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Shizuoka

Izu peninsula, tea fields and views of Mt Fuji

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Atami Castle Cherry Blossom Festival

Atami Castle Cherry Blossom Festival

Mar 28 - Apr 12th

There are a myriad of cherry blossom festival during spring, and the grounds of Shizuoka's Atami Castle are home to one of the..

Atami Castle 4 Free
Hamamatsu Kite Flying Festival

Hamamatsu Kite Flying Festival

Early May

A festival during Golden week where kites are flown to celebrate the birth of a son.

Nakatajima Dunes 2 Free
Enshu Hamakita Flying Dragon Festival

Enshu Hamakita Flying Dragon Festival

Late May

A festival held in honor of the dragon god of the Tenryu River, in Hamakita in Japan's Shizuoka prefecture. The culmination..

Tenryu River Free

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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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Kur and Hotel Suruga

Kur and Hotel Suruga

Peter Sidell

On the outskirts of Shizuoka City, Kur and Hotel Suruga is a hotel and day spa, with bathrooms featuring a dizzying array of saunas..

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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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