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  • Shizuoka Municipal Nihondaira Zoo
    207 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Shizuoka Pref. Shizuokashi Suruga-ku Ikeda 1767-6
    This zoo in Suruga Ward, Shizuoka City is known as one of the leading zoos in the country with almost 700 animals covering 160 species. The pens have been built to resemble the animal's natural habitat and include a wide variety of facilities including the Penguin House, the Red Panda House, and the Wild Animal House where you can watch the animals from up close. The popular Flying Megadome and Petting Zoo also draw large crowds.

    I wish I could write a zero star revieq, because the experience was so horrible. Animals have barely any space to move, monkey cages are tiny, they barely had any space to move not to say run or jump...

  • Shizuoka City Museum of Art
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Shizuoka Pref. Shizuokashi Aoi-ku Kouyamachi 17-1 Aoi Tower 3F
    This art museum in Aoi Ward, Shizuoka City is an urban art museum that does not focus on any particular genre of art and throughout the year hold many special exhibitions and events. Along with appreciating the pieces of art there is a cafe and a multi-purpose room almost the same size as the gallery. It is used for all variety of events. On rainy days you can get to the museum from Shizuoka Station without needing to get wet.
  • Sumpu Castle Park
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Shizuoka prefecture Shizuoka-shi Aoi-ku Sumpu Castle Park 1
    Located near the site of Sumpu Castle, this park in Aoi Ward, Shizuoka City is currently well-known for its flowers. The park features a tea house, a grass square, and the Momijiyama Garden, notable for the autumn foliage of its trees. The park's Chinshoen garden features a statue of shogun Tokugawa Ieyasu in his later years, as well as a mandarin orange tree said to have been planted by Ieyasu himself. Visitors to the park can enjoy cherry blossoms in the spring, red spider lily in the fall, and winter sweet and flowering plums in the winter.
  • Hirono Beachside Park
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Shizuoka Pref. Shizuokashi Suruga-ku Hironokaigandori
    This park in Suruga Ward, Shizuoka City is located on the beachside of Suruga Bay with a wide-open view that is popular with families. The sand playground makes best use of the sandy soil and the popular stand-out sailboat shaped playground has all sorts of ways to have fun including nets and tunnels. The water play area during the summer are always lively.
  • Kunozan Toshogu Museum
    38 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Shizuoka Pref. Shizuokashi Suruga-ku Negoya 390 Kunozan Toshogu Shrine
    This history museum in Suruga Ward, Shizuoka City is attached to the Kunozan Toshogu Shrine which enshrines Tokugawa Ieyasu. The exhibitions focus on the treasures of Kunozan Toshogu Shrine. Everyday items of Tokugawa Ieyasu are also on display along with weapons and armor that he used as Shogun. The items from the permanent collection rotate throughout the year and the museum gives you the chance to physically experience famous belongings of the Tokugawa Shoguns.

    I have to be honest, I'm not really into Shogun history so I wasn't captivated by what I saw. My museum admission was included in our excursion so I went in. I don't think one would miss anything...

  • Yamasan Farm
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Shizuoka Pref. Shizuokashi Suruga-ku Nishihiramatsu 195
    This tourist farm is located in Suruga Ward, Shizuoka City. Visitors can harvest sun-ripened Ishigaki strawberries, which are named after the masonry walls they are grown on. The Akihime variety grown here is known for their high sweetness and low sourness. The farm is open from December to the end of May and requires reservations during peak periods.
  • Museum of Natural and Environmental History, Shizuoka
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Shizuoka Pref. Shizuokashi Suruga-ku Oya 5762
    This is natural history museum in Suruga Ward, Shizuoka City is the first of its kind in Shizuoka Prefecture with exhibits that explore the theme of global environmental history. Their permanent exhibits cover the nature of Shizuoka and Suruga Bay as well as a variety of living creatures. There is also a photo-shop on site and various events such as lectures and special exhibitions are also held.
  • Shizuoka Prefectural Museum of Art
    90 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Shizuoka Pref. Shizuokashi Suruga-ku Yada 53-2
    This art museum in Suruga Ward, Shizuoka City contains works from local Shizuoka artists including modern sculptures, ukiyo-e wood block prints, and Nihonga paintings as well as both eastern and western landscape paintings from the 17th century onwards. The Rodin Wing has many works of art by master Rodin, including his famous piece, The Thinker. Their permanent collection includes not just works of art but a wide variety of exhibitions including excavated historical relics. They also hold workshops giving you the chance to create your own works of art.

    I really enjoyed my visit to the Shizuoka Prefectural Museum of Art. The sculpture park was a lovely stroll and the special exhibition that was on at the time I was there was very interesting...

