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Shizuoka City, Hamamatsu City

First sunrise over Lake Hamana

The sun rising over Lake Hamana for the first time in 2017. It was a moment of overwhelming happiness. We had witnessed the New Year, 2017, arrive safely. Happy New Year!

A Tour along the Oigawa Railway Lines! Taking a Steam Locomotive Train to Visit Shizuoka that Features Gorgeous Red Leaves, Beautifying Hot Springs and Thrilling Experience on a Suspension Bridge!

It is only an around 1-hour ride by the Shinkansen from Tokyo to Shizuoka, where steam locomotive trains, once having disappeared from our lives, are revived and still running on the Oigawa Railway Lines. You may follow my trail to embark on a romantic tour on a vintage train in pursuit of red leaves and hot springs there.

Chibi Maruko-chan Land

“Chibi Maruko-chan” is a manga by author Momoko Sakura. Its anime adaptation began airing in 1990, and it is still widely beloved to this day. Set in Shimizu City of Shizuoka Prefecture, it is a fun, heartwarming story that follows the daily life of third grader Chibi Maruko-chan.
Chibi Maruko-chan Land is a museum that reproduces the world of Chibi Maruko-chan.