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Izu peninsula, tea fields and views of Mt Fuji

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Iris and Hydrangea Exhibition

Iris and Hydrangea Exhibition

Apr 24th - Jun 27th

Irises and hydrangeas are two of rainy season's highlights in Japan, and Kamosō Kachōen Garden Park in Shizuoka celebrates..

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Shimoda Hydrangea Festival

Shimoda Hydrangea Festival

Jun 1st - Jun 30th

Every year in June there is a hydrangea festival in Shimoda Park, Izu, Shizuoka prefecture. Approximately three million hydrangeas..

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Hydrangea Season at the Mishima Skywalk

Hydrangea Season at the Mishima Skywalk

Jun 15th - Jul 15th

From mid-June to mid-July, the walking path across from Shizuoka's Mishima Skywalk is filled with the color of around 13,000..

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Where to eat in Shizuoka

Green Eight Café

Green Eight Café

Richard Sweet

In Ryouguchi, where green tea farms climb out along the mountain slopes, farmers who work with Japanese black tea have establi..

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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..

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Hoko-ji

Hoko-ji

Peter Sidell

Out in the countryside near Hamamatsu in central Japan's Shizuoka prefecture, Hoko-ji is a beautiful Buddhist temple. Its halls..

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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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