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  • Lake Hamana
    Travel / Tourism
    Shizuoka Prefecture Hamamatsu City
    This lake sitting between the cities of Hamamatsu and Kosai in Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan's longest brackish lake, is famous for its eel farming industry. The lake's many tourist attractions, which include pleasure boat cruises and nearby Hamamatsu Castle, make it a popular destination for sightseers.
  • Hamamatsu Castle
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    3.5
    481 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 can be reached by bus from the railway station which takes about 15 minutes. Although the original castle was destroyed, this building was erected in 1958 and paid for by the townspeople...

  • Hamamatsu Fruit Park Tokinosumika
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    3.5
    85 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.

    Stopped here for lunch, not much options, and had some o-k pizza and pasta. Relatively inaccessible unless you had a car. The park was split into two areas. The food area had a nice huge playground...

  • Hamanako Palpal
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    4.0
    138 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.

    This place is less crowded. It’s more suitable for kids. Roller coaster and boating is the main attraction of this site . Overall an average place to visit

  • Roadside Station Shiomi-Zaka
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    4.0
    64 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Shizuoka Pref. Kosaishi Shirasuka 1896-2
    This roadside station located on the side of National Route 1 features markets and shops offer agricultural products, marine products, and more. It also features a restaurant where you can try local delicacies like shirasu-don (whitebait served on rice) and namanori udon (udon noodles served with raw nori seaweed). The facility also features free foot baths where visitors can rest their tired feet while enjoying a view of the Pacific Ocean.

    ここから太平洋の景観は非常によく施設もきれいでした。 伊良湖を目指す起点として利用しましたが、トイレ・休憩設備も充分満足のできる施設でした。

  • Planet Cafe
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Shizuoka Pref. Hamamatsushi Naka-ku Motoshirochou 223 - 1 Ars Parking Bldg B 1
    This club is located near Daiichidori Station and is among the most venerable in the prefecture. It has a high-quality sound system, and has the strong support of not only clubbers but of DJs and artists. On weekends, they hold dance music events centered on house and techno, and live events inviting skilled artists from Japan and abroad.
  • Arai Sekisho Museum
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    4.0
    43 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Shizuoka Pref. Kosaishi Araichouarai 1227-5
    Arai Post Station Museum is just an eight-minute walk from Araimachi Station, or a 30-minute drive from the Hamamatsu-Nishi or Mikkabi Interchanges. This post station was built in 1600 under orders from Shogun Tokugawa Ieyasu in 1600, and it is currently a National Special Historical Site. For about 100 years, it was directly controlled by the Edo Shogunate to prevent people from transporting guns and to prevent the wives of feudal lords from leaving Edo. The current building is a reconstruction of the original, which was destroyed in 1971. Visitors who want a tour led by an official guide should make reservations at least ten days ahead of time.

    Arai Sekisho is a beautiful little historical site located in 10 mins walk from JR Araimachi station on JR Tokaido line. There is also a small museum built along with the site, and you can learn the...

  • Kosai City Amenity Plaza
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Shizuoka Pref. Kosaishi Kibi 3294-48
    This athletic facility in Kosai City, Shizuoka Prefecture is equipped with a 25-meter pool, a lazy river, water slides, an arena where you can play sports such as basketball and badminton, a training room, and more. The facility also offers public baths used by many locals that are convenient to use after exercising.
  • Toyoda Sakichi Memorial House
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    4.0
    27 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Shizuoka Pref. Kosaishi Yamaguchi 113-2
    "Located in Kosai City, Shizuoka Prefecture, this memorial hall is dedicated to Sakichi Toyota, the founder of Toyota Group. You can see exhibits such as the ""Toyota-style wooden human-powered loom"" and reconstructed buildings such as the childhood home of Sakichi Toyota. Visited by many sight-seers, it includes the main houseand a separate cottage, and has been selected as city-designated historic sites."

    This is a beautiful reproduction of the house that launched the Toyota brand. The grounds are beautiful and it is though provoking about the how he came to have his work ethics and his drive to...

