Sightseeing Spot Spots in Shizuoka Area

  • Clematis no Oka
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    4.0
    95 Reviews
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    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.

    毎年この時期に立ち寄りますので、クレマチスが主な開花時期になっています。その為この売店の中にもクレマチスや紫陽花の花が販売されています。紫陽花の花も変わった種類のものがあれば購入しますが、今年はクレマチスの入りはピンク系で花の縁が濃い色になっています。咲くのが楽しみになりました。

  • 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.
  • Hashiri-yu
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    4.0
    75 Reviews
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    Shizuoka Atami-shi 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.

    宿泊先の熱海後楽園ホテルから朝食後歩いて向かいました。旅行先で散策するのが大好きなので、丁度良い距離でした。曇り空で肌寒く、到着後温かい蒸気に癒されました。温泉の沸き出る勢いに自然の力強さを感じました。歩いて向かわれる方は、走り湯へ降りて行く坂は結構急ですので、帰りはそれなりに覚悟してください。

  • Baird Brewery Gardens Shuzenji
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    4.5
    39 Reviews
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    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.

    ホントに美味しかった〜!美味しすぎた。 奥さんと2人で始めたって言うのも素敵だし、工場見学も無料だし、外でキャンプも出来るし、何よりびっくりしたのは、 タップルーム で、飲むときにお好きなおつまみ持ち込み可!! 知ってたらチーズ買って行きたかった。売ってるおつまみもすっごく美味しくて、マリアージュバターサンド が特に好きだった、、、チャイ味のバターサンドと黒ビール...

  • Dogashima
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    1 Reviews
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    Shizuoka Pref. Kamogunnishizuchou Nishina
    "Dogashima is a famous scenic spot in Nishiizu Town, Kamo County. There are a number of tourist attractions in the area, including the Sanshiro Islands - comprising Zo-jima, Nakano-shima, and Taka-shima-and the Tensodo sea-cave, which has been designated a National Natural Monument. Sightseeing cruise boats operate throughout the year; visitors can look up at the sky through the opening in the roof of the Tensodo sea-cave (also known as the ""Blue Cave""), which was created by sea erosion of tuff (a type of rock formed from volcanic ash), and can also view the tombolo phenomenon, a narrow strip of land that links Zo-jima (traditionally known as Denbei-jima, this is the closest of the Sanshiro Islands to the Izu Peninsula) to the mainland at low tide. This area is also famous as the setting for the tragic love legend of Izu no Sanshiro and Koyuki."

    堂ヶ島の遊覧船乗り場脇から、ぐるっと天窓洞や亀岩を見て歩いても15分程度で1周できるのでお手軽でよいですよ。ただ、アップダウンがあるので、歩きやすい靴で行きましょう。

  • Sumpu Castle Park
    Leisure / Hobbies
    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.
  • Hamamatsu Flower Park
    Leisure / Hobbies
    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.
  • Ryugu Sea Cave
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    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.
  • 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.
  • Kasui Yuri no Sono
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Shizuoka Pref. Fukuroishi Kuno 2990-1
    This nearly 100,000 square-meter lily garden in Fukuroi City, Shizuoka Prefecture is famous the more than 150 varieties of lily that bloom there. Visitors can enjoy viewing the lilies while walking the promenade that circles the shore of the central lake, which is landscaped in the style of a Japanese garden. The garden also has a restaurant where guests can enjoy soba noodles or lily tempura while viewing the quiet lake shore.
  • Hiromi Park
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    22 Reviews
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    Shizuoka Pref. Fujishi Dembou 46-1
    This park located in Aza Doteuchi, Dembo, Fuji City features a wide range of facilities. These include the Mt. Fuji and Princess Kaguya Museum (Fuji Municipal Museum), restored Edo and Meiji periods buildings that have been transplanted from across the city, open spaces, a rose garden, and more.

    I went here before work one spring day, and am glad I took a bit of time to relax before a long workday. I wish I could have spent longer, but liked seeing the cherry blossoms, the sculptures, and...

  • Otago Coast
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    10 Reviews
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    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.

    夕陽が素晴らしいと聞いて、足を延ばして来てみました。駐車場完備と聞いていましたが、コロナ禍でもたくさんの人が来ていたので、必然的に路上駐車の嵐...通常の土日だったらもっと混んでいたのでしょう。お天気に恵まれ、夕陽は本当に素晴らしかったです。

  • Fujizakura Memorial Park
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Shizuoka Pref. Fujinomiyashi Kamide 2736
    This memorial park in Kamiide, Fujinomiya City includes a lawn cemetery surrounded by cherry blossom trees that features views of Mt. Fuji, as well as two columbariums. The park's restaurant offers cuisine made with ingredients including seafood from Suruga Bay as well as Asagiri pork.
  • 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."
  • Hamamatsu Castle Park
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    Shizuoka Pref. Hamamatsushi Naka-ku Matsushirochou
    This park in Matsushiro-cho Naka Ward, Hamamatsu City was opened in 1950 on the occasion of the Children's Expo. In 1977, it was redeveloped in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of Emperor Showa's ascension. The park features a reproduction of the original castle keep built in 1958 with donations from citizens, as well as Japanese garden, a grassy square, an art museum, a children's pool, and more.
  • Rengeji-ike Park
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Shizuoka Pref. Fujiedashi Nyakuouji 1-chome 474-1
    This park located in Fujieda City blooms year-round with many seasonal flowers. These include some 260 wisteria and 1,300 cherry blossoms, as well as flowering plums, rhododendron, and Japanese iris. The park also has a soothing Japanese garden, an open-air concert hall, and a jumbo slide, the latter of which makes it popular with kids.
  • 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.
  • Kawazu-zakura cherry trees
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    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.
  • Kunozan Toshogu Shrine / Kuno Baien
    Travel / Tourism
    Shizuoka Pref. Shizuokashi Suruga-ku Negoya 390
    This shrine and garden in Suruga Ward, Shizuoka City is famous for many flowering plum and cherry blossom trees. This includes the Miwariume plum said to have been planted by Tokugawa Ieyasu himself. Visitors can enjoy seeing the grounds dyed pink from late December, when the early-flowering varieties bloom, to mid-April when the late-flowering varieties bloom. Set to the backdrop of Suruga Bay, the shrine and garden are one of the area's most scenic spots.
  • Iwamotoyama Park
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Shizuoka Pref. Fujishi Iwamoto 1605
    This park is located in Hanakodachi, Iwamoto, Fuji City. Built on the peak of 193 meter-high Mt. Iwamoto, it features a grassy square, an arboretum, observation decks, and more. It is also well-known for its flowering plums and cherry blossom, as well as for beautiful scenery with Mt. Fuji in the background. It is also popular for its nighttime views of the Fuji City below.

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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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