Shizuoka-ken Travel Guide

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Shizuoka

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Mishima

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Kakegawa

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Fuji

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Gotemba

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Atami

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Fujinomiya

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Shimizu

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Yaizu

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Fukuroi

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Shimoda

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Fujieda

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Shimada

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Kanaya

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Miho

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Okabe

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Ito

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Hamakita

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Okitsu

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Numazu

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6,17,83

Iwata

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5,15,0

Shizunami

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Sagara

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Yui

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Okuyama

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Makinohara

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Maisaka

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Yokosuka

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Yamanashi

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Oyama

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Nissaka

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Kami-ide

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Hanazawa

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Futo

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Futamata

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Arai

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Hamamatsu

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  • Shointei, Tea Houses And Garden

    Hamamatsu Things to Do

    Shointei is a nice place to taste Japanese green tea by being in nice tea houses and viewing Japanese garden. There is a great stroll garden near the entrance gate and inside the Shointei facility there are three tea houses and a Japanese garden. If not unoccupied you can enter the tea house and taste Japanese green tea for 400 yen. The tea house...

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  • Richmond Hotel Hamamatsu

    Hamamatsu Hotels

    218-1 Motojomachi, Naka-ku, Hamamatsu, Shizuoka Prefecture, 430-0946, Japan

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

  • Popular Hiking Gear Shop in Japan

    Hamamatsu Shopping

    Kojitsu Sanso in May One is one of the most popular places to buy hiking gears in Hamamatsu. The staffs are made up of experieced hikers and the shoppers often seek advices on what to wear on particular mountains area on given season. Should you need some gears to add during hiking trip to Japan, this is a shop for you to turn to.

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Shizuoka

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  • The First Tea Plant of Yabukita Cultivar

    Shizuoka Off The Beaten Path

    Other names: Seed(mother) plant(tree) of Yabukita Cultivar. There are a lot of Japanese green tea cultivars but Yabukita is by far the most popular. It occupies almost 80 percent of all tea plant grown in Japan. Yabukita has long young leaves pointing vertically upright and has excellent fragrance and has mild taste. It was developed by a tea...

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  • Hotel Century Shizuoka

    Shizuoka Hotels

    223 rooms English Services available Western Bedding available Room Bath available Single 11,200...

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  • Minami Alps: Overview

    Shizuoka Things to Do

    Status: National ParkWhat is the highest mountain in Shizuoka City? Not Mt. Fuji, though it looks close enough. Even Shizuoka residents may not come up with the right answer. Mt. Ainodake, where the Origawa river originates has the altitude of 3,190 meters and it's the third highest mountians in Japan. Minami Alps with 14 over-3,000 m peaks lie...

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Mishima

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  • Lava Mound At the site of Aizenin

    Mishima Things to Do

    This lava mound near the east gate of Rakujuen Garden was formed by the Mishima Lava flow from the eruption of Mount Fuji about 10,000 to 14,000 years ago. This lava mound is also a part of once-huge Buddhist temple Aizenin which was affiliated with Mishima Shrine. Aizenin, however, was abolished when Meiji Government made an orders to seperate...

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  • Toyoko Inn Mishima eki kitaguchi

    Mishima Hotels

    1-5-7 Bunkyo-cho, Mishima, Shizuoka Prefecture, 411-0033, Japan

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

  • Hakone Hike: From Mishima to Yamanaka...

    Mishima Things to Do

    Three-hour Tokaido hike from Mishima to Yamanaka Castle is the least favorite part of 32-kilometer-long Hakone Trail of Tokaido. Several reasons might be...1) Elevation difference: Yamanaka Castle is about 580 meters in elevation but it may be tough for ordinary highway hikers. 2) Difficulty in tracing the route. I guess it is the main reason...

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Kakegawa

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  • Kakegawa Kachoen

    Kakegawa Things to Do

    Kachoen is one of the most popular attractions in Kakegawa particularly among families with small children because they can have close encounters with wild animals and birds. It has various kinds of bird shows. Botanical garden with water lilies is great as well.

