About Shizuoka
Region:Chubu
Island:Honshu
Capital:Shizuoka
Population:3,765,007
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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Another Side to Izu

Home of wasabi, early-blooming cherry blossoms and more

Daikei-ji Temple in Fujieda

An important temple with unique carvings

Keizen-ji Temple in Fujieda

A handsome temple with an impressive Buddhist statue

Seiken-ji Temple in Shizuoka

A historic temple with beautiful grounds and gardens

Community discussion

Orchid Sanctuary Dogashima, Izu

Orchid park located in Nishi Izu, western Izu

I'm so sad that this closed down :(

Yoshida Park, Flowers (and Skating)

Go for it, dude

Nice Place!

Akunami Shrine in Fujieda

Enjoy the atmosphere of a peaceful, historical shrine

nice photos!

Kuretake Inn Central Hamamatsu

A very central budget business hotel

This is a great hotel, they also have one in Okayama. http://www.kuretake-inn.com/okayama/