We can assure that you are going to feel like going back in time by listening to them!
From here, you can see 0 m/ft. above sea level to 3776m/12388ft. at once. Actually, the altitude difference from the deepest part of this bay to the top of Mt. Fuji is over 6000m/ft. They are the highest mountain and the deepest bay in Japan.
The vivid contrast from Mt. Fuji continues to the bottom of the ocean.
Green tea is very popular drink in Japan. Here, Shizuoka pref. is the largest producer of green tea in Japan. Since the climate of this area is warm and mild, it is suitable to grow green tea. People in Shizuoka drink green tea everyday.
When you come to Shizuoka, you have to take a photo of Mt. Fuji and Green tea field in one frame! That is the photo you can take only here in Japan or in the world.
Mt. Fuji is 3776m/12388ft above sea level and the highest mountain in Japan. There are 4 routes to the top of Mt. Fuji. This 5th station on Fujinomiya-route is 2400m/7874ft above sea level; the highest station you can drive up by car.
If you look above here, you can no longer see large trees. This is the altitude where plants can no longer live as a forest, and it is called the “vegetation limit.”The conifers near the 5th station are Japanese larches. In normal conditions (around the 5th station), the larches grow straight up for over 20 m/66ft. However, around the vegetation limit, the shapes change completely and they begin to resemble“bonsai” trees. The main explanation for this is that in order to withstand the strong wind at this elevation, they have adapted by growing closer to the surface of the ground. With their unusual body shape, they have an amazing ability to survive.
Please do not forget to compare the different shapes of larches here.
Sometimes nature strikes us with disaster. Japan in particular is a country that is never far removed from natural disasters like typhoons, earthquakes, and volcanic activity. Towards these overwhelming forces of nature the Japanese people are fearful, respectful, and worshipful of them as gods. The belief in the existence of numerous gods dwelling in everything such as mountains, rivers, and even water have spread throughout the land and developed in to the native Japanese belief of “Shinto.” Shinto shrines stand in many areas all throughout Japan. Even today, seasonal Shinto festivals are held to celebrate a good harvest, and to thank the gods responsible.