular attractions in Kakegawa particularly among families with small children because they can have close encounters with wild animals and birds. It has various kinds of bird shows. Botanical garden with water lilies is great as well.

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  • Business Hotel Gen Kakegawa

    Kakegawa Hotels

    1-6-6 Kamenoko, Kakegawa, Shizuoka Prefecture, 436-0028, Japan

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

  • Mount Hakko

    Kakegawa Things to Do

    Mount Hakko is the highest peak in Kakegawa city, 832m a.s.l. It is one of the most popular hiking destinations from Kakegawa. The mountain is noted for the great view of Mount Fuji if you are really lucky. The most popular hiking route is from Fukuyo Station of Oigawa Line starting from Kanaya station. Kakegawa residents, however, take the shorter...

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Shimizu

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  • Shimizu Overview

    Shimizu Things to Do

    Shimizu is best known as one of the international ports of call in Japan. It is currently a part of Shizuoka city and former Shimizu area is designated as a ward, SHIMIZU-KU. Most popular tourist site in Shimizu is Miho Seacoast, also known as Miho-no-Matsubara with more than *50,000 black pine trees and a divine pine, HAGOROMO-NO-MATSU, known for...

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  • Abeoku Mountains: Overview

    Shimizu Things to Do

    Abeoku Mountains is never an official name for the mountain ranges towering both sides of Abe River. But its nickname is so popular among mountain climbers few people ever care what its geographical name is. Particularly mountain range dividng former Shimizu City (currently Shimizu-ku) and Shizuoka city attracts hikers who live in both Nagoya and...

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  • Yoshida Riverside Walk

    Shimizu Sports & Outdoors

    From the park area near Shizuoka Prefectural Musuem of Art, you can enjoy walking in riverside trail of Yoshida River or even to the summit of Nihondaira Hill. Start the walk from Grassy Park of University of Shizuoka then you go down the hill around the museum and walk upstream toward Heitakuji Temple commonly called as HIRASAWA KANNON. From...

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Fujinomiya

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  • Current Status of Shiraito Waterfall

    Fujinomiya Tourist Traps

    After the huge earthquake in 2011 and preparation of World Cultural Heritage, Shiraito Waterfall area has been undergoing minor change. The most noted inconveniency is that you can not go down near the watarfall basin as you did before 2011. The construction work has still been going on so that you can go down to the basin area safely. According to...

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  • Shiraito Waterfall

    Fujinomiya Things to Do

    Status: A part of both UNESCO World Cultural Heritage: Mount Fuji and Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park. National MonumentWhen you request for visiting Shiraito Waterfall one of the major scenic sights in Japan, Japanese tour operators may make faces just as if you asked the wrong question. Because of 2011 Earthquake and a number of effort to eliminate...

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  • Otodome Waterfall

    Fujinomiya Things to Do

    Status: A part of World Cultural Heritage: Mount Fuji, A part of Fuji-Hakone-Izu National ParkOtodome Waterfall is the first great sight to see when you visit Shiraito Waterfall. It is only a few minutes away from Shiraito Waterfall. The waterfall is 5 meters in width and 25 meters in height. The name comes from the legend of Soga Brothers the...

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Yaizu

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  • Mount Hanazawa

    Yaizu Things to Do

    Mount Hanazawa is one of the hiking destionations for both Yaizu and Shizuoka residents located between Yaizu and Shizuoka. It is 450 meters above sea level. There are several hiking trails to the summit. The closest to the station is from Mochimune Station in Shizuoka. It is also about thirty five minutes climb from Nihonzaka Pass.There are a...

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  • Hotel Nanvan

    Yaizu Hotels

    360-3 Echigoshima, Yaizu, Shizuoka Prefecture, 425-0092, Japan

    Good for: Business

  • Hamatome Beach

    Yaizu Things to Do

    Hamatome Beach in Yaizu is where long and uninterrupted sandy beach extending from Atsumi Peninsula comes to an end meeting the rocky rough seashore. The beach however is not fully natural protected by tetrapot breakers. Without them the sand beach might easily be washed away by high waves by Typhoons. During summer it becomes a bathing beach. The...

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Shimada

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  • Suhama (Pebbled Beach)

    Shimada Local Customs

    Suhama is a Japanese Garden term:In Japanese Garden, a garden pond often denotes the ocean and the beach part of the shore is called SUHAMA or pebbled beach. The pebbled beach is designed so that the spit of sand can be put into the garden landscape. It is said that to built a suhama beach at Katsura Imperial Villa in Kyoto, pebbles of Odawara...

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  • Oribe Lantern

    Shimada Local Customs

    When you are walking along the Japanese garden of Ocha No Sato Museum, you may find a stone lantern the lower part of which has a small stone carving of a Buddha statue. This type of stone lantern is called Oribe Lantern often referred to as Christian Lantern because it was believed that the stone curving at the lower part of the lantern actually...

