Spots in Hamamatsu / Lake Hamana Area

  • Hamamatsu Castle
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    3.5
    545 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Shizuoka Pref. Hamamatsushi Naka-ku Motoshirochou 100-2
    The castle in Hamamatsu City, Shizuoka Prefecture where the stone walls, the castle gate and castle tower keep have been restored. There's a lot to learn inside the grounds with pictures and models on display as well as a viewing platform on the top level. Surrounding the castle is Hamamatsu Castle Park, a popular meeting spot not just for tourists but for the locals as well.

    The castle is very well preserved and its in the middle of yhe city,very close to Hamamatsu Station. Doesnt take very long to roam around it as its a small castle in comparison to other big ones.

  • Hamamatsu JASDF Air Park and Museum
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    4.5
    512 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Shizuoka Pref. Hamamatsushi Nishi-ku Nishiyamachou
    This museum is attached to the JASDF Hamamatsu Air Base and is a part of the JASDF's public relations outreach. Known by the nickname Airpark there is a museum and hangar with JSDF materials on display as well as a 360-degree theater where you can feel like a pilot. Their hold events always draw a crowd.

    I visited this museum and was impressed by the number of items on display. They had airplanes in the hangers where you could actually sit in the cockpit. There were flight simulators for kids. The...

  • Unagi Pie Factory
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    4.0
    603 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Shizuoka Pref. Hamamatsushi Nishi-ku Okubochou 748-51
    This factory produces Unagi Pie, a snack that is popular as a Shizuoka Prefecture souvenir. Many visitors come to take self-guided tours of the factory, where admission is free (Reservations are required for large groups.) The factory's Unagi Pai Cafe offers sweets made with Unagi Pies, a selection of seasonal items, and more.

    I visited there without a reservation. An application form was required at a counter, but just filled it and I could enter before long. No admission fee was required but I got some sweets when...

  • Hamamatsu Flower Park
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    4.0
    286 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Shizuoka Hamamatsu-shi Nishi-ku Kanzanjicho 195
    A botanical garden located in Nishi Ward, Hamamatsu City, Shizuoka Prefecture. In a total area of 300,000 square meters, you can observe flowers in each season. Furthermore, there is a Kids' Square with a playground popular with children, Hana no Sanpomichi-a restaurant which offers light meals, and a Flower Train which circles the garden. Many people visit with their family.

    The Park is suitable to visit in summer. Not many flower in the Autumn but there is some indoor garden interesting and colorful. The rose soft serve is good.

  • Ryugashido Cavern
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    4.0
    258 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Shizuoka Pref. Hamamatsushi Kita-ku Inasachoutabatake 193
    This limestone cavern is located Inasacho Tabatake, Kita Ward, Hamamatsu City. About 400 meters of its 1,000-meter length are open to visitor. Visitors can enjoy exploring the cavern, which stays around a comfortable 18°C all year long. The cavern's substantial surrounding facilities include a museum, restaurant, souvenir shop, and a gelato shop.

    Easy drive from Hamamatsu with easy parking. On a hot day the cool cave is a real treat. The route through the cave was well lit and at many points information was given about the rock formation.

  • Hamanako Garden Park
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    4.0
    204 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Shizuoka Pref. Hamamatsushi Nishi-ku Murakushichou 5475-1
    This green park is in Hamamatsu City, Shizuoka Prefecture is located on the shore of Lake Hamanako where you can enjoy different plant life all year round. The park contains a Garden Cruise sightseeing boat, a lookout tower, and a water park popular with children. The variety of events held, and hand-on learning experiences draws lots of families.

    Besides a replica of the Monet House and the garden from the painting Water lillies there are several other areas in this garden. There is a tree from the Jurassic period and many varieties of...

  • Ryotanji Temple
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    4.5
    255 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Shizuoka Pref. Hamamatsushi Kita-ku Inasachouinoya 1989
    This temple is located in Iinoya, Inasa Town, Kita Ward, Hamamatsu City. It was founded by Gyoki in 733. The Ryotanji Garden, made by Kobori Enshu, is an observatory pond-style garden built during the early Edo Period, and has been nationally designated as a Special Place of Scenic Beauty. It is also the family temple for the Ii family, with tombs for generations of the Ii family, Naotora Ii in particular.

    This is a peaceful and beautifully groomed little oasis tucked away from the hustle and bustle of ciy life. The floor boards were designed to be a warning against attacks - they chirp like birds...

