Things to Do in Shizuoka

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If you're visiting Shizuoka, check out this list of top tips and things to do to make the most of your time there.

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Kawazu Nanadaru in Izu

Kawazu Nanadaru (Seven Waterfalls) is an amazing spot hidden in the mountains above the small town of Kawazu in southeastern Izu (100km southwest of Tokyo).

Hamamatsu Castle

Reconstructed Hamamatsu Castle serves as a tribute to the seventeen years Tokugawa Ieyasu spent in the area. The grounds are also exceptional for viewing cherry blossoms.


Kunozan, a mountain by the sea, offers a short, but challenging hike, with a beautiful shrine and a museum that contains samurai artifacts.

Mount Omuro, Izu

In the center of the Izu Peninsula in Japan's Shizuoka prefecture, Mount Omuro offers fine views in every direction, and the chance to try archery in a volcanic crater!