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Shizuoka

Izu peninsula, tea fields and views of Mt Fuji

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Tsumekizaki Narcissus Festival

Tsumekizaki Narcissus Festival

Dec 20th - Jan 31st

The Tsumekizaki Narcissus Festival is held every year from December 20th until January 31st, when over 3 million white daffodils..

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Komuroyama Park Azalea Festival

Komuroyama Park Azalea Festival

Apr 29th - Mar 5th

Shizuoka's Komuroyama Park is known as one of Japan's best spots for enjoying springtime azaleas, and there are plenty of..

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Atami Plum Garden Plum Festival

Atami Plum Garden Plum Festival

Jan 9th - Mar 7th

The Atami Plum Garden in Shizuoka is home to some of Japan's earliest blooming plum tree varieties. The annual plum festival..

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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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Kama-iri-cha Shibamoto

Kama-iri-cha Shibamoto

Samuel Richards

At this tea plantation in Shizuoka in central Japan, the master takes things to a new level by roasting the mature leaf into a variety..

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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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