Spots in Iwata / Kakegawa Area

  • Kakegawa Kachouen
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    4.5
    305 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Shizuoka Pref. Kakegawashi Minamisaigou 1517
    This theme park featuring flowers and birds is located in Kakegawa City, Shizuoka Prefecture. In the glasshouse fully equipped with air conditioning you can see flowers like impatiens and water lilies. Furthermore, you can experience interacting with owls, eagles, and other birds. The park is barrier-free, with easy access for strollers and wheelchairs, and is visited by many tourists.

    Interesting Park with many types of birds. The great part is that people can hang out and interact with the birds. Nice little show With the participation of the audience.

  • Kakegawa Castle (Kumokiri Castle)
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    4.0
    324 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Shizuoka Pref. Kakegawashi Kakegawa 1138-24
    This castle inside of Kakegawa Castle Park in Kakegawa City, Shizuoka Prefecture is famous for being Japan's first recreated castle using the original wood construction techniques. Visitors can tour the inside of the castle and climb the stairs to the observation deck on the top floor. The castle, which is visited by many tourists, has also been selected as one of Japan's best 100 castles.

    The tower is relatively small but beautifully presented, as the palace is included in the ticket price it is good value for money. On a clear day as it has been today, you can see right across...

  • Ogasayama Sports Park ECOPA (ECOPA Stadium / ECOPA Arena)
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    4.0
    70 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Shizuoka Pref. Fukuroishi Aino 2300-1
    This park in Fukuroi City, Shizuoka Prefecture is situated on the northwest slope of a hill which extends into neighboring Kakegawa City. It has the largest multipurpose stadium in the prefecture able to accommodate 50,000 people, as well as an auxiliary track and field area with natural turf and an exclusively dedicated area for throwing sports such as shot-put. Not only does it hold a wide variety of sporting events it also hosts cultural and entertainment events.

    The rugby World Cup was fantastic. Went to scotland v Russia. Was well organised. The entertainment outside and atmosphere created inside was amazing. They were so efficient at getting everyone on...

  • Hattasan Soneiji Temple
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    4.0
    109 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Shizuoka Pref. Fukuroishi Toyosawa 2777
    This temple is a part of the Koyasan Shingon Sect temples and its primary object of worship is Shokannon or Avalokitesvara?. The temple was established by Gyoki in 725 AD with the ascension of Emperor Shomu and the current main-hall was rebuilt in 1983. Kannon is known to ward off evil and the temple is famous for their warding dumplings. The harvest festival, which occurs on January 7th, has been designated an Intangible Folk Cultural Property of Shizuoka Prefecture.

    This old Buddhism temple Son-ei-ji founded in 725 has been famous as Hattasan in this area. When you arrive at the parking lot or bus stop, you will find a path to an old gate Nio-mon. You can...

  • Yamaha Communication Plaza
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    4.0
    49 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Shizuoka Pref. Iwatashi Shingai 2500
    This company museum for the Yamaha Motor Company is located at their headquarters in Iwata City, Shizuoka Prefecture. Come see the products and history of the Yamaha Motor Company on display centered around communication and the past-present-future. They also hold special exhibitions drawing crowds of motorcycle and car enthusiasts.

    This is a must see attraction for anyone who has an interest in motorcycles. On display is a comprehensive collection of motorcycles from the very first Yamaha motorcycle through to the superbikes of...

  • Kasuisai Temple
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    4.0
    65 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Shizuoka Fukuroi-shi Kuno 2915-1
    "An old temple established in 1401. The total area of the temple is about 331,000 square meters. It is famous as a flower temple, since you can see peony in spring, heron in summer, and bright autumn leaves in fall. During the ""Kasuisai Hina Matsuri"" which takes place from New Year's Day to the end of March, roughly 1,200 dolls decorate 32 levels-among the most levels in Japan. It is the top place for pursuing Zen in Tokaido, and even now, many priests are training here as a specialized monastery in the Soto sect."

