Mishima () is a city in Shizuoka in Japan.

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Genpei river

The 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.

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This 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!


This 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.

Mishima Shrine

This 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.

Hotel Dormy Inn

A 12-storey business hotel that features a hot spa (onsen) and open bath (rotenburo) on the top floor with views to Mount Fuji.

Hotel Shōmeikan

A convenient business hotel near the station. Wireless Internet access and Japanese-style rooms are available.

Hotel Massimo Mishima

Rates are reasonable yet they care about the quality of the interior.

About Mishima

Mt. Fuji as seen from Mishima.
Mt. Fuji as seen from Mishima.
Mishima city is locally called the “City of Water” due to its enviable position of being at the base of a peninsula, surrounded by the sea and also being directly south of Mt Fuji, hitorically collecting much of its annual meltwater runoff. In line with this claim, water features feature proiminantly around the station front area to symbolise it. However, the harsh reality is that throughout the modernisation of the country, more and more industrial facilities have been placed upstream and their insatiable need for water has resulted in less and less actually reaching Mishima. Today, Mishima's prized park with its beautiful landscaped lake, Rakujuen (楽寿園), is little more than a sad, dry bed of craggy basalt. Water does still flow throughout certain parts of town, but not without heavy application of the hand of mankind.


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