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  • Business Hotel Gen Kakegawa

    Kakegawa Hotels

    1-6-6 Kamenoko, Kakegawa, Shizuoka Prefecture, 436-0028, Japan

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

  • Mount Hakko

    Kakegawa Things to Do

    Mount Hakko is the highest peak in Kakegawa city, 832m a.s.l. It is one of the most popular hiking destinations from Kakegawa. The mountain is noted for the great view of Mount Fuji if you are really lucky. The most popular hiking route is from Fukuyo Station of Oigawa Line starting from Kanaya station. Kakegawa residents, however, take the shorter...

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Fuji

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  • Jissoji Temple: Overview

    Fuji Things to Do

    Jissoji is a Buddhist temple at the south foot of Iwamotoyama Hill. It was founded by Chi-in Hoin in 1145 under the order of Cloistered Emperor Toba. It is best known as the place where Nichiren wrote Rissho Ankokuron, or The Establishment of The Religious Teaching For the Protection of The Country in 1260. The temple served as the entrace of the...

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  • Super Hotel JR Fuji

    Fuji Hotels

    16-10 Mitojima Motocho, Fuji, Shizuoka Prefecture, 416-0922, Japan

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

  • Kariganezutsumi Park

    Fuji Off The Beaten Path

    Kariganezutsumi is a fortress-like embarkment which has been reliable defence for blooding of Fuji River. The huge riverside bank is currenty used for the place to walk a dog, or take a jog with the backdrop of Mount Fuji. The park also has children's playground with playsets and it is also a nice place to view cherry blossoms during early April.

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Gotemba

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  • Tokino-Sumika: Overview

    Gotemba Things to Do

    Tokino Sumika is a resort complex with some spas, hotels and restaurants including Gotemba Kogen Beer also known as Gotemba Kogen Resort & Brewery. The entire resort area also has a lodging for athletes training at Gotemba and has some hills and walking trails for you to relax such as ARIGATAYAMA、SHIRAKINU WATERFALL, YOROKOBIYAMA hill with...

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  • Lala Gotenba Hotel & Resort

    Gotemba Hotels

    2571 Fukasawa, Gotemba, Shizuoka Prefecture, 412-0023, Japan

    Good for: Families

  • Koyama Memorial Hall

    Gotemba Off The Beaten Path

    Koyama Memorial Hall is former main building for the Koyama Fukusei Hospital founded by Father Germain Léger Testvuide in 1883 as a hospital for leprosy patients. The building had been used as the main building for the hospital until 2002 and in 2006 it was reopened as a museum displaying documents and artifacts related to directors of the...

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Atami

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  • Odoriko Express vs Odakyu & Tokaido Line

    Atami Transportation

    There are three ways to get to Atami from Tokyo area. The easiest way is to take Shinkansen Kodama express from Tokyo to Atami. Only Kodama Express stops at Atami but it is the quickest way to get there.Another way is to take Odoriko Express from Shinjuku Station. It is slower than Shinkansen and the train cost may take as much as that of...

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  • Hotel Aiola

    Atami Hotels

    We stayed here for a short sojourn about 1.5 hours train ride outbound on the Tokaido Line from near...

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  • Hatsushima Sea Route

    Atami Transportation

    Hatsushima Island is the small island off the coast of Atami. It is connected by 25-minute ferry ride from Atami Port. It has four services a day. There are two type of vessels the larger one is Isle de Vacance III (293 tons) and the smaller one is Isle de Vacance II (184 tons).

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Fujinomiya

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  • Current Status of Shiraito Waterfall

    Fujinomiya Tourist Traps

    After the huge earthquake in 2011 and preparation of World Cultural Heritage, Shiraito Waterfall area has been undergoing minor change. The most noted inconveniency is that you can not go down near the watarfall basin as you did before 2011. The construction work has still been going on so that you can go down to the basin area safely. According to...

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  • Shiraito Waterfall

    Fujinomiya Things to Do

    Status: A part of both UNESCO World Cultural Heritage: Mount Fuji and Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park. National MonumentWhen you request for visiting Shiraito Waterfall one of the major scenic sights in Japan, Japanese tour operators may make faces just as if you asked the wrong question. Because of 2011 Earthquake and a number of effort to eliminate...

