Experience / Training / Vehicle Spots in Shizuoka Area

  • Fuji International Speedway
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    4.0
    81 Reviews
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    Shizuoka Pref. Suntougunoyamachou Nakahinata 694
    This beautiful circuit with more of four decades of history features views of Mt. Fuji. In addition to professional motorsports, the circuit also holds track days in the summer for individuals who do not have a FISCO license. Participants can even rent a helmet and gloves if they do not have their own. There is also a shipping terrace where visitors can enjoy snacks, a meal, or buy souvenirs and other merchandise during events.

    After years of working at the Grand prix this circuit was one i favoured. although the track is slow and as less exciting bends Every morning we would see the sun rising over Mount Fuji this was a...

  • Kyukamura Fuji
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    152 Reviews
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    Shizuoka Pref. Fujinomiyashi Saori 634
    Lodgings located in Saori, Fujinomiya City, west of Lake Tanuki. The building has been designed so that all guest rooms, the hot spring room, restaurant, and lobby all have a view of Mt. Fuji. It's possible to use the hot spring baths for a day-trip, so-on a clear day-you can enjoy a relaxing bath while gazing at Mt. Fuji.

    My Japanese friend just booked this hotel for me and my daughter in Mar. 2019. In Mar. of 2018, he said he was booking his family favorite get away within sight of Mt. Fugi. He mentioned taking my...

  • Dougashima Yuransen Cruising
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    4.5
    139 Reviews
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    Shizuoka Pref. Kamogunnishizuchou Nishina 2060
    These are sightseeing cruise boats that depart from Nishi Izu-cho, Kamo County in Shizuoka Prefecture; cruises last for approximately 20 minutes and tour round the mysterious caves of Dogashima. The cruise tours the ever-changing ria coastline and the small islands that pepper the sea as well as the Tenso Skylight Cave where the blue sea sparkles in the light that shines through a hole in the ceiling and Sanshiro Island than can only be accessed on foot at low tide. As the cruises depart every 10–15 minutes, you can drop by anytime when you are out for a drive.

    Its not that beautiful in reality when seen from boat as some of pictures mention. Better to see the cave area from top by short 10min hike on top of caves.

  • Izu Fruit Park
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    3.5
    113 Reviews
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    Shizuoka Pref. Mishimashi Tsukaharashinden 181-1
    A tourism facility located in Tsukahara Shinden, Mishima City, Shizuoka Prefecture where visitors can enjoy fruit picking nearly year round—strawberries from January to May, muskmelons from August to early fall, and mandarin oranges from October to December (advance reservation required). Visitors can enjoy as much delicious, fresh fruit as they like during a picking session, such as extra sweet Benihoppe and Kaorino strawberries or meaty and fragrant muskmelons (60 minute limit for melons only). There’s also an on-site restaurant which offers a superb “kama-mabushi gozen” meal packed with tasty seafood delights from Suruga Bay. Other on-site facilities include a sweets workshop, souvenir corner, and shrimp senbei cracker factory which visitors can tour.

    Straughtforward activity - walk into the tents, eat strawberries with sweet condensed milk. No views (as it was indoor) or anything, but the massive red strawberries were already a marvel to see...

  • Kanzanji Ropeway
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    4.0
    104 Reviews
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    Shizuoka Pref. Hamamatsushi Nishi-ku Kanzanjichou 1891
    A gondola in Kanzanji-cho, Nishi War, Hamamatsu City, Shizuoka Prefecture that connects Kanzanji Station near Hamanako Palpal Theme Park with Okusayama Station near the Hamanako Orgel Museum. It's famous for being Japan's first gondola to cross over lake water and while crossing you get a beautiful 360-degree view of Lake Hamanako.

    It looks great in pictures but its a very short ropeway and view is not that spectacular. There really is nothing to see on top besides the Music Box Museum which is really small.

  • Dairy Kingdom Oratche
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    104 Reviews
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    Shizuoka Pref. Tagatagunkannamichou Tanna 349-1
    A tourism-oriented farm located in Kannami Town, Tagata County, Shizuoka Prefecture which raises cows, goats, sheep, and rabbits. A petting zoo on the farm lets visitors play with and feed cute animals. There are also activities like milking cows, creating butter and ice cream, and harvesting vegetables. The farm’s shop sells dairy products made with care and attention on-site, juices, jams, and local beers.

    I have a home nearby so visit Oracle often to enjoy fresh milk, best soft cream ice cream, feeding the animals as well as shopping before making personal art things. Great for families. Oracle is a...

  • Fuji Milk land
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    4.0
    94 Reviews
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    Shizuoka Pref. Fujinomiyashi Kamide 3690
    This sightseeing farm is located along Prefectural Route 71 in Kamiide, Fujinomiya City. You can try some butter-making, horse-riding, and milking at the Animal Petting Square, or beetle-collecting at the Inspect Experience Forest. It also features facilities like a lodge, barbeque spots, a restaurant, a wholesaler of dairy and agricultural products, and a gelato shop. There is even a drone-flying school open in the drone-flying area on the premises.

