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  • Komuroyama Park
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    Shizuoka Pref. Itoushi Kawana 1260-1
    A nature park located in Kawana, Ito City, Shizuoka Prefecture centering on the 321 meter high Mt. Komuro. Visitors can ride a pay sightseeing lift to the top of the mountain. A wood deck on top of Mt. Komuro offers a sweeping 360 degree panorama of the area, including such sights as Mt. Fuji, Sagami Bay, the Boso Peninsula, and the islands of Izu. Lush with natural beauty, several promenades have been set up for strolling, and seasonally blooming flowers like camellias, cherries, Japanese apricot, and French hydrangea provide gorgeous scenery. From late April to early May, 100 thousand azaleas create a carpet of red; at their peak, the park holds an Azalea Festival.
  • Shirahama Ohama Beach
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    Shizuoka Pref. Shimodashi Shirahama
    Roughly 800 meters long, this swimming beach in Shimoda City, Shizuoka Prefecture is one of the largest in the Izu area. Favored for its clear blue waters and white sands reminiscent of a south seas resort, the beach is a popular destination for young swimmers and surfers from around the country. There are no clubhouses or rental shops on the beach itself, but rental shops, restaurants, and convenience stores can be found along the national highway right next to the beach. Note: The surfing area is restricted during swimming season.
  • Ema Strawberry Picking Center
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    4.0
    76 Reviews
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    Shizuoka Pref. Izunokunishi Kitaema 563-7
    Located in Izunokuni City, Shizuoka Prefecture, Ema is perhaps the largest strawberry picking facility in the prefecture. The center is only open during strawberry season, from December to around the Golden Week holidays (early May). Visitors can enjoy eating two strawberry varieties here: Akihime, a large sized strawberry cultivar originally developed in Shizuoka; and Benihoppe, a variety based on Akihime. During a picking session, visitors can eat as many ripe, sweet, and juicy strawberries as they like for 30 minutes, and condensed milk to top them with is provided for free. Ema’s shop sells strawberries for taking home, strawberry jam, and strawberry sweets.

    Had a fantastic time picking and eating strawberries straight off the stem! Lots and lots of strawberries to eat till your hearts content! The shop sells all things made with the fruit including soft...

  • Touji Beach
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Shizuoka Pref. Shimodashi Touji
    A swimming beach located in Toji, Shimoda City, Shizuoka Prefecture where visitors can enjoy a shallow, clear sea and geographically diverse, scenic coastline. A beach frequented by local families, it remains less crowded even during beach season. There is also a rocky area where shellfish can be gathered and even families with small children can come here to enjoy all the delights of a summer beach. A sand skiing hill and Ryugu Cave, famous for its natural skylight, are also located nearby. There are bed and breakfasts not far away, but the beach itself has no clubhouses or showers.
  • Izu Fruit Park
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    3.5
    8 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Shizuoka Pref. Mishimashi Tsukaharashinden 181-1
    A tourism facility located in Tsukahara Shinden, Mishima City, Shizuoka Prefecture where visitors can enjoy fruit picking nearly year round—strawberries from January to May, muskmelons from August to early fall, and mandarin oranges from October to December (advance reservation required). Visitors can enjoy as much delicious, fresh fruit as they like during a picking session, such as extra sweet Benihoppe and Kaorino strawberries or meaty and fragrant muskmelons (60 minute limit for melons only). There’s also an on-site restaurant which offers a superb “kama-mabushi gozen” meal packed with tasty seafood delights from Suruga Bay. Other on-site facilities include a sweets workshop, souvenir corner, and shrimp senbei cracker factory which visitors can tour.

    大きな食堂です。別料金でフルーツのバイキングがあったようです。どうやらバス旅行の団体さんのためのようですね。

  • Ito Orange Beach
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Shizuoka Pref. Itoushi Yukawa Matsubara
    A beach located a five minute walk from Ito Station with a south seas feel. In summer, the beach bustles with great numbers of beach goers. The waves which reach the 850 meter long beach are gentle, making the beach popular with both young people and families. The beach itself has public showers and toilets, and around six to seven clubhouses also operate on its sands. Nearby, visitors can enjoy fishing and boats, and the beach is conveniently close to a hot spring area where several hotels and inns stand side by side.
  • Kawazu Bagatelle Park
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    4.0
    65 Reviews
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    Shizuoka Pref. Kamogunkawaduchou Mine 1073
    A French garden located in Kawazu Town, Kamo County, Shizuoka Prefecture which was created as a sister garden to the Bagatelle Park in Paris, France. Past the avenue of trees at the entrance to the park, visitors will find the park’s French Plaza, an area filled with a fountain and small villas modeled after the Palace of Versailles. The park is planted with 1,100 varieties and 6,000 individual rose plants and the bilaterally symmetrical park stretching into the distance looks like something out of an oil painting. There is also a café in the shop which serves popular rose soft serve ice cream and a shop selling rose-themed goods.

