Miho Peninsula Near Shimizu Port in Shizuoka, Japan

The water at Shimizu’s small boat harbor is normally calm, except for waves caused by an occasional personal water craft. The reason? Miho Peninsula encircles the harbor like a natural breakwater. This promontory is worth a visit. Hagoromo Park features Miho-no-Matsubara, a legendary 4.5 mile coastal grove of 30,000 pine trees listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Nearby is Miho, the best of several shrines on the headland. Also among the 9.5 miles of scenic shoreline is Masaki Beach, a great place to spend a summer day.

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Shinminatocho, Shimizu Ward, Shizuoka, 424-0824, Japan

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