Nihonzaka Pass (elevation: 302m) is located between Mochimune area of Shizuoka and Hanazawa Area of Yaizu atop the tunnels for Shinkansen Super Express JR Tokaido Line and Tomei Expressway. According to the ancient history chronicles, Yamatotakeru, legendary prince of 5th century crossed this pass to attack the enemies in Eastern Japan. In mid 7th...more
Kiyomita Park is the huge park next to the Yaizu Bunka Center. It is one of the most popular parks in Yaizu and during summertime the fountain area is full of children playing with the water passage.It is one of the most popular cherry-viewing sites in Yaizu and during late November, gingko trees show impressive yellow leaves.more
Tochiyamagawa Park is a natural park along the old river flows of Tochiyama river. The park is divided with two areas. The main area consists of two swampy ponds and a narrow stream and the other area is a park with playsets for children. The park is a nice place to observe birds, wild plants, insects, frogs, dragonflies and butterflies. Also a...more
There are a number of ways to express this place in English. Yaizu Fish Market, Yaizu Sakana Center or so. It is a huge shopping complex of marine products, fish, and local souvenir goods. It is one of the most popular shopping places for tourists who come to Yaizu. Many of those are led to this place without realizing this is Yaizu at all. One of...more
Yaizu is one of the places Lafcadio Hearn who named himself Koizumi Yakumo stayed for a short period of time. Hearn wrote some stories and essays on Yaizu such as "At Yaizu". It introduces his life and his works. His ideas and friends in Yaizu. It is one of the sections of Yaizu Bunka Center next to the library.more
..."Sometimes Japanese gods get lonely and bored sitting all alone in their shrines."...... That's why local neighbourhood residents like to take their god for a little stroll around the neighbourhood in a portable shrine once or twice a year. :) These Mikoshi festivals are among the most colourful and exciting festivals in Japan. Every summer,...more
Just beyond the PARK at Discovery by the sea there is a path for biking or walking.... ..It was late morning and no one was here....but early morning and late afternoon people are often seen strolling around....I wont recommend night walk alone...even if japan is said to be safe...Its a shame that this area is not for swimming...Mt fuji can be view...more
...NANAKOROBI YAOKI, JINSEI WA KORE KARA DA......TRANSLATED INTO ENGLISH MEANS................TO FALL SEVEN TIMES,TO RISE EIGHT TIMES,LIFE STARTS FROM NOW.........This may be an unsual gift from japan its call DARUMA DOLL..THESE FIGURES- ROUNDED, USUALLY RED, AND OFTEN MADE OF PAPER-MACHE- CAN BE FOUND VIRTUALLY EVERYWHERE IN SHOPS...DESPITE THEIR...more
Yaizu fishing port is the heart of the city....... is an important fishing base for distant water fishing vessels.The annual landings of tuna and skipjack are incomparable in Japan.Many restaurant in Yaizu are famous for fresh tuna dishes, like sashimi..When you come to yaizu please dont miss eating sushi its the best in the area...It is also a...more
On the second weekend in April ...Yaizu celebrate its port festival ....This is an annual event in the spring ... Markets of fresh fishes and shellfishes as well as processed marine foods are sold...On the Port itself... many other events are also held, like dances and even a lottery to win a whole bonito..Hours from 9am to 4pm.....more
Located in YAIZU, Shizuoka Brewery and the Mini Brewery are fascinating places to visit and see the brewing process. Their is a newly completed "Shizuoka Beer Garden" offers fresh beer from the factory Free admission • Free beer sample after the tour.. • TOUR Hours 9:00a.m. 10:30a.m. 1:30p.m. 2:30p.m. (Takes about 60 minutes) • CLOSE, Saturdays,...more
The Japanese love things that are cute and cuddly, and Print Club is what happens when the locals get their hands on the boring old "Passport Photo Machines" found in the West. The result is Print Club - you step into the enlarged machine, select any number of wacky backgrounds, have your digital photo taken a few times, decorate it with hearts or...more
IN HISTORYThe founder of the Yamato dynasty was the Emperor Jimmu, whose reign began in 660 BC. Yamato Takeru no mikoto was a son of the 12th emperor, Keikou. Yamato Takeru lived around 200-300 AD and is thus an historical person and not a mythological figure, although it is unclear whether all the feats attributed to him in the Kojiki were...more
1-2-2 Ekikita, Yaizu, Shizuoka Prefecture, 425-0028, Japan
Good for: Solo
360-3 Echigoshima, Yaizu, Shizuoka Prefecture, 425-0092, Japan
Good for: Couples
858 Yanagiaraya, Yaizu, Shizuoka Prefecture, 425-0074, Japan
Good for: Business
If you're just going to this izakaya to drink, you'll be missing out. This isn't some franchise chain with low-quality processed food! The owner running this place is an experienced chef who even spent three years heading up a Japanese restaurant in Canada. He is really friendly, and his English is pretty good so don't worry if your Japanese...more
We discovered this little gem on a recent visit to Yaizu. If you're looking for an experience off the beaten path, then this is the place is for you. Catering to the local crowd, this place is known for its delicious Sushi and reasonable prices. They offer the traditional eat-in restaurant and tatami room, but also sell take-out sushi platters for...more
