Shizuoka Airport

The airport with the world's best view? Possibly!

By Kim B    - 2 min read

Shizuoka Airport is a relatively new addition to Japan's aviation scene, having only opened in 2009. The airport provides domestic services to Sapporo, Izumo, Fukuoka, Kitakyushu, Kagoshima, and Okinawa, and international services to Korea, Taiwan, and various destinations in China.

The airport has a number of eateries, including both quick and simple food court dining as well as slower paced sit-down restaurant style. The food court options include gyoza, pasta, ramen, and soba, and the slower style restaurant (Shimizukou Kaizan) focuses on seafood dishes sourced from Suruga Bay. On a clear day you'll be able to see Mt. Fuji as you dine.

The shopping options here are quite plentiful, too. There's a dedicated Duty Free Store, along with a Matsumoto Kiyoshi drug store, a branch of Ito en (a Japanese drinks company that specializes in tea), and various other retail stores selling unique Shizuoka-based souvenirs. There are also three separate 7-11 convenience stores if you're needing a drink or snack. For those needing a bit of rest and relaxation before or after a flight, there's a massage center on the third floor.

Given the natural beauty that surrounds the airport, there are two separate observation decks where visitors can appreciate the views and watch the planes as they take off or land.

Getting there

Mt. Fuji Shizuoka Airport is approximately 40 minutes by car from Shizuoka City, 50 minutes by car from Hamamatsu City, and 10 to 15 minutes from the Sagara-Makinohara Interchange on the Tomei Expressway. There are around 2000 parking spaces at the airport, spread over 5 parking lots. Parking lots 1 and 5 are paid parking, and parking lots 2, 3, and 4 are free.

Buses are available from Shizuoka, Shimada, Kakegawa, Fujieda, Shin-Kanaya, and Kanaya Stations to the airport. Timetable information for the bus routes can be found on the airport's official website.

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Kim B

Kim B @kim.b

I'm an Australian who has lived abroad for almost a decade, including 7 years in Japan - specifically Tokyo and Niigata. I've  visited 44 of 47 prefectures, with only Kagoshima, Miyazaki and Kumamoto left to check out. I'm particularly fond of exploring off the beaten path destinations, gardens, and tea houses, and have a real interest in Japan's growing vegan scene.

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Bonson Lam a month ago
A little known fact of Shizuoka Airport is that it is literally above the Shinkansen line. In my conferences with Airport managers, the holy grail is to have rapid trains from the airport to the major capital cities. Imagine being able to get to an international airport in minutes from Nagoya, Yokohama, Kyoto or Tokyo, and say goodbye to lugging your luggage when changing from a bullet train to an airport train to go to Kansai, Chubu or Narita airports. Shizuoka Airport is literally sitting on top of an airport planners' gold mine!
Kim B Author a month ago
I've read that about the Shinkansen line, but also read that right now there aren't plans on making a stop for the Shizuoka airport :( would be great if everything was streamlined between methods of transport, it'd be a dream for avid travelers!
Elizabeth S a month ago
Wow, what a way to see Mt. Fuji.
Kim B Author a month ago
Initially you'd think "two observation decks at one airport seems a bit excessive", but you can understand why with those kinds of views!
Sleiman Azizi a month ago
That...is...a...great...photo!
Kim B Author a month ago
The view is everything!