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Shizuoka

Izu peninsula, tea fields and views of Mt Fuji

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Hamamatsu Festival

Hamamatsu Festival

May 1st - May 5th

A parade of floats from the districts of Hamamatsu

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Grinpa Heavenly Tulip Festival

Grinpa Heavenly Tulip Festival

Apr 19th - May 23rd

If you want your springtime blooms with an iconic view, the Grinpa Heavenly Tulip Festival is one to pencil in on your calendar...

2 ¥1,300

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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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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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