On the way back from Izu Hokkawa to Tokyo, instead of taking the coastal road, we went inland to check out the Mishima Sky Walk, the longest pedestrian only bridge in Japan boasting a view of the tallest mountain in Japan, Mount Fuji, and deepest sea, Suruga Bay. From there it’s about 1.5 hours to Tokyo. You could probably do a stopover on the way to or from Hakone. Although there were some clouds covering Fujisan, we still enjoyed ourselves.
We first checked out the Sky Garden with beautiful flower pots hanging from the ceiling. I love how they added mirrors on all sides so the small space looks very open and spacious. There were some interesting gardening stuff on sale and you can even make your own terratarium. You can get snacks, drinks and souvenirs here.
After crossing the 400m bridge, we reach the other side and walked through a windmill tunnel to enter Kicoro forest in search of the adorable little round wooden figures.
The flower drop is something I found very interesting. For ¥200, you can pick a wooden card with a seed and throw it off the bridge (with a wish). The seed will supposedly germinate and flowers will bloom. Incidentally, I picked one with my Chinese name!