    Very nice place to visit during dolls exhibition from January to March. In July place is also know from flowers garden

  • Roadside Station Kakegawa
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    4.0
    4 Reviews
    Transportation
    Shizuoka Pref. Kakegawashi Yasaka 882-1
    This roadside station is adjacent to Yasaka Interchange on National Route 1. Visitors can purchase locally-harvested seasonal fresh vegetables at the station's farmer's market. The station is well-equipped with a range of facilities including shops and a restaurant that offers items such as Enshu soba noodles made with locally-grown buckwheat, as well as tororodon (grated yam on rice). The station is utilized by many tourists because of its large parking lot.

    道の駅掛川の定食屋さんです。お昼時は賑わっていて活気があります。ボリュームがあってリーズナブルでよかったです。

  • Kotonomama Hachimangu Shrine
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    4.5
    51 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Shizuoka Pref. Kakegawashi Yasaka 642
    "This shrine is located in Kakegawa City, Shizuoka Prefecture, where ""Kotonomachi-hime no Mikoto"" and others are venerated. It is also famous for its power spot ""your wish comes trueas you said"" which appeared in the Japanese collection of essays ""Makuranososhi.(The Pillow Book)"" And the ""KotonomamaHachimangu Festival"" held annually in September is celebrated not only by locals but by many tourists as well."

    願い事のままにかなえてくださるという神社です。駐車場から近い拝殿とは別に、隣の山に本宮があります。そこまで行くのはちょっとした山登りです。 本宮のお参りの仕方は社務所に説明があります。本宮の石を磨くために布をもらって行きましょう。 拝殿の方には、大きな楠があり、抱きついてパワーをもらうことができます。また、社務所前のトイレの横の道を奥に入ると言問いの里、という川辺があり、清涼感があっていいです。

  • Yusanji Temple
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    4.0
    48 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Shizuoka Fukuroi-shi Muramatsu 1
    "A temple in Fukuroi City, Shizuoka Prefecture. It is a temple of the Chisan sect of Shingon Buddhism and is dedicated to Yakushinyorai (Bhaisajyaguru). It is said that the temple was built by Gyoki in 701 and was named ""Yusanji (oil mountain temple)"" because oil sprung forth. It is also famous as a great place for healing eye disease and a great place for autumn leaves. The kitchen of the mail hall, the three-story tower, and the sanmon gate are nationally designated Important Cultural Properties."

    Yusanji Temple is located in the mountain area. It is believed that this temple helps you to improve the situation of your eyes, the diseases, ability and the like. The gate of this temple looks...

  • Shiseido Art House
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    4.0
    41 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Shizuoka Pref. Kakegawashi Shimomata 751-1
    This art museum in Kakegawa City, Shizuoka Prefecture was founded in 1978. It exhibits works of painting, sculpture, handicrafts, and other art forms. In addition to its permanent exhibits, the museum also holds regular exhibitions. The museum's shop offers Shiseido-designed products, Shiseido Parlour sweets, and more.

    Shiseido Art House is located near JR Kakegawa Station. Tourists can rent a bicycle at Station. I went to Shiseido by bicycle. ( about 10 minutes ) I think Shiseido is great architecture, and...

  • Mitsuke Tenjin Shrine
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    4.0
    7 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Shizuoka Pref. Iwatashi Mitsuke 1114-2
    The main deity of this shrine in Iwata City is Yanahime-no-Mikoto, who is said to help with childbirth, children, child rearing, and marriage. Another enshrined deity, Sugawara no Michizane, is said to bring fortune related to studies and success in exams. Also enshrined here is the spiritual dog Reiken Shippeitaro who drove off monsters and is said to ward off misfortune, prevent calamities and bring good health to pets. Their annual Mitsuke Tenjin Hadaka Matsuri has been designated an Intangible Folk Cultural Property of Japan.