    Just spectacular ! Spend a rainy morning here it's doesn't only lift the weather it raises the soul. Spectacular display of hundreds and hundreds of the worlds best roses. Just a rainbow of colour...

  • Senbonhama Park
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    Shizuoka Pref. Numadushi Hon Senbon 1910-1
    A nature park situated in Numazu City, Shizuoka Prefecture and location of the Senbon Matsubara (“One Thousand Pine Tree Grove”), a grove of beautiful black pines standing along the coast of Suruga Bay considered to be one of the most scenic areas along the Tokaido. On clear days, visitors can enjoy a picturesque view from the beach of the pine grove, Mt. Fuji, and Suruga Bay. In summer, the beach is open for swimming and bustles with beach goers. The cycling and jogging course along the breakwater is particularly popular. The pine grove has a promenade which allows visitors to easily stroll amongst the sunlight filtering through the black pines’ branches. In addition, the park is dotted with monuments inscribed with poems and famous literary passages. There is also a playground with play equipment for children, and the park is a favorite spot for locals to relax.
  • Numazu Imperial Villa Memorial Park
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    Shizuoka Pref. Numadushi Shimokanuki Shimogo 2802-1
    Once an imperial villa erected as a vacation spot for Emperor Taisho when he was crown prince in 1893, the site was opened to the general public as a memorial park after the villa was decommissioned during Japan’s Showa period. The park is located in a thick pine forest famous for its picturesque scenery and stands on scenic land facing Suruga Bay. Park facilities include the west villa, where the furniture and furnishings have been restored to the villa’s heyday to give visitors a glimpse of Imperial life during that time; the east villa, which is used as a cultural exchange center; a history and folk custom museum built on the site of the primary villa; and a café housed inside the former horse stable. Take the Izu Hakone Bus from Numazu Station and get off at the “Goyotei-mae” stop.
  • NanZ Village
    Leisure / Hobbies
    1-6-18 Shimoda-shi, Shizuoka prefecture
    This is a commercial complex that opened in September 2015 built on the remains of a national registered tangible cultural property, the former Nanzu Ice Plant. The facility houses NanZ Kitchen, a restaurant that mainly serves food from the sea and the mountains of Shimoda with concept of “the dining table of the Minami-Izu district”, a café, a sushi restaurant and an information center for outdoor activities in Izu. It also holds community-based markets with the cooperation of local farmers and others as well as all kinds of events. The nearest station is Shimoda Station.
  • Atagawa Herb Terrace
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    3.0
    1 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Shizuoka Pref. Kamogunhigashizuchou Naramoto 276
    Located on about 6,611 m2 of spacious grounds, this herb garden on cultivates over 250 types of herbs and is the only such diverse one on the Izu Peninsula. Not only are there familiar varieties such as lavender and rosemary, one can encounter varieties of herbs that are unusual in Japan. They also hold workshops to make things such as aroma incense and herb soup by hand. Inside the garden is a tea room where guests can enjoy an original blend of herb teas that also doubles as a shop which sells herb merchandise. The closest station is Izu-Atagawa Station.

    熱川というと、バナナワニ園くらいしか観光施設を思いつかなかったのですが、ネットで調べた結果、こちら熱川ハーブテラスという施設を見つけました。メインはハーブ園になりますが、関係のお土産もいろいろ売っています。ハーブ系のお店だと、これまでは熱海のアカオハーブ&ローズガーデンにいっていたのですが、一つ選択肢が増えました。

  • Koganezaki Crystal Park
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    4.0
    32 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Shizuoka Pref. Kamogunnishizuchou Ugusu 2204-3
    This museum which displays modern glass works and kaleidoscopes gathered from around the world is located in the Ugusu district of Shizuoka Prefecture’s Kamo County, Nishiizu Town, a production area for silica, the raw material in glass. In addition to their regular exhibits, they also hold original exhibitions based on the theme of glass. In their experience workshop, visitors can enjoy making unique glass products such as sand-blasted items and stained glass. There is also a shop where guests can purchase glass products such as Nishi Izu’s Kamo Furin handmade wind chimes and works by local artists.

    The first views were great, showing the cape... but that was nothing compared to when you reach the place where you can see Mt Fuji! The Mt Fuji Lookout within this attraction is absolutely worth...

  • Makiba-no-ie Farm House
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    4.0
    9 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Shizuoka Pref. Kamogunnishizuchou Ugusu 3609-1
    This recreational facility in Nishiizu Town, Kamo County, Shizuoka Prefecture on the Nishi Amagi Highland lies at an elevation of 750 meters and offers views of Suruga Bay. Here one can get their fill of the abundant highland scenery among the tranquil sight of grazing cows eating grass on the meadows. On the facility grounds are a restaurant, accommodation cottages and barbecue equipment for a casual and fun outdoor experience. The restaurant’s homemade milk ice cream is especially popular, and it also serves soba and udon noodles as well as curry.

