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Shizuoka and Mt. Fuji 静岡と富士山

The sizeable capital of its eponymous prefecture, Shizuoka is a significant industrial center located on the Tokaidō Main JR and Shinkansen lines. Formerly a castle town known as Sumpu, it is particularly famed for its green tea and mandarin oranges, which are produced just outside the city proper.

Also included here are some shots of Japan's highest and most famous peak - one notoriously fickle about showing its face. All were taken from the train while passing near Fuji City on Mt. Fuji's southern flank - some in February of 2006, and the others in April of 2009.
Signboard at Shizuoka Station
Signboard at Shizuoka Station
Shizuoka Station area
Shizuoka Station area
Egawachō-dōri
Egawachō-dōri
Sakura along the outer moat
Sakura along the outer moat
Shizuoka City Hall
Shizuoka City Hall
Dome of Shizuoka City Hall
Dome of Shizuoka City Hall
Wasabi sculpture along the inner moat
Wasabi sculpture along the inner moat
Lantern and Tatsumi-yagura
Lantern and Tatsumi-yagura
Statue of Edo-era author Jippensha Ikku
Statue of Edo-era author Jippensha Ikku
Higashi-mon of the former Sumpu Castle
Higashi-mon of the former Sumpu Castle
Scale model of Sumpu-jō's donjon
Scale model of Sumpu-jō's donjon
Inner gate of the Higashi-mon
Inner gate of the Higashi-mon
Festival participants under the sakura
Festival participants under the sakura
Hanami tarps lying in wait
Hanami tarps lying in wait
Rickshaw tour in Sumpu-kōen
Rickshaw tour in Sumpu-kōen
Restored portion of the old Honmaru moat
Restored portion of the old Honmaru moat
Hanami lanterns outside the Higashi-mon
Hanami lanterns outside the Higashi-mon
Gofukuchō-dōri
Gofukuchō-dōri
North entrance to Shizuoka Station
North entrance to Shizuoka Station
Fuji-san over ugly Shin-Fuji
Fuji-san over ugly Shin-Fuji
A relatively unobstructed view
A relatively unobstructed view
Fuji-san peeking up beyond the fields
Fuji-san peeking up beyond the fields
Mt. Fuji and the Fuji-kawa
Mt. Fuji and the Fuji-kawa
Spring cherry blossoms blurring past Fuji
Spring cherry blossoms blurring past Fuji