Shizuoka

Izu peninsula, tea fields and views of Mt Fuji

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Izu City

Izu City

Izu City is a relatively warm city that lies along the Izu Peninsula in Shizuoka Prefecture. Famous for its hot springs and the Shuzenji Temple, Izu is ideal for travellers looking for a mixture of land and sea experiences. The Kano River runs through the city, culminating in the Joren Falls, a wate..

Kakegawa

Kakegawa

Kakegawa is a city in western Shizuoka known for its green tea production and is surrounded by green tea fields. There, visitors may see Kakegawa Castle, a reconstructed Edo castle that is the city’s biggest landmark. Bird-lovers will also find a large variety of birds such as penguins and hor..

Shizuoka City

Shizuoka City

Shizuoka City in central Shizuoka Prefecture is perfect for outdoor lovers as it is surrounded by numerous mountains, lakes, and rivers. Like many other cities in the prefecture, Shizuoka City produces a lot of green tea and strawberries. Many historic shrines and roads line Shizuoka City that can b..

Dining

Jun Restaurant in Mishima

Jun Restaurant in Mishima

An absolute Mishima institution, Jun has been serving up hearty, affordable 'Japanese Western' comfort food to the locals since 1955. Just round the corner from Sanshin Zen Gallery a few minutes' walk from the JR station, it's a good ..

The Green Tea Fields of Shizuoka

The Green Tea Fields of Shizuoka

Green tea is one of Japan’s most representative products—and one of its most delicious. Green tea used to be such a prized commodity that it was used as a form of taxation in the late 1700s. One of the most prominent tea regions is Shizuo..

Seoul in Shimizu

Seoul in Shimizu

Looking for dinner one night in Shimizu after a tiring day exploring Seiken-ji temple and the Satta Toge pass, I didn't want to go far, so I just looked up and down the covered arcade adjoining my hotel. I found a Korean restaurant, liked what I ..

Places to stay

Hotel Century Shizuoka

Hotel Century Shizuoka

While visiting Japan, you start searching hotels to book. Often hotels located at the station are simple and well designed business hotels. However, Hotel Century takes it one step father and gives you convenience, luxury, style, and comfort. Hotel C..

My Hotel Ryugu in Shizuoka

My Hotel Ryugu in Shizuoka

Every autumn I go to Shizuoka for the Daidogei street performance world cup, a very fun event that takes over the city for four days. In order to be close to everything I try to stay as centrally as possible, and it would be hard to find somewhere mo..

K’s House Hostel in Ito

K’s House Hostel in Ito

K’s House of Ito is located in a 100 year-old Registered Tangible Cultural Property. It is located within a 7-minute walk from JR Ito Train Station and a 4-minutes walk from the beach. The hostel offers hot-spring baths, free Wi-Fi, and three l..

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Kansho-in Temple in Mariko

Kansho-in Temple in Mariko

Just up the road from Togeppo Saioku-ji temple, in the hilly district of Mariko a short bus ride from central Shizuoka, Kansho-in is another peaceful Buddhist temple, a nice place to stop off if you're visiting the area. At the gate you're gr..

Random Views in Numazu City

Random Views in Numazu City

There is so much more than what meets the eye. The laid-back town of Numazu in the central part of eastern Shizuoka Prefecture will surely capture any tourist’s heart. It is about a 30-minute drive to the foot of Mount Fuji and a few minutes aw..

Gokoku-jinja Shrine in Shizuoka

Gokoku-jinja Shrine in Shizuoka

Close to the centre of Shizuoka City, Gokoku-jinja is an interesting Shinto shrine in an attractive forest setting. To reach the main part of the grounds, you walk first through some peaceful forest, where you'll find paths lined with lanterns, a..

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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
RegionChubu
IslandHonshu
CapitalShizuoka
Population3,765,007
Area7778.70 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.

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