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Shizuoka

Izu peninsula, tea fields and views of Mt Fuji

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Hamamatsu Cup Festa Samba

Hamamatsu Cup Festa Samba

Early Oct

A samba contest with both local and professional samba teams taking part.

Kaji-machi Dori Free

Where to eat in Shizuoka

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 quality..

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Places to stay in Shizuoka

The K's House Ito Onsen

The K's House Ito Onsen

Bryan Baier

The Japan travel brochure from overseas comes to life at the K's House Ito Onsen, a ~100 year old Taisho-era onsen ryokan; this..

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Okuoi Kojo Station

Okuoi Kojo Station

Richard Sweet

Shizuoka countryside's spectacular scenery is accessible by trains, both regular and steam locomotive. Take a walk along a romantic..

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About 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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