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  • Hamamatsu JASDF Air Park and Museum
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    4.5
    502 Reviews
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    Shizuoka Pref. Hamamatsushi Nishi-ku Nishiyamachou
    This museum is attached to the JASDF Hamamatsu Air Base and is a part of the JASDF's public relations outreach. Known by the nickname Airpark there is a museum and hangar with JSDF materials on display as well as a 360-degree theater where you can feel like a pilot. Their hold events always draw a crowd.

    I visited this museum and was impressed by the number of items on display. They had airplanes in the hangers where you could actually sit in the cockpit. There were flight simulators for kids. The...

  • Suzuki Plaza
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    4.5
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    Shizuoka Pref. Hamamatsushi Minami-ku Zourachou 1301
    This corporate museum is located in Zora-cho, Minami Ward, Hamamatsu City. You can learn about the corporation's history and its current car manufacturing through displays of Suzuki products, primarily two-wheeled vehicles, four-wheeled vehicles, and outboard motors. Reservations in advance are required for tours.

    スズキ本社近くにあり、入場料無料。 織機からはじまり、現在の世界のスズキに至るまでの歴史を感じられる展示品が盛りだくさん。子供も楽しめる様 工夫されています。 Suzuki History Museum is a place where you can literally see the history of Suzuki and its automobiles from pre war...

  • Former Kishi Residence in Higashiyama
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    Shizuoka Pref. Gotembashi Higashiyama 1082-1
    This home in Gotemba City, Shizuoka Prefecture was a residence of Nobusuke Kishi, the 56th and 57th Prime Minister of Japan. The home was donated to Gotemba City in 2003 and has been open to the public ever since. The building periodically hosts special exhibitions, workshops, and other events. The Toraya Kobo, a Japanese sweets shop located on the grounds, offers tours of their factory that are popular with tourists.

    環境優美的地方,伴隨著美味的甜品,欣賞與落在樹林間的聲音,如果還有機會一定要再拜訪一次! 滿滿紅豆餡料的銅鑼燒及和菓子,還有像麵條一樣滑溜的ところてん,配上昆布鹽實在一絕!

  • Shizuoka Science Museum RU KU RU
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    4.0
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    Shizuoka Pref. Shizuokashi Suruga-ku Minamichou 14-25 S-Patio 8-10 F
    A science museum in Suruga Ward, Shizuoka City. The name RU KU RU comes from the ending of the Japanese words See (miRU) Listen (kiKU) Feel (sawaRU) which is the motto of the museum. They offer hands-on facilities where you can experience science up close as well as events such as Science Shows and chemistry classes.

    静岡駅南口にあるビル。 静岡科学館るくるがあります。 他にもオフィスビルや一階には飲食店、二階にはクリニックと、いろいろありの駅近複合ビルです。

  • Okabe-shuku Ohatago Kashibaya
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    4.5
    9 Reviews
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    Shizuoka Fujieda-shi Okabecho Okabe 817
    This hatago (inn) was built in 1836 during the Edo period. The main building recreates the original appearance as a historical resources museum, and exhibits travel tools and everyday items. The two storehouses are used as a gallery and a Japanese-style restaurant, whereas the multipurpose hall or exhibition training hall can be employed as exhibition spaces. Currently, after 170 years have passed since its creation, the precious building is towards to the Tokaido, so it was designated as a Registered Tangible Cultural Property in 1998.

    Ohatago Kashibaya is the one of the few remaining old houses used for hatago(Inn) during Edo period. The museum uses life-size dolls to describe how the travels during Edo Period(1603-1867) was like...

  • Kawazu Heian Buddha Statue Pavilion
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    4.5
    8 Reviews
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    Shizuoka Kamo-gun Kawazucho Yatsu 138
    This facility that exhibits Buddhist statues made during the Heian period is located about a five-minute drive from Kawazu Station on the Izu Kyuko Line. The facility is adjacent to the monkless Nanzenji Temple. It was opened in February 2013 in celebration of the splendid Buddhist culture that blossomed in what is now Kawazu Town during the Heian period. The centerpiece of the collection of 24 Heian period Buddhist statues is the ninth-century seated statue of the Yakushi Nyorai. The statue, which is the principal image of Nanzenji Temple, is considered to be the oldest Buddha statue in Shizuoka Prefecture. Other exhibits include the tenth-century standing statue of the Jizo Bosatsu, as well as the tenth-century standing statues of the Shinsho (protective deities), which were received great praise when they were exhibited across Europe.

