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.

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Gotemba Premium Outlets

This outdoor outlet mall is located on the outskirts of Gotemba, Shizuoka. The mall also offers a day-trip bus tour from Tokyo, you can choose from different si

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Mount Warusawa

The highest peak of the three Arakawa Mountains, this summit boasts a height of 3,141 meters and is Japan's 6th highest mountain. Sometimes also called Mount Ar

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Mount Akaishi

Getting up this summit is estimated to take around 6 hours one way and is only recommended for advanced and experienced hikers. Standing tall at 3,120 meters, M

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Tatadohama Beach

This spot is one of the beaches that have received an A in the water examination conducted by the Ministry of Environment and is especially popular for people w

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Mount Arakawa-Naka

One of the three peaks around Mount Warusawa, this summit features a height of 3,083 meters. Mount Arakawa-Naka, or Arakawa Naka-dake in Japanese, is part of th

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Mount Shiomi

Number 16 on the list of Japan's 21 mountains over 3,000 meters, this twin peak rises up to 3,047 meters. Mount Shiomi, called Shiomi-dake in Japanese, lies on

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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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