Leisure / Hobbies Spots in Shizuoka Area

  • Izu Shaboten Zoo
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    4.0
    609 Reviews
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    Shizuoka Pref. Itoushi Futo 1317-13
    A theme park located in the Futo area of Ito City, Shizuoka Prefecture where visitors can experience a variety of plants and animals. In addition to 1,500 varieties of cacti and succulents gathered from around the world, the park also keeps and displays 120 species of animals, including cute capybaras. The park is famous for its capybara “rotenburo” (“open-air bath”) in winter, in which capybaras warm themselves in a piping hot bath. The park’s five greenhouses present cacti growing in emulations of South American, African, and other environments, and visitors can enjoy viewing rare species as well as cactus flowers. The park’s animal shows and opportunities for visitors to feed animals are also popular.

    I really enjoyed this place. It was more fun than I expected and had so many interesting places to explore. Kids and adults alike will enjoy it.

  • Fuji Safari Park
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    4.0
    487 Reviews
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    Shizuoka Pref. Susonoshi Suyama Fujiwara 2255-27
    Japan’s largest safari park, located in Susono City, Shizuoka Prefecture. Some 30 species of animals, including a variety of large herbivores, bears, and lions live lives of ease in the park’s Safari Zone, which visitors can drive through in their own car or take a park bus tour through to view them up close in an environment close to their natural habitat. In the Fureai Zone, visitors can play with and feed kangaroos, capybaras, and other small animals. There’s also a popular Walking Safari course which lets you walk the outer perimeter of the safari zone on foot (closed in winter). The park offers a Night Safari course only on Saturday, Sunday, and holiday nights in spring and summer.

    Actually, it is our 2nd time to visit the park. My kids enjoyed riding the bus wherein it will go to the safari and you can see the animals roaming around like the lions. You can feed them from...

  • Numazu Deep Sea Aquarium
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    4.0
    343 Reviews
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    Shizuoka Pref. Numadushi Sembonminatochou 83
    Located in the Minato 83 Banchi commercial facility in Numazu City, Shizuoka Prefecture, this unusual aquarium focuses on deep sea life. The aquarium’s centerpiece is its coelacanth exhibit, which includes extremely rare displays of both a frozen and a mounted coelacanth, a deep sea fish whose form hasn’t changed in 350 million years. Other popular exhibits include a large aquarium filled with animals from Suruga Bay, a treasure trove of deep sea life; an almost magical tank of luminescent fish; and a tank housing giant isopods, famous for their ability to live for years without eating. Unique deep sea life-themed merchandise is available at the aquarium shop.

    The aquarium is quite small and only took an hour to walk round. The exhibits all focussed on the deep sea and were different and really interesting, especially the massive spider crabs.

  • MOA Museum of Art
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    4.5
    457 Reviews
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    Shizuoka Pref. Atamishi Momoyamachou 26-2
    This is a museum built on a hill which overlooks Sagami Bay in Atami, Shizuoka Prefecture. From the main lobby with one sweep of the eye, you can see Hatsushima and Izu Oshima islands floating in the sea, and the large 180-degree panorama soothes the souls of the people who see it. It holds approximately 3,500 fine works of art with a focus on Japanese art including three National Treasures and 65 Important Cultural Properties. The museum reopened in February, 2017 after undergoing renovations. It is located five minutes by car from JR Atami Station.

    We visited in May 2021 and thoroughly enjoyed walking around the gallery displays on a Saturday afternoon. Visitors and staff members were wearing masks and seemed to be careful about practicing...

  • Ogasayama Sports Park ECOPA (ECOPA Stadium / ECOPA Arena)
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    4.0
    70 Reviews
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    Shizuoka Pref. Fukuroishi Aino 2300-1
    This park in Fukuroi City, Shizuoka Prefecture is situated on the northwest slope of a hill which extends into neighboring Kakegawa City. It has the largest multipurpose stadium in the prefecture able to accommodate 50,000 people, as well as an auxiliary track and field area with natural turf and an exclusively dedicated area for throwing sports such as shot-put. Not only does it hold a wide variety of sporting events it also hosts cultural and entertainment events.

    The rugby World Cup was fantastic. Went to scotland v Russia. Was well organised. The entertainment outside and atmosphere created inside was amazing. They were so efficient at getting everyone on...