    ゆるキャンの聖地巡礼です。正直、あのアニメが無ければ、この神社を知ることは無かったかもしれません。人間の苦難を救った霊犬悉平太郎の伝説で有名な神社、祭神として祀られていませんが、境内奥の霊犬神社にて祀られているようです。また聖地巡礼地らしく、絵馬にリンちゃんやなでしこの絵を描いていく人もいます。一つ残念なことを言うと訪問時拝殿は修繕中で、全体を見ることは出来ませんでした。

  • Narakoko no Yu
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    3.5
    25 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Shizuoka Pref. Kakegawashi Ijiri 179
    "This day-trip bathing hot spring facility is located in ""Narakoko no Sato"" in Kakegawa City, Shizuoka Prefecture. The hot springs are 100% source springs, with fully equipped indoor and outdoor baths. You can enjoy a bath surrounded by mountains, with great views in all four seasons. The facility has a restaurant ""NarakokoShokudo"" too. Furthermore, ""Narakoko no Sato"" also features ""Narakoko Camp"", which is utilized by many."

    掛川市から山へ車を走らせ、対面通行がギリギリな道を通って30分のところにあるキャンプ場や温泉です。お湯はぬるっとして透明で、少し塩っけがあります。広い露天風呂もあり紅葉の時期とかは見た目にも楽しめますよ。

  • Mitsui Shopping Park Lalaport Iwata
    Shopping
    Shizuoka Iwata-shi Takamigaoka 1200
    "This shopping mall is immediately after the Enshu-Toyoda Smart Interchange on the Tomei Expressway, and is a 15-minute drive from Iwata Station. On the roughly 70,000 square meter premises, there are about 180 shops in a variety of styles, from fashion to culture and cuisine. There is a dedicated lane for the mall after passing through the public road from the Enshu-Toyoda Parking Area (inbound), so you can smoothly enter the parking lot. The central concept of the mall facility is ""A town rising up on a hill."" Taking advantage of the fact that it faces south, they have created a vibrant space featuring a design centered around earth tones."
  • Kakegawa Ninomaru Museum
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    3.5
    24 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Shizuoka Pref. Kakegawashi Kakegawa Inside 1142-1 Kakegawa Castle Park
    Kakegawa Ninomaru Museum is just a one-minute walk from the Kitamon bus stop and a 10-minute drive from the Kakegawa Interchange. It is an art museum located in Kakegawa Castle Park, and its prime exhibits are the Kinoshita Collection of craft items, especially those related to smoking, and the Suzuki Collection of late 19th century and early 20th century paintings in the Japanese style. Many works of local artists are displayed and stored here. Every effort has been made to allow visitors to enjoy the exhibits to the greatest extent possible. The Japanese-style paintings are displayed with consideration given to the proper order, and the craft items can be viewed with magnifying glasses or double mirrors, allowing visitors can see the details. The museum also holds a variety of special exhibitions.

    訪問時 地下1階の第1展示室では《職人がこだわり抜いた細密工芸の世界(4月6日-6月6日)添付 写真参照》が開催され、1階の第2展示室では《たばこ道具》を展示され これらが200円で鑑賞出来たので 美術鑑賞の言葉として不適切かも知れませんが お得感を感じました(内部は 写真撮影禁止となっており 写真で紹介出来ず)。パンフレット表紙に大きく掲載されている《日本三景図蒔絵料紙手箱》は 第1展示室の...

  • Yamaha Corporation Kakegawa Factory Harmony Plaza
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    5.0
    16 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Shizuoka Pref. Kakegawashi Ryouke 1480 Harmony Plaza
    This is the Yamaha Piano Factory, one of the few musical instrument manufacturers in Japan. Although reservations by phone are required in advance for a tour of the factory, a staff member will kindly guide you through the process required for building a grand piano. Tours can be reserved for even just one person. The tour takes about 90 minutes and includes the steps for making a grand piano and viewing all of the working mechanisms up close. In the show room, rare instruments including pianos, organs, and guitars are on display, some of which you can try your hand at playing.

    We made a booking by phone, with our hotels assistance, a few days ahead and were fortunate to agree on a day of an English language tour. Next to the Kakegawa station (accessed externally or at...

