Wave Sounds & Mount Fuji – Miho no Matsubara, Japan

Wave Sounds & Mount Fuji – Miho no Matsubara, Japan

Miho no Matsubara (三保の松原; Pinery of Miho, Pine grove at Miho) is a scenic area on the Miho Peninsula in Shimizu Ward of Shizuoka City, Japan.

Shizuoka is the capital city of Shizuoka Prefecture. It has been populated since prehistoric times.

Miho no Matsubara is renowned as a seashore with green pine trees and sand spanning over seven kilometers.

It has a great scenic view of Mount Fuji and the Izu Peninsula across Suruga Bay. Due to its natural environment, it is designated as one of New Three Views of Japan (新日本三景, Shin Nihon Sankei) along with its three pine groves.

Additionally, it has been selected as one of the top 100 white sand beaches and green pine groves of Japan. It has an old pine tree dating back 650 years called Hagoromo no Matsu and is said to be where the angel wearing a Hagoromo floated down. The Miho shrine nearby preserves a piece of her plumage.

It is the location of the legend upon which the Noh drama Hagoromo is based; on the second Saturday and Sunday of October, the city of Shizuoka holds a Hagoromo Festival and a performance of the Noh drama takes place near the pine tree of the legend.

It was designated as a National Places of Scenic Beauty of Japan in 1922. In 2013 the pine groves were added to the World Heritage List as part of the Fujisan Cultural Site.

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