The greatest way to truly explore Mishima is on foot where you can get a first-hand feel for the sights, sounds, and aromas that make up this beautiful city. Whether you have just an hour or the entire day, these model tours will bring you up close to Mishima's history, culture, and its people.
【One Hour】 Feel the rugged beauty of Shirataki Park, and walk along the stepping stones in the picturesque Genbe River.
【Half day】 Visit Rakujuen Park and follow the pristine spring waters through the city center to Mishima Taisha Shrine.
This 1-hour course takes you for a leisurely stroll from Mishima Station, through the beautiful Shirataki – 'White Falls' – Park, and on to the gorgeous Genbe River. As you walk the quaint streets of Mishima's center, see first-hand how a Mt. Fuji eruption over 10,000 years ago shaped the layout and culture of the city. And be sure to take your camera as you walk along the stepping stones that trace a path through the crystal-clear spring waters of the Genbe River, or bring sandals and a small towel if you'd fancy a stroll through the cool water.
Start your tour here with a coffee or lunch at one of the many great cafes and restaurants nearby.
Shirataki, meaning 'White Falls', is aptly named as we can see the meltwater from Mt. Fuji bubbling through its volcanic formations.
This quaint cobblestone street connects you from Shirataki Park to the beautiful Genbe River.
As meltwater overflows from Kohamaike Pond to your left, it passes under this street to form the Genbe River.
With its crystal-clear Mt.Fuji spring water and lush greenery, this river stroll is the pride of Mishima.
Return to Mishima Station, just one stop on the Izuhakone Railway, or continue on to explore the area.
Mishima is an ancient city proud of its close connections to the natural surroundings and its cultural legacy. This relaxing half-day walking course will take you through Rakujuen Park, along the picturesque Genbe River, and stopping to visit Mitsuishi-jinja Shrine, the Sano Art Museum and the majestic Mishima Taisha Shrine. Along the way, keep your camera ready for photos of traditional Japanese gardens, seasonal flowers, babbling crystal-clear streams, and Mishima's official bird, the Kingfisher.
From Mishima Station, you can see the lush forest of Rakujuen Park. Cross the street to enter the main entrance.
This national treasure is home to Mt. Fuji natural springs, ancient lava flows, and scenic trails through gardens and Manyo Forest.
Stroll through the picturesque Genbe River, surrounded in lush greenery and the sounds of its babbling spring waters.
Look for this local shrine as you continue your walk along the Genbe River that flows beside it.
At this tranquil park, look for springs feeding the pond, Kingfishers on the hunt, and fireflies in May and June.
View current exhibitions and distinguished objects from its permanent collection of Japanese swords, statues, paintings, ceramics, and more.
This rare water plant grows only in pristine waters, with blooms of delicate white flowers all year round.
Feel the power of the approaching train from this unique vantage point directly beneath the Izuhakone Railway.
At the cultural and historical center of Mishima stands the majestic Mishima Taisha Shrine. A must see when visiting the city.
Genbe River Stepping Stones
Mizunosono Green Area
Sano Art Museum
Mishima Taisha Shrine
Mishima is a city proud of its rich historical roots, and has flourished since long before the earliest written records. This one-day walking course will take you from Mishima Station into the mountains by bus to explore the ruins of a 15th century castle, Yamanaka Fort Ruins. Catch a breathtaking view of Mt. Fuji and the area from Mishima Skywalk, Japan's longest pedestrian suspension bridge, followed by a visit to Mishima Taisha Shrine. Wander through the streets of the city's downtown, along the stepping stones of the Genbe River, and finish your day with dinner and cocktails at one of Mishima's many fine establishments.
Your journey starts here at the south entrance of Mishima Station.
Take the bus bound for Moto-Hakone port. It will take approximately 30 minutes to reach the Yamanaka Fort Ruins.
Explore the ruins of this 15th century fort, a National Historic Site and listed in the Top 100 Castles of Japan.
This 400-meter pedestrian suspension bridge is the longest in Japan, boasting breathtaking views of Mt. Fuji and the surrounding eastern Shizuoka area.
The majestic Mishima Taisha Shrine is the historical and cultural heart of Mishima City. A must see when visiting the area.
Once part of the ancient Tokaido Road, this street is home to many shops and restaurants.
Find unique souvenirs and taste Mishima's local food.
Follow the stepping stones up this river to fully appreciate the crystal-clear Mt. Fuji spring water and lush greenery.
After your day of walking, it's now time to eat, and Mishima is a food-lover's paradise! And did we mention the amazing wine and cocktail bars?
Yamanaka Fort Ruins
Mishima Taisha Shrine
Mishima Taisha Shrine