    Display of local products of the asagiri area which is famous for dairy products. Restaurant was good, little farm animal Park (giatst, cow, pig) with few activities for young kids

  • Fujisan Juku no Mori
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    54 Reviews
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    Shizuoka Pref. Gotembashi Inno 1380-15
    This park is in Inno, Gotemba City. The park has an hot spring facility, park golf course, and a roofed event space. There is an observation room and a restaurant in the visitor's center, which also holds the Fujisan Tenku Theater. The theater uses projection mapping on a 3D model of Mt. Fuji and other displays to teach about the sacred mountain.

    Very interested place, it is a good place to visit when you have time in Fuji area. If you can speak Japanese, it is more easier to you

  • Ema Strawberry Picking Center
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    86 Reviews
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    Shizuoka Pref. Izunokunishi Kitaema 563-7
    Located in Izunokuni City, Shizuoka Prefecture, Ema is perhaps the largest strawberry picking facility in the prefecture. The center is only open during strawberry season, from December to around the Golden Week holidays (early May). Visitors can enjoy eating two strawberry varieties here: Akihime, a large sized strawberry cultivar originally developed in Shizuoka; and Benihoppe, a variety based on Akihime. During a picking session, visitors can eat as many ripe, sweet, and juicy strawberries as they like for 30 minutes, and condensed milk to top them with is provided for free. Ema’s shop sells strawberries for taking home, strawberry jam, and strawberry sweets.

    A typical but nevertheless amazing (as others) Japanese strawberry farm:you pay a set price and eat as many strawberries as you want/can. I don’t remember the exact price, something around $20 or...

  • Hakone Jukkokutoge Cable Car
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    41 Reviews
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    Shizuoka Pref. Tagatagunkannamichou Kuwahara 1400-20
    This cable-car line in Kannami-cho, Tagata County, Shizuoka Prefecture is operated by the Izuhakone Railway and connects Jukkoku Noboriguchi Station and Jukkoku Touge Station. The cable cars run every 15-minutes and the trip takes three-minutes. There's a free dog park at the top of the mountain so you can ride the cable-car with your favorite pet pooch.

    You can easily do a round trip of the national park with this a pleasant part of the trip. Benefits are weather dependant and that is a big if! However even in teaming rain we were able to see the...

  • Shimoda Port Cruise Boat - Susquehanna
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    3.5
    50 Reviews
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    Shizuoka Pref. Shimodashi Sotogaoka 19
    This dramatic looking, black sightseeing cruise boat, Susquehanna, takes passengers on a cruise around Shimoda Port, the gateway for the opening up of Japan. There are many sights to see on the approximately 20 minute long cruise, including Shimoda’s streets, the place where the Black Ships led by Perry dropped anchor, the Nesugatayama mountains, and Benten Island, said to be where Yoshida Shoin hid overnight before trying to board one of Perry’s ships. During the autumn through to spring you can also enjoy feeding the seagulls from the ship. The closest station to the dock is Shimoda Station.

    This is a pleasant enough boat ride. However, bear in mind that it costs ¥1200 for one adult and is over in 20 minutes. Also, the regular ticket only gives you entry to the 1st level, where the...

  • Mt. Omuro Lift
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    Shizuoka Pref. Itoushi Ike 672-2
    Covered by greenery year round, 580 meter tall Mt. Omuro resembles an overturned Japanese bowl. The mountain serves as a symbol of the city of Ito City, Shizuoka Prefecture. The Mt. Omuro Lift connects the foot of the mountain and its top, and riders can enjoy a spectacular view during the approximate six minute ride. Note that climbing the mountain on foot is prohibited. The top of the mountain is a 300 meter diameter extinct volcanic crater. Walkers along the Ohachi-meguri trail, which circles the crater, can see the Akaishi Mountains, Mt. Fuji, and the Seven Islands of Izu. Each year on the second Sunday in February, a breathtaking controlled burn is conducted on the mountain. On New Year’s Day, many visitors come to watch the sunrise from the top of the mountain, and the lift begins operation from 5:40 am on the day.
  • Wotto Hamanako Aquatic Experience Center
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    32 Reviews
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    Shizuoka Pref. Hamamatsushi Nishi-ku Maisakachoubentenjima 5005-3
    Come to this experience center in Hamamatsu City, Shizuoka Prefecture where you can learn about the creatures and environment of Lake Hamanako in the Aqua Zone, the Hans-On Zone, and the Learning Zone. There's an observation deck on the third floor from which you can look over Lake Hamanako. This is a popular location for families and tourists.

