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  • 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."
  • Nihondaira Yume Terrace
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    Shizuoka Pref. Shizuokashi Shimizu-ku Kusanagi 600-1
    "Nihondaira Digital Broadcasting Tower is a 95.5 meter-high digital broadcasting tower that is situated on top of the Nihondaira plateau in the foothills of Mt. Fuji. Its official name is ""Nihondaira Digital Broadcasting Station."" The tower is a multi-station broadcasting tower responsible for broadcasting TV signals in Shizuoka Prefecture; it serves as the primary television broadcasting station for Shizuoka. Located as it is in a scenic spot near Mt. Fuji, great care was taken to ensure that the design of the tower blends in with the Nihondaira landscape. As the tower is not a tourist facility, it is not possible to go inside, and visitors should not attempt to climb the tower."
  • Shizuoka Sengen-jinja Shrine
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    146 Reviews
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    Shizuoka Pref. Shizuokashi Aoi-ku Miyagasakichou 102-1
    Shizuoka Sengen-jinja Shrine in Aoi Ward, Shizuoka City, is the collective name for three separate shrines, Kanbe-jinja Shrine, Sengen-jinja Shrine, and Otoshimioya-jinja Shrine. Main events are the February setsubun festival, a Shinto ritual which drives out evil spirits, which has been designated an Intangible Folk Cultural Properties of Shizuoka City, and the huge Hatsukaesai festival held in April. The shrine was known to be the local shrine of Tokugawa Ieyasu and draws lots of tourists.

    This shrine is absolutely gorgeous and was a good place to begin our introduction to the beautiful shrines of Japan. We were here on a day of celebration so many people were in traditional clothing...

  • Hanazawa no Sato
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    Shizuoka Pref. Yaidushi Hanazawa
    This community remains just as how it was described by poems in the Manyoshu (Collection of Ten Thousand Leaves). The road that passes through it, which once connected Shizuoka and Yaizu, was a major mountain pass in the Nara and Heian periods. Old Nagayamon (one of the styles of Japanese traditional gate)-style folk homes and temples still line the mountain path that follows along the Hanazawa River. The community serves as the starting point for three hiking courses including the Mt. Mankanho course, which offers scenic views of Shizuoka City, Yaizu City, and Suruga Bay.
  • Ikawa Dam
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    Shizuoka Pref. Shizuokashi Aoi-ku Ikawa
    This dam in Aoi Ward, Shizuoka City is known for being Japan's first concrete hollow gravity dam. It was constructed based on blueprints for dams of the same type, which were popular in Italy at the time. It is nicknamed the Ikawa Goro Dam because of all the high level of commitment to its construction by the CEO of the Chubu Electric Power Company at the time. The Ikawa Exhibit Hall located nearby features exhibits about subjects including hydroelectric power and the roles of the dam.
  • Shizuoka City Museum of Art
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    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.
  • Sunpu Castle Park
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    Shizuoka Prefecture Shifu-ku Shizufu Castle Park 1-1
    "This castle is located in AoiWard, Shizuoka City. It is also known as ""Fuchu Castle"" and ""Shizuoka Castle."" Tokugawa Ieyasu, who had conquered the country of Suruga in 1585, built the castle to move his home there from Hamamatsu Castle. In the Edo period, it was home to Sumpu clan and Sumpu Castle lords (castle keeper), and in the Meiji period, it was home to the Sumpu clan (Shizuoka clan). Currently, it is part of ""Sumpu Castle Park."""
  • Sumpu Castle Park
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    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.
  • Sunpu Castle Park (East Gate/Tatsumi yagura)
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    Shizuoka Prefecture Shifu-ku Shizufu Castle Park 1-1
    Ruins located in Aoi Ward, Shizuoka City, they are known as the residence castle of Tokugawa Ieyasuafter his retirement. The turrets of Sumpu Castle are L-shaped, which is very unique among castle turret structures in Japan and is very good for defense. In 1996, they were reconstructed according to Japan's old traditional methods and opened as anarchive of history. Inside, there are displays of materials unearthed from within Sumpu Castle Park.
  • Aoba Yokocho
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    Shizuoka Pref. Shizuokashi Aoi-ku Tokiwachou Aoba Yokocho 1-8
    This alley in Aoi Ward, Shizuoka City lined with old-fashioned shops that resemble food carts is the city's oden district. There, visitors can try the unique Shizuoka variant of the Japanese dish oden (hodgepodge stew). Shizuoka oden is notable for its black broth, which is made with a beef sinew-based stock and seasoned with soy sauce.
  • Hatanagi-I Dam
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    Shizuoka Pref. Shizuokashi Aoi-ku Tashiro
    This dam in Aoi Ward, Shizuoka City is a rare type of Hollow Gravity Concrete Dam and is the largest of its kind in Japan, standing at 125 meters. Along with the Hatanagi Dam #2 downstream, they use the water to generate power with a power generation facility inside and a substation facility outside. It also serves as a trailhead for those climbing Mt. Akaishi and the Southern Japan Alps, and is busy with tourists during the autumn leaves.
  • Abe no Otaki Falls
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    Shizuoka Pref. Shizuokashi Aoi-ku Umegashima
    This 80-meter tall waterfall in Aoi Ward, Shizuoka City is located near Umegashima Onsen upstream of the Abekawa River. It is counted both amongst Japan's top 100 waterfalls and its three most famous waterfalls. When water levels are high, visitors are treated to a stirring cascade. The falls can also be accessed by a promenade from the Umegashima Onsen hot springs district.
  • Shizuoka Prefecture Gokoku Shrine
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    16 Reviews
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    Shizuoka Pref. Shizuokashi Aoi-ku Yunoki 366
    This shrine in Aoi Ward, Shizuoka City was established in 1899 and is dedicated to those from Shizuoka Prefecture who fell in battle or followed their master to the grave between the Meiji Restoration and WW2. The second floor of the shrine office is an exhibition hall where articles of the deceased are on display. In August a special lantern festival is held in which lanterns are lit to show appreciation for the spirits of the deceased.

