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Ukiyo-e & DIY Soy Sauce! Day 2 in Shizuoka

Suruga Bay Ferry (Shizuoka)

The ferry crosses Suruga Bay in Shizuoka Prefecture, allowing a beautiful view of Mount Fuji... on a clear day. Unfortunately, due to rainy weather, I could not see Mount Fuji. Although I had some bad luck in that regard, the facilities and staff on the boat were excellent, and I enjoyed my ride. I would love to come back again on a day with better weather!

- www.dream-ferry.co.jp (Japanese)

Tokaido Hiroshige Museum of Art

After the 50-minute ride on the ferry I headed to the Tokaido Hiroshige Museum of Art. Here they had a collection of ukiyo-e prints from Hiroshige's famous work "53 stations of the Tokaido." I really enjoyed getting to seen them in person!

Meijiya Shoyu

After having some sakura ebi (sakura shrimp) for lunch, I went to a soy sauce brewery to see the fermentation process. We even got to have a try squeezing and filtering the soy sauce ourselves! The staff here were very friendly and knowledgeable, which really made the experience for me.