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Mishima Station 

[Mt. Fuji and dried radish]

A common winter scenery of Mishima with the majestic Mt. Fuji in the background

The fertile soil composed of deposits of volcanic ash in the west foothill of Hakone is suitable for open cultivation of vegetables. The cold air also increases the sweetness of vegetables. Radish, one of the "Hakone Seiroku Mishima Yasai (Mishima vegetables grown in the west foothill of Hakone)", has been cultivated in Mishima from ancient times, and the city is one of the leading production area in Shizuoka. Against the backdrop of Mt.Fuji, the harvested radish is exposed to the winter sun and cold wind for pickling is a common winter tradition in Mishima.
Best season From late November to early December
Address Around Mitsuyashinden, Mishima-shi, Shizuoka
* Please note that care should be taken when observing radish drying, because most locations are private properties.
Phone +81-55-971-5000 (Mishima Tourist Association) (Japanese only)
Access Take the Numazu Tozan Tokai Bus from the south exit of "Mishima Station" of JR Tokaido Shinkansen for approx. 20 minutes, alight at "Saka-sho Mae" and walk for approx.1 minute.

updated on Nov 6, 2014

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