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Shizuoka City

Capital city of Shizuoka surrounded by nature

About Shizuoka City
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Upcoming Shizuoka City Events

Moomin: The Art and the Story (Shizuoka)

Moomin: The Art and the Story (Shizuoka)

Jan 23rd - Mar 14th

A special exhibition taking place at the Shizuoka Prefectural Museum of Art looks into the art and the story behind the Moomins,..

2 ¥1,300
Egypt, Land of Discoveries Exhibition

Egypt, Land of Discoveries Exhibition

Dec 19th - Mar 31st

A special exhibition taking place at the Shizuoka City Museum of Art will display a host of treasures from the National Museum of..

6 ¥1,500

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Ryokan Hatoya

Ryokan Hatoya

Peter Sidell

In a quiet suburb of Japan's Shizuoka City, Ryokan Hatoya is a charming, traditional old no-frills Japanese guesthouse.

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About Shizuoka City

Shizuoka City in central Shizuoka Prefecture is perfect for outdoor lovers as it is surrounded by numerous mountains, lakes, and rivers. Like many other cities in the prefecture, Shizuoka City produces a lot of green tea and strawberries.

Many historic shrines and roads line Shizuoka City that can be easily accessed via the city’s convenient railway system. The Tokaido Shinkansen also makes a stop at Shizuoka City.

For visitors eager to soak in the atmosphere, Shizuoka hosts the Daidogei World Cup every November. Regarded as the biggest event in Shizuoka, the world cup is an annual international busker's festival where performers come from all over the world and perform around the city.

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