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

Areas in Shizuoka
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Hamanako Benten Resort “The Ocean”

A unique hotel that remains in my memory

Birdseye View of Hamamatsu

Views from the Act Tower Observation Desk

Hamamatsu Flower Park

Spring Festival during the season of blooming

Hamamatsu Flower Park

Beautiful spacious park worth a visit for a whole day

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Hamamatsu Flower Park

Spring Festival during the season of blooming

Yes! I enjoyed the park very much!

Hamamatsu ACT City Tower

Get an eagle's eye view from the 45th floor

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Kanzanji Lanterns & Fireworks

One of the bigger displays in Hamamatsu.


Hamanako Orgel Museum

A feast for the auditory senses