  • Hamamatsu Museum of Musical Instruments
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    4.0
    281 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Shizuoka Pref. Hamamatsushi Naka-ku Chuou 3-9-1
    A museum of musical instruments in 3 Chome Chuo, Naka Ward, Hamamatsu City. The four exhibition rooms have almost 1,500 instruments from around the world including Asia, Oceania, Africa, America, and Europe, as well as keyboards and domestic western style instruments and electric instruments. They hold a variety of music salons including lecture concerts about singular instruments or pieces of music and more casual evening concerts.

    It is a veritable wonderland of musical instruments from many parts of the world and helpful friendly staff. The displays are well labeled and the English leaflet and audio guide was very helpful...

  • Hamanako Palpal
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    4.0
    163 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Shizuoka Pref. Hamamatsushi Nishi-ku Kanzanjichou 1891
    This is a resort-style theme park in Nishi Ward, Hamamatsu City, Shizuoka Prefecture with almost 30 different attractions for boys and girls of all ages, including roller coasters and go-karts. They hold seasonal events and hero-shows year-round making the weekends and holidays are popular with families and couples.

    Our group consisted of 4 children and 3 adults. The children enjoyed the attractions but the adults didnt go on many. the Attractions are a little dated. It should be noted that it was a very nice...

  • Suzuki Plaza
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    4.5
    145 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Shizuoka Pref. Hamamatsushi Minami-ku Zourachou 1301
    This corporate museum is located in Zora-cho, Minami Ward, Hamamatsu City. You can learn about the corporation's history and its current car manufacturing through displays of Suzuki products, primarily two-wheeled vehicles, four-wheeled vehicles, and outboard motors. Reservations in advance are required for tours.

    スズキ本社近くにあり、入場料無料。 織機からはじまり、現在の世界のスズキに至るまでの歴史を感じられる展示品が盛りだくさん。子供も楽しめる様 工夫されています。 Suzuki History Museum is a place where you can literally see the history of Suzuki and its automobiles from pre war...

  • Hamamatsu Fruit Park Tokinosumika
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    3.5
    96 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Shizuoka Pref. Hamamatsushi Kita-ku Miyakodachou 4263-1
    This farming park is located in Miyakoda Town, Kita Ward, Hamamatsu City. With a lot roughly nine times the size of Tokyo Dome, there are 4,300 fruit trees in 160 varieties, with 15 types of fruit-picking available annually. There is also a food court, a pizzeria with a kiln, a barbeque area, a winery with 100 types of wine including homemade varieties, and shops that sell fruits and products.

    This place is great value! We live in Nagoya and its always worth the trip to Hamamatsu to visit here. The kids love the free train (thats actually a bus that looks like a train) that goes...

  • Hamamatsu Zoo
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    4.0
    114 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Shizuoka Pref. Hamamatsushi Nishi-ku Kanzanjichou 199
    A city-operated zoo in Nishi Ward, Hamamatsu City, Shizuoka Prefecture. Come see almost 100 different species including the largest exhibit of primates in Japan. This zoo is famous as the only location in Japan where the small Golden Lion Tamarin is kept and raised. A special night safari event is held where you can feed and touch the animals, making this a popular place to bring children on weekends and holidays.

    Went with the wife the other day. Besides seeing all the cute and interesting animals, we really enjoyed the insect collection. The flowers and shrubs are really pretty. There are several playgrounds...

  • Kanzanji Ropeway
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    4.0
    108 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    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.

  • Rinzaishu Daihonzan Houkouji Temple
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    4.5
    75 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Shizuoka Pref. Hamamatsushi Kita-ku Inasachouokuyama 1577-1
    This temple is located in Okuyama, Inasa Town, Kita Ward, Hamamatsu City. It was opened by the hands of a monk, Mumongen Senzenji and a local lord, Okuyama Rokurojiro Tomofuji in 1371. The main object of worship, a Gautama triad called Wooden statues of Shaka-Nyorai and Flanking attendants, is designated as a National Important Cultural Property. The temple is also known for the 500 Rakan statues scattered throughout the precinct.

    An amazing set of temples. They are a little off the beaten path but actually quite close the the resort area of Hamamatsu. I loved the big open temples with the great old statues - some of which are...