    静岡鉄道ゆのき駅より歩いて約5分。 明治維新から太平洋戦争にいたる静岡 県出身戦没者を祀る神社。 あらためて私たちは戦争のない平和な 社会を目指さなければならないと思い ました。

  • Mariko-juku
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    Shizuoka Pref. Shizuokashi Suruga-ku Mariko
    This former Edo-period post station is located in modern-day Mariko, Suruga Ward, Shizuoka City. It retains much of its old townscape and features a number of historical sites dating back to the time of the Genji, Imagawa, and Tokugawa clans. It was the 20th and smallest of the 53 stations of the Tokaido Road. Chojiya, a restaurant portrayed in an ukiyoe painting by Utagawa Hiroshige, still serves tororojiru (grated yam soup), a local delicacy.
  • Taiken Kobo Sunpu Takumishuku
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    17 Reviews
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    Shizuoka Pref. Shizuokashi 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.

    nice place to learn some Japanese wood craft, i recommend for children & adults, all can enjoy. i learned how to make mosquito trap box with bamboo sticks.

  • Maruyoshi Farm
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    2 Reviews
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    Shizuoka Pref. Shizuokashi Suruga-ku Negoya 137-1
    This sightseeing farm is in Suruga Ward, Shizuoka City. Explore the fields on the slope of Mt. Kuno as you pick and eat as many strawberries as you'd like within a time limit. Each group gets their own strawberry house to pick in so feel free to pick without worrying about other's attention. Reservation required so please contact in advance prior to visit.

    より主要道路に近い。東照宮を訪問した後に周りを回る良い活動です。その地域に簡単な食事をしてお土産を買うことができます。

  • Kunoya Strawberry Picking Park and Strawberry Cafe
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    Shizuoka Pref. Shizuokashi Suruga-ku Negoya 30
    Come to this farm in Suruga Ward, Shizuoka City on the south slope of Mt. Kuno where you can enjoy picking strawberries amongst the 128 vinyl greenhouses. You can also experience making your own hand-made Strawberry Daifuku (mochi rice dumpling surrounding a strawberry). They offer educational field trip options for groups which include lessons and explanations about the cultivation of strawberries.
  • Kunozan Toshogu Shrine / Kuno Baien
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    494 Reviews
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    Shizuoka Pref. Shizuokashi Suruga-ku Negoya 390
    This shrine and garden in Suruga Ward, Shizuoka City is famous for many flowering plum and cherry blossom trees. This includes the Miwariume plum said to have been planted by Tokugawa Ieyasu himself. Visitors can enjoy seeing the grounds dyed pink from late December, when the early-flowering varieties bloom, to mid-April when the late-flowering varieties bloom. Set to the backdrop of Suruga Bay, the shrine and garden are one of the area's most scenic spots.

    Many, many steps to climb but really worthwhile to see. Very nice architecture. Use the wood and bamboo walking sticks found near the ticket booth. Go early to avoid the crowd

  • Kunozan Toshogu Museum
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    4.0
    38 Reviews
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    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...

  • Nihondaira Parkway
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    Shizuoka prefecture Shizuoka city Suruga ku - Shimizu ward
    This scenic road connecting Shizuoka City's Suruga and Shimizu Wards offers seasonal views of Mt. Fuji, Shimizu Port, and beyond. The entire area has been designated as a prefectural natural park. The road also features a number of sightseeing sports such as Shizuoka Performing Arts Center, Nihondaira Zoo, and Nihondaira Peak.

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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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