  • Kakegawa Kachouen
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    4.5
    305 Reviews
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    Shizuoka Pref. Kakegawashi Minamisaigou 1517
    This theme park featuring flowers and birds is located in Kakegawa City, Shizuoka Prefecture. In the glasshouse fully equipped with air conditioning you can see flowers like impatiens and water lilies. Furthermore, you can experience interacting with owls, eagles, and other birds. The park is barrier-free, with easy access for strollers and wheelchairs, and is visited by many tourists.

    Interesting Park with many types of birds. The great part is that people can hang out and interact with the birds. Nice little show With the participation of the audience.

  • Shimoda Aquarium
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    4.0
    326 Reviews
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    Shimoda-shi, Shizuoka prefecture 3-22-31
    An aquarium located in Shimoda City, Shizuoka Prefecture built on the water using a natural bay. In the Perry aqua dome situated in the middle of the bay, visitors can view large aquarium tanks recreating the ocean off Izu. There are also bottlenose dolphin shows held on the aquarium’s “marine stage.” Meanwhile, Pacific white-sided dolphin and sea lion shows are held in the aquarium’s marine stadium. Exhibiting some 250 species and 1,500 individual marine creatures, facilities such as a penguin pool, earless seal hall, and sea turtle pond have made the aquarium a top destination for visitors to Shimoda.

    Unique aquarium, as the name suggests, it is a floating aquarium in the sense that they have built a floating bridge on sea water and also building on top of sea. There are couple of Dolphin shows...

  • Izu Granpal Amusement Park
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    4.0
    327 Reviews
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    Shizuoka Pref. Itoushi Futo 1090
    A theme park situated along National Route 135 in Ito City, Shizuoka Prefecture. The park’s spacious grounds, equivalent to five Tokyo Domes, are dotted with sports facilities. The park features 14 varieties of athletic equipment and fun attractions for children and adults such as Battle King, where visitors can climb in a robot and fight each other; Water Balloon where you can jump in a giant clear ball and walk on water; and Zip Line, where you can fly through the air sliding down a metal wire. There’s also a park golf course and other entertaining facilities; there’s tons of fun things to do for people of all ages! For visitors with dogs, there’s a restaurant where you can eat together (terrace seating only), attractions you can ride together, and a dog run.

    もっと楽しめたはずが息子が早めに帰りたいと言って、せっかく買った回数券を人に挙げるハメになりましたが、大きなスライダーとか楽しかったです。バス代含めて結構かかったんですが、やっぱり夜の部にいないとコスパという意味では近場の大きな公園でも十分かもしれません。 Enjoyed the big slider and a giant maze. If your kids like dinosaurs...

  • Yaizu Sakana Market
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    3.5
    316 Reviews
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    Shizuoka Pref. Yaidushi Yagusu 4-chome 13-7
    A wholesale market and seafood processors in Yaizu City, Shizuoka Prefecture. This market is a gathering of shops and stores that deal in all types of seafood including tuna, crab, whitebait, sakura shrimp, dried bonito, fish paste, and more. And with the restaurant, Dai Shokudo Nagisa, serving seafood rice bowls, changing lunch specials, and set meals, you can enjoy the bounty of the sea to your heart's content.

    When in Yaizu Shizouka, one shouldn’t miss the Sakana Fish Center. Enter through the other end where the tour busses aren’t parked to score a better deal. Living in Tokyo where the price of...

  • Shizuoka Municipal Nihondaira Zoo
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    4.5
    233 Reviews
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    Shizuoka Pref. Shizuokashi Suruga-ku Ikeda 1767-6
    This zoo in Suruga Ward, Shizuoka City is known as one of the leading zoos in the country with almost 700 animals covering 160 species. The pens have been built to resemble the animal's natural habitat and include a wide variety of facilities including the Penguin House, the Red Panda House, and the Wild Animal House where you can watch the animals from up close. The popular Flying Megadome and Petting Zoo also draw large crowds.

    We had a great time watching the seals. And there was a huge slide which was fun too. It is like a roller slide from the top of the mountain.