    ものすごく急な180mの坂を上ったところにある展示館。 入場料は300円です。 日本最古に近い、静岡では最も古い仏像が展示されています。 館主が丁寧に案内くださいます。 かなり原型が崩れたもの、修復されたものなどがありますが歴史を感じる展示です。 入場料を高いと思うかは人それぞれですが、わたしには価値ある価格です。

  • Susono Municipal Mt. Fuji Museum
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    3.5
    8 Reviews
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    Shizuoka Pref. Susonoshi Suyama 2255-39
    A museum in Susono City, Shizuoka Prefecture that displays items about Mt. Fuji's history, structure, and flora and fauna. They have temporary exhibitions covering a variety of themes and will also hold occasional lectures and special exhibitions. There is also an attached local history museum which looks at the lives of those who live at the base of Mt. Fuji as well as the region's culture and history.

    Very well organized facility, very helpful if you get an English speaking guide. Lots of history and infos. Highly recommended if you love Fuji Mountain.

  • Atami City Izusan Local Resources Museum
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    3.5
    8 Reviews
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    Shizuoka Atami-shi Izusan 708-2
    "This resource museum is located in the precinct of Izusan Shrine, known as a shrine connecting Minamoto no Yoritomo and Hojo Masako. On the first anniversary of Yoritomo's death, Hojo Masako shaved off her own hair and embroidered it on the ""Tohatsu Mandala"" (reproduction is on display), which was dedicated as the main deity of the Hokkedo of the Izusan Gongen. The ""Hashiriyu Gongen Standing Statue"", the ""Hokan Amida Nyorai Statue"", and many other resources which are extremely important for learning about the worship at Izusan Shrine at the time are on display. The ""Tohatsu Mandala"" is also recorded by name in the ""Azumakagami"", a historical book compiled by the Kamakura Shogunate."

    この伊豆山郷土資料館は伊豆山神社の境内にあるのですが、 私は、何度も伊豆山神社を訪れているのに、今まで一度も 行ったことがありませんでした。今回、初めてこの資料館 を見せて頂いたのですが、私が入った時には、中年を過ぎ たご夫妻と私の3人だけだったのですが、この資料館の中 島博さんと言われる方が、とても色々と展示品ばかりでな く、展示品にまつわる歴史や謂れなどについてもとても詳 しく説明をして頂きま...

  • Saigagake Museum
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    3.5
    7 Reviews
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    Shizuoka Hamamatsu-shi Naka-ku Shikatanicho 25-10
    This museum is located one kilometer north of Hamamatsu Castle. Here, visitors can learn about the Battle of Mikatagahara as well as the Enshu Dai-Nenbutsu, a folk entertainment native to Shizuoka Prefecture. The museum's grounds encompass the 116-meter-long, 30-meter-wide, 13-meter-deep Saigagake cliff valley. Records state the valley is the site where Tokugawa Ieyasu, who experienced a crushing defeat at the hands of Takeda Shingen in 1572 in the Battle of Mikatagahara, executed a night raid on Takeda's forces in retaliation. According to legend, Ieyasu devised a plan to drive away Takeda's army one way or another, hanging a white cloth from the cliff; confused and in disarray due to Ieyasu's night attack, the Takeda army mistakenly saw the cloth as a bridge and both men and horses tumbled into the valley when they tried to cross it.

    犀ケ崖古戦場跡に立つ、小じんまりしたきれいな資料館。入場無料です。三方ケ原の戦の概要、戦の推移、戦の供養として遠州大念仏が今に受け継がれていること、等々、興味深く拝見しました。

  • Kawane Honcho Town Yamabiko Museum
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    4.0
    5 Reviews
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    Shizuoka Haibara-gun Kawanehon Cho Inuma 90-1
    A museum located a three-minute walk from Sessokyo Onsen Station on the Oigawa Railway. Visitors can learn about the natural history and lifestyles of Oku-Oi, the upper reaches of the Oigawa River. The concept is to present dialogues between the mountain and humans or between the past and the present to cultivate awareness of environmental protection and ecology and to plant the seeds of a better future. The museum's collection includes samples of 17,000 plants and animals collected before the construction of the Nagashima Dam, so that visitors can learn about the mystic ecosystem of Oku-Oi.

