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Leisure / Outdoors Spots in Shizuoka Area

  • Tatadohama Beach
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Shizuoka Pref. Shimodashi Kisami
    This beach is popular for its 450 meters of white sand and transparent water, where the Japanese National Surfing Tournament takes place. The beach is also maintained all year round with warm showers. There are separate areas for surfing and swimming, and lifeguards are on duty at all times when the beach is open for swimming. There are also stores, restaurants and rental equipment available. The beach is open for swimming from mid-July to late August.
  • La La La Sun Beach
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Shizuoka Pref. Numadushi Nishiurahirasawa 517-4
    This beach is a popular man-made beach that is fully equipped with showers, toilets and changing rooms. It is also pleasant to visit from mid-July to the end of August, when there are stores that sell meals, snacks, drinks and shaved ice. Please note that pets are not allowed.
  • Itogawa River Promenade
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Shizuoka Prefecture Atami City Ginza Kishimachi
    This popular promenade follows the Itogawa River that flows through the center of Atami and descends from the mountain to the seaside water park. Visitors can take a relaxing stroll and be soothed by the murmur of the river and the seasonal flowers that are carefully tended by the local people. The promenade is illuminated at night, and visitors can enjoy a different atmosphere from the daytime.
  • Nirayama Strawberry Picking Center
    45 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Shizuoka Pref. Izunokunishi Nirayamayamaki 69-1
    Visitors at this strawberry farm can enjoy picking strawberries while taking in views of beautiful Mt. Fuji. The farm is also popular for a wide selection of products including strawberry daifuku (strawberry-filled rice cakes), strawberry jams, and strawberry sweets and soft-serve ice cream. The strawberry picking season extends from early January to early May. Visitors can also try rape flower picking.

    If you love strawberries, you definitely need to go strawberry picking in Japan! Nirayama Ichigogari Center is a focal attraction in Nirayama. For a set price (1300 yen), you have 30 minutes in the...

  • Sotoura Beach
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Shizuoka Pref. Shimodashi Kakisaki
    "The mecca of sea kayaking, SDLJ is a beautiful beach, even selected as one of the ""Japan's Top 100 Sea Beaches"" chosen by the Ministry of the Environment. Since it is in the inlet, there are quiet spacious sand beaches even within Shimoda City, making it popular with families. There are also rocky shores on the sides of the inlet so you can enjoy the rocky shores as well."
  • Mihama Beach
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Shizuoka Pref. Numadushi Heda
    With beautiful sand beaches extending out spaciously into gentle waves, Mihama Beach is a beach actively enjoyed by many people, where ocean goods float up on the sea surface. Sea opening is from mid July to the end of August, and during that time, sea guards are constantly on watch. It is a convenient beach with beach houses and restrooms available.
  • Usami Beach
    30 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Shizuoka Pref. Itoushi Usami
    The spacious and open Usami Beach has a wide and shallow sand beach stretching 1.5 kilometers, located just next to the parking lot, so it is quite popular. The sea opening is from mid July to late August, with sea guards on constant watch during this period. You can enjoy surfing in the mornings and evenings too.

    My father was born here. He was working in Tokyo, and returned to the area after his retirement. Not much of attraction nor place of interest. Still, I feel at home here. Nice view and relaxing...

  • The Cat Museum
    55 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Shizuoka Pref. Itoushi Yawatano 1759-242
    This museum features exhibits on extinct cat species and the world of wild cats, a collection of fairy tale and cat-themed artwork from around the world, and more. It also offers a petting gallery where visitors can relax alongside 40 cats representing around 20 kinds. The popular museum is visited by more than two million people. Visitors will see a whole new side to cats that is surprisingly profound.

    I love cats, and also appreciate funky roadside attractions. I enjoyed the bizarre displays of stuffed big cats and saber-toothed tiger skulls on the first floor, but truly felt sickened by the...