  • Izu Animal Kingdom
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    4.0
    264 Reviews
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    Shizuoka Pref. Kamogunhigashizuchou Inatori 3344
    A theme park located in Higashiizu Town, Kamo County, Shizuoka Prefecture with a zoo, amusement park, sports zone, and more. In addition to white tiger, lion, and cheetah exhibits, there’s also a Walking Safari area where visitors can view animals like giraffes and zebras living in environments close to their natural habitat. There’s also a Ferris wheel, go-carts, a Dinosaur Forest dotted with lifelike dinosaur models, and a miniature golf course, making the park the perfect place to enjoy an entire day as a family or group.

    First of all, a zoo is always a little depressing if you think is like a prison, but the zafari advertising of this one catch my attention. It looked ok until you reach the petting zoo. The parrots...

  • Hamanako Garden Park
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    4.5
    208 Reviews
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    Shizuoka Pref. Hamamatsushi Nishi-ku Murakushichou 5475-1
    This green park is in Hamamatsu City, Shizuoka Prefecture is located on the shore of Lake Hamanako where you can enjoy different plant life all year round. The park contains a Garden Cruise sightseeing boat, a lookout tower, and a water park popular with children. The variety of events held, and hand-on learning experiences draws lots of families.

    Besides a replica of the Monet House and the garden from the painting Water lillies there are several other areas in this garden. There is a tree from the Jurassic period and many varieties of...

  • Izu-Mito Sea Paradise
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    4.0
    174 Reviews
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    Shizuoka Pref. Numadushi Uchiuranagahama 3-1
    Located in Numazu City, Shizuoka Prefecture, Izu-Mito Sea Paradise is one of the oldest operating aquariums in Japan. The facility is famous as the first in Japan to keep bottlenose dolphins, sea otters, and walruses. The aquarium is full of attractions, including a giant tank filled with deep sea creatures from the bottom of Suruga Bay, an entrancing illuminated jellyfish tank, a touch pool where visitors can come in contact with deep sea creatures, and marine animal shows. Shows sure to delight adults and children alike are held throughout the day—a dynamic dolphin show, comical sea lion performances, walrus feeding time, and an Asian small-clawed otter handshaking event.

    i was surprise when i saw the big sea lion! as part of the show,the sea lion went up stairs and there jumped so high! aside from the penguins in the show,i also like those tiny penguins! they are so...

  • Atagawa Tropical & Alligator Garden
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    4.0
    272 Reviews
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    Shizuoka Pref. Kamogunhigashizuchou Naramoto 1253-10
    This is a zoo and botanical garden in Higashi Izu-cho, Kamo County in Shizuoka Prefecture and is composed of three facilities: an alligator park, a plant park and a separate park. The alligator park allows you to observe 17 different kinds of alligators including cross-breeds from various angles and holds events to get to know alligators throughout the year except in the winter. The plant and separate parks have 15 greenhouses that exhibit approximately 5,000 types of tropical plants including bananas and original orchid species. The separate park is popular for its red pandas. It is also known for having the only Amazonian Manatee in Japan.

    We had much more fun than we expected. The conditions for animals are not ideal but the real treat at this place is the large variety of plants that you get to see (and I am not at all a plant...

  • Shuzenji Niji no Sato
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    4.0
    235 Reviews
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    Shizuoka Pref. Izushi Shuzenji 4279-3
    A theme park which makes the most of the beautiful scenery in the Shuzenji area of Izu City, Shizuoka Prefecture. The park’s spacious grounds are a whopping 500 thousand square meters. The park is divided into numerous distinct areas, such as the British Village, modeled after a medieval English townscape; the Canadian Village, modeled after the city of Nelson, Canada; the Western-style Fairy Garden; Japanese Garden; and the Takumi Village, where visitors can try Japanese traditional crafts. Visitors can travel between the areas using a bus or the British-made Romney Railway train. The park is also famous for its autumn foliage, and in fall, the leaves on the park’s approximately 2,000 trees, including 1,000 maples, change into beautiful reds and golds.

    I visited this place with my 2 year old daughter and another family friends they all enjoyed this trip. Very big place and a lot of places to play/view for children as well as for adults. Very nice...