  • Kanzanji Hot Spring - Hanasaki no Yu
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    4.0
    60 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Shizuoka Pref. Hamamatsushi Nishi-ku Kanzanjichou 1891
    A hot-spring in Nishi Ward, Hamamatsu City, Shizuoka Prefecture where the baths are split into three sections, Hinoka no Yu, Shakkei no Yu, and Daidarabocchi no Yu, which all draw their water from the local Kanzanji spring. With 26 different baths this hot spring has the biggest number of baths compared to any other facility in Shizuoka Prefecture and draws not just locals but lots of tourists as well.

    Reasonable price. Two bathing areas. Lots of different baths. Toilets and drinking fountains in the changing rooms.

  • Tenryu Hamanako Railroad
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    4.0
    76 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Shizuoka Hamamatsu-shi Tenryu-ku Futamatacho Akura 114-2
    "This local Shizuoka train line is nicknamed the ""Tenhama Line."" The line connects Kakegawa Station in Kakegawa City with Shinjohara Station in Kosai City, passing through Tenryu-Futamata Station in Hamamatsu City's Tenryu Ward along the way. The 67.7-meter-long line is dotted with 36 designated National Tangible Cultural Properties, and riders rave about the beautiful scenery beyond the train's windows as well as its nostalgic atmosphere. In 1998, facilities inside the Tenryu-Futamata Station were designated a National Tangible Cultural Property; later, in 2011, the station building itself as well as its platforms; and the bridges, tunnels, and other major facilities along the entire train line were also designated National Tangible Cultural Properties."

    静岡県西部の掛川から新所原まで運行する鉄道です 久しぶりに利用しました 最近はラッピング列車が多く次はどんなに列車に乗れるかとワクワクします

  • Iinoyagu Shrine
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    3.5
    56 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Shizuoka Pref. Hamamatsushi Kita-ku Inasachouinoya 1991-1
    This shrine is located in Iinoya, Inasa Town, Kita Ward, Hamamatsu City. Built in 1872, it venerates the fourth prince of Emperor Go-Daigo, Prince Munenaga. Prince Munenaga excelled at writing waka poetry and lived a long life, so the shrine's blessings are said to be for school success and long life.

    The shrine is a nice place to visit when in Hamamatsu. It is also next to Ryotan-ji. Make sure to follow the usual rules:cleansing before entering, bowing at the torii, and avoid going in the...

  • Okura Act City Hotel Hamamatsu Observation Gallery
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    3.5
    58 Reviews
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    Shizuoka Pref. Hamamatsushi Naka-ku Itayamachi 111-2 Okura Act City Hotel Hamamatsu 45F
    "This observation deck is located on the top floor of ""Hamamatsu Act Tower"", a complex building in Itaya Town, Naka District, Hamamatsu City. You can enjoy a grand view of the landscape of Hamamatsu City from a height of 45 stories above ground. Visitors lodging at the ""Okura Act City Hotel Hamamatsu"" or dining at the restaurant (cafe customers excluded) can get a reduced rate on the entrance fee. It is occasionally rented out for weddings and such, so be sure to check the homepage before your visit."

    Won’t come back again! This terrible experience i was never meet before, i was waited them about 3 hour to solve the air conditioner problem but still nobody take care with this. Finally what i get...

  • Hamamatsu City Akino Fuku Museum
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    4.0
    52 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Shizuoka Pref. Hamamatsushi Tenryu-ku Futamatachoufutamata 130
    Located in Futamata, Futamata Town, Tenryu Ward, Hamamatsu City, this art museum contains the work of local Japanese painter Fuku Akino. One key feature is that you remove your shoes when on the marble and rattan mat floors to view works. There are regular and special exhibits.

    この美術館に子供を連れて行くと嫌な気分にされます。 騒がない子供にも注意してきます。 入ってすぐに出ました。 子供が嫌いなようです。 二度と行かない!

  • Hamanako Orgel Museum
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    4.0
    70 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Shizuoka Pref. Hamamatsushi Nishi-ku Kanzanjichou 1891
    A specialized orgel museum in Nishi Ward, Hamamatsu City, Shizuoka Prefecture where you can see antique orgels and orgel demonstrations. This is a popular destination with one of the finest museum shops in the Tokai region and workshops where you can try your hand at assembling an original orgel.

    Before the trip, I thought it was just an ordinary museum. However, I was wrong. The museum has a display of many different kinds of beautiful 19th Century orgels (music boxes) and fairground...

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