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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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Where to eat in Shizuoka

South Cafe

South Cafe

Kim

South Cafe in Shimoda is the perfect spot for a lazy lunch after a morning spent at the region's beautiful beaches. The menu ...

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ICurry, Iwata City

ICurry, Iwata City

Helen Xavier

ICurry is an Indian restaurant in Iwata City, Shizuoka Prefecture. This store has great service, good prices and offers good ...

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Places to stay in Shizuoka

Kur and Hotel Suruga

Kur and Hotel Suruga

Peter Sidell

On the outskirts of Shizuoka City, Kur and Hotel Suruga is a hotel and day spa, with bathrooms featuring a dizzying array of ...

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Latest Shizuoka Reports

Board Game Cafe Anaguma

Board Game Cafe Anaguma

Kim

Board Game Café Anaguma was designed as a fun entertainment option for middle and high school students, adult groups, and par...

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Nishi Izu Skyline

Nishi Izu Skyline

Sherilyn Siy

The Nishi Izu Skyline, dubbed the best cycle road in Izu, is an advanced cycling route that has become accessible to novice c...

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Hamamatsu City Exploration

Hamamatsu City Exploration

Rey Waters

Hamamatsu City has something for everyone, from music, to shrines and temples, an abundance of museums, a castle, theme resta...

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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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