Shizuoka Prefecture boasts Japan's tallest mountain, the iconic Mt. Fuji. Not only is Shizuoka blessed with Mt.Fuji, but it is also famous for being home to some of Japan's most popular tourist destinations, such as the beach city Atami and balmy Izu. The area has intimate ties to Edo Period Shogun Tokugawa Ieyasu, and many historical sites remain. Agriculture is well-developed in this region, Shizuoka being one of Japan's leading producers of green tea and mandarins. Manufacturing is also thriving, with the headquarters of Yamaha, a world-renowned manufacturer of musical instruments, and the automobile manufacturer Suzuki being located in the prefecture.
Getting there and around
Accessible from JR Nagoya Station via the Tokaido Shinkansen or Tokaido Main Line.
Accessible from JR Tokyo Station via the Tokaido Shinkansen or Tokaido Main Line.
Fuji City, in eastern Shizuoka, is the third largest city in the prefecture. The area abounds in bountiful nature, with World Heritage Site Mt. Fuji in the north and Suruga Bay to the south. Owing to its abundant water resources and ......
Hamamatsu City, located in the western part of the prefecture, is the largest metropolis in Shizuoka. The city incorporates the vast Lake Hamana, famous nationwide for producing eels. It is also known as a music city, housing ......
Atami City is located in the eastern part of Shizuoka Prefecture. The city is famous for Atami Onsen, one of the greatest hot springs in Japan, which attracts a large number of visitors on weekends. An overflowing abundance of hot spring water ......