  • Hamanako Palpal
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    4.0
    161 Reviews
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    Shizuoka Pref. Hamamatsushi Nishi-ku Kanzanjichou 1891
    This is a resort-style theme park in Nishi Ward, Hamamatsu City, Shizuoka Prefecture with almost 30 different attractions for boys and girls of all ages, including roller coasters and go-karts. They hold seasonal events and hero-shows year-round making the weekends and holidays are popular with families and couples.

    Our group consisted of 4 children and 3 adults. The children enjoyed the attractions but the adults didnt go on many. the Attractions are a little dated. It should be noted that it was a very nice...

  • Hamamatsu Museum of Musical Instruments
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    4.0
    282 Reviews
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    Shizuoka Pref. Hamamatsushi Naka-ku Chuou 3-9-1
    A museum of musical instruments in 3 Chome Chuo, Naka Ward, Hamamatsu City. The four exhibition rooms have almost 1,500 instruments from around the world including Asia, Oceania, Africa, America, and Europe, as well as keyboards and domestic western style instruments and electric instruments. They hold a variety of music salons including lecture concerts about singular instruments or pieces of music and more casual evening concerts.

    they had a lot of ethnic music instrunments( replicas!) from all over the world. if you want to learn wgat they look like or so on, it would be a good place but i was very dissapointed when i saw...

  • Grinpa
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    3.5
    170 Reviews
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    Shizuoka Pref. Susonoshi Suyama Fujiwara 2427
    A family-oriented theme park located at the second station at the foot of the southern side of Mt. Fuji in Susono City, Shizuoka Prefecture. In addition to standards such as a Ferris wheel and merry-go-round, the park is home to one of the largest funhouse mazes in Japan as well as playgrounds with 16 varieties of play equipment and an indoor facility where children can play with over 1,000 different Tomica toy cars and Plarail toy trains. The park’s Sylvanian Families and Ultraman areas are popular with children and adults of all ages.

    me and my family enjoyed the Grinpa park so much. It has the best view of Mount Fuji. My 2 sons enjoyed the giant mazes. There are other attractions that kids and teens will enjoy. The big ferris...

  • Izu Teddy Bear Museum
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    4.0
    175 Reviews
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    Shizuoka Pref. Itoushi Yawatano 1064-2
    A museum located a 10 minute walk from Izu-Kogen Station designed around the concept of a “teddy bear house.” The museum features numerous displays, including “Teddy Girl,” an early teddy bear produced by the German Steiff firm which is also listed in the Guinness Book of World Records, rare antique bears, and works by teddy bear makers from around the world. The brick exhibition hall is modeled after an English country home. There’s also a courtyard filled with cute bears and a tea room with comfortable terrace seating, giving visitors the chance to enjoy a truly fairy tale-like atmosphere.

    My 2 kids said this was one of the highlights of the trip. Theres a giant furry bus of teddies that is very cute.

  • iZoo
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    4.5
    123 Reviews
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    Shizuoka Pref. Kamogunkawaduchou Hama 406-2
    Located in Kawazu Town, Kamo County, Shizuoka Prefecture, iZoo is one of the largest zoos in Japan dedicated to reptiles and amphibians. iZoo cares for a diverse variety of reptiles and amphibians, including an endangered Galapogos giant tortoise, iguanas, lizards, snakes, and frogs. In addition to indoor and outdoor animal exhibits, visitors can also enjoy taking commemorative photos, petting, and feeding some of the zoo’s creatures. Children 30 kilograms and under can take a photo riding the giant tortoise (extra fee required). Closest station: Kawazu Station on the Izu Kyuko Line. Closest bus stop: The “Shobusawa” stop on the Tokai Bus.

    私は爬虫類には全く興味がないのですが、カメレースとガラパゴスゾウガメとの写真が本当に良い印象に残りました! Even I am not interested in them, very rare crocodiles and chameleons were very interesting to see. We took photos with Galapagos Turtle and...

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With the giant Pacific Ocean to the south and the great Mount Fuji to the north, Shizuoka prefecture is blessed with some of the best views the country has to offer. The white sand beaches of the Izu Peninsula are a rare find on mainland Japan, neighbored by beautiful cliffs, tumbling hills, and natural hot springs. As Japan’s largest producer of green tea, the age-old tradition of tea drinking is ubiquitous in Shizuoka, from the miles of tea fields to the old tea houses hosting traditional tea ceremonies.

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