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So, I walked about 20 minutes along the Kuno coastline to “Sumpu Yume Hiroba”. Though I could have arrived earlier if I kept on the sidewalk of route 150, I dared to walk on the seashore so that I could feel fresher air.
You can take the free shuttle bus from or to JR Shizuoka Station. Just remember this bus for your information ! And, pay your attention on the glass-building behind the bus. That is where our tourist association is. Please feel free to come in to say hello if you’ve got any chance to visit Shizuoka city.＾＾
Now, what’s in there ? This facility is largely divided into 2 parts. One is for the amusement square called “Nihon-Genki-Gekijo” that includes the theatrical shows, historical museum, “ashiyu” foot spa area, and shops and restaurants. You can feel another old-time Japan because all are featured in the image of Tokugawa’s Edo Era.
Though you need to pay for the admission at the entrance gate in advance, you can enjoy almost everything free of charge. I stepped into the Ninja mansion first, followed by Magic Tunnel. Next came the haunted house ! I love the haunted house ! Of course, I tried it walking in the darkness. Actually, it was too dark for me to walk on. I could do nothing but feel my way relying on the lights from the ghosts.＾＾；
When I got out of the ghost house, I came across a show on the stage. They played a historical story comically entertaining to us. I enjoyed it very much and went on to the Ashiyu area. Ever tried it ? First you may feel warm just only around the legs but it comes up by degrees to the top of the head. We believe it’s very good for our health.＾＾
And the museum. As I’ve told you in the page of Kunozan Toshogu Shrine, in Shizuoka, there are lots of historical spots and materials relating to Tokugawa Ieyasu, the founder of Tokugawa Shogunate known as Edo Era. Actually, this museum is well organized and has become soon one of my favorites. Extensive stories about Tokugawa Ieyasu are well explained ( though in Japanese ) and wax figures also help us to imagine how they were in that age. It’s definitely worth seeing !
Now, let’s go on to “the other” part of it. It is totally intensive Spa area called “Tenka-Taihei-no-yu”. You cross the wooden bridge and it is just right there. I stepped in it for the first time. It was humongous !
Next time, I’ll introduce the “Tenka Taihei no yu”.
Have a good day !＾＾
Sumpu Yume Hiroba
Access from JR Shizuoka Sta. ： 30 min by free shuttle bus
Nihon-Genki-Gekijo ： ￥1500 for the weekdays, ￥1800 for the weekend
Tenka-Taihei-no-yu ： ￥1500 for the weekdays, ￥1800 for the weekend
※ For both ￥2000 for the weekdays, ￥ 2500 for the weekend
“Shizuoka Guide” is our official English blog website for events & sightseeing. Always with you ! ＾＾