    入館料200円を支払い、我只一人、じっくりと、川根本町の自然、山林、民俗資料等、見学できました。我が家も、昔、植林、下刈り、間伐、伐採、下線運搬など山林業をやっていたので、下線用具や、大きなのこぎり(木挽き)は、我が家にもあり、見比べてみました。猪、鹿、熊など剥製が良かったです。

  • Shiseido Corporate Museum
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    3.5
    5 Reviews
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    Shizuoka Pref. Kakegawashi Shimomata 751-1
    The Shiseido Corporate Museum is located around five minutes' drive from JR Kakegawa Station on the Tokaido Main Line. The Museum traces the history of Shiseido, which was founded in 1872 as a Western-style pharmacy, and showcases artifacts and materials relating to the advertising used over the years for Shiseido products, which made effective use of the beautiful curving patterns of the Art Nouveau style. The permanent exhibitions are arranged by theme, showing the development over time of Shiseido's product packaging, its advertising posters, and its typefaces, camellia logo and Roman alphabet logo, etc. There is also a CM Theater, where visitors can view Shiseido TV commercials dating from the last 40 years, which reflect the changing times.

    分かりやすく展示されていました。歴史から懐かしのコマーシャルやポスターもありました。幅広い世代で楽しめます。

  • Shizuoka City Cultural Property Museum
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    3.5
    5 Reviews
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    Shizuoka Shizuoka-shi Aoi-ku Miyagasakicho 102 Shizuoka Sengen Jinja Keidai
    This historical resources museum is located within the precinct of Shizuoka Sengen Shrine. Inside this two-story facility, you'll find historical materials relevant to Sengen Shrine, such as an ema (votive tablets) and treasure, as well as buried items found in the Shizuhatayama kofun (burial mound) in Mt. Shizuhata behind the shrine. It also contains materials related to the Imagawa clan and the Tokugawa family, who were important figures when discussing Shizuoka prefecture. A variety of important cultural properties are stored here, such as the Sanjurokkasen framed picture by Kano Tanyu dedicated by Tokugawa Iemitsu. You can see it in the regular exhibition area.

    自分が訪れた時は楼門の彫刻という企画展をやっていました。 修復した彫刻を見れる40年に一度のチャンスです。

  • Morimachi History and Folk Museum
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    3.5
    5 Reviews
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    Shizuoka Shuchi-gun Morimachi Mori 2144
    A museum located a 15-minute walk from Enshu-Mori Station or a 20-minute drive from the Fukuroi Interchange, just north of the Morimachi General Gymnasium Mori Arena. The building is a repurposing of the Shuchi County Office, which was built in 1885, moved to the current site and remodeled. The museum contains stone mattocks and axes that have been excavated by archeologists, and earthenware from the Yayoi period, and other historic artifacts up to everyday items from the twentieth century Showa period. Looking at these artifacts, visitors can understand the changes in everyday life that have occurred in the region through the years. The museum also contains exhibits related to famous people from the region, such as industrialist Tozaburo Suzuki. Guides are available to visitors who make a reservation ahead of time.

    森町のイカめしは、元祖であるとか、駅の近くにあるイカめしの旗が立っているお店へ まだ暖かい、蓋を開けると楊枝にさしてあるイカめしが、3つ並んでいました。 さっそく頂いてみると、甘辛いイカとご飯ん!イカは柔らかいです。 デパートで北海道市などでイカめしを買って食べたことがありますが、それより断然美味しかったです。出来立て、空気と景色の違いなのか! 1つ780円でした。お土産用の真空パックもお店にはあ...

  • Yaizu Fishing Museum
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    3.0
    5 Reviews
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    Shizuoka Yaizu-shi Naka Minato 2-6-13
    A museum, located a five-minute walk from JR Yaizu Station, that explains the history of the fishing industry in Yaizu. Fishing has been a major industry in Yaizu since the Tokugawa Period (1615-1867), and the museum displays actual implements used in former times, as well as the small wooden boats that were used when fishing for bonito near the shore, the bamboo baskets that held livestock husbandry sardines to use as bait for the bonito, and other things that give visitors a sense of history. Other exhibits include mock-ups of the bridge of a contemporary bonito fishing boat and of the kind of a house that a fisher family would have lived in at the end of the Meiji Period (early 1900s). All these exhibits will serve as an enjoyable introduction to the history of the Yaizu fisher folk who lived their lives on the sea.

