There’s something undeniably enchanting about Mt. Fuji that the mere sight of it can make ourhearts skip a beat, evoking an unspoken sense of admiration.

This iconic Japanese mountain has woven its way into the dreams of poets, artists, and travelers, standing as a timeless symbol of Japan’s natural grandeur. Its elusive charm only fuels the passion of those eager to witness its majestic silhouette.

Now, we’ve all heard about Mount Fuji’s perpetual popularity and the classic clichés that grace travel brochures – the iconic peak, the five-story Chureito pagoda and the cherry blossom trees at Arakura Sengen Shrine.

But today, let me introduce you to a new gem just over an hour from Tokyo – the Mishima Skywalk, nestled in Mishima City, Shizuoka Prefecture. Consider it your escape bridge from urban hustle to serene landscapes.

We will explore Mishima Skywalk’s unique vantage point offering an unparalleled view of Mt. Fuji, other fun activities you can indulge in within the facility, as well as nearby attractions if you happen to have extra time to spare.


Mishima Sky Walk

Let’s dive into credentials, first. Mishima Skywalk boasts not only the longest suspension bridge in Japan, it is also home a stunning vista of Japan’s highest mountain, which we are all here for today, as well as Suruga Bay, Japan’s deepest Bay.

You may know  that Japan has a penchant to label “3 greatest” for every category of attractions imaginable, and here, you can revel in three of Japan’s “greatest” views in one glorious glance.

Stretching a whopping 400m in length, Mishima Skywalk is exactly as long as a 16-car Nozomi Shinkansen (now that I think of it, nozomi-chan is just equally as impressive in length!), giving you an idea of its grandeur.

Unlike other wooden suspension bridges in Japan that might require a dash of courage, the Mishima Skywalk is a modern marvel designed to accommodate a large number of visitors, ensuring everyone has an equal chance to admire the breathtaking view of Japan’s beloved peak.

Other Activities

Now, besides the awe-inspiring bridge, Mishima Skywalk offers a plethora of activities within its facility. Sweet-toothed visitors may want to make a beeline for a blue-colored soft serve, which flavor is apparently… the sky.

For adventure seekers, the tree-top athletics courses provide a thrilling opportunity to channel your inner wild animal, testing your body’s agility to reach various goals.

And for a novel experience, consider the Segway guided tour – a ride that demands little effort on strength and stamina, relying mostly on your confidence in body balance.

Another main attraction is the Long Zip Slide. There are a total of two slides you can enjoy, one on your way out under Mishima Sky Walk, and towards Mt Fuji on your way back. The round trip distance is 560m for just enough thrill to leave you craving more.

Stay until sunset for a magical experience, as the evening crowd dwindles, and you might be treated to a view like no other.

Beyond the adrenaline-pumping activities, Mishima Skywalk has more to offer. Explore “Fulock,” a small animal sanctuary where you can get up-close with owls, hedgehogs, and other adorable creatures. The Sky Garden, adorned with flower chandeliers, is an Instagram-worthy spot, and there are gift shops and restaurants to satisfy your cravings.

If you find yourself with extra time, consider also two nearby attractions I will be listing below:

Mishima Taisha Shrine

For centuries, Mishima Taisha Shrine has stood as the “ichinomiya” (the highest ranked shrine) in the historic lands of the Izu Peninsula, earning its reputation as the most revered spiritual site along the Tokaido Road (olden Edo-Kyoto highway).
You may find amulets often for the blessing of victory, as this shrine gained fame as the sacred spot where Minamoto-no-Yoritomo, the visionary behind the first samurai shogunate of Kamakura, sought divine guidance. It’s here that he prayed for strength when mustering his army and celebrated early triumphs in the numerous battles that marked his legacy.
The ema of the samurai and horse in the photo above illustrate “yabusame”, a horseback archery event started during Kamakura period, and is now being held in shrines as a ritual event.

Rakuju-en Park

Rakuju-en Park is another delightful stop if you love Japanese-style garden as well as adorable animals. Originally an imperial villa, this charming locale is now a city park that’s perfect for a leisurely stroll.

From time to time, special exhibition can be observed such as this seasonal “bonkei” (miniature lanscape), a collaboration between the chrysanthemum festival and Kunosan Toshogu Shrine.

For those with a soft spot for animals, Rakuju-en Park offers a therapeutic sanctuary. Encounter the charm of red pandas, the endearing presence of alpacas, and the gentle grace of ponies and find yourself surrounded by nature’s companionship.

Access to Mishima Skywalk: 

Catch a Hikari or Kodama to Mishima Station from Tokyo in just 50-min, then it’s a quick 20-min taxi ride or a scenic 25-min bus journey!


Mishima Skywalk is open year-round, with admission at ¥1,100 for adults, ¥500 for ages 12-17, and ¥200 for ages 6-11.