  • Fukuroi Onsen Yawaragi no Yu
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    3.5
    19 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Shizuoka Fukuroi-shi Moroi 2022-3
    "A day-use natural hot spring located about a 10-minute drive from the Tomei Fukuroi Interchange. Inside the spacious facility, there are indoor baths, carbonated springs, outdoor baths, and a low-high temperature sauna. The spring water wells from a depth of 1500 meters from a bored well. It is called ""netsu no yu"" and is reputed to be good for blood circulation and relaxing muscles. After bathing, the salt water remains on the skin, preventing sweat evaporation, such that your body temperature remains high and does not cool down. In the restaurant, you can partake of an exquisite blowfish meal made by a blowfish chef."

    静岡県袋井市にある日帰り天然温泉です。 湯冷めしにくく保湿効果が高いナトリウム塩化物泉の温泉で、内湯・外湯がありゆったりのんびり過ごせました。 入浴料は1000円とやや高めですが、シャンプー・リンス・ボディシャンプーが設置されていて、無料ドライヤーもあります...

  • Kodawarippa
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    4.0
    14 Reviews
    Shopping
    Shizuoka Kakegawa-shi Shiroshita 6-12
    This commercial complex is about a 10-minute drive from Mori-Kakegawa Interchange. It is located on the left heading south across the bridge near Sannomaru Square just outside Kakegawa Castle. Look for the photo stand-in featuring the likenesses of the famous samurai Yamauchi Kazutoyo and his wife Ochiyo. The complex is equipped with its own parking lot. The first floor of two-story building features a shop that carries local specialties that make great souvenirs as well as a yakitori restaurant. Soft-serve ice cream is also sold at the front of the shop. The second floor features an Italian restaurant that serves dishes made with ingredients from Kakegawa's sister city Pesaro, Italy as well as a restaurant that caters exclusively to large groups. The facility is a great place to casually stop by while sightseeing.

    掛川城の入口辺りにある「こだわりっぱ」は 観光物産センターです。 地元掛川産のお茶や名産品の数々をはじめ、静岡県のお土産がずらりと並びます。 伝統工芸品は目の保養になりますね。 レストランもあるので、観光の休憩などに重宝します。 掛川産抹茶のソフトクリームが美味しかったです。

  • Shimizu-tei Garden
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    4.0
    13 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Shizuoka Kakegawa-shi Nishiobuchi 5298-2
    This home and garden is about a three-minute walk from both the Nishibancho bus stop and the Shinyokosuka bus stop or about a 20-minute drive from Kakegawa Interchange. It is located on the left heading east from Yokosuka Castle Ruin Park via Prefectural Route 41 and Prefectural Route 69. The home was built as the residence of the Shimizu family, which made its fortune as Kaisen donya shipping agents during the Edo period. The family even served as purveyors for the region's feudal lords. The home's kaiyu-shiki garden is believed to have been completed during the mid Edo period. The beauty of the extremely clear spring water in the garden's central pond earned it a spot on the list of Shizuoka Prefecture's 100 best waterfronts in 2001.

    園内を散策しましたが整備されていて見た目もよく池も庭もとても綺麗でした。茶店のお茶もおいしかったです。

  • The Museum of Fragrance, Iwata
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    3.5
    14 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Shizuoka Pref. Iwatashi Tateno 2019-15
    This museum is in Tateno, Iwata City. This museum exhibits artifacts pertaining to the origins of scent, allowing one to experience fragrance through time, the history of which reaches as far back as to the four great civilizations of the world. At the fragrance experience corner one can try your hand at mixing fragrances and sandblasted bottles. In the adjoining terrace cafe is over 200 books on fragrance one can leisurely relax with free refill drinks.

    This was an interesting little museum, with information on the history of fragrances/perfumes. There were several booths where you could experience different scents, a large gallery of flower...

  • Kikugawa City Kuroda Family Magistrate's Residence Museum/Kuroda Family Residence
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    3.5
    6 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Shizuoka Kikugawa-shi Shimo-hirakawa 862-1

    今は禁止かと思いますが、代官屋敷のお堀で小学生時代はよく釣りをしていました。何が釣れたかは覚えていません。この辺りを治めていた黒田家のお屋敷です。 ちなみに小学時代の恩師は、黒田家の末裔でした。

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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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