Shizuoka

About Shizuoka

Majestic Mount Fuji, rolling hills of green tea plantations, and the gorgeous coastline of the Izu Peninsula give Shizuoka a rich character that makes it a great destination for touring, exploring and making memories. The beachside community of Shimoda is a great place to get in touch with a slower lifestyle, relaxing on white sand beaches, hiking, and visiting local shops and restaurants. More green tea is grown in this prefecture than anywhere else in Japan and you can even try your hand at picking tea and learning about all the different types. The saltwater Lake Hamanako boasts world class hot springs, fishing and water sports, and the capital Shizuoka city has world-class​ art museums and a rich history.

Places to visit in Shizuoka

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Mount Fuji

Mount Fuji is Japan's most iconic mountain, located in Shizuoka Prefecture. Its trails are closed from mid-September until early July.

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The Lord Nelson Pub

The Lord Nelson is a pub in central Hamamatsu.

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Perry Road

Located between the monument of Perry's landing and Ryosenji temple, Perry Road is a picturesque canal-side street that retains a lot of the regions's history. Lined with traditional craft shops, restaurants (both Japanese and Western), cafes and pubs, a stroll along Perry Road is a great way to spend some time

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Nanaya Shizuoka Matcha Sweets Factory

Located in the green tea capital of Japan, Shizuoka, this small ice cream shop specializes in matcha-flavored ice cream. Guests can choose from seven levels of

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Hamamatsu Flower Park

This botanical garden spans an area of 300,000 square meters and is filled with seasonal flowers. With over 100,000 plants from about 3,000 different species, v

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Arari Fishing Port

Arari Fishing Port offers daily two and half hour trips around the Nishi Izu coast where guests can all try their hand at fishing directly from the moored boat. Once you return to land, take your catch to a number of restaurants in the region who will then happy cook it for you exactly how you like it!

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Sawada Park Onsen

Located in Nishi Izu, Sawada Park offers open-air public hot baths with stunning views over the ocean from the top of a cliff.

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Yamabikoso

Formally an elementary school, Yamabikoso is now a hotel that guests can reserve when visiting Nishi Izu! Although the building remains the same, all classrooms have been refurbished and include tatami flooring to give visitors an authentic ryokan experience.

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Tsutsumi Farm

Located in the foothills of Amagi Mountain Tsutsumi Farm produces high quality wasabi plants which were ranked number 1 on popular commerce website Rakuten.

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Okiagari Shokudo

Located along the Nishi Izu Coast, Okiagari Shokudo is famous for its locally caught, fresh squid based dishes.

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Kanesa Katsuobushi

Ever wondered how the dry tuna flakes on top of your okonomiyaki are made? Kanesa is a shop located on the idyllic Nishi Izu coast that still practices the traditional method of doing so.

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Escape the City to the beautiful Seaside Town of Nishi-Izu

A coastal town located in the Shizuoka-Kanto area of Japan, Nishi-Izu is known for fresh seafood and its outstanding natural beauty. It really is a must-visit for any outdoor adventurer or travel-buff.

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5 reasons to visit Shizuoka Prefecture

It's a difficult pick to decide which of Japan's prefectures that I've visited is my favorite, but the beauty of Shizuoka is hard to beat. On a recent trip back

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Coastal Cafe Vibes in Shimoda

One of my favorite spots to visit in Japan is Shimoda, on the Izu Peninsula. I love the beaches, I love the entire atmosphere - and finding an awesome relaxed c

Hotels in Shizuoka

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Isaribi

Featuring private open-air hot spring bath in all rooms, Isaribi is located in Hagashiizu, 2.7 km from Atagawa Hot Springs. Guests can savour Japanese breakfast

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Marubun

Nestled beside Yumigahama beach, Marubun boasts rooms with an open-air bath, and views of the ocean and sunset.

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Maguro no Oyado Ishigami

Maguro no Oyado Ishigami is situated in Yaizu, 42 km from Fuji. Free WiFi is featured throughout the property and free private parking is available on site. Ev

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Hotel Ermou Regency

Hotel Ermou Regency is situated in Numazu, 23 km from Hakone and 22 km from Fuji. Free WiFi is featured and free private parking is available on site. Every ro

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Nanadaru Onsen Hotel

Situated in Kawazu, 47 km from Fuji, Nanadaru Onsen Hotel features air-conditioned rooms and free private parking. All rooms are equipped with a flat-screen TV

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Guest House MARUYA

Located in the central area of Atami and a 15-minute walk from JR Atami Station, Guest House MARUYA offers capsule rooms fitted with Japanese futon-bedding.

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