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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Bankyaku-In and the Fujieda Kannon

A hillside temple with an impressive tall statue

Shirafuji Falls near Fujieda

Enjoy some unspoilt natural scenery near Shizuoka

Shimoda Ropeway

For a bird's eye view of a charming seaside town

Fujinomiya Trail on Mount Fuji

Strong wind on the shortest, steepest Mount Fuji ascent

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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.

Mt. Fuji Guide Nori

Experience Fuji like an insider

Great photos!