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  • Numazu Deep Sea Aquarium
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    Shizuoka Pref. Numadushi Sembonminatochou 83
    Located in the Minato 83 Banchi commercial facility in Numazu City, Shizuoka Prefecture, this unusual aquarium focuses on deep sea life. The aquarium’s centerpiece is its coelacanth exhibit, which includes extremely rare displays of both a frozen and a mounted coelacanth, a deep sea fish whose form hasn’t changed in 350 million years. Other popular exhibits include a large aquarium filled with animals from Suruga Bay, a treasure trove of deep sea life; an almost magical tank of luminescent fish; and a tank housing giant isopods, famous for their ability to live for years without eating. Unique deep sea life-themed merchandise is available at the aquarium shop.
  • Izu-Mito Sea Paradise
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    Shizuoka Pref. Numadushi Uchiuranagahama 3-1
    Located in Numazu City, Shizuoka Prefecture, Izu-Mito Sea Paradise is one of the oldest operating aquariums in Japan. The facility is famous as the first in Japan to keep bottlenose dolphins, sea otters, and walruses. The aquarium is full of attractions, including a giant tank filled with deep sea creatures from the bottom of Suruga Bay, an entrancing illuminated jellyfish tank, a touch pool where visitors can come in contact with deep sea creatures, and marine animal shows. Shows sure to delight adults and children alike are held throughout the day—a dynamic dolphin show, comical sea lion performances, walrus feeding time, and an Asian small-clawed otter handshaking event.
  • Sano Art Museum
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Shizuoka Pref. Mishimashi Nakatamachi 1-43
    "This art museum primarily holds exhibits of Japanese fine arts, with an impressive array of styles, such as pottery, paintings, and photographs. In the regular exhibit section, a portion of the collection, such as swords, and Buddha statues, is on display. The premises include a stroll-type Japanese garden, which receives spring water from Mt. Fuji, and is called ""Ryusen-en"", a place with enjoyable views in each season."
  • Awashima Marine Park
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    Shizuoka Pref. Numadushi Uchiurashigedera 186
    A leisure park occupying the entirety of the unpopulated Awashima island in the city of Numazu City, Shizuoka Prefecture. In addition to an aquarium, the park also has walking courses, a fishing pond, and more. The park’s Frog Hall houses and displays over 50 species of frogs, from common Japanese varieties to rare specimens from around the world. The park’s aquarium contains exhibits recreating the ocean around Awashima, as well as a touch pool where visitors can touch unusual and rare sea creatures. The park’s dolphin shows, held in a pool filled with natural seawater, as well as the comical sea lion shows featuring ad libing at every show, are also must-sees.
  • Kakita River Park
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Shizuoka Pref. Suntougunshimizuchou Fushimi 71-7
    Located in Shimizu Town, Sunto County, Shizuoka Prefecture, this park was built on the upper reaches of the Kakita River, Japan’s shortest Class A river, which is fed by a large freshwater spring. Locals use the verdant grounds of the park to rest and relax. The park’s lawn is a convenient and popular place to have a picnic. From the park’s two viewing platforms, visitors can see the “Wakima,” the source of the Kakita River. There’s also a shallow pool fed by the spring which visitors can play in and use to cool off.
  • Izu Fruit Park
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    Leisure / Hobbies
    Shizuoka Pref. Mishimashi Tsukaharashinden 181-1
    A tourism facility located in Tsukahara Shinden, Mishima City, Shizuoka Prefecture where visitors can enjoy fruit picking nearly year round—strawberries from January to May, muskmelons from August to early fall, and mandarin oranges from October to December (advance reservation required). Visitors can enjoy as much delicious, fresh fruit as they like during a picking session, such as extra sweet Benihoppe and Kaorino strawberries or meaty and fragrant muskmelons (60 minute limit for melons only). There’s also an on-site restaurant which offers a superb “kama-mabushi gozen” meal packed with tasty seafood delights from Suruga Bay. Other on-site facilities include a sweets workshop, souvenir corner, and shrimp senbei cracker factory which visitors can tour.

