Other Natural Terrain Spots in Shizuoka Area

  • Ishibu Rice Terraces
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    Shizuoka Kamo-gun Matsuzakicho Ishibu
    These are terraced rice paddy fields in Ishibu, Matsuzaki Town, KamoCounty. Furrowing up the hillsides facing the Suruga Bay at 120 to 250 meters elevation there are approximately 370 parcels of stonework braced paddies. These paddies, formerly abandoned, have been reclaimed incorporating a terrace paddy owner system. Here, one can also experience DIY farming under the direction of professional agriculturalists. This exceptionally scenic area not only provides a view of the terraced paddies and the Suruga Bay. One can even see Mt. Fuji on a clear day. Annual illumination events are also held.
  • Sakuragaike Pond
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    Shizuoka Omaezaki Sakura 5162
    A five-minute walk from the Sakuragaike bus stop or a 30-minute drive from the Kikugawa Interchange, this pond is in Sakuragaike Park near Ikemiya Shrine. Located at the top of a small hill, 40 meters high, it is surrounded by trees on three sides. According to the local legend of the dragon god, Koen Ajari, a monk of the Tendai sect, subjected himself to ascetic training with hardships in order to attain enlightenment, but he was unable to master all the Buddhist law. After deciding that he would study under the bodhisattva Miroku 5.6 billion years in the future, he turned himself into a dragon and entered into the pond for eternal meditation. The park attracts large numbers of visitors to view cherry blossoms every year from late March to early April.
  • Mt.Hohojidara
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    Shizuoka Hamamatsu-shi Kita-ku Hosoecho Kiga
  • Nabatasawa
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    Shizuoka Hamamatsu-shi Tenryu-ku
  • Minamizawa
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    Shizuoka Hamamatsu-shi Tenryu-ku
  • Mutsunosawa
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    Shizuoka Hamamatsu-shi Tenryu-ku
  • Fukazawa
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    Shizuoka Hamamatsu-shi Tenryu-ku
  • Saikachizawa
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    Shizuoka Hamamatsu-shi Tenryu-ku
  • Osawa
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    Shizuoka Hamamatsu-shi Tenryu-ku
  • Hatagisawa
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    Shizuoka Hamamatsu-shi Tenryu-ku
  • Haikazawa
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    Shizuoka Hamamatsu-shi Tenryu-ku
  • Tanzawa
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    Shizuoka Hamamatsu-shi Tenryu-ku
  • Ryunsawa
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    Shizuoka Hamamatsu-shi Tenryu-ku
  • Sawakirisawa
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    Shizuoka Hamamatsu-shi Tenryu-ku
  • Funanbazawa
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    Shizuoka Shuchi-gun Morimachi
  • Kamazawa
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    Shizuoka Hamamatsu-shi Tenryu-ku
  • Oborazawa
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    Shizuoka Hamamatsu-shi Tenryu-ku
  • Jigokuzawa
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    Shizuoka Shuchi-gun Morimachi
  • Kurigozawa
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    Shizuoka Hamamatsu-shi Tenryu-ku
  • Shinkaisawa
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    Shizuoka Hamamatsu-shi Tenryu-ku

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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