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Shizuoka

Izu peninsula, tea fields and views of Mt Fuji

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Atami

Atami

Atami is a seaside resort town about 50 minutes away from Tokyo by shinkansen, making it a popular weekend getaway destinatio...

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Shizuoka City

Shizuoka City

Shizuoka City in central Shizuoka Prefecture is perfect for outdoor lovers as it is surrounded by numerous mountains, lakes, ...

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Kakegawa

Kakegawa

Kakegawa is a city in western Shizuoka known for its green tea production and is surrounded by green tea fields. There, visit...

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Izu City

Izu City

Izu City is a relatively warm city that lies along the Izu Peninsula in Shizuoka Prefecture. Famous for its hot springs and t...

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Hamamatsu

Hamamatsu

Hamamatsu is Shizuoka prefecture’s largest city and has a number of tourist spots that make it an attractive destination for ...

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Upcoming Shizuoka Events

Shizuoka Chagori 2020

Shizuoka Chagori 2020

Richard Sweet

In Shizuoka Prefecture in central Japan, over sixty cafes and tea retailers have come together to create gourmet tea inspired...

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Shimada Obi Festival

Shimada Obi Festival

Illaura Rossiter

Shimada, Shizuoka is home to one of Japan's three most unusual festivals, the Obi Festival, which takes place only once every...

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Where to eat in Shizuoka

Green Eight Café

Green Eight Café

Richard Sweet

In Ryouguchi, where green tea farms climb out along the mountain slopes, farmers who work with Japanese black tea have estab...

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Places to stay in Shizuoka

Latest Shizuoka Reports

Ryoun-ji in Hamamatsu

Ryoun-ji in Hamamatsu

Peter Sidell

In the suburbs of Hamamatsu in central Japan's Shizuoka prefecture, Ryoun-ji is a Buddhist temple where you can see fascinati...

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Green Eight Café

Green Eight Café

Richard Sweet

In Ryouguchi, where green tea farms climb out along the mountain slopes, farmers who work with Japanese black tea have estab...

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About Shizuoka

Shizuoka
Okinawa Nagasaki Fukuoka Saga Kumamoto Kagoshima Miyazaki Oita Ehime Kochi Tokushima Kagawa Yamaguchi Hiroshima Okayama Tottori Shimane Hyogo Kyoto Osaka Wakayama Nara Shiga Mie Fukui Ishikawa Toyama Gifu Aichi Nagano Shizuoka Niigata Yamanashi Kanagawa Tokyo Saitama Gunma Tochigi Chiba Ibaraki Fukushima Miyagi Yamagata Iwate Akita Aomori Hokkaido
Region Chubu
Island Honshu
Capital Shizuoka
Population 3,765,007
Area 7778.70 sq. km

A couple of hours west from Tokyo, Shizuoka Prefecture (静岡県, Shizuoka-ken) is one of Japan’s most visited prefectures for many reasons.

Mount Fuji, Japan’s highest mountain and one of the country’s most iconic symbols, is located on the prefecture’s northern border; also in the area is the Fuji-san Hongu Sengen Taisha Shrine, the Shiraito Falls, and the beautiful Miho no Matsubara, among others. The scenic Izu Peninsula and Atami are renowned for their hot springs, while southern Shizuoka also sports wonderful beaches. And if you want to do some shopping, the Gotemba Premium Outlets contain over 200 stores.

There’s no shortage of good food in Shizuoka, as some of Japan’s best seafood can be found there.

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