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  • Otodome Waterfall

    Fujinomiya Things to Do

    Status: A part of World Cultural Heritage: Mount Fuji, A part of Fuji-Hakone-Izu National ParkOtodome Waterfall is the first great sight to see when you visit Shiraito Waterfall. It is only a few minutes away from Shiraito Waterfall. The waterfall is 5 meters in width and 25 meters in height. The name comes from the legend of Soga Brothers the...

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Shimizu

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  • Shimizu Overview

    Shimizu Things to Do

    Shimizu is best known as one of the international ports of call in Japan. It is currently a part of Shizuoka city and former Shimizu area is designated as a ward, SHIMIZU-KU. Most popular tourist site in Shimizu is Miho Seacoast, also known as Miho-no-Matsubara with more than *50,000 black pine trees and a divine pine, HAGOROMO-NO-MATSU, known for...

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  • Abeoku Mountains: Overview

    Shimizu Things to Do

    Abeoku Mountains is never an official name for the mountain ranges towering both sides of Abe River. But its nickname is so popular among mountain climbers few people ever care what its geographical name is. Particularly mountain range dividng former Shimizu City (currently Shimizu-ku) and Shizuoka city attracts hikers who live in both Nagoya and...

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  • Yoshida Riverside Walk

    Shimizu Sports & Outdoors

    From the park area near Shizuoka Prefectural Musuem of Art, you can enjoy walking in riverside trail of Yoshida River or even to the summit of Nihondaira Hill. Start the walk from Grassy Park of University of Shizuoka then you go down the hill around the museum and walk upstream toward Heitakuji Temple commonly called as HIRASAWA KANNON. From...

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Yaizu

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  • Yagusu Park: Adjacent To Yaizu Fish...

    Yaizu Things to Do

    Yagusu Park close to Yaizu Fish Market is a popular place for children. It has a lawn space as well as a nice children's playground with elephant shaped playground chute and a pirate ship playset. This park is a great place for family visitors to Yaizu Fish Market who also want somewhere for the small children to play.

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  • Kuretakein Yaizu Ekimae

    Yaizu Hotels

    1-2-2 Ekikita, Yaizu, Shizuoka Prefecture, 425-0028, Japan

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

  • Yaizu Fish Center

    Yaizu Things to Do

    Other names: Yaizu Fish Market, Yaizu Sakana Center. It is a huge shopping complex of marine products, fish, and local souvenir goods. It is one of the most popular shopping places for tourists who come to Yaizu. Many of those are led to this place without realizing this is Yaizu at all. One of the most popular shopping spaces in Shizuoka...

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Fukuroi

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  • A Cafe and Beans Shop Near The ECOPA...

    Fukuroi Restaurants

    Be-1 is a beans shop, a bakery and a coffeehouse near the entrance of Ogasayama Sports Park nicknamed as ECOPA. When I visited ECOPA at the end of September 2012, I felt like eating something before entering the park. Be-1 is the only dining place I could find. They deal with wide range of coffee beans.

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  • Getting to Fukuroi

    Fukuroi Transportation

    From Tokyo and eastern part of Japan: Take Shinkansen Bullet train from Tokyo and change trains to local train at Kakegawa. Take trains bound for HAMAMATSU, TOYOHASHI, GIFU or OGAKI. Fukuroi is the second stop from Kakegawa. To OGASAYAMA SPORTS PARK, get off at AINO station not FUKUROI. HATTASAN SON'EIJI TEMPLE is about thirty minutes walk from...

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  • Monuments In Ogasayama Sports Park

    Fukuroi Favorites

    ECOPA stadium is best known for the one of the venues for 2002 FIFA world cup and it was on this stadium that Brazil defeated England 2-1 at semi-final. 10 years has passed and only some monuments show that such ledendary matches are fought. Photo #1 and #2 are erected to commemorate the world cup event. FIgure of zero shaped monument used to be...