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  • Shin-Kanaya Station: Overview

    Shimada Things to Do

    Shin-Kanaya station is virtually the start of Oigawa Main Line though you can change trains at Kanaya station of Tokaido Main Line. Bus tourists start the locomotive car train tour from this staiton. To take Locomotive train by which this railway line is popular, you need to change trains at this station. The train station has a Plaza Loco a...

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Fujieda

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  • What's the difference between Shiro and...

    Fujieda Local Customs

    Shiro, 城, is often translated into English as "castle" while toride, 砦, is often referred to as fort or fortress. In practice, however, even historical buffs do not quite agree on the definition between Shiro and Toride. Some Toride for instance are really large enough to be called Shiro. Many historians concur that Shiro requires...

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  • Iwakiyama Ryokuchi Park

    Fujieda Off The Beaten Path

    Other names: Iwakiyama Hill, Iwakiyama Park, Iwakiyama GreenLow hill close to Aojima Junior High School is one of the most popular greenery parks in Fujieda. It is located about 1.5 kilometers west of Fujieda station, about twenty-minute walk away. It is made up of two mound hills both of which has a group of ancient burial mounds, and Iwaki Shrine...

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Fukuroi

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  • A Cafe and Beans Shop Near The ECOPA...

    Fukuroi Restaurants

    Be-1 is a beans shop, a bakery and a coffeehouse near the entrance of Ogasayama Sports Park nicknamed as ECOPA. When I visited ECOPA at the end of September 2012, I felt like eating something before entering the park. Be-1 is the only dining place I could find. They deal with wide range of coffee beans.

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  • Getting to Fukuroi

    Fukuroi Transportation

    From Tokyo and eastern part of Japan: Take Shinkansen Bullet train from Tokyo and change trains to local train at Kakegawa. Take trains bound for HAMAMATSU, TOYOHASHI, GIFU or OGAKI. Fukuroi is the second stop from Kakegawa. To OGASAYAMA SPORTS PARK, get off at AINO station not FUKUROI. HATTASAN SON'EIJI TEMPLE is about thirty minutes walk from...

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  • Monuments In Ogasayama Sports Park

    Fukuroi Favorites

    ECOPA stadium is best known for the one of the venues for 2002 FIFA world cup and it was on this stadium that Brazil defeated England 2-1 at semi-final. 10 years has passed and only some monuments show that such ledendary matches are fought. Photo #1 and #2 are erected to commemorate the world cup event. FIgure of zero shaped monument used to be...

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Kanaya

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  • From Shizuoka Airport to Kanaya

    Kanaya Transportation

    Kanaya Station is only 5 kilometers away from Mount Fuji Shizuoka Airport. If you come in a group of more than four, getting the taxi to Kanaya station is the surest way to go. If you come there alone and can reserve the demand-taxi seat use the line departing from #4 gate of bus terminal of the airport to the south exit of Shimada Station. (Photo...

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  • Sayo-no-Nakayama Trail: Overview

    Kanaya Things to Do

    Sayo-no-Nakayama is noted for one of the three difficult passes of Tokaido Road. The trail starts from the northen edge of kikugawa town. There is a narrow paved road that leads to Sayo-no-Nakayama, hill about 250meters above sea level.(Photo#1) When you start climbing there is a folk. Take the right road to get to the hilltop. After the folk you...

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  • Hamaoka Nuclear Plant

    Kanaya Warnings and Dangers

    Kanaya station is about 22 kilometers north of Hamaoka Nuclear Plant in Omaezaki. Tokaido Trails between Kanaya and Kakegawa is barely outside the 20 kilometer radius range. To see the history of major troubles and accidents see the wiki link undersigned. When serious accident should occur the Ministry of Foreign Affairs states alert for particular...

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Miho

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  • Chari-Sampo Go, For Car-free tour of...

    Miho Transportation

    Japanese tourists often get to tour destinations by their private cars or join bus tours. Such automobile-dependent style of tours may hurt black pines in Miho. Chari-Sampo Go departing from Ejiri Port about five minutes from Shimizu Station was introduced so that eco-friendly way to travel around Miho by bicycle can be enhanced. It is run three...

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  • Miho Overview

    Miho Things to Do

    Alternate names: Miho-no-Matsubara, Miho Beach, Miho Seacoast, Miho Pine Grove(s), Miho Peninsula, Miho Sand Spit or just Miho.Miho-no-Matsubara, recently designated as a part of UNESCO World Cultural Heritage is a sand spit renowned for the beautiful beach with black pines. It has been one of the most popular places to view Mount Fuji since the...

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  • Getting To Miho (Masaki)

    Miho Transportation

    To get to Miho, you must first get to SHIMIZU STATION where the buses for Miho depart. You can also take Waterbus line linking to Masaki area of Miho from EJIRI PORT about five minutes walk from the south exit (MINATO-GUCHI) of Shimizu Station.1 From Tokyo to ShimizuTake Shinkansen (Bullet Train) Kodama Express bound for Shin-Osaka and get off at...

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