Other Sightseeing Spot Spots in Shizuoka Area

  • Chikurin no Komichi (Bamboo Forest Pass)
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    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.

    This spot was good for photos if it was not crowded, but it was a popular tourist spot, so try your luck.

  • Clematis no Oka
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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.

    クレマチスの丘の名の通り、クレマチスが咲く頃が最高だが、それ以外でも、3館共通券で美術館めぐりができます。歩くのが大変な方は駐車場も共通券なので、車で移動もできる。併設のレストランでランチも楽しい。

  • Baird Brewery Gardens Shuzenji
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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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    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."
  • Nakatajima Dune
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    Shizuoka Pref. Hamamatsushi Minami-ku Nakatajimachou 1313
    These dunes are located near Enshunada Coastal Park of Nakatajima-cho, Minami Ward, Hamamatsu City. The dunes are known for the wind ripples carved in the sand by the wind blowing in from Enshunada. From mid-May to late-August, the loggerhead turtle-an endangered species-comes ashore to lay its eggs here. It is often promoted as a site for filming video, and it is very popular as a location for movies.
  • 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.
  • Old Amagi Tunnel
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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.
  • Otago Coast
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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.
  • Jogasaki Blues Monument
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    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.
  • Ikawa Dam
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    Shizuoka Pref. Shizuokashi Aoi-ku Ikawa
    This dam in Aoi Ward, Shizuoka City is known for being Japan's first concrete hollow gravity dam. It was constructed based on blueprints for dams of the same type, which were popular in Italy at the time. It is nicknamed the Ikawa Goro Dam because of all the high level of commitment to its construction by the CEO of the Chubu Electric Power Company at the time. The Ikawa Exhibit Hall located nearby features exhibits about subjects including hydroelectric power and the roles of the dam.
  • The summit of Nihondaira
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    Shizuoka Pref. Shizuokashi Shimizu-ku Kusanagi
    "This is a scenic spot located at the border of Shimizu Ward and Suruga Ward in Shizuoka City. It indicates the area surrounding the peak of ""Mt. Udosan"" located close to the coast of Suruga Bay. You can get a view of Mt. Fuji, the Minami (South) Alps, and the town streets of Shimizu Ward. It is also a popular place for a night view spot.There is the Nihondaira Ropeway that runs to Kunozan Toshogu Shrine."
  • Sakuma Dam
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    Shizuoka Pref. Hamamatsushi Tenryu-ku Sakumachousakuma 2552-2
    This dam is located along the Tenryu River in Sakuma Town, Tenryu Ward, Hamamatsu City. Among domestic hydroelectric plants, this dam boasts one of the largest electrical supplies. The dam lake-Lake Sakuma-features good scenery and is part of Tenryu-Okumikawa Quasi-National Park. The banks are a famous flower-viewing spot for Yoshino cherry blossoms in spring, and during the Sakuma Dam Ryujin Matsuri in late October, there is a raijin no mai (dragon dance), fireworks set off over the lake, and other events.
  • Izu Amagi Onsenkyo Fireflies (Amagi Firefly Festival)
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    Shizuoka Izu-shi Yugashima
    This firefly viewing area is located in the Amagi Onsenkyo hot spring village about a 30-minute drive from Shuzenji Station on the Izuhakone Railway on a Tokai Bus and about a five-minute walk from the Yugashima Onsen-guchi bus stop. Visitors can see genji-botaru fireflies (Luciola cruciata) raised by local children around the mountain streams near Deaibashi Bridge, which spans the confluence of Nekko River and Hontani River. The Amagi Firefly Festival held here in early June features attractions such as taiko drum performances by local volunteers. The best time to view the fireflies is around 8:00 p.m. on moonless nights. Some lodging facilities in the hot spring village offer shuttles to and from the event venue. Heike-botaru fireflies (Aquatica lateralis) can be seen in July.
  • Hokkawa Onsen Moon Road
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    Shizuoka Kamo-gun Higashiizucho Naramoto 1127 Area
    "This coastal hot spring inn district is famous for its views of the moon. It is located about a 10-minute walk north from Izu-Hokkawa Station. ""Moon Road"" is the name of a natural phenomenon that occurs three days before and after a full moon in which the moon's reflection appears to stretch to the Tokai Coast from the horizon. It has been certified as one of Japan's Top 100 Most Beautiful Moon Views and also ranked in the ""I Want to Go"" and ""Glad I Went"" categories of the Fujinokuni Angel Power Spot General Election. Visitors can relax while enjoying the view from the seaside terrace. It is said that any wish made at the Moon Road for ten seconds will come true."
  • Sun-drying Cherry Prawns
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    Shizuoka Shizuoka-shi Shimizu-ku
    This tradition of the Yui-Kanbara region you can see from spring (late March to early June) and fall (late October to late December). During the fishing season, sakura shrimp captured at Yui Port is naturally dried on the riverbed of Fuji River. During that time, you can see the riverbed tinged with the pink of sakura shrimp with Mt. Fuji as a backdrop. The period of natural drying is from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m.. At around 2 p.m., the sakura shrimp which have finished drying are collected, so it's best to get there early. In order to perform the drying, it is necessary that sakura shrimp fishers went out the day before, and that the day of drying is a clear day.
  • Makinohara Daichaen
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    Shizuoka Shimada-shi Kanaya Fujimicho Surrounding area
    This tea garden spans the area between the plains downriver on the Oigawa river and the Kiku River. A vast green-colored carpet spreads on top of a plateau at an elevation of 100 to 200 meters. The tea garden got its start when samurai traveling with the Tokugawa clan abandoned their swords and started cultivating. Then, Kawagoshi-ninsoku (coolies crossing a river on foot) pitched in, and the local farmers eventually took over, and the garden developed into Japan's biggest tea garden. Currently, it comprises 40% of the tea production in Shizuoka. From the Makinohara Park located in one area, you can see the Oi river below, and on a clear day, you can see out to Mt. Fuji and Suruga Bay.
  • Sasamagawa Dam
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    Shizuoka Shimada-shi Kawanecho Sasamado
    This dam was made in 1960 to stop up the Sasama River, a tributary of the Oi river. What was the peak of a mountain now sits as a lonely island in the middle of the dam lake. The contrast between the emerald green of the lake surface and the deep green of the lonely island is beautiful, and there are many families here enjoying the scenery in each season, including the azalea, new greenery, the fall leaves. There is a walking path around the lake, so you can enjoy hiking or cycling. From Mt. Gongen rising in the back, you can see the Uyama no Nanamagari-a scenic spot of the Oi River.

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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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