    大きな食堂です。別料金でフルーツのバイキングがあったようです。どうやらバス旅行の団体さんのためのようですね。

  • Numazu Imperial Villa Memorial Park
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    Shizuoka Pref. Numadushi Shimokanuki Shimogo 2802-1
    Once an imperial villa erected as a vacation spot for Emperor Taisho when he was crown prince in 1893, the site was opened to the general public as a memorial park after the villa was decommissioned during Japan’s Showa period. The park is located in a thick pine forest famous for its picturesque scenery and stands on scenic land facing Suruga Bay. Park facilities include the west villa, where the furniture and furnishings have been restored to the villa’s heyday to give visitors a glimpse of Imperial life during that time; the east villa, which is used as a cultural exchange center; a history and folk custom museum built on the site of the primary villa; and a café housed inside the former horse stable. Take the Izu Hakone Bus from Numazu Station and get off at the “Goyotei-mae” stop.
  • Rakujuen
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Shizuoka Pref. Mishimashi Ichibanchou 19-3
    This is a park around a three-minute walk from JR Mishima Station, on a site run by Mishima City and originally used as a villa for Prince Komatsu Akihito that was built in 1890. Surrounded by rich forest the park is home to 160 varieties of trees and plants and, depending on the season, 30 species of birds as well. The garden surrounding Ohama Pond is designated as a Natural Monument of Japan and a Place of Scenic Beauty. It is a popular park for families, with its Norimono Hiroba area featuring a merry-go-round and miniature train, and the Dobutsu Hiroba (“Animal Area”) where one can enjoy petting small creatures. Admission is required for the park.
  • Shirataki Park
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    Shizuoka Pref. Mishimashi Ichibanchou 1
    Located in Mishima City, Shizuoka Prefecture, Shirataki Park wells up with water from Mt. Fuji. When Mt. Fuji erupted about 10,000 years ago, lava flow exposed channels in the ground from where water now wells up in what looks like white water, hence its name Shirataki, which literally means ‘white waterfall’. There are many shallow pools for young children to play safely in and the park is inundated with people in the hot summer months trying to cool down. The park has pathways and playgrounds for the children and it’s a wonderful place to enjoy a leisurely picnic among the large, shady trees, or immerse yourself in a spot of forest bathing.
  • Vangi Sculpture Garden Museum
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Shizuoka Pref. Suntougunnagaizumichou Higashino Clematis Hill 347-1
    Located on a clematis-covered hill, the Vangi Sculpture Garden Museum is the only museum in the world dedicated to the work of the contemporary Italian figurative sculptor Giuliano Vangi. The Museum displays a range of Vangi’s sculptures created since the 1960s. The Museum garden is planted with many different varieties of clematis, including white clematis, as well as roses and tulips, with beautiful flowers in bloom all year round.
  • Bernard Buffet Museum
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    Shizuoka Pref. Suntougunnagaizumichou Higashino Clematis Hill 515 - 57
    The Bernard Buffet Museum is an art museum that collects and exhibits works by the French artist Bernard Buffet, one of the leading figurative artists of the Post-War period. There are more than 2,000 works in the Museum’s collection, including oil paintings, watercolors, woodblock prints, posters, etc. There is also the “Buffet Children’s Museum of Art,” an experiential museum for children, as well as a café and a museum shop, making this a place where people of all ages can enjoy art.

    悪徳スルガ銀行の金で作った美術館。誰の金で作ったのかわかっとるのか?お前ら、北朝鮮の金らと同じだわな❗早くおらの金返せや‼️

  • La La La Sun Beach
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Shizuoka Pref. Numadushi Nishiurahirasawa 517-4
    This beach is a popular man-made beach that is fully equipped with showers, toilets and changing rooms. It is also pleasant to visit from mid-July to the end of August, when there are stores that sell meals, snacks, drinks and shaved ice. Please note that pets are not allowed.
  • Mihama Beach
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Shizuoka Pref. Numadushi Heda
    With beautiful sand beaches extending out spaciously into gentle waves, Mihama Beach is a beach actively enjoyed by many people, where ocean goods float up on the sea surface. Sea opening is from mid July to the end of August, and during that time, sea guards are constantly on watch. It is a convenient beach with beach houses and restrooms available.
  • Togo Beach
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Shizuoka Pref. Numadushi Shimokanuki Shimago
    The Togo Beach connected with Goyotei Memorial Park is a wide, shallow sand beach that is particularly popular with families. Sea guards are on constant watch during the open season from mid July to mid August, so you can feel safe and secure. You can enjoy jet skis here, but make sure to be extra careful around swimmers.
  • climbing gym SUNNY ROCK NUMAZU
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Shizuoka Pref. Numadushi Miyamaechou 7-17
    This athletic facility offers people the chance to try rope climbing and bouldering. A full-time instructor is there to make sure that even beginners can have a good time. In 2018, they took down a lead climbing wall and added a bouldering area. No reservation is required.
  • Ose Beach
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Shizuoka Pref. Numadushi Nishiuraenashi
    This beach in a shoal inlet located in Numazu City, Shizuoka Prefecture is notable for its quiet waves. It has also been certified as a beach with especially good water quality by the Ministry of the Environment. Popular with divers as well as beachgoers, the coast is lined with diving shops, making it a destination for divers all year long.
  • Izu Mura no Sta.
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Shizuoka Mishima-shi Yasuhisa 322-1
  • Mishima-taisha Shrine Treasure Hall
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Shizuoka Mishima-shi Omiyacho 2-1-5
    This is an exhibition hall within Mishima-taisha shrine along the Prefectural Route 22 in Omiya-cho, Mishima City. Housed here are the priestly treasures and cultural artifacts of the Mishima-taisha shrine handed down from the priests and Yadabe estate. Included in these are the National Treasure, the decorative Umemakie cosmetics box (generally, a replica is on display) said to be donated from Masako Hojo. The treasures on exhibit are switched out a few times a year, and the adjoining gallery is also available for other exhibits.
  • Senbonhama Park
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Shizuoka Pref. Numadushi Hon Senbon 1910-1
    A nature park situated in Numazu City, Shizuoka Prefecture and location of the Senbon Matsubara (“One Thousand Pine Tree Grove”), a grove of beautiful black pines standing along the coast of Suruga Bay considered to be one of the most scenic areas along the Tokaido. On clear days, visitors can enjoy a picturesque view from the beach of the pine grove, Mt. Fuji, and Suruga Bay. In summer, the beach is open for swimming and bustles with beach goers. The cycling and jogging course along the breakwater is particularly popular. The pine grove has a promenade which allows visitors to easily stroll amongst the sunlight filtering through the black pines’ branches. In addition, the park is dotted with monuments inscribed with poems and famous literary passages. There is also a playground with play equipment for children, and the park is a favorite spot for locals to relax.
  • Senbon Matsubara Pine Forest
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Shizuoka Pref. Numadushi Hon Senbon
    This pine forest stretches for ten kilometers along the shore of Suruga Bay from the mouth of the Kanogawa River in Numazu City to Tagonoura Port in Fuji City. Originally planted as a windbreak and for protection against the tide, the forest is now a beloved scenic spot. There, visitors can view Mt. Fuji from between the trees. The forest has also been selected as one of 100 Landscapes of Japan and one of Japan's 100 Best Beaches with White Sand and Blue Pine.

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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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