~It is said that an Angel ("Tennyo" heavenly maiden) had come down from heaven for the scenery~
Photo: Shizuoka Prefecture Tourism Association
Miho-no-Matsubara is one of the so called "new top three sights in Japan" and said that Angel had come from heaven to see the beautiful scenery.
Since centuries ago, people in Japan have created poems, songs and pictures for the beautiful sight with Suruga Bay, Pine forests and Mt. Fuji. In the corner of the sight is the legendary pine tree that appears in the legend of the angel.
A stage of Nou (Japanese traditional performance) titled "Miho-no Hagoromo" is performed in front of this pine tree ever year in October. Miho shrine and "Kamino-michi"(A road of the god) popular as sacred places are located around the area as well. It is counted as one of the structure of Fuji world heritage.
Access: About 30 mins by car from Shimizu IC of Tomei Expressway.
About 45 mins , JR Shimizu Station → Shizutetsu bus Mihoyamanote-Line "Mihomatsubara-iriguchi"→ Walking(20 mins)