Just got back from walking to explore the best trekking route in Shizuoka-city. I slipped once, fell down twice and lost my way in the wood three times today! What a day, I never learn… Anyway, I will prepare a topographic map next time!
Well, this is a brief outline of this walking trail. First of all, catch a bus from #9 platform at Shizuoka JR Station then get off at Akatorii-sengen-jinja bus stop(10 minutes/¥190). Off course you can walk all the way to the bus stop, 30 minutes required. After arriving at Sengen-jinja, take your time to walk around the park. Actually, there are 7 shrines there, and all buildings are classified as national important cultural property.
There is a so-called “a hundred stone steps” stairway in the park. After climbing up the steps, you’ll find a small shrine, Hayama-jinja and Shizuhata-yama ancient tomb. This is the starting point of this walking trail. And then after a 3-hour walk along the ridge of the mountain, you’ll reach the Kujira-ga-ike pond!
OK, let’s start walking!