We know you like to keep in shape while away from home and after hours of traveling, there is no better way to get your body and mind back on track than to run. To help you get started, we have curated three courses (3km, 5km, and 8km) that will take you through beautiful parks, alongside rivers, and through ancient shrines. Let's get running!
【3km】 This easy running course comes highly recommended by HiPs, a Mishima-based organization focusing on the health and well-being of women in the city.
【5km】 The Sakura River is fed from the spring waters of Mt. Fuji to the north. This course follows the Sakura River through the city, and around Mishima Station.
Start at Mishima Taisha Shrine, the symbol of the city, and run along the Mizunosono Green Area, the Genbe River, and then up Hirokoji O-dori. With the crystal-clear rivers and spring waters of Mishima as its backdrop, this course is ideal for an early morning run or, as there is plenty of street lighting, great for a night run as well.
HiPs Recommended Course/Running time required: 20-30 minutes
Mishima Taisha Shrine
Mizunosono Green Area
As you depart from the Mishima Citizen's Gymnasium, this run will first take you into the southern area of Mishima Station, along the beautiful Sakura River, through Komoike Park and Shirataki Park. Your run will then take you back to the northern area of the city, passing under the train overpass, and up the ginkgo tree-lined Nichidai-Dori. This course is especially recommended in autumn when the gingko leaves cover the ground like a golden carpet.
Running time required: 30-40 minutes
If you are looking for a slightly longer run, this course will have you moving south into the neighboring town of Shimizu-cho to visit Kakita River Park. After running beside the Daiba River, you will come to the Nakazato-Onsuichi (Water Heating Reservoir) , and then into Kakita River Park, famous for its Mt. Fuji springs and greenery. Your route then takes you back to Mishima City along the Hirokoji O-Dori.
Running time required: 60 minutes
Nakazato-Onsuichi（Water Heating Reservoir）
Kakita River Park
Kakita River Park
Shimizu-cho Sports Park
HiPs (Healthy, inspiring & Pretty smile) is a non-profit organization focusing on the health and well-being of all women who aim to be forever healthy, beautiful, and happy. With support from Mishima City, HiPs organizes a variety of events, allowing participants to stay active, meet new friends, and provide valuable opportunities to grow and learn.
With the motto of "For myself, for others", all profits go to women struggling in disaster areas.
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