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Shizuoka

Izu peninsula, tea fields and views of Mt Fuji

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Acao Rose Festa 2024

Acao Rose Festa 2024

Apr 27th - May 30th

The Acao Rose Festa is billed as one of the best rose events in the Kanto region, with around 4000 roses covering an incredible..

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Bentenjima Fireworks Festival 2024

Bentenjima Fireworks Festival 2024

Early Jul

Bentenjima is a large island in Lake Hama. It holds one of the bigger, free, firework festivals in the area, usually on the first..

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Fuji Speedway Hotel

Fuji Speedway Hotel

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Designed as a destination where motorsports meets luxury hospitality, the Hyatt-operated Fuji Speedway Hotel is located on the grounds..

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Mount Omuro

Mount Omuro

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A chairlift ride takes you up to the rare experience of a crater walk, with quite wonderful views of town, sea, and sky.

Board Game Cafe Anaguma

Board Game Cafe Anaguma

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Board Game Café Anaguma was designed as a fun entertainment option for middle and high school students, adult groups, and pare..

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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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