Nihondaira (日本平)

Last Sunday, my friend and I went to Nihondaira (日本平). Nihondaira is a viewpoint for Mount Fuji, located in Shizuoka. We got there by bus from Shizuoka Station. It was a little confusing to figure out the buses, but my friend helped me and we got there easily. The main attraction at Nihondaira is viewing Mount Fuji, so that’s what we did first…

Fuji-san

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Fuji-san

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Me & Kazue

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Fuji-san

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Nihondaira (日本平)

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Me & Fuji-san

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I was worried that there wouldn’t really be much else to do at Nihondaira, but fortunately we ran into a taiko performance…

Taiko

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Taiko

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Taiko

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Taiko

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Taiko

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Taiko

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Taiko

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Taiko

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Taiko

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Taiko

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Taiko

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Taiko

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Kazue, me & taiko girls

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The other main attraction at Nihondaira is the Nihondaira Ropeway.  It was a beautiful day, and the views were gorgeous.

Ropeway

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Ropeway

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At the other end of the ropeway there was a shrine called Kunozan Toshogu Shrine. Unfortunately we didn’t have much time to look around there, as we had spent a long time watching the taiko performance.

Sea and wishes

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Kunozan Toshogu Shrine

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Kunozan Toshogu Shrine

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After a brief glimpse at the shrine, without going in, we started our descent to catch a bus back to Shizuoka Station. We decided to go back a different way instead of the way we came, which meant walking down 1,159 steps.

Down, down, down...

My legs were in pain for about three days afterwards! (>_<) But it was worth it for the views…

Sea

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Sea

Above, you can see lots of white roofs. These are strawberry picking places. This is actually the same place I came to pick strawberries almost two years ago!

Of course, we had to sample some strawberries when we got to the bottom of all those steps. They were so sweet and delicious.

Strawberries - so delicious!

One of the shops even sold strawberry chocolate with pictures of the shrine on it!

Strawberry shrine chocolate

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This post is a Show Me Japan entry. Don’t forget to check out the others! 🙂

4 thoughts on “Nihondaira (日本平)

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  2. Kunosan Toshogu is one of the must go places to me. Ieyasu was first buried there and then transferred to Nikko.
    Thanks for sharing the lovely taiko performance and the beautiful views from there!

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