Okonomiyaki restaurants (okonomiyaki-ya) serve something that look like large pancakes made with diced seafood, meat and vegetables. "Okonomiyaki" literally means "cook what you like," you get to choose your favorite ingredients and then cook it up right at your table. Because you choose your own ingredients, Japanese sometimes compare okonomiyaki...more
Unmanned produce stands are one of the common features of rural areas in Japan. No one steal a thing even unmanned...that's really amazing. If you feel like buying something from the stand, just drop in the amount into the box. Hamazawa people often sell mandarin oranges during winter. Manderin orange, and vegetables usually 100-200 yen depending...more
For the past few years, japan has been adding large shopping mall.....These include a first floor with supermarket , and a second floor with bookstores , clothes,high-tech gadgetry and electronics to traditional arts and crafts. Pretty convenient shopping all in one place......Shops & Stores - generally open on Saturdays, Sundays and national...more
Both the catch and the yield of Bonito in Shizuoka were the largest in Japan in 1998. Yaizu port in particular is renowned as a fishing port bringing in the largest catch of bonito in Japan.The production of dried bonito in Shizuoka is No. 2 in Japan after Kagoshima prefecture. KATSUOBUSHI, flakes are used for the base for making miso soup...more
Celebratory occasions in Japan are indicated by the colors red and white, while occasions of mounring are indicated by black and white.The cloth with the broad red and white stripes you see hanging on the boat is used in many events to celebrate happiness...While the black and white ones stripes are used on sad occasions..more
Superstition exist in all countries I beleive...Here in Japan the numbers 4 and 9 are consider unlucky numbers ...The reason for the dislike derives from its pronunciation....Four is pronounce SHI which is associated with death which is pronounce the same way...Nine is pronounced KU which is associated with agony or torture which is also pronounce...more
many of you may still be thinking that everyone in japan is still wearing one of these..:))But that is not the case......reason...Wearing a kimono properly can be troublesome unless one is used to wearing one..There are a few people in the younger generation nowadays who are not able to wear a kimono properly...They have to depend on their mother...more
10m-high Tsunami just as we have seen in 311 Tohoku quake may come to this area once in 100 to 150 years. When such huge tsunami attacks you may have lttile chance unless you can climb up to high buildings such as Discovery Park Yaizu main building. The roof of this building is about 30 meters above sea level. It is also only place around this area...more
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This shopping center is near the Yaizu Interchange of Tomei Highway.
In a big site about 8,000sq meter they sell many kinds of fish. Also there is a Big restaurant with 1,200 seats i available for lunch and dinner.
Buying fish at this place is expensive ...A whole crab..130 dollars????uhmmmmm
This is the view inside the center.....rows and rows of all kind of fish from yaizu...
Its actually fun to walk around, and see what they sell but it does get crowded when the tour buses comes on weekend.......
Unique Suggestions: Just buy in any local place in town...
During YAIZU ARA MATSURI there is a small sumo tournament, not has grand as the real thing but just as fun.
Sumo has been an entertainment in Japan for more than 1,300 years. The first written record of Sumo as historical evidence was found on Nihon Shoki.
On 22 July, 642, Kogyoku Emperor commanded his soldiers to perform Sumo to entertain the guests from Kudara, one of the old countries in present Korea.
There is, however, another written record of Sumo prior to the above.
In 469, Yuryaku Emperor commanded his ladies of the court to strip themselves, put on tohsagi (one kind of fundoshi) and perform Sumo.
This was done to embarrass an expert in carpentry named Inabe-no-mane who had said,"I will not chip the edge of a hatchet even if I use it on a stone." He missed his aim at the sight of female Sumo and was almost killed because of his boast.
Even though this is the first word of Sumo written in the literature, most of the Sumo scholars ignore this as the first written record of Sumo.
In 728, Shomu Emperor issued a draft call for Sumo tournament, and 6 years later, on 7 July, 734, Sumai-no-sechie, the first national Sumo tournament was held.
Since Sumo became an imperial ritual it has been played generally as a festival all over Japan.
but nowadays Sumo is played as a sport.With tournament played in Tokyo and Nagoya
Located close to residential areas, work and school commutes, and in business districts in fact EVERYWHERE you look..Most stores are open 24 hours per day and 7 days per week. Food products offered include a large range of meals, snacks and sweets, sandwiches, bread, rice crackers, chips, chocolate, lunch boxes, salads, dairy products, instant...more
attentiveness and agreement, but they do NOT employ a shake of head to signal NO....Instead, they hold the hand flat in front of their face and wave it back and forth..(pic#1).This gesture can indicate disagreement, denial, lack of understanding...For us westerners , that gesture will indicate something smell stink....:)))The gesture that signifies...more