About Shizuoka
Area:7778.70 sq. km

Located just an hour or two away (depending on your mode of transportation) from Tokyo, Shizuoka is one of Japan’s most visited prefectures for many reasons.

Mount Fuji, Japan’s highest mountain and one of the country’s most iconic symbols, is located on the prefecture’s northern border; also in the area is the Fuji-san Hongu Sengen Taisha Shrine, the Shiraito Falls, and the beautiful Miho no Matsubara, among others. The scenic Izu Peninsula and Atami are renowned for their hot springs, while southern Shizuoka also sports wonderful beaches. And if you want to do some shopping, the Gotemba Premium Outlets contain over 200 stores.

There’s no shortage of good food in Shizuoka, as some of Japan’s best seafood can be found there.

Things to Do in Shizuoka

Cities in Shizuoka
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Boutique Hotel Yutorelo Atami

Perfect choice for a relaxing getaway in Izu, Shizuoka

Joren Falls

One of 100 most beautiful falls in Japan

Tomari Business Hotel in Fujieda

A convenient, cosy and affordable place to stay

Bankyaku-In and the Fujieda Kannon

A hillside temple with an impressive tall statue

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A Day Tour of Mount Fuji

Rain or shine, Fuji is too beautiful to miss

Always wanted to go !

Media (and Cat) Cafe Popeye, Numazu

Cats, internet, manga, and fun

I visited again on New Year's Day 2017. Shimon and Tama are still employed there with new juniors. Visitors who draw pictures of the cats receive free snacks to feed to them.

Shiraito & Otodome Falls Fujinomiya

Waterfall duo ranked among "Japan's Top 100 Waterfalls"

nice place.

Fujinomiya Trail on Mount Fuji

Strong wind on the shortest, steepest Mount Fuji ascent

Would love to make it here one day.