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Recently, we have lots of tourists from abroad, especially from Taiwan for the chartered flight service tour. A couple of weeks ago, we went to Mt. Fuji Shizuoka Airport to say “Welcome to Shizuoka” to the visitors coming out of the gate.
Today, I introduce something we found at the airport.
At 8:00 in the morning, we got to the airport to meet visitors from Taiwan at 9:30. Plenty of time to go. We went up to the third floor to have a unique breakfast as we’d found a newspaper article saying about “Asarah” in the airport.
“Asarah” means a ramen noodle in the morning, which was brought out and spread largely from Fujieda City. Noodles in the morning ? Yeah, it not so bad, actually.
I ordered Asarah at the counter without any question. First, a sip of soup. Made of some seafood. It tasted so good and light for the morning ! Airplanes through the window might make it better.＾＾
A few minutes before 9:00, we began to prepare small souvenirs for the guests and after 10:15, we finished all welcome services by waving to the tour buses. More than 120 visitors ! Thanks for Mt. Fuji, maybe.＾＾
We were supposed to take the direct shuttle bus to Shizuoka Station, but we had still much time for the next bus. Now, what should we do ? Then, we hit upon an awesome idea. A well known temple was nearby ! And an observation deck was on its way.
In a few minutes, we got to the deck, where many photographers had already flocked around with expensive looking cameras in their hands. I felt a sense of tension. No wonder, because a Korean Airline was about to land. Happily, we could also see a China Airline taking off.
Now, we headed toward the temple, passing through, yeah, the forest of cedars. My eyes got more and more allergic causing intense itch. Damn it all !
After a few moments, we reached there, “Sekiunin Temple”. Holly cow ! I couldn’t understand why I had never been there before. See the large gate ? Good trail underneath.
Sekiunin Temple was established about 550 years ago, in Muromachi Period. This temple, unfortunately, is said to have caught fire three times so far. Some of them were rebuilt in Edo Era. Carvings of Hondo main hall have been designated as a cultural treasure of Makinohara City.
When we left there, we saw a group of tour, maybe from Korea, in front of the gate, guided by a lady. Was they on the Korean Airline I saw from the deck ?
Now, you know “How to spend time around the airport”, right ?＾＾
Have a good day !
Access from the airport ： 5 minutes on foot
Admission ： Free ( Open 7 days a week )
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