    2階立ての建物です。入館料は300円です。漁業で使われるものが展示されています。昔の漁業で使われていた道具は今ではなかなか見られない貴重な資料です。延縄漁業、一本釣り漁法のポスターは分かりやすくよかったです。

  • Hamamatsu Hime Kaido and Dotaku Historical Folk Museum
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    3 Reviews
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    Shizuoka Hamamatsu-shi Kita-ku Hosoecho Kiga 1015-1
    A museum located on the southern side of Hosoe Park. On display are materials related to the commerce of the historical Himekaido highway as well as the local history, and a variety of lifestyle tools. The Himekaido highway was a bustling side road of the Tokaido highway and as it passed through Honzaka Pass on the northern side of Lake Hamana it was also known as the Honzaka Road. Within the museum you can relive the past with their painting and 3D maps of the Himakaido highway. The Miyakoda River Basin is one of the leading archeological sites in Japan where Dotaku (bronze bells) from the Yayoi period have been discovered. On the second floor of the museum they have seven such bells on display as well as a reproduction of one of the sites where a bell was excavated.

    細江神社のすぐ横にある歴史民俗資料館。おもに姫街道と銅鐸について展示が充実しています。無料で見学できます。

  • Hamamatsu City Synthesis and Industry Exhibition Pavilion
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    3.0
    1 Reviews
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    Shizuoka Pref. Hamamatsushi Higashi-ku Ryutsumotomachi 20-2
    This exhibition venue is located in Ryutsu Moto-machi, Higashi Ward, Hamamatsu City. It is comprised of the main building, which features a nearly 2,000 square-meter exhibit hall, as well as the north building, which features event halls and multiple conference rooms. The venue is used for a wide variety of events, including automotive and home renovation exhibitions, antique shows, and more.

    総合産業展示館ですが東名高速浜松インターチェンジを出てすぐの所にあります。(浜松市東区役所の隣) こちらは、各種イベント会場として利用されています。 私の訪れた時も車の販売イベントをやっていて露店も出てたくさんの人で賑やかでした。駐車場もありますから安心です。

  • Culture Park Hina no Yakata
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    Shizuoka Pref. Kamogunhigashizuchou Inatori 1729
    This exhibit hall is located at Inatori Bunka Park in Kamo County, Shizuoka Prefecture. There, visitors can see the area's famous hina no tsurushi kazari (hanging decoration dolls). The hall hosts a number of events, including decoration crafting workshops, postcard art contests, and more. From January to March each year, the hall hosts a Hina no Tsurushi Kazari Festival visited by many tourists and locals alike.
  • Soichiro Honda Craftsmanship Center
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    Shizuoka Pref. Hamamatsushi Tenryu-ku Futamatachoufutamata 1112
    This resource center is located in Futamata, Futamata Town, Tenryu Ward, Hamamatsu City. It exhibits materials connected with Soichiro Honda-a local who was known for founding Honda Motor Company. In the renovated Old Futamata Town Hall-which has been designated a National Tangible Cultural Property-there are displays of early Honda cubs, and there is also a workshop space and a reading space.
  • Iwata City Buried Cultural Properties Center
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    Shizuoka Iwata-shi Mitsuke 3678-1
    This cultural properties center is located on the east side of the Iwata City Library. They store, survey, and research pottery and relics unearthed from ruins within the city. Upon receiving a notification in connection with the Law for the Protection of Cultural Properties, they perform consultation, and will handle questions and inquiries relating to any aspect of cultural properties, including folk materials and natural monuments. In the exhibition space on the first floor, remnants from the old stone age to the middle ages which were unearthed in the city are on display, with explanations for representative ruins and for the flow of relics.
  • Hamamatsu Literary Museum
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    Shizuoka Hamamatsu-shi Naka-ku Hayaumacho 2-1 CREATE SD Hamamatsu 45F
    This literature museum is located directly east of Enshubyoin Station. Occupying floors four and five of Create Hamamatsu, a creative space in Hamamatsu City which hosts a variety of exhibitions, the museum collects and preserves items and materials from literary artists connected to Hamamatsu City and the Enshu region. In order to make it easy for anyone and everyone to learn more about literature, the museum holds courses on a broad array of literary fields, including haiku, literary history, and language. The museum also holds special exhibitions in a variety of genres with the aim of enhancing local culture and passing on the achievements of literary artists produced by the area.

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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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