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Shizuoka

Izu peninsula, tea fields and views of Mt Fuji

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Hamamatsu Festival

Hamamatsu Festival

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A parade of floats from the districts of Hamamatsu

Hamamatsu May 3rd - May 5th Free

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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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Streets of Shimoda

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Shimoda, in Shizuoka Prefecture, is a destination rich in history. Alongside the history component, the region boasts good beaches,..

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Mimoroyaki Workshop

Mimoroyaki Workshop

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The Mimoroyaki Ceramic Workshop is located on the grounds of Okuni Shrine in Mori, Shizuoka. Each piece made here is glazed with..

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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

Located just an hour or two away (depending on your mode of transportation) from Tokyo, Shizuoka 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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