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Sightseeing Spot Spots in Shizuoka Area

  • Kawazu-zakura cherry trees
    Travel / Tourism
    Kawazu-cho, Kamo-gun, Shizuoka Prefecture
    This variety of cherry tree is found in abundance in the town of Kawazu Town, Kamo County, Shizuoka Prefecture, where it blooms earlier than other varieties, from early February to early March. Kawazu-zakura line the Kawazu River for several kilometers from the mouth of the river near Kawazu Station. The Kawazu-zakura Festival is held in the area each year from around February 10 to March 10. Some 150 festival stalls open up shop during the event, and the festival grounds bustle with tourists. The cherry trees are also lit up at night, creating a lovely spectacle. The original Kawazu-zakura ancestor tree still stands in the garden of the Iida Residence in Kawazu, and the tree’s lovely spring blossoms can be viewed even from the nearby sidewalk.
  • Ryugu Sea Cave
    Travel / Tourism
    Shizuoka Pref. Shimodashi Touji
    This sea cave with a mystical 50 meter-wide skylight was formed by the erosion of the earth's surface by the waves. Visitors can stand under the skylight by passing through the cave's entrance, which is located on the side of the road. Viewed from above, the cave looks like a heart, make it especially popular with couples.
  • Sumpu Castle Park
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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.

    The fall colors and the castle remains throughout renders a peaceful feeling while strolling though it.

  • Chikurin no Komichi (Bamboo Forest Pass)
    Travel / Tourism
    Shizuoka Pref. Izushi Shuzenji 3463-1
    This is a pedestrian walkway that was built over the course of three years starting in 1994 which follows the Katsuragawa River flowing through the center of the hot spring resort near Shuzenji Temple in Izu City. The stone path has a teahouse and a fire watchtower, and in the middle of the bamboo forest offering indelible scenes of Japan is a large bench made of bamboo where visitors can sit down to enjoy the murmuring of the river and the touch of the breeze upon their face. Depending on the season sections are lit up at night, making for an even more magical atmosphere, and this is one of the popular sightseeing spots of Shuzenji.
  • Aloe no Sato
    Travel / Tourism
    Shizuoka Pref. Shimodashi Shirahama Itado Coast
  • Clematis no Oka
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    Travel / Tourism
    Shizuoka Pref. Suntougunnagaizumichou Higashino Clematis Hills 347-1
    A resort facility dotted with art museums, gardens, restaurants, and more located on a hill in Nagaizumi Town, Sunto County, Shizuoka Prefecture. Visitors can enjoy a broad array of artistic and cultural fields at the facility’s four museums—the Bernard Buffet Museum, the Vangi Sculpture Garden Museum, the Yasushi Inoue Literary Museum, and the Izu Photo Museum. Be soothed by the beautiful flowers and nature in the Clematis Garden and the resort’s nature park, or enjoy an elegant meal at restaurants and cafes which use an abundance of local ingredients to create delicious dishes. The resort shop sells books and souvenirs focusing on the themes of art, flowers, and food.

    줄리아노 반지의 조각공원 가드닝이 너무 잘되어 있어요 멍때리기 너무 좋아요. 미시마역 북쪽출구 3번 승차장서 무료셔틀타고 오세요~ 베르나르 뷔페 뮤지엄 강추드려요. 일년마다 작품을 바꾸는듯요. 또 오고싶어요

