Shimizu, Japan

Tuesday April 10th, 2018

Another day …. another excursion!

Today we are scheduled to begin our shore excursion at Sunpu Castle Park built by the Shogun Tokugawa Leyasu in 1585 …. See the bronze statue of Leyasu and an orange tree believed to have been planted by him …. and see majestic views of Mt Fuji (weather permitting). Other attractions on the “menu” are Momijiyama Japanese Garden, Shizuoka Sengen Shrine, and Miho-no-Matsubara Pine grove.

Short day in port as we arrive at 2:00 PM and all aboard is 7:30 PM

The Shogun and Falcon.

Tomorrow is “turnaround day” in Yokohama as the majority of our guests will depart for other endeavors and we will just …. sail on …. with their replacements!!! One family we are going to miss is a three generation gathering which includes two delightful, and well behaved 3 and 5 year old little girls. They have been on a few excursions with us.

The above “utility access” is an image of the Pine Grove and “The Mountain”.

The day went pretty much as advertised, with our wonderful tour guide “Nao” (pronounced as “now”) and her excellent command of the English language, it was one our our better days.

This was on the beach after our long walk from the bus. We walked over 6 miles on this tour, but it was worth it just to see this beautiful lady in all her glory

They day dawned with radiant sunshine and clear sky’s – I’ll just dazzle you with some great images – enjoy!

The last blooms of spring hang on to this “weeping” cherry tree in the gardens

Jack W Cummings – Far East Adventures 2018

One thought on “Shimizu, Japan

  1. Fantastic photo of Fuji. I visited Japan once a month in 1969-1970 and only saw Mt. Fuji once or twice as clearly as You did. You were so lucky. The gardens are beautiful. Thank you for sharing.

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