  • Shiomizaka
    Travel / Tourism
    Shizuoka Pref. Kosaishi Shirasuka
    "A hill in Shirasuka, Kosai City, Shizuoka Prefecture, it is famous as a hill with a stunning view of the Pacific Ocean. In fact, it was drawn in TokaidoGojusan-tsugi's ""Shirasuka-juku"", a work by Hiroshige Utagawa. It also features the nearby ""Shiomizaka Park"" and ""Roadside Station Shiomizaka."" Many visitors stop by here."
  • Fukumitsu
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    4.0
    83 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Shizuoka Pref. Hamamatsushi Naka-ku Satou 1-25-8
    This gyoza dumpling restaurant in Hamamatsu City, Shizuoka Prefecture is a popular restaurant among the locals and known by the Hamamatsu gourmets to make splendid Hamamatsu gyoza. Their menu consists of gyoza dumplings or the gyoza meal which comes with rice and miso soup. Customers come from far off to eat here and a line out front is a common sight.

    If youre after gyoza then this unassuming restaurant is the place to go in Hamamatsu. Unlike a lot of gyoza which is usually grilled, Fukumitsu lightly (?) deep fry their gyoza which gives it a...

  • Shimano Farm
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Shizuoka Pref. Hamamatsushi Nishi-ku Isajichou 8838
    This farm is located in Nishi Ward, Hamamatsu City, Shizuoka Prefecture. Visitors can enjoy picking strawberries grown in the farm's elevated planters from January to mid-May. Kid's love their Akihime strawberries due to sweetness and low sourness. The farm is popular with families and women.
  • Kanzanji Ropeway
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    3.5
    85 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.

    As we went on weekdays and evening there were hardly anyone, which was good as it was not necessary for us to wait for a ride. We could see a beautiful scenery of Lake Hamana's Kanzanji area. The...

  • Kanzanji Hot Spring - Hanasaki no Yu
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    4.0
    50 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.

    毎晩女湯たまり場で温泉でくつろぐことができません 店員もわかっていても知らん顔、最悪です、毎晩同じメンバーおばあさん。

  • Hamanako Orgel Museum
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    3.5
    53 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.

    Great museum close to the train station. Amazing area of musical instruments from around the world. Friendly staff. Piano heaven. Instruments from all over Asia and Europe, you will enjoy.

  • Hamanako Palpal Pal Pool
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Shizuoka Pref. Hamamatsushi Nishi-ku Kanzanjichou 1891 Within Lake Hamana PALPAL
    This pool is a part of the lakeside resort theme park Hamanako Palpal in Hamamatsu City, Shizuoka Prefecture. There are many popular children's attractions including 230 meters of pool and waterslides as well as the Bucket Out in which a large bucket of water is upended from above. Summer vacation this is a popular time for families.
  • Hamamatsu Zoo
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    4.0
    103 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.

    My husband and I have been to this zoo a couple times. Today, we had to stop in our tracks and leave ASAP. The animals are extremely neglected. The zoo seems very old and the exhibits are downright...

  • Hamanako Cruise
    Travel / Tourism
    Shizuoka Pref. Hamamatsushi Nishi-ku Kanzanjichou 3315
    Enjoy the view of the different seasons of Lake Hamanako in Hamamatsu City, Shizuoka Prefecture from aboard this cruise. Gaze at the wonder of the setting sun from atop the lake onboard the popular Hamanako Picturesque Sunset Cruise. Or take a cruise to see the first sunrise of the new-year (reservation required). This is a popular stop for those visiting Lake Hamanako.
  • Quick Hamana
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Shizuoka Pref. Hamamatsushi Nishi-ku Sahamachou 5757
    A go-cart circuit in Nishi Ward, Hamamatsu City, Shizuoka Prefecture with easy to drive rentable Karts. The full course covers 560 meters with a short course as well. They also offer double occupancy Rendezvous Karts and Tandem Karts for parent and child, making this is a popular spot for families.
  • ToBiO (Furuhashi Hironoshin Memorial Hamamatsu Swimming Pool)
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    4.0
    3 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Shizuoka Pref. Hamamatsushi Nishi-ku Shinoharachou 23982-1
    This swimming complex is located in Nishi Ward, Hamamatsu City, Shizuoka Prefecture. Known by the nickname ToBiO, the main pool and diving pool are both certified for international competitions. The facility also has a leisure pool, and indoor children's pool, and a free outdoor children's pool, making it popular with families.

    国道1号線から見えるところに古橋広之進記念水泳場があります。浜松市が運営する水泳場ですが世界大会もできるほどの立派な水泳場ですね!私が訪れた時は、小学生の大会(記録会)が行われていましたよ! プールとして泳ぐのも良いのですが古橋広之進の偉業を展示しているコーナーもあるのでそれを見るだけでもいいですよ!そのコーナーは、入場無料です!

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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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