Model courseN-4Lava flow and spring water from Mt. Fuji which flowed to Mishima

Area
North Izu Area - Mishima city
Geological age
About 10,000 years ago, the flow of the Mishima lavas ejected from Shin-Fuji Volcano created the land.
Course
Start: Mishima Municipal Park, RakujuenGenbei riverMishima TaishaShirataki ParkMishima Station South Exit:goal
Distance
Walk about 3km (cumulative altitude 30m)
Time required
About two and a half hours
Difficulty
Walking around the city
Meeting place
Mishima Municipal Park, Rakujuen entrance
Dismissing:Mishima Station South Exit

Highlights

The lava flow which flowed out from Shin-Fuji Volcano about 10,000 years ago flowed down the valley between Mt. Ashitaka and Mt. Hakone nearly 40 kilometers and created the ground of Mishima city. The lava flow named Mishima Lava stopped at near Rakujuen and Shirataki Park. Snow melting water and rain water of Mt. Fuji which has flowed through the gap of underground lava flow springs out in Mishima city area, where the end of the lava flow is located. Rich spring water gives great blessings to the people of the water city, Mishima. You will also have a chance to visit the Mishima Taisha Shrine, where the volcanic god of the Izu Islands is enshrined.

  • Start: Rakujuen entrance

    2 minutes on foot from Mishima Station South Exit. We will meet you at the square just in front of the entrance.

  • Municipal Park, Rakujuen

    The lava flow which flowed out of Mt. Fuji about 10,000 years ago reached Mishima located about 40 kilometeres away from the volcano. In the park, a topography of lava (collapsed lava tunnel and rope lava) can be seen.

  • The Genbei River

    Thawing water that has seeped through the gaps and cracks of the lava flow of Mt. Fuji springs up in various parts of Mishima, which correspond to the terminal end of the lava flow, and provides citizens and tourists with comfortable places.

  • Mishima Taisha

    In the Mishima Taisha Shrine the Mishima Deity, the volcanic god of the Izu Islands, is enshrined. It is said that when volcanic eruptions occured on the Izu Islands, in order to sooth the volcanic god the Mishiima Deity was designated as "Daimyoujin".

  • Shirataki Park

    You will see thawing water spring up at the end of lava flow here.

Entry fee
Adult: 1,700yen Elementary and middle school student: 850 yen
Rakujuen · entrance fee: 300 yen
Number of participants
2 to 10 people
Reservation
Please reserve one week in advance.
What to wear and bring
Walking clothes and footwear, hat, rain gear, drinks, etc.
Notice
Canceled in case of heavy rain or storm
Cancellation on the day will be fully charged.
Application
Izu Peninsula Geo Guide Association

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