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Shizuoka

Izu peninsula, tea fields and views of Mt Fuji

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Japanese Swords Collection

Japanese Swords Collection

Oct 31st - Dec 20th

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

Nov 21st - Jan 11th

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

¥600

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South Cafe

South Cafe

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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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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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