  • Sano Art Museum
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Shizuoka Pref. Mishimashi Nakatamachi 1-43
    "This art museum primarily holds exhibits of Japanese fine arts, with an impressive array of styles, such as pottery, paintings, and photographs. In the regular exhibit section, a portion of the collection, such as swords, and Buddha statues, is on display. The premises include a stroll-type Japanese garden, which receives spring water from Mt. Fuji, and is called ""Ryusen-en"", a place with enjoyable views in each season."
  • Suichu Rakuen Aquarium
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Shizuoka Pref. Gotembashi Kouyama 719 hours Yosukei
    This goldfish aquarium, one of Japan's largest, is located at the Gotenba Kogen Toki no Sumika resort. It exhibits 4,500 goldfish in spaces bathed in otherworldly light. These fish represent some 200 varieties, including the Tosakin, Jikin, and Izumo Nankin, three Japanese breeds recognized as Natural Monuments, as well as new varieties yet to be officially named.
  • Togo Beach
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Shizuoka Pref. Numadushi Shimokanuki Shimago
    The Togo Beach connected with Goyotei Memorial Park is a wide, shallow sand beach that is particularly popular with families. Sea guards are on constant watch during the open season from mid July to mid August, so you can feel safe and secure. You can enjoy jet skis here, but make sure to be extra careful around swimmers.
  • Atami Port Fishing Office
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Shizuoka Pref. Atamishi Wadahamaminamichou 1694-32
    Visitors to this 260 meter-long, 14 meter-wide jetty in Atami City, Shizuoka Prefecture can enjoy sea fishing while taking in views of Atami's cityscape and the nearby mountains. Fishing is only allowed in Atami Bay, the inland side of the jetty. Anglers can catch seasonal fish such as black rockfish, Japanese whiting, and bigfin reef squid, in the spring and largescale blackfish and marbled rockfish in the winter. The facility has a shop that sells rod and bait sets and Styrofoam boxes for taking home your catch, allowing people to enjoy fishing even without bringing their own equipment.
  • Toi Beach
    26 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Shizuoka Pref. Izushi Toi
    Toi Beach, featuring an arc of sand beaches, is a popular spot, particularly for families, because of the wide, shallow beach and the gentle waves. During the open season, six Toi Hot Spring Maru vessels, which are fishing ships are converted into baths, are provided to serve as hot springs, so you can enjoy warming your body in a Toi hot spring. Lifeguards are also on watch during this season.


  • Kawana Irukahama Park
    11 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Shizuoka Pref. Itoushi Kawana 1004
    This park is located next to Kawana Beach, a beautiful gravel beach with quiet waves that is especially popular with families. The beach is staffed with lifeguards during the beaching season which runs mid-July to late August. It also offers a number of convenient services and facilities including a variety of rentals services and coin lockers.

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    Leisure / Hobbies
    Shizuoka Pref. Kamogunnishizuchou Tago Now mountain
    This private camp located in Nishi-Izu serves only one group of campers per day. Campers can enjoy up-close views of the cobalt blue ocean and a grand natural setting almost as if they were on a desert island. The adjacent AQUA VILLAGE is another private camp, which also only serves one group per day. The camp, which features a private beach, feels like a secret base to be enjoyed with close friends.
  • Kano-Densetsu
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Shimo Prefecture Kamo-gun Minamiizu Town Performance 1600
    This company offers entertaining guided tours that start at Yumigahama Beach and Onohama Beach, trace the old roads along the banks of the tranquil Aono River past local settlements, and ends in the forest village. Long ago, Izuishi (pyroxene andesite) mined in Minami-Izu was carried on rafts and canoes down the Aono River to Yumigahama Beach from where changed to ship and reached Edo. The company offers three enjoyable tours worthy of an episode and geographic that leverage this historical fact.
  • Mera Marine Obstacle Course
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Shizuoka Pref. Kamogunminamizuchou Mera
    During the swimming season from mid July to the end of August, sea athletics take the stage in the Mera Fishing Port. With a rich variety of athletic facilities, such as slides, water swings, and a diving board, it's a popular place for kids. And since it's in the bay, you can still have fun there even when other beaches are closed to swimmers. It also features showers, restrooms, changing rooms, and shops.
  • Shiofuki Park
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Shizuoka Pref. Itoushi Arai
    This coastal nature park is located in Ito City, Shizuoka Prefecture. It is famous for its namesake, Shiofuki-iwa, a sea cave that sprays seawater several meters into the air. The park is equipped with a footpath up to Shiofuki Observation Deck, where visitors can enjoy views of Shiofuki-iwa. Visitors can also enjoy gathering shellfish, snorkeling, and other activities on the rocky seashore. Visited by many tourists, the park has been selected by one of Ito's eight most scenic spots.
  • Kawana Beach
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Shizuoka Pref. Itoushi Kawana
    A beach located a 15-minute walk from IzukyuKawana Station, it is famous for its highly transparent water and quiet waves. Not just for swimming in the ocean, you'll also find many people snorkeling. It's a secret spot that isn't very crowded. There is KawanaIrukahamaPark nearby as well.
  • Iso Pool
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Shizuoka Pref. Itoushi Futo 841-1
    This park pool is located inside of Izukaiyo Park in Ito City, Shizuoka Prefecture. The seawater pool is famous for being the closest pool to the ocean in Japan. It is equipped with slides, a 50-meter pool, and more. It also holds a number of events for children, making it a destination for many families. The pool is open from July to around August.

Shizuoka Main Areas


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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