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Shizuoka

Izu peninsula, tea fields and views of Mt Fuji

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Shizuoka Chagori 2020

Shizuoka Chagori 2020

Jul 1st - Sep 30th

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

Mid Oct

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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Places to stay in Shizuoka

The K's House Ito Onsen

The K's House Ito Onsen

Bryan Baier

The Japan travel brochure from overseas comes to life at the K's House Ito Onsen, a ~100 year old Taisho-era onsen ryokan; this..

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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Shizuoka Airport

Shizuoka Airport

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Shizuoka Airport (also referred to as the Mt. Fuji Shizuoka Airport) operates both domestic and international routes. There are..

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Shizuoka Tea Museum

Shizuoka Tea Museum

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Shizuoka Prefecture produces the largest quantity of Japan's tea, and you can learn all about the beverage at the Tea Museum...

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Izu Shaboten Zoo 6

Izu Shaboten Zoo

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Izu Shaboten Zoo is a zoo in Ito City, Shizuoka. Along with animals, the zoo features over 1,500 different species of cacti from..

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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 sq. km

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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