Tag: Shizuoka

New strong aftershock in the prefecture of Shizuoka
By: Date: March 15, 2011 Categories: News Tags: , , , ,

At 22.30 it was felt a strong earthquake in Tokyo. It’s another strong reply to the first great earthquake of Tohoku, that last Friday 11th March devastated the northeast of Japan. The epicenter was in the prefecture of Shizuoka, about 120 kilometers southwest of Tokyo near Mount Fuji, the area where the shock was most felt, according to the…

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Mt Fuji Day
By: Date: February 27, 2011 Categories: Festival,Lifestyle,Tradition Tags: , , , , ,

February 23 has been designated Mt Fuji Day in Japan. The almost perfectly shaped volcano is a national icon, attracting hordes of tourists to Shizuoka Prefecture every year. Mount Fuji is the highest mountain in Japan with a height of 3776 meters, on the border between Shizuoka and Yamanashi prefectures, with an almost perfectly conical volcano…

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