    天城山のてっぺんみたいなところにある牧場でレストラン、バンガローもやっています。駿河湾が一望出来て絶景です。アイスクリームがミルキーで美味しいです。食事も美味しいですよ。350!のお茶付けがおすすめです

  • Rakujuen
    Leisure / Hobbies
    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.
  • Matsubara Park
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    Shizuoka Pref. Izushi Toi 2657-6
    This natural pine forest park that extends from the rear of the Toi Beach Resort in Izu City, Shizuoka Prefecture is known as a great spot to watch the setting sun. The park is dotted with outdoor carvings and monuments related to local persons including Bokusui Wakayama, Akahiko Shimaki and Miyako Oba, along with walking promenades. The park’s symbol is the world’s only flower clock that is 31 meters across and included as one of the Guinness World Records. The Kogane-no-Yu footbath is also nearby, making this park a popular spot for a driving break or as a place to spend a day’s holiday.
  • Izukogen Antique Jewelry Museum
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    4.5
    6 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Shizuoka Pref. Itoushi Yawatano 1030-63
    This antique jewelry museum in Yawatano, Ito City, Shizuoka Prefecture, displays jewelry and dresses mainly from the Victorian period. Many of the exhibits are from the 19th century when capitalists flourished due to their wealth from the colonies. You can see a number of precious items such as a Tiffany pendant, a tiara with 620 diamonds, and a delicately crafted cameo. There is also a space where you can try on some antique style dresses and have your photograph taken.

    2回目の訪問です。 玄関前の庭園が美しく整えられており、そこでまず気分が向上します。 展示されている宝飾品は、どれも繊細で美しく、見入ってしまいました。 当時の職人さんが精魂込めて作り上げたのだろうなと感激します。 館内は落ち着いた静かな空間で、スタッフの方々の雰囲気もよく、じっくりと見ることができました。 また行きたいです。

  • Nosaka Automata Museum
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    4.5
    15 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Shizuoka Pref. Itoushi Yawatano Stock tricks 1283 - 75
    The Nosaka Automata Museum is an art museum located in Yawatano, Ito City, Shizuoka Prefecture, which stores and displays antique ‘automata’ dolls that can move by mechanical means. Automata produced by European watch makers in the 18th and 19th centuries are works of art that use one spring as its driving force without using any electrical power. In addition to the exhibition of a number of valuable automata that would have attracted aristocrats of the day, there is also a corner which shows, several times a day, the automata in action.

    These days we take robots and machines for granted, but even just 100 years ago, automata filled people with wonder. How do they move It's like magic! This museum has a great collection. My friend...

  • Music Box Museum of Izu
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    Shizuoka Pref. Itoushi Yawatano 1191-1
    Located about six minutes on foot from Izu-Kogen Station, this museum focusing on antique music boxes has about 130 items including mechanical instruments such as self-playing pianos and pipe organs, and gramophones. Mechanical instruments, precious cylinder music boxes and disk music boxes come to life and play in the museum eight times a day. You can enjoy the beautiful sounds of these music boxes as well learning about the more than 200 year old history of these fascinating instruments. There is also a workshop where you can have a go at making your very own handcrafted music box. Small pets are allowed into the museum provided they are carried.
  • Izu Kogen Stained Glass Museum
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    4.0
    35 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Shizuoka Pref. Itoushi Kawana 1439-1
    Located in a perfect location overlooking the sea is this stained glass museum in Kawana, Ito City, Shizuoka Prefecture. With a church and chapel contained within, there is precious stained glass from the 19th century given by the UK to be found throughout the building. The museum is a glorious space in which the soul is soothed by the rays of sunshine pouring through the stained glass windows, the soft light of the lamps and by the scent of the incense. Unexpected moments can be enjoyed while listening to the sounds of the music box and pipe organ. On site is an Italian restaurant run by chef Yukio Ishizaki and also a wedding venue.

    I am not an expert on stained glass, but I found the building elegant, the gardens pretty and the overall atmosphere enchanting. Many stained glass windows on display are old works from Europe...

  • Funado no Banya
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    4.0
    7 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Shizuoka Pref. Kamogunkawaduchou Midaka 358-2
    This tourist facility located by the sea, about four minutes from Imaihama-Kaigan Station, has an outdoor hot spring bath facing Sagami Bay, a restaurant, and it also provides a range of activities for guests to enjoy. The open-air bath perched on the very edge of the sea, gives a sense of bathing out in the middle of the vast ocean. The stunning Sagami Bay can be enjoyed with views of Izu Oshima Island and Niijima Island. Local specialties and snacks, among other things are sold in the shop. The restaurant has several fish tanks from where you can pick out your favorite seafood like Ise lobster or sea snails to eat either as sashimi or grilled on the barbecue. Activities include making jam, tokoroten (gelidium jelly made into thin strips and eaten with vinegar or syrup) and dried fish, etc. (charges apply and advanced booking is necessary for groups of five or more).

    Positions itself as an izakaya, but it closes for the day at 4:00 p.m. (1600 hours). That is like a striptease artist performing in a burka and never taking it off.

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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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