Located in Shizuoka City, this seaside pine grove is listed as one component of the Mount Fuji UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site. Over 30,000 pine trees grow along its seven-kilometer beach. The green pine forest, the white waves, and the blue ocean — with Mount Fuji as their backdrop — have, for centuries, inspired ukiyoe artists such as Hiroshige Utagawa, and countless waka poems. The grove is home to the Hagoromo Pine, known for the legend of the same name that, every October, is acted out as a Noh drama, in front of the tree, at night by firelight.
Updated : 29 May, 2017