Coast / Beach Spots in Shizuoka Area

  • Miho no Matsubara Pine Grove
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    Shizuoka Pref. Shizuokashi Shimizu-ku Miho
    "Miho no Matsubara is a scenic area located on the Miho Peninsula in Shimizu Ward, Shizuoka City. It is famous for a roughly 7km long stretch of beach that is lined with around 30,000 pine trees, and because of its association with the famous Legend of Hagoromono (""Feathered Robe""); there is one particular pine tree, called the ""Hagoromo no Pine Tree,"" on which, according to the legend, a celestial being who had been flying over the beach hung her feathered garment so that she could bathe in the sea. Miho no Matsubara's beautiful scenery has made it the subject matter of countless paintings and poems over the centuries, including Utagawa Hiroshige's ""Famous Views of the Sixty Noted Provinces"" and ""Pine Groves of Miho in Suruga Province."" In 2013, the Miho no Matsubara pine groves were added to the UNESCO World Heritage List as part of the ""Fujisan, Sacred Place and Source of Artistic Inspiration"" World Heritage site."
  • Jogasaki Coast
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    Shizuoka Pref. Itoushi Futo
    This coastal area southwest of Ito City, Shizuoka Prefecture was formed some 4,000 years ago when Mt. Omuro erupted and lava flowed into the ocean, after which the waves eroded the rock over many years, creating rough and precipitous cliffs. There is a nine kilometer long “Picnical Course” hiking trail following the peninsula renowned as a key sightseeing destination in Izu. Notable locations along the course include the thrilling 48 meter long, 23 meter high Kadowaki Suspension Bridge and the Kadowakisaki Lighthouse, which also has a viewing platform for visitors. In addition to offering beautiful views of the Seven Islands of Izu, the area is also a popular diving spot.
  • Futo Beach
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    Shizuoka Pref. Kamogunnishizuchou Nishina
    A place where you can observe a dike grouping which forms part of the magma route supplied to the former submarine volcano, Ukishima Coast is popular as a diving spot with highly transparent waters even as a small coast. Also, it features a spot with tidal pools so you can enjoy the rocky shores. It is not a sand beach, so remember to bring beach shoes and be careful to avoid injury.
  • Tago Port
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    Nishiizu-cho, Kamo-gun, Shizuoka Prefecture
    With depths of twenty meters in the deep parts of the bay, Tago Fishing Port is a popular spot for fishing, as you can enjoy fishing even from the banks. It's highly regarded in summer, when there are migratory fish in a rich variety for you to reel in. The best season is from summer to fall, when night fishing is fun. Families will find it easy to have fun here too.
  • Okuzure Coast
    Travel / Tourism
    Shizuoka Prefecture Yaizu City
    This is a coastal area that spans the Suruga District of Shizuoka City and Obama area of Yaizu City. This bluff, extending for approximately fourkm, is a rough area aptly named for its frequently falling rocks and is also called the wisdom tooth molar of Tokai, Tokai no Oyashirazu. Unusual formations of rock eroded over time dot the cliffs. Known for its fantastic scenic view, on a clear day one can see Mt. Fuji and overlook the whole of the Izu Peninsula.
  • Kumomi Coast
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    Shizuoka Pref. Kamogunmatsuzakichou Kumomi
    This coast with a head-on view of Mt. Fuji is popular for its beautiful scenery, for its seashore footbaths, and for the Akaihama open air baths located a walking distance away. These hot springs are great because you are allowed to wear swimsuits, meaning that if you get cold you can jump straight in and warm up. Note that while there are showers and toilets, there are no changing rooms or other beachside facilities, so prepare ahead of time.
  • Yagawa Beach
    Travel / Tourism
    Shizuoka Pref. Kamogunminamizuchou Mera
    At Yagawahama, you get to the beach by ferry, and it used to be a place where boats carrying watchtowers and nets to land a big catch of fish coming into Mera Bay would wait on standby. Stone walls still remain where there used to be buildings. For a long time it remained untouched, but it was reborn in 2010 and became a beach that seems like a private beach. The open season is from early July to early September.
  • Tagonoura Port
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    Shizuoka Prefecture Fuji City
    This port in Fuji City is located on the shores of Suruga Bay. It features a view of Mt. Fuji to the north, as well as the Fujinokuni Tagonoura Minato Park. The area is known for producing products derived from the whitebait unloaded at the port. The Tagonoura Port Fishery Coop Diner offers items such as namashirasu-don (raw whitebait served on rice). The port also hosts events such as the Shirasu Kaido Fair in June and the Shirasu Matsuri Festival in October.
  • Imaihamakaigan
    Travel / Tourism
    Shizuoka Kamo-gun Kawazu Machimi Daka
  • Mito Beach
    Travel / Tourism
    Shizuoka Numazu-shi Uchiuramito
  • Senbo Hama
    Travel / Tourism
    Shizuoka Numazu-shi Hon
  • Yawatano Kaigan
    Travel / Tourism
    Shizuoka Ito-shi Yawatano
  • Turi spot : Toi Oki
    Travel / Tourism
    Shizuoka Pref. Izushi Toi
  • Enshu Dai Sand Dune
    Travel / Tourism
    Shizuoka Hamamatsu-shi Minami-ku Nakatajimacho
  • Ushibuse‧Togo‧Shige Kaigan
    Travel / Tourism
    Shizuoka Numazu-shi Shige
  • Yonezunohama
    Travel / Tourism
    Hamamatsu, Shizuoka Prefecture, Minami-ku,
  • Shirahama Kaigan
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    Shizuoka Shimoda-shi Shirahama
  • Kugigaura
    Travel / Tourism
    Shizuoka Haibara-gun Yoshidacho
  • Dogashima Kaigan
    Travel / Tourism
    Shizuoka Kamo-gun Nishiizucho

Shizuoka Areas

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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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