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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.
  • Roadside Station Shiomi-Zaka
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    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.
  • Hamamatsu Castle
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    529 Reviews
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    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.

    Vast majority of text in Japanese. Only interesting thing is to contemplate how small has all started for the guy who created a 260 years shogunate. Reminds me of the original Habsburg castle in...

  • Roadside Station Tenryu Sozu Hanamomo no Sato
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    Shizuoka Pref. Hamamatsushi Tenryu-ku Okawa 31-10
    This roadside station is located on the side of the Akiha Kaido Highway in Okawa, Tenryu Ward, Hamamatsu City. Its shop offers a number of hand-made manju (steamed buns) including their Hanamomo manju, a seasonal spring exclusive, their wheat manju, which are available year-round, and their special miso manju. It also offers items such as local agricultural products, processed products, handicrafts, and more. The station's offers dishes such as their Hanamomo curry, which feature vegetables stewed for over seven hours, their sansai soba, which feature soba noodles in a hot broth topped with wild edible plants, their weekday lunches, and free Tenryu tea.
  • Unagi Pie Factory
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    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.

    If you like How Its Made, this is a place for you. The instruction of how the unagi pie is made is pretty cool. It is called eel pie because they grind up the dried bones from eels caught and...

  • Sakuma Dam
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    Shizuoka Pref. Hamamatsushi Tenryu-ku Sakumachousakuma 2552-2
    This dam is located along the Tenryu River in Sakuma Town, Tenryu Ward, Hamamatsu City. Among domestic hydroelectric plants, this dam boasts one of the largest electrical supplies. The dam lake-Lake Sakuma-features good scenery and is part of Tenryu-Okumikawa Quasi-National Park. The banks are a famous flower-viewing spot for Yoshino cherry blossoms in spring, and during the Sakuma Dam Ryujin Matsuri in late October, there is a raijin no mai (dragon dance), fireworks set off over the lake, and other events.
  • Nakatajima Dune
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    Shizuoka Pref. Hamamatsushi Minami-ku Nakatajimachou 1313
    These dunes are located near Enshunada Coastal Park of Nakatajima-cho, Minami Ward, Hamamatsu City. The dunes are known for the wind ripples carved in the sand by the wind blowing in from Enshunada. From mid-May to late-August, the loggerhead turtle-an endangered species-comes ashore to lay its eggs here. It is often promoted as a site for filming video, and it is very popular as a location for movies.
  • Ryugashido Cavern
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    4.0
    256 Reviews
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    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.

  • Roadside Station Kunma Suisha no Sato
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    10 Reviews
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    Shizuoka Pref. Hamamatsushi Tenryu-ku Kuma 1976-1
    A roadside station located along Prefectural Route 9 in Kuma, Tenryu Ward, Hamamatsu City. In the produce building, you'll find freshly-baked gohei mochi, pickles, handmade konnyaku, soba, and also sweets. There is also a restaurant selling soba, set meals and curry. The hands-on workshop Suisha no Sato lets you try to handmake things like soba, gohei mochi, and konnyaku. Reservation required.

    浜松からホタルを見に行こう!という事で、ホタルを見に行きました。 その途中に、道の駅があります。 ホタル鑑賞は、またその先にあるのですが、暗くなる前に、毎年ここで、山菜そばを食べるのが恒例です。 水車の風景といい、田舎の雰囲気いっぱいの素敵な道の駅で、蕎麦がめちゃめちゃ美味いです。

  • Arai Sekisho Museum
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    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.
  • Toyoda Sakichi Memorial House
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    30 Reviews
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    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."
  • 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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    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.

  • Hamanako Orgel Museum
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    69 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...

  • Hamanako Cruise
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    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.
  • Hamamatsu JASDF Air Park and Museum
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    4.5
    502 Reviews
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    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...

  • Lake Sanaru
    Travel / Tourism
    Shizuoka ken Hamamatsu city west district
    This lake in Nishi Ward, Hamamatsu City, Shizuoka Prefecture is part of the water system of the Miyakoda River, a Class B river. The park that surrounds the lake, Lake Sanaru Park, is famous for its spring cherry blossoms. It hosts the Lake Sanaru Fireworks Display in the summer and the Lake Sanaru International Ekiden Race each May. The lake and its park are visited by many families on weekends and holidays.
  • Wotto Hamanako Aquatic Experience Center
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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.
  • Hiramatsu Kanko Agurisu Hamanako
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Shizuoka Pref. Hamamatsushi Nishi-ku Hiramatsuchou 2014-1
    Visitors at this venerable tourist farm in Hamamatsu City, Shizuoka Prefecture can enjoy eating all the ripened strawberries (including Beni-Hoppe and Akihime) they want for 30minutes. The farm also features a farmer's market, Fureai Ichiba, which offers seasonal fruit and vegetables and other items. The farm, which is visited by many tourists, is open from December to around May.

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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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