Mishima Station is a great stop as there is something for everyone easily accessible from the station. For Active, Sporty types who like to get out and moving AND Escapists, Families and those who just want to get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.
Anyone looking for Rest, Relaxation and Rejuvenation.
Since the time of the Shogun and the establishment of the Tokaido Road in the 17th Century Mishima Station has been a central location for travelers passing through.
Today is no different – from Mishima station there is a vast range of activities and experiences easily accessible and you could almost spend your whole Japan holiday based out of Mishima and go home very happy!
If you are looking to get active and energized or you have a need for speed then head North to Gotemba and Oyama towns at the foothills of Mt Fuji.
If you are looking for a slower pace, want to refresh and experience centuries old Japanese culture, tradition and hospitality or soak in a hot tub and read a good book by the river head South to Izunokuni, the famous onsen town of Shuzenji or explore the West Coast of Izu Peninsula.
Alternatively, if you have done enough train travel Mishima is a charming town full of lush green parks and beautiful temples and is perfect place to wander.
One things is constant – with the abundance of seafood, fresh wasabi, local craft beer and sake – no matter where you go the food in this part of Shizuoka is outstanding!
Things to Do in the Area
Gotemba – Horse back riding, Golf, Mountain Bike riding, Outlet Mall shopping and onsens with a view of Mt Fuji
Oyama – Mt Fuji Speedway and Golf
Shuzenji –Traditional Japanese ryokan, Shuzenji Temple, Baird Brewery, Bamboo Forest, Nakaizu Winery, Izu Velodrome
Izunokuni – Geisha performances, Panorama Park Gondola
Mishima – Mishima Taisha Shrine, Mishima Skywalk, Mishima Rakujuen Park & Petting Zoo, Vangi Sculpture Garden
Getting there and around
Heading North – Numazu, Gotemba and Oyama are easily accessible from Mishima Station. Take the local train via Numazu (80 mins), the Fujikyu bus (50 mins) to Gotemba Station or the Gotemba Outlet Mall Shuttle (1 hr to Outlet Mall) from Mishima Station.
Heading South – Izunokuni, Izu Nagaoka and Shuzenji are accessible by local train and then short taxi or bus ride to your destination.
The Izu Hakone 2-Day Travel Pass is available at Mishima Station which is a great way to give you the freedom to hop-on / hop-off at any of the stations between Numazu and Shuzenji and explore more of the area.
Alternatively, if you would like the option to head further South into Izu or would like to take the Ferry across to Shimizu Port and Shizuoka City then the Izu Dream Pass is highly recommended.
Staying in Mishima most of the attractions are within walking distance or a short courtesy bus from the station North Exit – visit the South Exit Information desk for more details. MAP
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