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Shizuoka Prefecture


Shizuoka Prefecture is located approximately at the center of Japan on the Pacific Coast. It stretches 155km from east to west and 118km from north to south with an area of 7,779km2. Boasting a variety of natural environs such as beaches, mountains, and lakes, Shizuoka is representative of Japan’s rich beauty.
Shizuoka Prefecture covers a large area from north to south and east to west. Its long coastline runs approximately 500km along the Sea of Enshu and Suruga Bay and Sagami Sea. Majestic, 3,000 meter high mountains, such as Mt. Fuji and some of the mountains which make up the Southern Alps, run from Shizuoka’s northern mountain area to the southern plains, providing many breathtaking views. The streams flowing from these mountains and running through Shizuoka include, among others, the Fuji, Oi, and Tenryu.


Located on routes connecting the eastern and western parts of Japan (including the Tokaido Shinkansen and the Tomei Expressway), Shizuoka plays an important role in Japan’s nationwide transport network.

5 MUST-SEE spots

Mt. Omuro

A gentle mountain like an upside-down earthenware mortar, one of the volcanic mountains on the side of Amagi Mountains, covered with mountain grasses with a crater of 300 meters in diameter and 70 meters in depth. You can take the climbing lift at the foot of the mountain to find panoramic views of Izu Seven Islands, Mt.Fuji, Hakone and Amagi Mountains. Izu Shaboten Park and Sakura no Sato around Mt.Omuro are also popular among tourists. In Feb, basically on the second Sunday, the traditional event “Yamayaki” is held to burn out the mountain.


NameMt. Omuro
Postal Code413-0231
Address1317-5 Futo-sakihara, Ito City

Dogashima Tensodo

Tensodo is made of white tuff in the shape of low peninsula. The erosion of waves made a tunnel in the rock. The ceiling of the tunnel is open, and it is just like a skylight, so that boats can pass through the tunnel. The sunlight is reflected on the surface of the sea, and the emerald color of the sea is very fantastic.


NameDogashima Tensodo
Postal Code410-3514
AddressNishina Dogashima Nishiizu Town

Oigara Railway

Oigawa Railway reserves Japanese traditional train “SL” the steam locomotives to operate them from Kanaya to Senzu every day. It goes along Oi River along tea-fields, which is regarded as one of the most spectacular railways in Japan.


NameOigara Railway
Postal Code428-8503
Address2-1112-2 Kanaya, Shimada City
Regular Holidays/ClosingsSL out of service every Tuesday and Thursday in Winter

Fujisan Hongu Sengentaisha Shrine

Famous as the main shrine over 1,300 Sengen Shrines in Japan, this is the foremost shrine of the Suruga area. The whole of Mt. Fuji above the Eighth Stage makes up the precincts of this shrine. The Sengen-style architecture, in which a connecting heiden hall is found between the sanctuary (honden) and the worship hall (haiden), enshrines the goddess Konohana Sakuyahime no Mikoto. The main building was constructed by Tokugawa Ieyasu in the 17th century, and is a national important cultural property. The Kanda River flows from the Wakutama Pond located here, a Special Natural Treasure formed by the snowmelt springs of Mt. Fuji selected as one of the great waters of the Heisei period.


NameFujisan Hongu Sengentaisha Shrine
Postal Code418-0067
Address1-1 Miya-cho Fujinomiya City
Operation Information/Charges8:30 – 18:00

Kirin Distillery Co., Ltd. (distillery tour)

This distillery stands at an altitude of 600m at the foot of Mt. Fuji in a place with clear air, moderate humidity, and pure and abundant water – all conditions for good whiskey distillery. The products of this distillery include whisky, brandy, gin and vodka. Visitors can enjoy a video program, distillery tour and whiskey tasting.


NameKirin Distillery Co., Ltd. (distillery tour)
Postal Code412-0003
Address970 Shibanta Gotemba City
Operation Information/Charges9:00 – 15:30
Regular Holidays/ClosingsWed, New Year is holiday