Miho Beach and Mount Fuji

The Miho Peninsula extends from Shizuoka City into Suruga Bay, and is known for its views of Mount Fuji in conjunction with the pine tree lined Miho Beach. The beach extends for about three kilometers along the peninsula's eastern coast, and is made of small stones rather than sand. An attractive walking and cycling trail follows the tree lined beach. Areas for swimming can be found on the peninsula's northern side.

Among the many pine trees lining the beach is the Hagoromo-no-Matsu. A legend is associated with the tree about a fisherman who once found a robe belonging to a heavenly maiden hanging on the tree's branches. The second generation Hagoromo-no-Matsu lived for over 600 years before withering. It was replaced by the third generation tree, another majestic pine tree nearby in 2010, and felled in 2013 except for the base of its trunk which was left standing.

The second generation Hagoromo-no-Matsu pine tree before it was felled

Access

Shizutetsu buses run from JR Shimizu Station to the end of the Miho Peninsula. The closest bus stop to the Hagoromo-no-Matsu tree is Sekaiissan Miho-no-Matsubara Kaminomichi Iriguchi bus stop (25 minutes, 360 yen one way from Shimizu Station, departures every 15-30 minutes).

Another option is to take the Dream Ferry Mini Cruise which provides transportation between the Hinode Pier beside the S-Pulse Dream Plaza in Shimizu Port and Miho's swimming beaches (20 minutes, 400 yen one way, 4 departures per day).

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