  • Shimizu Marine Park
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Shizuoka Pref. Shizuokashi Shimizu-ku Minatochou 1-7-8
    A promenade and event space in Shimizu Ward, Shizuoka City. This seaside public park is the site of the Shimizu Telpher, a mechanical harbor cargo loading and unloading machine which has been designated a Tangible Cultural Property of Japan, as well as an event space surrounded by walkways in the style of a western European castle, a boardwalk, and a yacht harbor. It is a bustling location when outdoor events or flea markets are being held.
  • Tokai University Marine Science Museum / Natural History Museum
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Shizuoka Pref. Shizuokashi Shimizu-ku Miho 2389
    This aquarium in Shimizu Ward, Shizuoka City was established by Tokai University's Social Education Center to further the efforts of social education. Tokai University's Oceanography Department also uses the facility to conduct educational of the ocean. The facility is split into two areas, the Aquarium in which a wide variety of sea life is bred and raised, and the Science Museum where you can have fun learning about the sea. There is also a museum shop where you can purchase souvenirs.
  • Shizuoka City Kodomo Creative Town MA A RU
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Shizuoka Pref. Shizuokashi Shimizu-ku Tsuji 1-2-1 Egyira 3/4F
    A public learning facility for children in Shimizu Ward, Shizuoka City. Located in the Ejiria Building across from the front of Shimizu Station. Children can try out different jobs and crafts, or learn about how economics and society work together, and about local industries. Check out the Children Bazaar which allows children to learn about economics in a town they create, there are also exciting studios, digital workshops, cooking studios, and more.
  • Chibi Maruko-chan Land
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Shizuoka Pref. Shizuokashi Shimizu-ku Irifunechou 13-15 Espals Dream Plaza 3F
    A theme park in Shimizu Ward, Shizuoka City that lets you explore the world of the comic Chibi Maruko-chan in the same city it's set in. Inside the museum you can visit Maruko's house, school, and park amongst other places as well as purchase original goods. They also hold a variety of comic-related events.
  • Shizuoka City Tokaido Hiroshige Museum of Art
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Shizuoka Pref. Shizuokashi Shimizu-ku Yui 297-1
    This art museum in Shimizu Ward, Shizuoka City is located on the former site of a government inn in Yui-Shuku, one of the stops along the old Tokaido main road, and is now an art museum collecting the works of Utagawa Hiroshige. Some of his most famous scenery wood-block prints are on display including The Fifty-Three Stations of the Tokaido (Hoeido Edition), The Fifty-Three Stations of the Tokaido, and One Hundred Famous Views of Edo from his later years. Special exhibitions are held as well as events such as lectures and gallery-talks.
  • MARK IS Shizuoka
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Shizuoka Shizuoka-shi Aoi-ku Yunoki 1026
    This mall is along the TokaidoHighway in Yunoki, Aoi Ward, Shizuoka City. This complex houses fashion apparel, household items and electronics, a bookstore, a drug store, a food court, local produce shops and a supermarket, and more. This family and children friendly facility is equipped with a nursing and rest area, a diaper changing table, and children's toilets. The food court has a children's play area.
  • Hayakawa Farm
    1 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Shizuoka Shizuoka-shi Suruga-ku Negoya 39
    This strawberry farm is in Negoya, Suruga Ward, Shizuoka City along the KunoHighway. Visitors can enjoy 30 minutes of all you can eat Akihime variety strawberry picking from January through the beginning of May. The shop on the premises sells freshly squeezed strawberry juice and soft ice cream, and other Shizuoka souvenirs, packaged strawberries and homemade jams.


  • Shizuoka City Serizawa Keisuke Art Museum
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Shizuoka Pref. Shizuokashi Suruga-ku Toro 5-10-5
    This art museum, situated inside the Toro Park, is located at 5-Chome, Toro, Suruga Ward, Shizuoka City. Housed in this museum are around 800 works of Serizawa Keisuke, a holder of the title of Important Intangible Cultural Property, a so called national treasure, who was a dyer from Shizuoka City. The museum also has over 4500 artisanal works from around the world that he collected. The museum rotates the works on display three times a year. On Sundays and holidays when the museum is open, Serizawa Keisuke's residence moved from Tokyo, is open for public viewing
  • Hagiwara Farm
    2 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Shizuoka Shizuoka-shi Shimizu-ku Zo 270
    This strawberry farm is situated along the Strawberry Lineroadin Zo, Shimizu Ward, Shizuoka City. During the months from January to May, visitors can enjoy picking Akihimestrawberries as well. The park can be entered at any time until closing time. Families and children can spend a relaxing time here at the farm equipped with a rest and play area for children, and shops selling strawberry decorated ice cream and shakes. The spot where one can enjoy the view of Suruga Bay are also one of its attractions.


  • Maruzou Strawberry Picking
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Shizuoka Pref. Shizuokashi Shimizu-ku Zou 301
    A strawberry farm located along the Strawberry Line in Zo, Shimizu Ward, Shizuoka City. They're open for all you can eat Akihime strawberry picking from January to early May. There's also a shop selling strawberries and processed goods including jams and sweets.
  • Shizuhata Yama Park
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Shizuoka Shizuoka-shi Aoi-ku
  • Duke Diving Service
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Shizuoka Prefecture Kamo group Matsuzaki Iwashinahokusoku 322-2

Shizuoka Main Areas


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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