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Shimoda

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  • From Shuzenji to Shimoda

    Shimoda Transportation

    From Shuzenji station in the middle part of Izu, there is a bus service to Kawazu station once every one or two hours. It takes about 90 minutes from Shuzenji to Kawazu station. From Kawazu station take Izukyu line and it takes about 15 minutes to Izukyu Shimoda station.

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  • Shimoda Tokyu Hotel

    Shimoda Hotels

    We spent two days at this great location. The hotel is situated on top of a cliff and must have one...

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  • Odoriko Express

    Shimoda Transportation

    Odoriko Express is a non-stop train service from Tokyo to Shimoda or Shuzenji. It saves the hassle of Shinkansen-local-train transit at Atami and the duration of the train ride is not that different. It takes about 2 hours and 43 minutes from Tokyo. During summertime it is hard to get reserved ticket so get the ticket in advance as early as you...

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Fujieda

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  • Fudo Danjo Waterfalls

    Fujieda Off The Beaten Path

    Nyufune Tip: Fudo Danjo Waterfalls is a two-tiered waterfalls with narrower upper-fall(possibly medaki, female waterfall) and lower-fall(possibly Odaki, male waterfall). You can go close only to the lower fall which is the larger of the two. This waterfall pair is visited mainly by Tokai Nature Trail by-Pass course trekkers either from the summit...

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  • Nyufune Overview

    Fujieda Things to Do

    Nyufune is located at the northern part of former Okabe town, named because the boat was carried over to this place by Tsunami caused by the mega quake which took place about 1,000 years ago. (Nyubune is about fifty meters above sea level but seeing what Tsunami had done in East Japan Tohoku Earthquake in 2011, this could sound real. This area is...

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Shimada

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  • Suhama (Pebbled Beach)

    Shimada Local Customs

    Suhama is a Japanese Garden term:In Japanese Garden, a garden pond often denotes the ocean and the beach part of the shore is called SUHAMA or pebbled beach. The pebbled beach is designed so that the spit of sand can be put into the garden landscape. It is said that to built a suhama beach at Katsura Imperial Villa in Kyoto, pebbles of Odawara...

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  • Oribe Lantern

    Shimada Local Customs

    When you are walking along the Japanese garden of Ocha No Sato Museum, you may find a stone lantern the lower part of which has a small stone carving of a Buddha statue. This type of stone lantern is called Oribe Lantern often referred to as Christian Lantern because it was believed that the stone curving at the lower part of the lantern actually...

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  • Shin-Kanaya Station: Overview

    Shimada Things to Do

    Shin-Kanaya station is virtually the start of Oigawa Main Line though you can change trains at Kanaya station of Tokaido Main Line. Bus tourists start the locomotive car train tour from this staiton. To take Locomotive train by which this railway line is popular, you need to change trains at this station. The train station has a Plaza Loco a...

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Kanaya

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  • From Shizuoka Airport to Kanaya

    Kanaya Transportation

    Kanaya Station is only 5 kilometers away from Mount Fuji Shizuoka Airport. If you come in a group of more than four, getting the taxi to Kanaya station is the surest way to go. If you come there alone and can reserve the demand-taxi seat use the line departing from #4 gate of bus terminal of the airport to the south exit of Shimada Station. (Photo...

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  • Sayo-no-Nakayama Trail: Overview

    Kanaya Things to Do

    Sayo-no-Nakayama is noted for one of the three difficult passes of Tokaido Road. The trail starts from the northen edge of kikugawa town. There is a narrow paved road that leads to Sayo-no-Nakayama, hill about 250meters above sea level.(Photo#1) When you start climbing there is a folk. Take the right road to get to the hilltop. After the folk you...

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  • Hamaoka Nuclear Plant

    Kanaya Warnings and Dangers

    Kanaya station is about 22 kilometers north of Hamaoka Nuclear Plant in Omaezaki. Tokaido Trails between Kanaya and Kakegawa is barely outside the 20 kilometer radius range. To see the history of major troubles and accidents see the wiki link undersigned. When serious accident should occur the Ministry of Foreign Affairs states alert for particular...

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