  • Sakura no Sato
    Travel / Tourism
    Shizuoka Pref. Itoushi Futo 1317-4
    A 40 thousand square meter park located at the foot of Mt. Omuro in Ito City, Shizuoka Prefecture. Some 40 varieties of cherry trees are planted on the park’s spacious grounds. In front of majestic Mt. Omuro, they bloom one after the next in succession each year—jugatsu-zakura to start in mid-September, followed by kan-zakura, Ito-zakura, somei Yoshino, shidare-zakura, and finally Sanokiku in May. The Sakura Museum on the park grounds introduces the cherry varieties planted in the park and exhibits photos of famous cherry blossom viewing locations and cherry trees from around the country. The Sakura no Sato Festival is held in early April at the height of cherry blossom season, and during this time the park bustles with great throngs of visitors come to hold traditional cherry blossom viewing parties.
  • Old Amagi Tunnel
    Travel / Tourism
    Shizuoka Pref. Izushi Yugashima
    Located in the Yugashima district of Shizuoka Prefecture’s Izu City, this is Japan’s first and still existing stone roadway tunnel that is also the longest with a length of 445.5 meters. As a famous tunnel that appeared in the Yasunari Kawabata novel Izu-no-Odoriko (The Dancing Girl of Izu) and the Seicho Matsumoto novel Amagi Goe (Amagi-Pass), it supported the lives of the locals from 1905 until 1970 when the New Amagi Tunnel was completed. The surrounding area is enveloped in virgin forest, and the interior of the tunnel is cool even during summer. Many tourists visit the tunnel during the day.
  • Hokkawa Moon Road
    Travel / Tourism
    Shizuoka Pref. Kamogunhigashizuchou Naramoto
    Hokkawa Onsen in Higashiizu Town, Kamo County, Shizuoka Prefecture, is famous as a place where you can see the moon rising above the horizon and catch beautiful views of the ‘moon road’ where the reflection of the moon leaves a trail on the surface of the sea. The moon road is a fantastic sight that can be seen only a few days before and after a full moon. It can be viewed from anywhere along the seafront. Popular as a power spot it is also said that dreams come true when making your wish in front of the moon road. It has also been designated as one of Japan’s best 100 moons.
  • Kosawa no Yu
    Travel / Tourism
    Shizuoka Pref. Atamishi Ginzachou
    One of the sources of the so called Seven Hot Springs of Atami in Atami City, Shizuoka Prefecture, the steam which escapes through the rocks at this hot spring is so hot you can boil an egg. Just place an egg into a basket and position it over one of the steam vents, put on the wooden lid and wait for the egg to be boiled. Cooking times vary depending on the weather but soft boiled eggs take about six to eight minutes to cook and hard boiled eggs take about 10 minutes. You can bring in your own eggs or buy them from the store opposite. The steam is extremely hot so be careful when boiling your eggs!
  • Hashiriyu hot springs
    Travel / Tourism
    Shizuoka Pref. Atamishi Izusan 604-10
    Hashiriyu is a hot springs source located in Izu-yama, Atami City. One of only a handful of hot springs in Japan where the water gushes out of the rocks horizontally rather than vertically, the modern name “Hashiriyu” (“Running Spring”) derives from the appearance of the water, which appears to be rushing towards the sea. Hashiriyu has a long history, having been discovered around 1,300 years ago; prior to the Meiji Restoration, it was a sacred hot spring associated with the Izusan-jinja Shrine. It is ranked as one of Japan’s “Three Great Ancient Springs.” Currently, around 7,000 tons of water flows out of the springs every day.
  • 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.
  • Otago Coast
    Travel / Tourism
    Shizuoka Pref. Kamogunnishizuchou Tago
    This scenic spot in Nishi-Izu Town has been selected as one of Japan's best 100 sunsets. From the shore, visitors can enjoy watching the setting sun turn unusual rock formations like Tago-jima Island and Meganeccho (also known as Godzilla Rock) into dark silhouettes. This place is also beloved by many people for the way the sun sets between Otokojima and Onnajima (the male and female islets that make up Tago-jima island) during the days before and after the spring and autumn equinoxes.
  • Jogasaki Blues Monument
    Travel / Tourism
    Shizuoka Pref. Itoushi Futo 842-242
    This magnificent lava rock coast extends for some nine kilometers. Along it is the 48 meter-long, 23 meter-tall Kadowaki Suspension Bridge that spans the sea between Hanshiro Otoshi and Kadowaki Cape. Next to the bridge is the Jogasaki Blues monument, one of the coast's points of interest. The monument was created to commemorate the increase in tourism in the area caused by the release of the 1968 smash hit Jogasaki Blues by mood kayo music group Akira Kurosawa and the Ross Primos.
  • Baird Brewery Gardens Shuzenji
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    Travel / Tourism
    Shizuoka Pref. Izushi Odaira 1052-1
    This back-to-nature farm-type brewery built was built in 2014 as a place where people can reacknowledge and rediscover the deep connection between beer and nature through brewing and pesticide-free organic farming. It hosts a number of events, including brewery tours guided by its employees. The facility also has a camping area on its grounds where people can enjoy Baird beer together with nature.

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  • Flower Garden Using Rice Field
    Travel / Tourism
    Shizuoka Pref. Kamogunmatsuzakichou Naka Near the river
    "The ""Flower Garden made from a Rice Field"" started in 2000 as a wide-scale flower garden project, in which six different varieties of flower seeds were planted in a vast rice field (roughly 62,000 square meters) during the non-farming season so that many people could enjoy the flowers during blooming season. It is free from May 1st to 5th, when you can even pick flowers. African calendula, nemophilia, snapdragons, daisies, red poppies, and cornflowers bloom all across the field for your enjoyment during the blooming season from early March to May 5th."
  • Ushibarayama Chomin no Mori Park
    Travel / Tourism
    Shizuoka Pref. Kamogunmatsuzakichou Miyauchi , Matsuzaki, Fushikura
    "A nature park located on a 236-meter high mountain in Kamo County, Shizuoka Prefecture. It is known as a great place for plum trees. From January to February every year, you can observe about 300 plum trees in 10 varieties, including the ""Yaekan plum"" and the ""Yaechasei"" in the plum orchard. During the season, you'll find many flower-viewers bustling about."
  • Izu Highland Cherry Blossoms
    Travel / Tourism
    Ito City, Shizuoka Prefecture
    "A street lined with trees close to ""IzuKogen Station"" of Izu Kyuko Line. It is famous as a place for cherry trees, and during the season every year from late March to early April, the ""IzuKogen Cherry Blossom Festival"" is held, when you can see cherry trees illuminated at night. It is visited not just by locals but by many tourists as well."
  • Fuji Cemetery
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    Shizuoka Pref. Suntougunoyamachou Omika 888-2
    This cemetery park located in Sunto County, Shizuoka Prefecture is fully-equipped with a mausoleum, a place of worship, a free rest area, and more. The cemetery is also well-known for its 8,000 cherry blossom trees, which has earned it a spot on the list of Japan's best 100 cherry blossom spots. During the blooming season, the cemetery is visited by many flower-watchers.

    This is where my grand parents are buried. I visited here in October with my elderly father. We took an early weekday Odakyu romance car from Shinjuku to Gotemba and ended up having to wait around by...

  • Kakita River Spring
    Travel / Tourism
    Shizuoka Pref. Suntougunshimizuchou Fushimi
    "This river of the Kano River system is located in Shimizucho Town, Sunto County, Shizuoka Prefecture. Famous as one of ""Japan's Top Three Clear Currents"", it has been selected as one of ""Japan's Top 100 FamousWaters."" Also, it's adjacent to ""Kakita River Park"", and you can stroll along the water edge. You can take home the spring water from the park, and many tourists use that as their souvenir."

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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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