Mishima StationMishima is located both on the Tōkaidō Shinkansen and Tōkaidō Main Line. All Kodama and some Hikari services from Tokyo stop at Mishima, taking about 60 and 45 minutes, respectively. Both cost ¥4,200 for a reserved seat or ¥3,890 for an unreserved seat. Local train services on the Tōkaidō Main Line require a transfer at Atami and take two hours, but only cost ¥2,210.
The Izu-Hakone Sunzu Line travels further into the Izu Peninsula to Izu, with several local stops in Mishima.
address: 2-1-5 ŌmiyachōThis shrine dates its history from the Nara Period (710-794), and became famous when Minamoto no Yoritomo became shogun during the Kamakura Period (1185-1333) and rebuilt the shrine.
address: 19-3 IchibanchōThis garden dates from the Meiji era (1868-1912), and contains a lake "fed" by meltwater from Mt. Fuji. In the same area, there is also a small amusement park, a small zoo, and a city museum.
Genpei riverThe Genpei is a little stream right in the middle of Mishima city made of the springwater of Mount Fuji. It's shallow, clear and cold so children often play in it. Some Japanese killifish (めだか), minnow (ハヤ), crabs (沢ガニ), pond snails (タニシ) and fireflies(蛍) inhabit the stream. The city has restored parts of its waterways with stepping stones, waterwheels, little models and other such stuff to try and evoke a nostalgic feel.
Many people visit Mishima Shrine on New Year's Day for hatsumōde (初詣), the first shrine visit of the new year.
phone: +81 55 975-8818address: 3-16-13 ŌmiyachōThis shop sells many different kinds of delicious Japanese sweets. One option is Fujisanchō (富士山頂), a custard-filled cake shaped like Mount Fuji. Try this delicious option, or try others to find your favorite!
- Cherry shrimp (桜海老 sakura ebi), a tiny variety caught in Suruga Bay.
- Eel (鰻 unagi). Try the traditional bowl of rice and broiled eel.
- Wasabi-zuke (わさび漬け), a mix of grated wasabi and sake lees.
- Uogashi zushi (魚がし鮨) Shizuoka mishima city hagi 41-1 (静岡市三島市萩41-1) TEL:+81 55-987-9383 Uogashi is a very popular sushi shop that can get quite crowded at dinner time.
- Green tea (緑茶 ryokucha). The first tea of the season is very good.
phone: +81 55 972-7171address: Ichibanchō 11-14A convenient business hotel near the station. Wireless Internet access and Japanese-style rooms are available.
address: 12-21 Ichiban-cho, Mishima-shi, Shizuoka 411-0036, JapanRates are reasonable yet they care about the quality of the interior.
Hotel Dormy Innaddress: 3-12-33 Omiyacho, 411-0035 MishimaA 12-storey business hotel that features a hot spa (onsen) and open bath (rotenburo) on the top floor with views to Mount Fuji.