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Shizuoka

Izu peninsula, tea fields and views of Mt Fuji

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Kawazu Cherry Blossom Festival

Kawazu Cherry Blossom Festival

Feb 1st - Feb 29th

Each year between February and March, Kawazu on the Izu Peninsula hosts the Kawazu Sakura Festival, one of Japan's most unique..

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Atami Plum Garden Plum Festival

Atami Plum Garden Plum Festival

Jan 6th - Mar 3rd

The Atami Plum Garden in Shizuoka is home to some of Japan's earliest blooming plum tree varieties. The annual plum festival..

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Hikarinosumika Illumination Display

Hikarinosumika Illumination Display

Oct 6th - Mar 10th

Hikarinosumika is the name of the winter illumination display at Tokinosumika in Gotemba, Shizuoka. The resort is also referred..

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Fuji Speedway Hotel

Fuji Speedway Hotel

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Designed as a destination where motorsports meets luxury hospitality, the Hyatt-operated Fuji Speedway Hotel is located on the grounds..

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Board Game Cafe Anaguma

Board Game Cafe Anaguma

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Board Game Café Anaguma was designed as a fun entertainment option for middle and high school students, adult groups, and pare..

Forest Adventure Gotemba

Forest Adventure Gotemba

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Forest Adventure Gotemba is a great place to start if you'd like an adrenalin rush with your nature experience, and it's..

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About Shizuoka

Okinawa Nagasaki Fukuoka Saga Kumamoto Kagoshima Miyazaki Oita Ehime Kochi Tokushima Kagawa Yamaguchi Hiroshima Okayama Tottori Shimane Hyogo Kyoto Osaka Wakayama Nara Shiga Mie Fukui Ishikawa Toyama Gifu Aichi Nagano Shizuoka Niigata Yamanashi Kanagawa Tokyo Saitama Gunma Tochigi Chiba Ibaraki Fukushima Miyagi Yamagata Iwate Akita Aomori Hokkaido
Region Chubu
Island Honshu
Capital Shizuoka
Population 3,765,007
Area 7778.70 km²

A couple of hours west from Tokyo, Shizuoka Prefecture (静岡県, Shizuoka-ken) 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.

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