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Shizuoka

Izu peninsula, tea fields and views of Mt Fuji

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Shizuoka Chagori

Shizuoka Chagori

Early Jul - Late Sep

In Shizuoka Prefecture in central Japan, over sixty cafes and tea retailers have come together to create gourmet tea inspired shaved..

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Shimada Obi Festival

Shimada Obi Festival

Oct 8th - Oct 10th

Shimada, Shizuoka is home to one of Japan's three most unusual festivals, the Obi Festival, which takes place only once every..

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Where to eat in Shizuoka

Peking Noodles

Peking Noodles

Peter Sidell

Next to Mishima's Sun to Moon shopping centre in Japan's Shizuoka prefecture, Peking Noodles is what it sounds like, a restaurant..

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Places to stay in Shizuoka

Hotel Crown Palais Hamamatsu

Hotel Crown Palais Hamamatsu

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Located in Hamamatsu City, Hotel Crown Palais boasts Western and Japanese-style rooms, a large pool, a sauna, bar and range of restaurants...

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Grand Hotel Hamamatsu

Grand Hotel Hamamatsu

Lester Goh

Grand Hotel Hamamatsu is an excellent choice of accommodation to complete your perfect experience in Hamamatsu. With four excellent..

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Forest Adventure Gotemba

Forest Adventure Gotemba

Kim

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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