Leisure / Hobbies Spots in Shizuoka Area

  • Fuji Safari Park
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    4.0
    485 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.

    We got there 15min after opening and immediately went to queue for the sightseeing buses. Unfortunately, all available slots left were after 1pm which would make us late to drive back to Kawaguchiko...

  • Numazu Deep Sea Aquarium
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    4.0
    340 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.

  • Hamamatsu Flower Park (Hamamatsu Municipal Flower Park)
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    4.0
    286 Reviews
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    Shizuoka Hamamatsu-shi Nishi-ku Kanzanjicho 195
    A botanical garden located in Nishi Ward, Hamamatsu City, Shizuoka Prefecture. In a total area of 300,000 square meters, you can observe flowers in each season. Furthermore, there is a Kids' Square with a playground popular with children, Hana no Sanpomichi-a restaurant which offers light meals, and a Flower Train which circles the garden. Many people visit with their family.

    The Park is suitable to visit in summer. Not many flower in the Autumn but there is some indoor garden interesting and colorful. The rose soft serve is good.

  • Kakegawa Kachouen
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    4.5
    295 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.

    You may experience the time with adrable birds in the park by watching, feeding and so forth. The park itself is quite clean and you may be excited to see the birds flying around you. Birds Show...

  • Izu Granpal Amusement Park
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    4.0
    321 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...

  • Sumpu Castle Park
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    3.5
    323 Reviews
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    Shizuoka prefecture Shizuoka-shi Aoi-ku Sumpu Castle Park 1
    Located near the site of Sumpu Castle, this park in Aoi Ward, Shizuoka City is currently well-known for its flowers. The park features a tea house, a grass square, and the Momijiyama Garden, notable for the autumn foliage of its trees. The park's Chinshoen garden features a statue of shogun Tokugawa Ieyasu in his later years, as well as a mandarin orange tree said to have been planted by Ieyasu himself. Visitors to the park can enjoy cherry blossoms in the spring, red spider lily in the fall, and winter sweet and flowering plums in the winter.

    This Castle was very important at one time, but as many of these castles the disappear not to be rebuilt. two of the guard turrets exist and are fantastic to photography lit up at night in a...

  • 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.

  • Hamamatsu Museum of Musical Instruments
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    4.0
    281 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.

    It is a veritable wonderland of musical instruments from many parts of the world and helpful friendly staff. The displays are well labeled and the English leaflet and audio guide was very helpful...

  • Yaizu Sakana Market
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    3.5
    314 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...

  • Akao Herb & Rose Garden
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    4.0
    276 Reviews
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    Shizuoka Pref. Atamishi Kamitaga 1027-8
    A 660 thousand square meter flower garden which makes use of the geography of Nishikigaura, a designated Place of Scenic Beauty in Atami City, Shizuoka Prefecture. The facility consists of 12 themed gardens, including an English rose garden, a herb garden, rose valley, and Japanese garden. One of the unique characteristics of the garden is its use of pale roses and other flower varieties in order to better match the scenery of the nearby ocean. The best time to visit is from May to June when some 600 varieties and 4,000 individual rose plants come into bloom. There is also an herb shop modeled after an image of English country life, a workshop, and ocean view restaurant.

    Lots of kind of roses can be viewed you can enjoy not only your self but for family and friends there’s available umbrellas for all the visitors.

  • Shuzenji Niji no Sato
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    4.0
    228 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.

    Very interesting place. Dont miss the wonderful tea houses in the authentic setting. You can view Mt. Fuji from several spots.

  • Izu Animal Kingdom
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    4.0
    261 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...

  • Atagawa Tropical & Alligator Garden
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    4.0
    266 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.

    So we went there because the weather was too inclement for diving and we had to pass some time. Its a slightly confusing venue, spread over many different buildings and areas but there is a shuttle...

  • Hamanako Garden Park
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    4.0
    204 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...

  • Ogasayama Sports Park ECOPA (ECOPA Stadium / ECOPA Arena)
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    3.5
    72 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...

  • Grinpa
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    3.5
    166 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.

    We visited during the weekend in early September and there was hardly any people in the park. Please be advised that you will pay to park, then to enter the park and then you have the option of...

  • Izu-Mito Sea Paradise
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    4.0
    170 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...

  • Izu Teddy Bear Museum
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    4.0
    174 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.

    Besides Teddy bears, they have other exhibits eg. Tottoro. Really lovely museum to go. You can go to the tea room next door after your visit.

  • Hamanako Palpal
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    4.0
    163 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...

  • Rakujuen
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    4.0
    176 Reviews
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    Shizuoka Pref. Mishimashi Ichibanchou 19-3
    This is a park around a three-minute walk from JR Mishima Station, on a site run by Mishima City and originally used as a villa for Prince Komatsu Akihito that was built in 1890. Surrounded by rich forest the park is home to 160 varieties of trees and plants and, depending on the season, 30 species of birds as well. The garden surrounding Ohama Pond is designated as a Natural Monument of Japan and a Place of Scenic Beauty. It is a popular park for families, with its Norimono Hiroba area featuring a merry-go-round and miniature train, and the Dobutsu Hiroba (“Animal Area”) where one can enjoy petting small creatures. Admission is required for the park.

    The highlight is the old historical building with a large pond in front. The view is quite nice. You can only go into the building by guided tour (every hour). As this place turned into a place where...

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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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