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JR Mishima Station on the Tokaido Line. The station building is designed after Mt. Fuji.
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Hot spring foot bath at Mishima Station. Perfect remedy for tired travelers.
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Hot spring foot bath at Mishima Station.
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Folk dancer sculpture on mail box at Mishima Station.
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Entrance to Rakujuen Garden, a short walk from Mishima Station's South Exit. Across the street is the Mishima Tourist Info Office where you can pick up pamphlets and ask for directions.
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Monument for Noe-bushi traditional folk dance started in Mishima. 農兵節 ノーエ節
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About the Noe-bushi traditional folk dance. It is performed at the Mishima Matsuri festival in summer. 農兵節 ノーエ節
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Map of Rakujuen Garden. Mishima Station is at the top. Japanese garden and villa formerly owned by Prince Komatsu Akihito in the late 19th century. The city of Mishima eventually bought the property in 1954 and opened it as a public garden. 楽寿園
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Sakaki tree whose leaves and branches are used in Shinto ceremonies.
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Sakaki tree whose leaves and branches are used in Shinto ceremonies.
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About the Sakaki tree.
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Hinoki cypress, another coveted tree species in Japan.
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Rakujukan villa
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Entrance to Rakujukan villa. 30-min. guided tours are provided at certain times. Just wait in front of the entrance a few minutes before the tour starts. 楽寿館
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About Rakujukan. In 1911, Rakujuen became the villa of Korean Crown Prince Euimin. In 1927, the property was sold to a local financier. The city of Mishima bought it in 1952.
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Rakujukan in Rakujuen Garden. The villa was originally built for Prince Komatsu Akihito. The rocks originate from Mt. Fuji lava flows. 楽寿館
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Rakujuen Garden, Mishima, Shizuoka. This is Kohama Pond whose water is supplied by natural springs. However, the pond always lacks water. 小浜池
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Rakujuen Garden as viewed from the veranda of Rakujukan villa, Mishima, Shizuoka. Photography was not allowed inside the spacious villa.
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Rakujuen Garden and Rakujukan villa, Mishima, Shizuoka.
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Entrance to another villa, called Ume Goten (closed to the public). 梅御殿
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Pine tree いこいの松
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Miyajima
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Lots of stone lanterns.
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Giant stone lantern.
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Manyo no Mori forest
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Retired steam locomotive from 1942 on display. 蒸気機関車
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Mishima Folk History Museum is also in Rakujuen Garden. 三島市郷土資料館
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Inside Mishima Folk History Museum.
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Prince Komatsu Akihito, the original owner of Rakujuen.
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Local Mishima crafts.
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Mishima umbrellas
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Mishima shop signs
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Stone Age model
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Pottery
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Yayoi Period shack
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Kofun tumulus coffin
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Meal served at Mishima-juku's Honjin lodge for VIPs.
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Rakujuen also has a small amusement park.
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Rest house has an exhibition space on the 2nd floor.
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Rest house exhibition space on the 2nd floor.
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They had a rock garden display when I was there.
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Another entrance to Rakujuen where I exited.
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Next to Rakujuen is a small park called Shirataki Park. 白滝公園
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Megumi-no-te water fountain at Shirataki Park
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