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Shizuoka

Izu peninsula, tea fields and views of Mt Fuji

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Japanese Swords Collection

Japanese Swords Collection

Kim

The Sano Art Museum features a range of different art pieces. One of the most notable is a particular Japanese sword, called ...

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Parallel Histories

Parallel Histories

Kim

"Parallel Histories: The Several Currents of Contemporary Art" is a special exhibition taking place at the Shizuoka Prefectur...

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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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Toi Itoen Hotel

Toi Itoen Hotel

Peter Sidell

In Toi on the west coast of the Izu Peninsula in Japan's Shizuoka prefecture, Itoen Hotel is an enjoyable place to stay, with...

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Awashima Marine Park

Awashima Marine Park

Lynda Hogan

Awashima Marine Park is on an island in Numazu, Shizuoka. The uninhabited island is home to the sea park as well as a restaur...

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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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