    小さな水族館ですが、クリオネにアサリを与えるなど、斬新な研究もしている施設です。浜名湖にいる生き物なと、丁寧に見ているとけっこう時間がかかります。 なかなか興味深かったです。展望台もありますが、何を展望していいのか全然わかりませんでした(笑)。 入館料は大人320円。駐車場代が別途410円です。高校生以下と70歳以上は無料なので、家族連れにはいいかもしれません。

  • Makaino Farm Resort
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    Shizuoka Pref. Fujinomiyashi Utsuno 1327-1
    A sightseeing farm in Utsuno, Fujinomiya City. You can try cow-milking, touching various animals like sheep and goats, butter-making, sausage-making, kids' cooking, and you can enjoy athletics on the grounds there too. They include a farm restaurant, a cafe and other places to eat and drink, as well as a shop that sells dairy products. They also rent out farm space.
  • Izu Crafthouse
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    4.5
    21 Reviews
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    Shizuoka prefecture Ito city Omuro Kogen 8-531
    This glass making experience facility in Omuro Highland, Ito City, Shizuoka Prefecture is situated in a beautiful location overlooking the sea. One can choose from four experiences including glass blowing, glass beads, decorative beads and sandblasting, and create a one-of-a-kind item under the instructors’ tuition. Time required depends on the course, from 15 minutes to 90 minutes. Aside from glass blowing, each of the experiences allows one to take home their finished item. Prior bookings get priority. Pets can be brought in if they are in a pet carrier or pet cart.

    My partner and I signed up for the glass blowing activity. We paid and filled out a shipping slip because our stuff wouldnt be ready until after we would be gone (not sure if they do international...

  • Takumijuku
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    3.5
    21 Reviews
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    Shizuoka Shizuoka-shi Suruga-ku Mariko 3240-1
    This facility in Suruga Ward, Shizuoka City offers a variety of hands-on activity classes. There, visitors can create, play, learn, touch, see, and taste traditional handcraft techniques that have been passed down for generations in Shizuoka City. Activity classes offered include dyeing fabrics, pottery wheel throwing, Suruga bamboo ware, sandblasting art, and more. The facility also offers more in-depth classes for people looking to learn serious skills.

    This is the place to learn about the traditional industries and crafts from the 16th Century. We had a chance to produce our own Lacquer ware chopsticks. Easy for everyone to understand. Other...

  • Morimachi Craft Village - Acty Mori
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    5 Reviews
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    Shizuoka Shuchi-gun Morimachi Toizume 1115-1
    "This nature experience facility is located about 15 minutes by car from Enshu-Morimachi Smart Interchange. It includes the Outdoor Experience Field, where you can come into contact with nature in the vast site, and a creation experience workshop where you can learn traditional crafts. Furthermore, you'll find shops where you can buy specialty products, the ""Ganko Muzubi"", which uses chicken filled in a big rice ball, and a restaurant where you can indulge in Ganko Nabe hot pot""."

    行きました。そんなに混んでいなくて、のんびりできました。小学3年生の子供は、河原で遊んだ後に、カヌー体験。カヌーはgw割引(割増ではなく)で、親子で1800円で、一時間たっぷりカヌーで川を楽しめました。2歳の次男も、敷地内を歩きまわり楽しんだようです。体験が他にもできるようですが、のんびりするだけでも十分楽しめました。

  • Futatsubori Agricultural Experience Farm
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    14 Reviews
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    Shizuoka Pref. Kamogunhigashizuchou Inatori 1813-1
    Futatsubori Agricultural Experience Farm is a mandarin orange farm in Inatori, Higashiizu Town. It grows about 15 types of mandarin oranges and other oranges throughout the year so you can experience harvesting, making jam, pressing fresh juice and picking flowers. It provides a free rest area where you can enjoy a panoramic view of the Pacific Ocean and also offers a café with a menu that includes drinks using mandarin oranges.

    友達家族とキャンプに行った折に訪れました。ニューサマーが美味しかったです。年長娘は花摘みが嬉しかったようです。自然と触れ合う体験はいいですね。

  • Yes! Strawberry
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    13 Reviews
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    Shizuoka Pref. Itoushi Usami 1036-1
    Guests at this tourist farm in Ito City, Shizuoka Prefecture can enjoy eating all the strawberries they can pick for 30 minutes. Some of the several varieties of strawberry on offer including Beni-Hoppe and Kaorino. It is also offers a kid's space and a cafe where visitors can enjoy strawberry sweets, drinks, and more. The strawberry picking season runs from December to May.

    連休後に直売は可能か問い合わせ5/8の午後でOKとの事、当日2時間近く掛けて伺ってビックリ!飛び込み訪問の様な応対の後TEL番号確認し目の前に箱詰めされたイチゴが有るのに予約の数量が無い?これって有り?

  • Suruga Bay Ferry
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    Shizuoka Pref. Shizuokashi Shimizu-ku Hinodechou 10-80
    This ferry runs out of Shimizu Ward, Shizuoka City, across Suruga Bay connecting Shimizu Port in Shizuoka City and Toi Port, in Izu City. It's a 70-minute crossing, making it the shortest route to the Western Izu Peninsula. From the ship 'Fuji' you can overlook the majestic everything from the coastline to the peak of Mt. Fuji. There is a shop and takoyaki (octopus dumplings) stand onboard.

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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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